Quick answer
"Chairs" is a form of "chair", a noun which is often translated as "la silla". "Blocks" is a plural noun which is often translated as "el taco de salida". Learn more about the difference between "chairs" and "blocks" 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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blocks(
blaks
)
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (sports)
a. el taco de salida
(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).
When the starting gun is fired, you need to push against the blocks.Al sonar el disparo de salida, hay que impulsarse con el taco de salida.
block
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (piece)
a. el bloque
(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 sculptor carved the swan out of a huge block of ice.El escultor esculpió el cisne de un bloque gigante de hielo.
b. el tajo
(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).
(for chopping or executing)
The executioner's block would have been covered in blood.El tajo del ejecutor habría estado cubierto de sangre.
c. el tarugo
(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).
(of wood)
We mounted blocks to the exterior wall to provide additional support for the air conditioning unit.Montamos tarugos a la pared exterior para proporcionar apoyo adicional para la unidad de aire acondicionado.
d. el zoquete
(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).
(of wood)
Dominic uses a wooden block when working with sandpaper to keep the sanding even.Dominic utiliza un zoquete de madera cuando trabaja con papel de lija para mantener uniforme el lijado.
3. (toy)
a. el cubo
(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 buying a set of wooden blocks for my niece.Voy a comprar un juego de cubos de madera para mi sobrina.
4. (area)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la manzana
(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).
Her house is two blocks away from my apartment.Su casa está a dos manzanas de mi apartamento.
b. la cuadra
(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)
I think the store is on the next block.Creo que la tienda está en la siguiente cuadra.
5. (building)
a. el bloque
(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're moving to a brand-new apartment block.Nos vamos a mudar a un bloque de apartamentos nuevo.
b. el edificio
(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 new office block is much brighter.El nuevo edificio de oficinas es mucho más luminoso.
6. (quantity of things)
a. el grupo
(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).
On Tuesday a block of tickets will go on sale to VIP members.El martes un grupo de entradas se pondrá a la venta para los miembros VIP.
b. la sección
(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'll be reserving a block of seats for the school.Reservaremos una sección de asientos para el colegio.
c. el paquete
(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).
(of shares)
I sold my block of shares to another shareholder.Vendí mi paquete de acciones a otro accionista.
d. el bloque
(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).
(of text)
Select the block of text you want to move.Selecciona el bloque de texto que quieres mover.
7. (inability to think)
a. el bloqueo
(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 writer had a severe mental block.El escritor sufría de un bloqueo mental serio.
8. (computing)
a. el bloque
(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).
Each block contains 512 bytes of data.Cada bloque contiene 512 bytes de información.
9. (obstacle)
a. el obstáculo
(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).
Being single was a block to getting a promotion in the company.Estar soltero era un obstáculo para ascender en la empresa.
10. (stationery) (United Kingdom)
a. el bloc
(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 sell exercise books, blocks and stationery.Venden cuadernos, blocs y papelería.
11. (sports)
a. el bloqueo
(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).
This type of block is very effective.Este tipo de bloqueo es muy eficaz.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
12. (to obstruct)
a. bloquear
A clot may block the coronary arteries.Un coágulo puede bloquear las arterias coronarias.
b. atascar
A dead rat was blocking the drain!¡Una rata muerta estaba atascando el desagüe!
c. tapar
Mud blocked the tailpipe and carbon monoxide flooded the car, almost killing the driver.El lodo tapó el tubo de escape y el monóxido de carbono se metió en el auto casi matando al conductor.
d. obstruir
There was a bunch of hair blocking the shower drain.Había un montón de pelo obstruyendo el drenaje de la regadera.
e. cerrar el paso
An overturned truck has blocked the outbound lanes on the city's east side.Un camión volcado ha cerrado el paso de los carriles de salida al este de la ciudad.
13. (to make difficulties for)
a. obstaculizar
The opposition party blocked the negotiations.El partido de la oposición obstaculizó las negociaciones.
b. bloquear
The bank blocked all their accounts under court order.El banco bloqueó todas sus cuentas por orden judicial.
14. (computing)
a. agrupar
Blocking data improves efficiency in the short term; but over the long term, it produces fragmentation and inefficiencies.A corto plazo, agrupar los datos mejora la eficiencia; pero a largo plazo produce fragmentación e ineficiencias.
15. (sports)
a. bloquear
The pivot blocked the ball.El pivote bloqueó el balón.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
16. (sports)
a. bloquear
Number 17 blocked low into the knee of the defensive player.El número 17 bloqueó por las rodillas al jugador defensivo.
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