Quick answer
"Conceal" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "ocultar", and "hide" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "esconder". Learn more about the difference between "conceal" and "hide" below.
conceal(
kuhn
-
sil
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to hide)
a. ocultar
She never suspected that he was concealing his true identity all along.Ella jamás sospechó que había ocultado su verdadera identidad desde el principio.
b. esconder
The controls for the oven are cleverly concealed behind a sliding panel.Los botones de control del horno están ingeniosamente escondidos detrás de un panel corredizo.
c. disimular
He found it hard to conceal his disappointment when the election result was read out.Cuando se anunció el resultado de las elecciones, le costó disimular su decepción.
d. encubrir
He admitted conspiring to conceal evidence and mislead the trial.Admitió haber conspirado para encubrir las evidencias e inducir a error el proceso.
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hide(
hayd
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to conceal)
a. esconder
Pete is hiding in the closet because he doesn't want to go to school.Pete se está escondiendo en el armario porque no quiere ir a la escuela.
Pirates used to hide their treasures on deserted islands.Los piratas solían esconder sus tesoros en islas desiertas.
b. ocultar
When the police arrived, the man quickly hid the pistol behind the armchair.Cuando llegó la policía, el hombre ocultó rápidamente la pistola detrás del sillón.
2. (to keep secret)
a. ocultar
He hides his feelings from the people he loves.Él oculta sus sentimientos de la gente que ama.
b. esconder
Don't try to hide your fear. I can see it in your eyes.No intentes esconder tu miedo. Lo veo en tus ojos.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to conceal oneself)
a. esconderse
My younger sister used to hide under the bed at bath time.Mi hermana menor se escondía debajo de la cama cuando era hora de bañarse.
b. ocultarse
The soldiers hid in the bushes to ambush the enemy.Los soldados se ocultaron entre los matorrales para tender una emboscada al enemigo.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (skin)
a. la piel
(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).
(animal)
Teepees used to be covered in animal hides.Los tipis antes se cubrían con la piel de animales.
b. el pellejo
(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).
(figurative)
He'd do anything to save his hide.Haría cualquier cosa para salvar el pellejo.
5. (hidden place)
a. la paranza
(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).
(hunting, bird watching)
There is a hide on that hill to watch the birds.Hay una paranza en esa colina para observar los pájaros.
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