Quick answer
"Carriage" is a noun which is often translated as "el carruaje", and "freight" is a noun which is often translated as "la carga". Learn more about the difference between "carriage" and "freight" below.
carriage(
kah
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rihj
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (vehicle)
a. el carruaje
(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).
Cinderella had to return home before midnight or her carriage would turn back into a pumpkin.Cenicienta tenía que regresar a casa antes de la medianoche o su carruaje volvería a ser una calabaza.
b. el coche
(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 carriage driver nearly crashed when he lost control over his horses.El conductor del coche casi chocó cuando perdió control de sus caballos.
2. (railroad) (United Kingdom)
a. el vagón
(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 last two carriages of the train are for freight cargo.Los últimos dos vagones del tren son para transportar mercancías.
b. el coche
(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 sorry, but since this is the train's quiet carriage, could you please use headphones?Lo siento, pero este coche es silencioso, ¿podrías usar los cascos?
3. (baby buggy)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el cochecito
(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).
At three years old, don't you think your son is too old to be taken around in a carriage?A los tres años, ¿no crees que tu hijo ya es mayor para ir en cochecito?
b. la carriola
(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 Mexico
(Mexico)
Our mother wouldn't let my younger sister push the carriage because she was worried that it would topple over.Nuestra madre no dejaba que mi hermana menor empujara la carriola porque le preocupaba que la volcara.
4. (part of a typewriter)
a. el carro
(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).
Since the carriage on his typewriter wouldn't work, he decided that writing his essay by hand would be faster.Como el carro de su máquina de escribir no funcionaba, decidió que escribir su ensayo a mano sería lo más rápido.
5. (part of a gun)
a. la cureña
(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 carriage was built with fortified steel so that it could withstand the force of the cannon.La cureña se construyó de acero fortificado para que pudiera soportar la fuerza del cañón.
6. (commerce)
a. el transporte
(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).
Nowadays, with the expense of carriage so high, it is more sustainable to buy products locally.Hoy en día, con lo caro que está el transporte, es más sostenible comprar productos locales.
b. el porte
(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).
Since it's carriage paid, you won't have to worry about the shipping costs.Como es a portes pagados, no vas a tener que preocuparte por los gastos de envío.
c. el flete
(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 shipping company was known for its great customer service and reliable carriage of goods.La compañía naviera era conocida por su excelente servicio de atención al cliente y por su fiable flete de mercancías.
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freight(
freyt
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (goods)
a. la carga
(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).
Cranes were unloading the freight to be transported on by train.Las grúas sacaban la carga que había de transportarse en tren.
b. el flete
(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).
Freight was piling up in the port due to the dockworkers' strike.El flete se estaba acumulando en el puerto debido a la huelga de estibadores.
c. las mercancías
(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).
Most of the freight arriving in Atlanta will come from the Port of Savannah.La mayor parte de las mercancías que llegará a Atlanta lo hará por el puerto de Savannah.
2. (transportation)
a. el flete
(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).
With the rise of air freight, the Panama Canal played a less important role.Con el auge del flete aéreo, la importancia del canal de Panamá se vio menguada.
b. el transporte de mercancías
(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 are several ferry routes for freight between Britain and the continent.Existen varias rutas de transbordadores para el transporte de mercancías entre Gran Bretaña y la Europa continental.
3. (price)
a. el flete
(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 freight for all our furniture would have been too much, so we had to leave some of it behind.El flete de todos los muebles hubiera sido demasiado, así que tuvimos que dejar algunos.
b. el porte
(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 cargo will not be delivered until the freight is paid.No se entregará la carga hasta que se pague el porte.
c. los gastos de transporte
(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).
Freight has been included in the price of the merchandise.Los gastos de transporte se incluyeron en el precio de la mercadería.
4. (vehicle)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el tren de carga
(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 freight out of Denver had derailed.Había descarrilado un tren de carga que salía de Denver.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to transport)
a. fletar
The piano was freighted by air to New York, at great expense.El piano fue fletado por avión a Nueva York, lo que supuso un gran gasto.
b. transportar
After a grand prix, all of the cars and equipment have to be freighted to the next circuit on the calendar.Después de un gran premio, hay que transportar todos los carros y equipos al próximo circuito previsto.
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