Quick answer
"Chase" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "perseguir", and "tag" is a noun which is often translated as "la etiqueta". Learn more about the difference between "chase" and "tag" below.
chase(
cheys
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to pursue)
a. perseguir
Members of the press chased the actor through the streets.Los miembros de la prensa persiguieron al actor por las calles.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to pursue; often used with "after")
a. dar vueltas buscando
I don't want to have to chase after her all day, but I really need those books for the exam.No quiero estar dando vueltas buscándola todo el día, pero necesito esos libros para el examen.
b. correr tras
The police chased after the thief, but they never found him.La policía corrió tras el ladrón, pero nunca lo encontraron.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (pursuit)
a. la persecución
(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 watched the police chase on live television.Vimos la persecución de la policía en vivo en la televisión.
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tag(
tahg
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (label)
a. la etiqueta
(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).
Check the tag to see what size it is.Mira la etiqueta para ver de qué talla es.
2. (game)
a. el juego de las traes
(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 Mexico
(Mexico)
They went out to play tag.Salieron a jugar al juego de las traes.
b. la mancha
(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).
(River Plate)
Fernanda loves to play tag.A Fernanda le encanta jugar a la mancha.
c. la pinta
(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 Chile
(Chile)
Do you want to play tag in the park with me?¿Quieres jugar a la pinta en el parque conmigo?
d. el corre que te pillo
(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)
Let's play tag.Vamos a jugar al corre que te pillo.
3. (expression)
a. la muletilla
(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).
Carl has this tag of "cool" that he's always saying.Carl tiene esta muletilla de "padre" que siempre dice.
4. (footwear)
a. el herrete
(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).
Hold the tag and slide it through the eyelet to lace up your shoes.Toma el herrete y deslízalo por el ojete para atarte los zapatos.
5. (license plate)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
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).
Did you write down the tags?¿Anotaste las placas?
b. la matrícula
(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).
Our tags were stolen when we parked in a bad part of town.Robaron nuestras matrículas cuando nos estacionamos en una parte fea de la ciudad.
c. la patente
(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).
(Southern Cone)
The police asked me for the make, model, and tag number of the car.La policía me pidió la marca, el modelo y el número de la patente del coche.
d. la chapa
(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 Argentina
(Argentina)
Regionalism used in Cuba
(Cuba)
Regionalism used in Uruguay
(Uruguay)
Did you get the tags on the car that ran him over?¿Anotaste la chapa del auto que lo atropelló?
6. (identification)
a. la etiqueta de identificación
(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).
Please put on your tags so we can learn your names.Por favor pónganse sus etiquetas de identificación para poder aprender sus nombres.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (to label)
a. etiquetar
Please don't tag me in that photo.Por favor no me etiquetes en esa foto.
8. (to describe)
a. etiquetar
They tagged her "The Lady of Las Vegas".La etiquetaron como "La Dama de Las Vegas".
9. (game)
a. pillar
Jane tagged Rosemary, and now Rosemary has to help Jane tag the other children.Jane pilló a Rosemary, y ahora Rosemary tiene que ayudar a Jane a pillar a los demás niños.
b. coger
It's a simple game: one of the players has to try and tag the others.Es un juego sencillo: uno de los jugadores tiene que intentar coger a los demás.
10. (to monitor electronically) (United Kingdom)
a. controlar electrónicamente
We recommend tagging all pets that go outside.Recomendamos controlar electrónicamente a toda mascota que sale afuera.
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