Quick answer
"Chest" is a noun which is often translated as "el pecho", and "trunk" is a noun which is often translated as "el tronco". Learn more about the difference between "chest" and "trunk" below.
chest(
chehst
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (anatomy)
a. el pecho
(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 weight lifter has a broad chest.El levantador de pesas tiene el pecho ancho.
2. (container)
a. el baúl
(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).
Mauricio has a chest full of souvenirs from his travels.Mauricio tiene un baúl lleno de recuerdos de sus viajes.
b. el cofre
(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 police found a chest with a million euros.La policía encontró un cofre con un millón de euros.
c. el arca
(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 kept a chest full of childhood memories.Mi mamá conservaba un arca llena de recuerdos de la niñez.
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trunk(
truhngk
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (botany)
a. el tronco
(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).
A redwood trunk can grow to more than two meters in diameter.Un tronco de secoya puede crecer hasta más de dos metros de diámetro.
2. (anatomy)
a. el tronco
(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).
Good abdominal muscle tone is necessary to maintain the proper posture of your trunk.Buen tono muscular abdominal es necesario para mantener la postura correcta del tronco.
3. (automobile)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el maletero
(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 have the luggage and groceries in the trunk. We are ready to hit the road.Tengo el equipaje y las provisiones en el maletero. Estamos listos para salir a la carretera.
b. el baúl
(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 Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Authorities say he escaped in the trunk of a car.Las autoridades dicen que se escapó en el baúl de un coche.
c. la cajuela
(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)
Help me get the groceries out of the trunk.Ayúdame a sacar el mandado de la cajuela.
d. la maletera
(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).
(Andes)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
The car was already full when they came for me, so I had to ride in the trunk.El coche ya estaba lleno cuando pasaron por mí, así que tuve que ir en la maletera.
e. la maleta
(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)
Regionalism used in Uruguay
(Uruguay)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
Can you open the trunk?¿Me abres la maleta?
4. (part of an elephant)
a. la trompa
(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 elephant picked up a peanut with its trunk.El elefante recogió un maní con su trompa.
5. (large box)
a. el baúl
(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).
People used to use trunks for travel, now they use them for storage.La gente solía usar los baúles para viajar, ahora se usan para almacenaje.
trunks
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
6. (bathing suit)
a. el bañador
(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)
Rodrigo put on his trunks and dove into the pool. Rodrigo se puso el bañador y echó un clavado a la piscina.
b. el traje de baño
(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 Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
He bought some new trunks before his trip to the beach.Se compró un nuevo traje de baño antes de su viaje a la playa.
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