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"Bump" is a noun which is often translated as "el bulto", and "knock" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "golpear". Learn more about the difference between "bump" and "knock" below.
bump(
buhmp
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (lump)
a. el bulto
(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 can't put on my gloves because I have a bump on my hand.No me puedo poner los guantes porque tengo un bulto en la mano.
b. el chichón
(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).
(on the head)
I got a huge bump on my forehead after I hit my head.Me salió un chichón enorme en la frente después de darme en la cabeza.
c. el bache
(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).
(on the road)
Slow down! There's a bump ahead.¡Baja la velocidad! Hay un bache adelante.
2. (blow)
a. el golpe
(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).
She tripped and landed with a bump.Se tropezó y se dio un golpe al caer.
b. la sacudida
(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 vehicle)
The bump made me feel dizzy.La sacudida me mareó.
c. el topetazo
(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).
(between two people or things)
The wrestler started his performance with a bump.El luchador comenzó con un topetazo.
3. (sound)
a. el golpe
(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 turned around quickly because I heard a bump behind me.Me di la vuelta rápidamente al oír un golpe detrás de mí.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to hit)
a. chocar con
The brakes failed and I bumped the car in front of me.Los frenos fallaron y choqué con el auto que tenía delante.
b. darse un golpe en (a part of the body)
He bumped his head against the wall and started crying.Se dio un golpe en la cabeza contra la pared y comenzó a llorar.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to remove)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Her single was bumped from the top ten.Su single desapareció de los diez primeros de la lista.
I was bumped from my flight with no notice.Me sacaron de mi vuelo sin avisarme.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to bounce)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Sally bumped along the patio, trying not to step on water.Sally cruzó el patio dando saltos para no pisar el agua.
The car bumped along the old road.El auto iba dando tumbos por la vieja carretera.
bumps
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
7. (lifting somebody into the air) (United Kingdom)
a. el manteo
(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 got the bumps for being the first of my friends to get married.Me dieron un manteo por ser el primero de mis amigos en casarse.
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knock(
nak
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to hit)
a. golpear
You should knock your boots on the wall to get the mud off.Deberías golpear las botas contra la pared para quitarles el barro.
b. dar con (a part of one's body)
I knocked my knee on the stair because I slipped when I was running.Di con la rodilla contra el escalón porque resbalé cuando iba corriendo.
c. hacer (a hole)
He knocked a hole in the wall with a pickax.Hizo un agujero en el muro con un pico.
d. clavar (a nail)
I'll knock a nail in the wall to hang that painting.Clavaré un clavo en la pared para colgar ese cuadro.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to judge)
a. hablar mal de
He knocks sushi, but he's only had it from the buffet.Habla mal del sushi, pero solo lo ha comido del bufet.
b. poner por los suelos
You can't knock the way other people live without understanding their circumstances.No se puede poner por los suelos el modo de vida de otras personas sin comprender sus circunstancias.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to hit)
a. golpear
The earth shook as the waves knocked against the rocks.La tierra se estremecía cuando las olas golpeaban contra las rocas.
b. llamar a la puerta (in order to enter)
When she knocks, will you let my friend in?Cuando llame a la puerta, ¿le abres a mi amiga?
c. tocar a la puerta (in order to enter)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I just want to take a nap, but someone has to come and knock every two minutes.Solo quiero echar una siesta, pero alguien tiene que venir y tocar a la puerta cada dos minutos.
4. (to collide)
a. chocar
I wasn't paying attention and I knocked into the tree.Me distraje y choqué contra el árbol.
5. (mechanics)
a. golpetear
The engine is knocking. I'll have to bring it to the mechanic.El motor está golpeteando. Lo tendré que llevar al mecánico.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
6. (blow)
a. el golpe
(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 got a knock on the head, but you are all right now.Te diste un golpe en la cabeza, pero ya estás bien.
7. (sound)
a. el golpe
(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).
Suddenly I heard a knock at the door, so I opened it.De repente oí un golpe en la puerta, así que abrí.
b. toc (onomatopoeia)
"Knock knock," the little lambs heard when the wolf called at their door."Toc toc", escucharon los corderitos cuando el lobo llamó a su puerta.
8.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(setback)
a. el revés
(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 accident with the crane was a knock to the progress of the project.El accidente con la grúa fue un revés para el avance del proyecto.
9.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(judgement)
a. la crítica
(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).
Her comment was a knock at the views he had expressed in the article.Su comentario era una crítica a las opiniones que él había expresado en el artículo.
10. (mechanics)
a. el golpeteo
(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).
Did you hear that knock in the engine? That's what I'm going to fix.¿Has oído ese golpeteo del motor? Eso es lo que voy a arreglar.
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