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"Broadcast" is a noun which is often translated as "la emisión", and "transmit" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "transmitir". Learn more about the difference between "broadcast" and "transmit" below.
broadcast(
brad
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kahst
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (in radio or tv)
a. la emisión
(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 news anchor interrupted the broadcast to deliver a public service announcement.El presentador de noticias interrumpió la emisión para dar un anuncio de servicio público.
The radio broadcast of the soccer game will begin at three pm.Le emisión por radio del partido de fútbol comenzará a las tres pm.
b. el programa
(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 broadcast can be seen at 8 pm.El programa se puede ver a las 8 pm.
c. la transmisión
(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 channel interrupted the broadcast of a show to announce the news.El canal interrumpió la transmisión del programa para anunciar la noticia.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to propagate)
a. transmitir
Channel 11 will broadcast the debate live.El canal 11 transmitirá el debate en vivo.
b. emitir
Raquel broadcasts a radio program every morning.Raquel emite un programa de radio cada mañana.
c. radiar
The radio station broadcasts local bands at 3:30 pm.La estación de radio radia bandas locales a las 3:30 pm.
3. (to make known)
a. difundir
She got into an argument with Carla and then broadcast Carla's secrets to the whole school.Discutió con Carla y luego difundió los secretos de Carla a toda la escuela.
b. divulgar
The police broadcast the identities of the suspected killers they're searching for.La policía divulgó las identidades de los presuntos homicidas que se buscan.
4. (to scatter seeds)
a. diseminar
We broadcast grass and flower seeds on the vacant lot to provide ground cover.Diseminamos semillas de hierba y flores en el lote baldío para proporcionar una cubierta vegetal.
b. sembrar a voleo
We broadcast watermelon seeds throughout the garden so we'll have watermelons in the summer.Sembramos semillas de sandía a voleo por todo el jardín para poder tener sandías en el verano.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to propagate)
a. transmitir
As soon as we get the back up generator running, we can begin to broadcast again.Tan pronto echemos a andar el generador otra vez, podremos empezar a transmitir de nuevo.
b. emitirse
The national news broadcasts on all the stations at 5:30 pm.Las noticias nacionales se emiten por todas las estaciones a las 5:30 pm.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
6. (related to media)
a. de radio y televisión
Claudia is studying broadcast journalism.Claudia está estudiando periodismo de radio y televisión.
b. de radiodifusión y teledifusión
The company is seeking to hire a broadcast media manager.La compañía está buscando contratar a un gerente de medios de radiodifusión y teledifusión.
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transmit(
trahnz
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miht
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to spread)
a. transmitir
The Aedes aegypti mosquito transmits troubling diseases.Los mosquitos Aedes aegypti transmiten enfermedades preocupantes.
b. contagiar
Many diseases are transmitted by dirty hands.Hay muchas enfermedades que se contagian por tener las manos sucias.
2. (to broadcast)
a. transmitir
New advancements in technology allow for data to be transmitted faster than ever before.Los nuevos avances tecnológicos permiten que los datos se transmitan más rápido que nunca.
b. emitir
Incandescent light bulbs transmit heat.Los focos incandescentes emiten calor.
3. (to communicate)
a. transmitir
Her paintings transmit her feelings perfectly.Sus cuadros transmiten sus sentimientos a la perfección.
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