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"Brim" is a noun which is often translated as "el borde", and "edge" is a noun which is also often translated as "el borde". Learn more about the difference between "brim" and "edge" below.
brim
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (edge)
a. el borde
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The glass was already full to the brim when Iris dropped an ice cube in and spilled her drink.El vaso ya estaba lleno hasta el borde cuando Iris dejó caer un hielo y derramó la bebida.
2. (related to a hat)
a. el ala
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Brad wore a gray hat with a black brim.Brad llevaba un sombrero gris con un ala negra.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to become overly full)
a. rebosar
The backyard pond is brimming with turtles.El estanque del patio rebosa de tortugas.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Her eyes brimmed with tears when she heard the sad news.Cuando oyó la triste noticia, se le llenaron los ojos de lágrimas.
When she came back from her first day at her new job, Mary was brimming with happiness.A la vuelta de su primer día en el nuevo trabajo, Mary estaba rebosante de felicidad.
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edge(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (border)
a. el borde
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
If you put the glass that close to the edge of the table, it will fall.Si pones el vaso tan cerca del borde de la mesa, se caerá.
b. el margen
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(of a page)
There were notes on the edge of the page.Había anotaciones al margen de la página.
c. el canto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(of a coin)
The edge of this coin is smooth but the other has ridges.El canto de esta moneda es suave, pero el otro tiene crestas.
d. las afueras
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(of a town)
They moved to the edge of town, where the cost of living is more affordable.Se mudaron a las afueras del pueblo, donde el costo de vida es más asequible.
e. la orilla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(of a body of water)
We left the boat at the lake's edge and began to walk.Dejamos la lancha en la orilla del lago y empezamos a caminar.
2. (sharp side)
a. el filo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I tested the edge of the knife.Probé el filo del cuchillo.
3. (competitive advantage)
a. la ventaja
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
They definitely have the edge over their opponents.Es cierto que tienen la ventaja sobre sus rivales.
4. (sharpness)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The tablets took the edge off the pain.Las pastillas aliviaron un poco el dolor.
There was a hard edge to her voice.Había un tono de dureza en su voz.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to border)
a. bordear
We flew over the palm trees that edged the shore.Sobrevolamos las palmeras que bordeaban la orilla.
b. ribetear (in sewing)
The hem of the dress was edged with velvet.El dobladillo del vestido estaba ribeteado de terciopelo.
6. (to move cautiously)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I edged my chair a little closer.Acerqué un poco más mi silla.
She edged her way toward the door.Avanzó poco a poco hacia la puerta.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (to move cautiously)
a. acercarse lentamente
I edged closer to the group to see if I could hear what they were saying.Me acerqué lentamente al grupo a ver si escuchaba lo que decían.
b. avanzar poco a poco
We edged forward through the crowd until we reached the stage.Avanzamos poco a poco por entre la multitud para llegar al escenario.
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