Quick answer
"Chain" is a noun which is often translated as "la cadena", and "range" is a noun which is often translated as "la gama". Learn more about the difference between "chain" and "range" below.
chain(
cheyn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (set of links)
a. la cadena
(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 dog was tied up with a chain.El perro estaba atado con una cadena.
2. (series)
a. la cadena
(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 book analyzes the chain of events that led to his fall from power.El libro analiza la cadena de acontecimientos que llevó a su caída del poder.
3. (group of stores, hotels or restaurants)
a. la cadena
(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).
It's an independent store, not part of a chain.Es una tienda independiente; no forma parte de una cadena.
4. (chemistry)
a. la cadena
(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 saturated compound has a chain of carbon atoms linked together by single bonds.Un compuesto saturado tiene una cadena de átomos de carbono unidos por enlaces simples.
5.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(measurement)
a. antigua medida equivalente a 66 pies o 20,12 metros
The plot of land measured five chains by two.El terreno medía aproximadamente 100 metros por 40.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to link)
a. encadenar
The most dangerous prisioners were chained to the wall.Los prisioneros más peligrosos estaban encadenados a la pared.
7. (to take away freedom)
a. atar
I used to spend my time chained to a desk.Me pasaba horas atado a la mesa de trabajo.
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range(
reynj
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (variety)
a. la gama
(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 can choose from our wide range of products.Puedes elegir entre nuestra amplia gama de productos.
b. el rango
(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 age range of children will vary depending on the activity.El rango de edades de los niños variará según la actividad.
c. el registro
(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).
(music)
This song will showcase your singing range.Esta canción demostrará tu registro vocal.
2. (reach)
a. el alcance
(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).
These weapons can fire at long range.Estas armas pueden disparar a largo alcance.
b. la cobertura
(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).
(cell phone)
My phone always goes out of range in the countryside.Mi celular siempre sale de la cobertura en el campo.
3. (shooting area)
a. el campo de tiro
(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 can try out our guns in the shooting range.Podemos probar nuestras pistolas en el campo de tiro.
4. (grazing land)
a. el prado
(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 grass from the range is healthier for cattle.La hierba del prado es más sana para el ganado.
5. (appliance)
a. la placa
(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).
We have to use the microwave since the range is broken.Tenemos que usar el microondas porque la placa está rota.
b. la estufa
(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 Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
You can cook the meat on the range.Puedes cocinar la carne en la estufa.
c. el fogón
(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 Spain
(Spain)
I would like to have a gas range.Me gustaría tener un fogón de gas.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to span)
a. abarcar
The children's ages range from two to four years in day care.Las edades de los niños abarcan desde los dos a los cuatro años en la guardería.
b. oscilar
Prices range anything from $10 to $1000.Los precios oscilan desde $10 a $1000.
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