Quick answer
"Chuck" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "tirar", and "pitch" is a noun which is often translated as "el tono". Learn more about the difference between "chuck" and "pitch" below.
chuck(
chuhk
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to throw)
a. tirar
David chucked a snowball at his brother.David le tiró una bola de nieve a su hermano.
b. lanzar
Joe chucked the ball to number 19 and they made a touchdown.Joe le lanzó la pelota al número 19 e hicieron un touchdown.
c. echar
She chucked her backpack in the car and went to school.Echó la mochiila al carro y se fue a la escuela.
d. aventar
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Regionalism used in Peru
(Peru)
I asked her to chuck the remote control to me.Le pedí que me aventara el control remoto.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to throw away)
a. botar
Chuck the wrapper in the trash can, please.Bota la envoltura en la papelera, por favor.
b. tirar
Rob finished his soda and chucked the can in the trash.Rob terminó el refresco y tiró el bote en la basura.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to give up)
a. dejar
Sylvia was tired of her job at the electric company, so she chucked it.Sylvia estaba harta de su trabajo en la empresa eléctrica, así que lo dejó.
b. plantar
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Mark decided to chuck his job, sell everything, and travel around the world.Mark decidió plantar el trabajo, vender todo y viajar alrededor del mundo.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to end a relationship)
a. cortar con
Beto chucked Beatrice when he found out she'd slept with his brother.Beto cortó con Beatriz cuando se enteró de que se había acostado con su hermano.
b. plantar
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Why did Ximena chuck Ronaldo?¿Por qué plantó Ximena a Ronaldo?
c. botar
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
I was about to chuck him when he phoned and I changed my mind.Estaba a punto de botarlo cuando me llamó y cambié de idea.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(food)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la comida
(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'm hungry. - Don't you worry. We've got plenty of chuck at home.Tengo hambre - No te preocupes. Tenemos bastante comida en casa.
b. el morfi
(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 word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(River Plate)
This chuck's cold.Este morfi está frío.
c. la manduca
(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 Spain
(Spain)
I'm here for the chuck!¡Estoy aquí por la manduca!
6. (culinary)
a. la aguja
(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).
(beef)
Kim taught me how to make a decent meal with a cheap cut of chuck.Kim me enseñó como hacer una comida decente con un corte barato de aguja.
b. la paleta
(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 think you've got to tenderize that chuck steak.Me parece que hay que tiernizar ese filete de paleta.
7. (mechanics)
a. el portabrocas
(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).
Tighten the chuck so the bit doesn't come loose when you're drilling.Apretar el portabrocas para que la broca no se suelte cuando se está perforando.
8. (playful pat)
a. la palmadita
(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).
Grandpa gave Sophie a chuck under the chin and said, "Bring me my slippers please sweetie."El abuelito le dio una palmadita en el mentón a Sophie y le dijo: "Tráeme las pantuflas, por favor, encanto".
Chuck
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
9. (nickname for Charles)
a. Carlitos
Chuck, do you want to go for a walk?Carlitos, ¿quieres salir a caminar?
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pitch(
pihch
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (level of a sound, instrument, or voice)
a. el tono
(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).
My guitar teacher showed me how to lower the pitch of a song.Mi maestro de guitarra me enseño a bajar el tono de una canción.
2. (baseball)
a. el lanzamiento
(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 feel pain in my arm every time I throw a pitch.Siento dolor en el brazo cada vez que hago un lanzamiento,
3. (sales talk)
a. la técnica de ventas
(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).
His pitch was good, but he didn't convince me to buy his product.Su técnica de ventas era buena, pero no me convenció de que comprara su producto.
b. la charla convincente
(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 position requires you to be outgoing and able to deliver a strong pitch to customers.El puesto requiere que seas extrovertido y capaz de dar una charla convincente a los clientes.
4. (level of slope)
a. la pendiente
(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).
Measure the roof pitch with a square.Mide la pendiente del techo con una escuadra.
b. el grado de inclinación
(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 pitch of the ramp is low.La rampa tiene poco grado de inclinación.
5. (degree)
a. el extremo
(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 crisis rose to such a pitch that we all feared the worst.La crisis llegó a tal extremo que todos temíamos lo peor.
b. el punto álgido
(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 movie made us reach a pitch of excitement.La película nos hizo llegar a un punto álgido de emoción.
6. (playing field) (United Kingdom)
a. el campo
(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 players are on the pitch waiting for the referee.Los jugadores están en el campo esperando al árbitro.
b. la cancha
(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)
Messi was the best player on the pitch today.Messi hoy fue el mejor jugador de la cancha.
7. (booth) (United Kingdom)
a. el puesto
(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 is a pitch in the Medieval fair that sells swords.En la feria medieval hay un puesto donde venden espadas.
8. (ship or airplane's movement)
a. el cabeceo
(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 ship's pitch varies depending on the wind.El cabeceo del barco varía según el viento.
b. la cabezada
(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).
They used a gyroscope to neutralize the airplane's pitches.Utilizaban un giróscopo para neutralizar las cabezadas del avión.
9. (substance)
a. la brea
(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 bought a barrel of pitch and two barrels of tar.Compramos un barril de brea y dos de alquitrán.
10. (golf)
a. el pitch
(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).
His pitch didn't reach the green.Su pitch no alcanzó el green.
b. el golpe de aproximación
(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 pitch is a high shot near the green.El golpe de aproximación es un golpe alto cerca del green.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
11. (to throw)
a. lanzar
The men pitched their caps up in the air.Los hombres lanzaron sus gorras al aire.
b. arrojar
I pitched the cushion to her to get her attention.Le arrojé el cojín para atraer su atención.
c. tirar
He pitched the letter into the fire.Tiró la carta al fuego.
12. (baseball)
a. lanzar
Rob pitched the ball so fast, I couldn't see it.Rob lanzó la pelota tan rápido que no la vi.
13. (to set up)
a. montar
Son, help me pitch the tent over here.Hijo, ayúdame a montar la tienda aquí.
b. armar
We pitched the tent near the lake.Armamos la tienda de campaña cerca del lago.
14. (to present)
a. presentar
The coach pitched the new play to the players.El entrenador presentó la nueva jugada a los jugadores.
b. vender
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
She tried to pitch the idea to her boss.Trató de venderle la idea a su jefe.
15. (to set at a particular level)
a. afinar (in a key)
Pitch the bass lower.Afina más grave el bajo.
b. modular (to be high or low)
Try to pitch your voice higher if you want to be heard over the rest.Modula tu voz más alto si quieres que se te escuche por encima de los demás.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
16. (baseball)
a. lanzar
Tim pitched, and I couldn't hit the ball.Tim lanzó y no pude batear la pelota.
17. (to fall)
a. caerse
The books on the shelf pitched forward on me.Los libros del estante se me cayeron encima.
18. (to slope down)
a. descender
Once you get to the top, be careful: the road pitches steeply.Una vez que llegues a la cima, cuidado: la carretera desciende bruscamente.
19. (to balance)
a. cabecear
The boat pitched violently in rough water.El barco cabeceaba violentamente en el mar picado.
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