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"Brim" is a noun which is often translated as "el borde", and "rim" is a noun which is also often translated as "el borde". Learn more about the difference between "brim" and "rim" 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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rim(
rihm
)
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).
(glass, bowl)
Would you like salt on the rim of your margarita glass?¿Te gustaría sal en el borde del vaso de margarita?
2. (automotive)
a. la llanta
(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).
(metal piece)
You'll need to replace this rim that got bent in the accident.Tendrás que reemplazar esta llanta que quedó torcida en el accidente.
b. el rin
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I want to get some rims with the spinners for my hot rod.Quiero conseguir unos rines cromados con los spinners para mi bólido.
3. (optics)
a. la montura
(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).
The lens keeps falling out because the rim is bent.La lente se cae todo el tiempo porque la montura está torcida.
b. el armazón
(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 like glasses that have a thick rim.Me gustan los lentes que tienen armazón grueso.
c. el aro
(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).
Instead of having a full rim, semi-rimless frames have a wire that holds the lens in place.En vez de tener un aro entero, las monturas semicirculares tienen un alambre que mantiene la lente en su lugar.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to edge)
a. bordear
The valley is rimmed by an imposing mountain range.Una cordillera imponente bordea el valle.
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