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"Cradle" is a noun which is often translated as "la cuna", and "cot" is a noun which is often translated as "el catre". Learn more about the difference between "cradle" and "cot" below.
cradle(
krey
-
duhl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (bed for an infant)
a. la cuna
(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 baby was sleeping peacefully in her cradle.El bebé dormía tranquilamente en su cuna.
2. (place of origin)
a. la cuna
(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).
Africa is believed to be the cradle of humanity.Se cree que África es la cuna de la humanidad.
3. (part of a telephone)
a. la horquilla
(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 butler returned the receiver to the cradle and brought the news to the count.El mayordomo devolvió el auricular a su horquilla y llevó la noticia al conde.
4. (construction) (United Kingdom)
a. el andamio colgante
(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).
Four workers went up to the eighth floor of the building in the cradle.Cuatro obreros subieron hasta el octavo piso del edificio en el andamio colgante.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to hold carefully)
a. acunar (a baby)
The mother cradled her baby in her arms.La madre acunaba a su bebé en sus brazos.
b. mecer (a baby)
When the baby gets restless, his father cradles him to calm him.Cuando el bebé se inquieta, su padre lo mece para calmarlo.
c. sostener (a guitar or an arm)
He cradled his wounded arm to his chest.Sostenía el brazo herido contra el pecho.
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cot(
kat
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (folding bed)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el catre
(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 soldier sat on the edge of his iron cot, smoking a cigarette.El soldado estaba sentado en el borde de su catre de hierro fumando un cigarrillo.
b. la cama plegable
(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).
Each hospital tent contained 36 cots to accommodate the wounded.Cada carpa hospitalaria tenía 36 camas plegables para acomodar a los heridos.
2. (bed for babies) (United Kingdom)
a. la cuna
(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).
He was big enough now to stand up and hold onto the bars of his cot.Ya era lo suficientemente grande para ponerse de pie y agarrarse a las barandillas de su cuna.
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