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"Chink" is a noun which is often translated as "la grieta", and "dyke" is a noun which is often translated as "el dique". Learn more about the difference between "chink" and "dyke" below.
chink
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (crack)
a. la grieta
(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).
(in fence, wall)
The chink is at the bottom of wall, hidden by the couch.La grieta está al pie de la pared, oculta por el sofá.
b. la abertura
(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).
(in fence, wall)
The weeds are growing though the chink in the fence.Las hierbas malas están creciendo a través de la abertura en la valla.
c. el resquicio
(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).
(in door)
The light filtered in through a chink in the door.La luz entró por el resquicio en la puerta.
d. la rendija
(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).
All the chinks in the wall were repaired before we moved in.Todas las rendijas en la pared fueron reparadas antes de mudarnos.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to cause to make a ringing sound)
a. hacer tintinear
The dinner guests chinked their glasses in a toast to the hostess.Los invitados a la cena hicieron tintinear sus copas en un brindis por la anfitriona.
b. hacer sonar
The breeze chinked the wind chimes hanging from the tree.El viento hacía sonar las campanillas de viento que colgaban del árbol.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to make a ringing sound)
a. tintinear
The bottles behind the bar were chinking, and soon started falling from the shelves. It was an earthquake!Las botellas que había en las estanterías detrás de la barra tintineaban, y pronto empezaron a caer de los estantes. ¡Era un terremoto!
b. sonar
I started running and the coins in my pocket started chinking.Empecé a correr y las monedas que tenía en el bolsillo empezaron a sonar.
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dyke
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (flood barrier)
a. el dique
(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).
In 1953, the floods were strong enough to burst the dike.En 1953, las inundaciones fueron tan fuertes que rompieron el dique.
2. (watercourse)
a. la acequia
(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 body of the murdered woman had lain undiscovered in a dike for two decades.Pasaron dos décadas antes de que se descubriera en la acequia el cadáver de la mujer asesinada.
3. (causeway)
a. la calzada
(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 paddy fields are separated by a network of dykes.Los arrozales están separados por una red de calzadas.
4. (embankment)
a. el terraplén
(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 dyke, originally built as a defense against the English, is now part of a long-distance trail.El terraplén, originalmente construido como defensa contra los ingleses, ahora forma parte de un sendero de larga distancia.
5.
A word or phrase that is gravely offensive and taboo in all contexts (e.g. nigger, cunt).
(extremely offensive)
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(lesbian)
a. la tortillera
(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).
A word or phrase that is gravely offensive and taboo in all contexts (e.g. nigger, cunt).
(extremely offensive)
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
All the guys in the office say Lesley must be a dyke because she hates men.Todos los chicos en la oficina dicen que Lesley tiene que ser una tortillera porque odia a los hombres.
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