Quick answer
"Chaos" is a noun which is often translated as "el caos", and "mayhem" is a noun which is often translated as "el tumulto". Learn more about the difference between "chaos" and "mayhem" below.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (confusion)
a. el caos
(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 was an accident between two semis on the highway that caused chaos for hours.Hubo un choque entre dos trailers en la carretera que provocó caos durante horas.
b. el desorden
(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 four children and five dogs, it's impossible to avoid chaos at my sister's house.Con cuatro hijos y cinco perros, es imposible evitar el desorden en la casa de mi hermana.
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mayhem
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (commotion)
a. el tumulto
(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 peaceful protest suddenly evolved into mayhem.De repente, la protesta pacífica se convirtió en tumulto.
b. el caos
(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 lights went out in the correctional institute, mayhem broke out.Cuando se apagaron las luces en el instituto correccional, estalló el caos.
c. el alboroto
(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 gangs in town have been causing a great deal of mayhem.Las pandillas del pueblo vienen provocando mucho alboroto.
2. (legal)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la mutilación criminal
(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 serial killer was convicted of ten counts of murder and mayhem.El asesino en serie fue declarado culpable de diez cargos de asesinato y mutilación criminal.
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