Quick answer
"Court" is a noun which is often translated as "el tribunal", and "lane" is a noun which is often translated as "el carril". Learn more about the difference between "court" and "lane" below.
court(
kawrt
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (legal)
a. el tribunal
(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 court will decide who should pay for the expenses.El tribunal decidirá quién tendrá que pagar los gastos.
We might have to take this matter to court.Puede que tengamos que llevar este asunto ante un tribunal.
b. la corte
(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)
The Supreme Court will announce its decision this week.La Corte Suprema dará a conocer su decisión esta semana.
2. (entourage)
a. el corte
(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 king and his court went hunting foxes.El rey y su corte se fueron a la caza de zorros.
3. (sports)
a. 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)
My apartment complex has a tennis court.Mi complejo residencial tiene una cancha de tenis.
b. la pista
(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)
Wimbledon is played on a grass court.Wimbledon se disputa en una pista de hierba.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to attract something)
a. buscarse
She is courting a financial disaster by investing without information about the market.Se está buscando un desastre financiero al invertir sin información sobre el mercado.
With those new taxes, the government is courting the wrath of the people.Con esos impuestos nuevos, el gobierno se está buscando la ira de la población.
5. (to woo, pursue romantically)
a. cortejar
The prince courted the maiden in this tale.Un príncipe cortejaba a la doncella en este cuento.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (archaic; to see each other romantically)
a. estar de novios
They have been courting for ages.Han estado de novios toda la vida.
b. noviar
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
You're too young to be courting!¡Eres demasiado joven para estar noviando!
c. pololear (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
How long will you court before you get married?¿Cuánto tiempo van a pololear antes de casarse?
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lane(
leyn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (road division)
a. el carril
(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 highway will be increased to five lanes to reduce traffic.Se va a ampliar la carretera a cinco carriles para reducir el tráfico.
b. la senda
(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).
(for bicycles) (River Plate)
The city is encouraging people to take their bike to work by installing bike lanes.La ciudad está alentando a la gente a ir al trabajo en bici instalando sendas para bicicletas.
2. (in the countryside)
a. el camino
(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).
George's house is down the lane just past the dairy farm.La casa de George se encuentra en el camino pasando apenas la granja láctea.
b. el sendero
(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).
We took a nice drive through some country lanes.Dimos un bonito paseo en coche por unos senderos campestres.
3. (in town)
a. el callejón
(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).
It's almost impossible to drive down this lane on trash day.Es casi imposible circular por este callejón el día que recolectan la basura.
4. (nautical)
a. la ruta
(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 temporary closure of the shipping lane caused millions of dollars in losses.El cierre temporal de la ruta de navegación causó millones de dólares en pérdidas.
5. (aeronautical)
a. el corredor
(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 air lanes heading into Los Angeles are constantly full.Los corredores aéreos en dirección a Los Ángeles están siempre llenos.
6. (sports)
a. la calle
(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).
Running tracks can have a variable number of lanes.Las pistas de carreras pueden tener un número variable de calles.
b. el carril
(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 fastest swimmer goes in the central lane.El nadador más rápido va en el carril central.
c. el andarivel
(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 Argentina
(Argentina)
Regionalism used in Ecuador
(Ecuador)
Regionalism used in Peru
(Peru)
Jose will be running in lane three.José correrá en el andarivel tres.
7. (bowling)
a. la pista
(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).
Silvia threw the ball straight down the lane and got a strike.Silvia lanzó la bola directo por la pista y logró un pleno.
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