Quick answer
"Costume" is a noun which is often translated as "el disfraz", and "trunks" is a plural noun which is often translated as "el bañador". Learn more about the difference between "costume" and "trunks" below.
costume(
ka
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stum
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (clothing)
a. el disfraz
(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).
What costume will you wear on Halloween?¿Qué disfraz te pondrás en Halloween?
Your costume is awesome! Did you make it yourself?¡Tu disfraz es lo máximo! ¿Lo hiciste tú?
b. el traje
(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).
(typical clothing)
The beauty contestants all came out in their national costumes.Todas las concursantes de belleza salieron en sus trajes nacionales.
2. (theater)
a. el vestuario
(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'm in charge of designing the costumes for the play.Soy el encargado de diseñar el vestuario para la obra.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to dress)
a. vestir
One of the attractions of the show is the way celebrities are exuberantly costumed.Uno de los atractivos del espectáculo es la exuberancia con que van vestidas las celebridades.
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trunks(
truhngks
)
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (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.
trunk
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (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.
3. (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.
4. (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?
5. (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.
6. (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.
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