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"Burrow" is a noun which is often translated as "la madriguera", and "den" is a noun which is often translated as "el cuarto de estar". Learn more about the difference between "burrow" and "den" below.
burrow(
buh
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (animal's cave)
a. la madriguera
(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 rat scurried across the lawn and into its burrow.La rata se escabulló por el césped y se metió en su madriguera.
b. la conejera
(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).
(rabbit)
There is a family of wild rabbits living in a burrow in the woods.Hay una familia de conejos silvestres que viven en una conejera en el bosque.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to dig)
a. cavar
When I got to the beach, I took off my shoes and burrowed into the sand with my toes.Cuando llegué a la playa, me quité los zapatos y cavé en la arena con los dedos de los pies.
b. hurgar
Brett burrowed through the drawer looking for a matching pair of socks.Brett hurgó en el cajón en busca de un par de calcetines que hicieran juego.
c. escarbar
The rescuers burrowed through deep rubble to get to the trapped miners.Los equipos de rescate escarbaron los escombros profundos para llegar a los mineros atrapados.
d. horadar
They burrowed into the rock with heavy equipment to build a tunnel.Horadaron la roca con equipo pesado para construir un túnel.
e. meterse
The puppy jumped up on the bed and burrowed under the sheets with me.El cachorro brincó a la cama y se metió bajo las sábanas conmigo.
f. rebuscar
David burrowed around in the kitchen and found some tea.David rebuscó en la cocina y encontró algo de té.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to dig)
a. cavar
A rat burrowed a hole through the soft temporary levee, releasing a stream of water.Una rata cavó un agujero en el blando dique temporal y liberó una corriente de agua.
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den(
dehn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (room)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el cuarto de estar
(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).
(for relaxing)
Where's your sister? - She's in the den watching TV.¿Dónde está tu hermana? - Está en el cuarto de estar viendo la tele.
b. el estudio
(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).
(for work)
My father fell asleep at his desk in the den while reading a book.Mi padre se durmió en su escritorio en el estudio mientras leía un libro.
c. el gabinete
(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).
(for work)
I can't concentrate with all the noise in the living room. I'm going to the den to work.No puedo concentrarme con todo el ruido de la sala de estar. Voy al gabinete.
2. (animal's lair)
a. la guarida
(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).
Everyone thought Daniel would die inside the lions' den.Todos pensaban que Daniel moriría dentro de la guarida de leones.
b. el cubil
(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).
Many species of cats live in dens for protection.Muchas especies de fieras viven en cubiles para protegerse.
c. la madriguera
(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 rabbit went running back into his den when he heard us coming.El conejo se metió corriendo en su madriguera cuando nos oyó acercarnos.
3. (place of evil)
a. la guarida
(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).
You have to be careful in that subway station. It's a den of thieves.Hay que tener cuidado en esa estación de metro. Es una guarida de ladrones.
b. el antro
(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 forbid you to go, son! That dance club is a den of sin!¡Te prohíbo ir, hijo! ¡Esa discoteca es un antro de pecado!
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