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"Bucket" is a noun which is often translated as "el cubo", and "pail" is a noun which is also often translated as "el cubo". Learn more about the difference between "bucket" and "pail" below.
bucket(
buh
-
kiht
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (container)
a. el cubo
(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).
Manolo took a bucket to the beach to make sand castles.Manolo se llevó un cubo a la playa para hacer castillos de arena.
b. el balde
(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).
Grab a bucket and start mopping.Toma un balde y comienza a trapear.
c. la cubeta
(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).
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
The tools are in a bucket in the shed.Las herramientas están en una cubeta en el cobertizo.
d. el tobo
(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 Venezuela
(Venezuela)
We have a bucket full of beer and ice ready to take to the beach.Tenemos un tobo lleno de cerveza y hielo listo para llevar a la playa.
2. (bucketful)
a. el balde
(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).
Chloe washed her car with just one bucket of water.Chloe lavó su coche con tan solo un balde de agua.
b. el cubo
(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).
Julian and his family ate a bucket of chicken.Julián y su familia se comieron un cubo de pollo.
c. la cubeta
(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).
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Liset served a bucket of ice cream for dessert at her dinner party.Liset sirvió una cubeta de helado de postre en su cena.
d. el tobo
(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 Venezuela
(Venezuela)
Omar ate a bucket of pancakes.Omar se comió un tobo de panquecas.
3. (mechanics)
a. el cangilón
(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 tractor's bucket can carry 500 kilos of material.El cangilón del tractor puede cargar 500 kilos de material.
b. la pala
(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 are digging out the earth in buckets.Están excavando la tierra con palas.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to rain heavily) (United Kingdom)
a. llover a cántaros
It's bucketing now, but if you wait a few minutes, it may let up.Está lloviendo a cántaros ahora, pero si esperas cinco minutos, puede que amaine.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to go fast) (United Kingdom)
a. ir a gran velocidad
They are bucketing along the motorway so they get to Northumbria before it gets dark.Van a gran velocidad por la carretera para llegar a Northumbria antes de que oscurezca.
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pail(
peyl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (container)
a. el cubo
(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).
We used pails to remove the water from the canoe before it capsized.Usamos cubos para achicar el agua de la canoa antes de que volcara.
b. el balde
(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 child brought a pail and shovel to the beach to make sand castles.El niño llevó un balde y una pala a la playa para hacer castillos de arena.
c. la cubeta
(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).
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
The dairy farmers filled their pails with milk.Los productores lácteos llenaron sus cubetas de leche.
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