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"Buck" is a noun which is often translated as "el ciervo macho", and "rig" is a noun which is often translated as "el aparejo". Learn more about the difference between "buck" and "rig" below.
buck(
buhk
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (male deer)
a. el ciervo macho
(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).
You can only shoot a buck right now. Doe season is next month.Solo se puede tirar a un ciervo macho ahora. La temporada de ciervas es el mes que viene.
b. el ciervo
(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 was sitting out on my porch this morning, when a buck with a great big rack went running across the field.Estaba sentado en el porche esta mañana, cuando pasó corriendo por el campo un ciervo con una gran cornamenta.
2. (male hare)
a. el conejo macho
(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).
How much are the rabbits? - The bucks are $80 and the does are $60.¿Cuánto cuestan los conejos? - Los conejos machos cuestan $80 y las hembras cuestan $60.
b. el conejo
(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).
There were two bucks and three does in the litter.Hubo dos conejos y tres conejas en la camada.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(currency)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el dólar
(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).
Look at this guitar! It only cost me 300 bucks!¡Mira esta guitarra! Solo me costó 300 dólares.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(responsibility)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
"Don't forget that the buck stops here," my boss told me sternly."No olvides que aquí recae la responsabilidad última", me dijo mi jefe muy serio.
Juanita passes the buck while we work and spends the whole time texting her little friends.Juanita escurre el bulto mientras nosotros trabajamos y se pasa todo el tiempo enviando mensajes de texto a sus amiguitos.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to kick with the hind legs)
a. corcovear
The colt bucked and kicked and took off at a gallop.El potro corcoveó y dio coces y salió al galope.
6. (to flail)
a. dar sacudidas
We were going pretty fast when we hit the bump, and the car bucked a few times and then flipped.Íbamos bastante rápido cuando dimos contra el bache, y el carro dio unas sacudidas y volcó.
7. (to resist)
a. rebelarse
Paco bucked against all the rules and refused to do what he was told.Paco se rebelaba contra todas las reglas y se negaba a hacer lo que le decían.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
8. (to throw)
a. derribar
The horse bucked me, and I fell and broke my arm.El caballo me derribó, y me caí y me rompí el brazo.
9. (to defy)
a. ir en contra de
She likes to claim she bucks "the system" but spends lots of money shopping.Le gusta decir que va en contra "del sistema" pero gasta muchísima plata comprando.
b. oponerse a
The professor was quite traditional and bucked the interactive whiteboard trend.El profesor era bastante tradicional y se oponía a la tendencia de usar las pantallas interactivas.
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rig(
rihg
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (nautical)
a. el aparejo
(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).
That's a beautiful sailboat. What rig is she? - Thank you! She's a cutter.Es un velero hermoso. ¿Qué tipo de aparejo es ese? - ¡Gracias! Es un cúter.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(clothing)
a. la vestimenta
(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).
All the waiters at the restaurant wear the typical rig of waiters in Cuba.Todos los meseros en el restaurante llevan la vestimenta típica de los meseros en Cuba.
b. el atuendo
(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).
Everyone showed up to the Renaissance fair dressed up in their period rig.Todos llegaron a la feria renacentista vestidos en su atuendo de la época.
3. (mining)
a. la torre de perforación
(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).
(on land)
The bill would approve the construction of the rig five miles north of the town.El proyecto de ley aprobaría la construcción de la torre de perforación cinco millas al norte del pueblo.
b. la plataforma petrolífera
(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).
(on the ocean)
Becky went to work on a rig in the middle of the Pacific.Becky se fue a trabajar en una plataforma petrolífera en el medio del Pacífico.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(tractor trailer truck)
a. el camión
(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 trucker pulled his rig into the rest stop to take a nap.El camionero paró su camión en el área de descanso para tomar una siesta.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(piece of equipment)
a. el equipo
(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).
Yuniel was eager to try his new amplifier rig on the gig that night.Yuniel estaba emocionado de estrenar su nuevo equipo de amplificación en la presentación de esa noche.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (nautical)
a. aparejar
The sailors are rigging the sailboat for the upcoming regatta.Los marineros están aparejando el velero para la próxima regata.
b. equipar
The boat was commissioned to be rigged with three staysails.Se encargó que el barco fuera equipado con tres velas de estay.
7. (to manipulate)
a. amañar
The system is rigged so that the same politicians stay in power.El sistema está amañado para que los mismos políticos mantengan su poder.
b. arreglar
If we don't rig the fight, we'll be the ones swimming with the fishes.Si no arreglamos la pelea, seremos nosotros los que estaremos nadando con los peces.
c. manipular
The egg companies were accused of rigging prices.Las compañías de huevos fueron acusadas de manipular precios.
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