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"Butt" is a noun which is often translated as "el trasero", and "bottom" is a noun which is often translated as "el fondo". Learn more about the difference between "butt" and "bottom" below.
butt(
buht
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(anatomy)
a. el trasero
(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 baby has a mosquito bite on his butt.El bebé tiene una picadura de mosquito en el trasero.
b. las nalgas
(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).
I slipped on the ice and fell on my butt.Resbalé sobre el hielo y me caí en las nalgas.
c. las pompis
(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 word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
My butt hurts from sitting down so long.Me duelen las pompis de estar sentada tanto tiempo.
d. el pompis
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Those pants make your butt look huge.Esos pantalones te dan un pompis enorme.
e. el culo
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
She slapped him on the butt.Le dio una palmada en el culo.
f. el fondillo
(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 the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
Ronnie kicked his brother in the butt.Ronnie le dio una patada a su hermano en el fondillo.
2. (end part)
a. la colilla
(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).
(cigarette)
There were many butts in the ashtray.Había muchas colillas en el cenicero.
b. la culata
(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).
(rifle)
Be careful with the butt when shooting.Tengan cuidado con la culata cuando disparen.
3. (target)
a. el blanco
(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).
He has become the butt of all the jokes.Se ha convertido en el blanco de todas las bromas.
4. (cask)
a. el tonel
(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 had an old wine butt in the cellar.Tenían un tonel antiguo de vino en la bodega.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to hit with the head)
a. dar un cabezazo a
He butted his head against the wall.Dio un cabezazo a la pared.
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bottom(
ba
-
duhm
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (lowest part)
a. el fondo
(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 black socks are at the bottom of the drawer.Los calcetines negros están en el fondo del cajón.
b. el pie
(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).
There is a bathroom at the bottom of the stairs.Hay un baño al pie de la escalera.
c. el final
(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 found my name at the bottom of the list.Encontré mi nombre al final de la lista.
2. (deepest part)
a. el fondo
(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 rock will sink to the bottom of the pond.La piedra se hundirá al fondo del estanque.
3. (underside)
a. la parte de abajo
(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).
There's a power button on the bottom of the machine.Hay un botón de encendido en la parte de abajo de la máquina.
b. la suela
(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).
There's gum on the bottom of your shoe.Hay chicle en la suela de tu zapato.
c. el casco
(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 ship is in dry dock to clean the barnacles off the bottom.El buque está en el dique seco para eliminar los percebes del casco.
d. el fondo
(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 stuck a camera to the bottom of the boat so we could see the sea life in the harbor.Pegamos una cámara al fondo del barco para poder observar la vida marina en el puerto.
4. (of a hierarchy)
a. el último
(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).
, la última
(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).
He may not be in first place, but at least he's not at the bottom.A lo mejor no está en primer lugar, pero por lo menos no es el último.
b. el peor
(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).
, la peor
(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).
Marco was the bottom of his class in fifth grade.Marco fue el peor de su clase en quinto grado.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(buttocks)
a. el trasero
(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).
Esteban's bottom hurt after his fall.A Esteban le dolía el trasero después de su caída.
b. el culo
(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 Argentina
(Argentina)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
My bottom's wet after sitting on the grass.Tengo el culo mojado por sentarme en el césped.
6. (sports)
a. el final
(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).
(baseball)
The bases are loaded at the bottom of the ninth and the score is tied.Las bases están llenas al final de la novena y el marcador está empatado.
b. la parte baja
(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).
(baseball)
They have a four to two lead at the bottom of the eighth inning.Tienen una ventaja de cuatro a dos en la parte baja de la octava entrada.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
7. (lowest)
a. inferior
The bottom pane displays your progress.El panel inferior muestra tu progreso.
b. más abajo
Our seats are in the bottom row of the theater.Nuestros asientos están en la fila de más abajo del teatro.
c. de abajo
The magician pulled the bottom card from the deck.El mago sacó la carta de abajo de la baraja.
d. primero
There is a rag hanging on the bottom rung.Hay un trapo tendido en el primer peldaño.
e. más bajo
I can't go any lower. That's my bottom offer.No puedo bajar más. Es la oferta más baja.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
8. (to reach the lowest point; often used with "out")
a. tocar fondo
The economic crisis bottomed out in 2019. In April of that year, the economy began its slow recovery.La crisis económica tocó fondo en 2019. En abril de ese año, la economía inició su lenta recuperación.
bottoms
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
9. (clothing)
a. el pantalón
(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'm going to stay home in my pajama bottoms and a T-shirt all day.Voy a quedarme en casa en pantalón de pijama y camiseta todo el día.
b. la parte de abajo
(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).
Susana's bikini bottoms are full of sand from her day at the beach.La parte de abajo del biquini de Susana está llena de arena después de pasar el día en la playa.
c. el bajo
(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).
What size hem would you like on the bottoms of your pants?¿Qué tamaño de dobladillo te gustaría en el bajo del pantalón?
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