Listen to an audio pronunciation
vs
Listen to an audio pronunciation
Quick answer
"Burrow" is a noun which is often translated as "la madriguera", and "lair" is a noun which is often translated as "la guarida". Learn more about the difference between "burrow" and "lair" below.
burrow(
buh
-
ro
)
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.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
lair
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (animal's den)
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).
When night falls, the wolf leaves its lair and goes prowling about the village.Cuando cae la noche, el lobo sale de su guarida y se va a merodear la aldea.
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).
The hunter was astounded to see the amount of animal bones in the lion's lair.El cazador quedó pasmado al ver la cantidad de huesos de animales en el cubil del león.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(hideaway)
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).
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
"Welcome to my lair, Mr. Jones! You're just in time!" said the criminal."¡Bienvenido a mi guarida, Señor Jones! ¡Llega justo a tiempo!" dijo el criminal.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
SpanishDict is the world's most popular Spanish-English dictionary, translation, and learning website.
© Curiosity Media Inc.  |  Ver en español
SOCIAL NETWORKS
APPS