Quick answer
"Chain" is a noun which is often translated as "la cadena", and "sierra" is a noun which is often translated as "la sierra". Learn more about the difference between "chain" and "sierra" 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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sierra(
si
-
eh
-
ruh
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la sierra
(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 town is surrounded by mountains, so visitors can enjoy beautiful views of the sierra.La ciudad está rodeada por montañas, así que los visitantes pueden disfrutar de vistas hermosas de la sierra.
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