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"Bus" is a noun which is often translated as "el autobús", and "train" is a noun which is often translated as "el tren". Learn more about the difference between "bus" and "train" below.
bus(
buhs
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (vehicle)
a. el autobús
(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 took the bus to the city.Tomamos el autobús a la ciudad.
b. el bus
(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).
Has the bus arrived yet?¿Ya llegó el bus?
c. el colectivo
(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 South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
The bus I take to work is always full.El colectivo que tomo para llegar al trabajo siempre está lleno.
d. 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).
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
The bus arrived late.El camión llegó tarde.
e. la guagua
(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 the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
I would rather take a taxi than the bus.Prefiero tomar un taxi que la guagua.
f. el ómnibus
(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 Peru
(Peru)
Regionalism used in Uruguay
(Uruguay)
The bus is a cheap way to travel.El ómnibus es una forma barata de viajar.
2. (computing)
a. el bus
(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).
Computer data is transferred through a bus.Los datos en una computadora se transfieren a través de un bus.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to transport by bus)
a. llevar en autobús
The kids were bussed to the museum.Llevaron a los niños al museo en autobús.
4. (to clean up)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. recoger
She has a job bussing tables in a diner.Tiene un trabajo recogiendo mesas en una cafetería.
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train(
treyn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (transport)
a. el tren
(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).
They just boarded the train to Madrid.Acaban de abordar el tren para Madrid.
2. (a series of)
a. la serie
(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 death of her cat added to the train of unfortunate events that month.La muerte de su gato añadió a la serie de eventos desfortunados ese mes.
b. la línea
(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 thought)
The sudden noise interrupted his train of thought.El ruido súbito interrumpió su línea de pensamiento.
3. (of a dress)
a. la cola
(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 maid of honor was not there to lift the bride's train.La dama de honor no estaba para levantar la cola de la novia.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to coach)
a. entrenar
She trained the players well and it showed on the field.Ella entrenó a los jugadores bien y eso se notaba en el campo.
5. (to teach)
a. formar
We trained over 300 nurses last year at our hospital.El año pasado formamos a más de 300 enfermeros en nuestro hospital.
6. (to teach an animal)
a. adiestrar
We hired a company to train our crazy dog.Contratamos a una empresa para adiestrar a nuestro perro loco.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (sports)
a. entrenarse
The player trained all winter to be ready for the soccer season.El jugador se entrenó todo el invierno para estar listo para la temporada de fútbol.
8. (to learn a skill)
a. estudiar
He trained to be a nurse.Él estudió para ser enfermero.
b. formarse
I decided to train to be an electrician.Decidí formarme para ser electricista.
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