Quick answer
"Chair" is a noun which is often translated as "la silla", and "sign up" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "inscribirse". Learn more about the difference between "chair" and "sign up" below.
chair(
chehr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (furniture)
a. la silla
(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 am going to buy an ergonomic chair for my desk.Voy a comprarme una silla ergonómica para mi escritorio.
b. el sillón
(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).
(armchair)
That yellow chair does not match your sofa.Ese sillón amarillo no hace juego con tu sofá.
c. la butaca
(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).
(armchair)
I want to reupholster this chair.Quiero volver a tapizar esta butaca.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(method of execution)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la silla eléctrica
(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).
Are there any states that don't use the chair to execute prisoners?¿Han algún estado que no use la silla eléctrica para ejecutar a los prisioneros?
3. (authority)
a. el presidente
(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 presidenta
(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).
(person)
Mrs. Robinson was the Chair of the Youth Committee.La Sra. Robinson fue la presidenta del Comité para la Juventud.
b. la presidencia
(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).
(position)
The chair was vacant after the chief executive's retirement.La presidencia quedó vacante después de que se retirara el director ejecutivo.
4. (university)
a. la cátedra
(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).
My mother holds a chair in Economics.Mi madre ostenta la cátedra de Economía.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to preside over)
a. presidir
The commission will be chaired by the Prime Minister.El primer ministro presidirá la comisión.
6. (to carry) (United Kingdom)
a. llevar a hombros
They chaired the bullfighter out of the bull ring.Llevaron a hombros al torero de la plaza.
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sign up(
sayn
 
uhp
)
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to register)
a. inscribirse
Why don't you sign up for a course in Spanish?¿Por qué no te inscribes a un curso de español?
b. apuntarse
I signed up for a Pilates class every Monday.Me apunté a clases de pilates los lunes.
c. anotarse (River Plate)
Have you signed up for Dr. Reynolds' monthly seminar?¿Te has anotado al seminario mensual del doctor Reynolds?
d. alistarse (military)
Many young men signed up when the government declared war.Muchos jóvenes se alistaron cuando el gobierno declaró la guerra.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
2. (to register)
a. apuntar
Can you sign me up for the school trip? I can't be there on Monday.¿Me puedes apuntar para el viaje escolar? No puedo ir el lulnes.
b. inscribir
I've signed Judy and Emma up at ballet school.He inscrito a Judy y Emma en la escuela de ballet.
3. (military)
a. reclutar
They needed to sign up as many men as possible for this war.Para esta guerra, necesitaban reclutar el mayor número posible de hombres.
4. (to hire)
a. contratar
The language services company has signed up over 100 interpreters this year.La empresa de servicios lingüísticos ha contratado a más de 100 intérpretes este año.
b. fichar (sports)
They've signed up two new players for the new season.Han fichado a dos jugadores nuevos para la nueva temporada.
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