Quick answer
"Cradle" is a noun which is often translated as "la cuna", and "speaker" is a noun which is often translated as "el altavoz". Learn more about the difference between "cradle" and "speaker" below.
cradle(
krey
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duhl
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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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speaker(
spi
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kuhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (electronics)
a. el altavoz
(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 speakers in the car are very loud.Los altavoces del coche son muy ruidosos.
b. el altoparlante
(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)
They have six speakers in their surround sound system.Tienen seis altoparlantes en su sistema de sonido envolvente.
c. el parlante
(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)
You should connect the speakers to the computer.Deberías conectar los parlantes a la computadora.
d. la bocina
(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)
How do I turn up the volume on the speakers?¿Cómo subo el volumen de las bocinas?
2. (person talking)
a. el orador
(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).
, la oradora
(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).
(at a meeting)
The guest speaker will arrive shortly.El orador invitado llegará en breve.
b. el interlocutor
(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).
, la interlocutora
(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).
(in conversation)
Right now Julia is the speaker. Please wait your turn.En este momento Julia es la interlocutora. Por favor espera tu turno.
c. el conferenciante
(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).
, la conferenciante
(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).
(at a conference)
She is an excellent speaker. She always captivates the audience.Ella es una conferenciante excelente. Siempre cautiva a la audiencia.
3. (of a language)
a. el hablante
(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).
, la hablante
(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).
There are a lot of French speakers at the meeting.Hay muchos hablantes de francés en la reunión.
4. (government)
a. el presidente
(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).
, la presidenta
(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 Speaker of the House belongs to a liberal party.El presidente de la cámara pertenece a un partido liberal.
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