Quick answer
"Cramp" is a noun which is often translated as "el calambre", and "stitch" is a noun which is often translated as "el punto". Learn more about the difference between "cramp" and "stitch" below.
cramp(
krahmp
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (biology)
a. el calambre
(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 got a cramp on the last lap of the race.Me dio un calambre a la última vuelta de la carrera.
b. la rampa
(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)
I woke up with a cramp in my neck today.Hoy me desperté con una rampa en el cuello.
2. (tool)
a. la grapa
(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).
Use a couple of cramps to hold this piece of plywood in place.Usa un par de grapas para sujetar este pedazo de madera terciada en su lugar.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to limit)
a. coartar
This kind of restriction is going to cramp economic development.Este tipo de restricción va a coartar el desarrollo económico.
b. limitar
My boss helps me without cramping my creativity.Mi jefe me ayuda sin limitar mi creatividad.
cramps
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
4. (menstrual pain)
a. los dolores menstruales
(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 get terrible cramps when I'm on my period.Me dan dolores menstruales intensos cuando tengo mi periodo.
b. el cólico
(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).
Her cramps were so painful she had to see a doctor.Su cólico era tan doloroso que tuvo que ir al médico.
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stitch
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (sewing)
a. el punto
(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 seam is coming undone. It needs a couple of stitches put in.La costura se está deshaciendo. Hay que darle un par de puntos.
b. la puntada
(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).
You can adjust the number of stitches per inch with this button.Con este botón se regula el número de puntadas por pulgada.
2. (knitting)
a. el punto
(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).
For this blanket, cast on 120 stitches.Para esta manta, monta 120 puntos.
3. (style of stitch)
a. el punto
(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 sweater has a border in moss stitch.El suéter tiene un borde en punto de musgo.
4. (medicine)
a. el punto
(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).
She had to have 14 stitches in her leg.Le tuvieron que dar 14 puntos en la pierna.
b. el punto de sutura
(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 having the stitches from the operation taken out tomorrow.Me van a sacar los puntos de sutura de la operación mañana.
5. (clothing)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I was so filthy I had to take every stitch of clothing off.Estaba tan mugrienta que tuve que quitarme prenda a prenda toda la ropa.
There I was, without a stitch on, and the front doorbell rang.Ahí estaba, en cueros, y sonó el timbre de la puerta de calle.
6. (pain)
a. la punzada
(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).
I had a terrible stitch in my side while stretching.Sentía una terrible punzada en el costado mientras me estiraba.
b. la puntada
(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).
I can't run 100 meters without getting a stitch.No puedo correr 100 metros sin que me dé una puntada.
c. el flato
(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)
Can we stop for a moment? I have a stitch.¿Podemos parar un momento? Tengo flato.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (sewing)
a. coser
Can you stitch this button back on?¿Me puedes coser este botón que se me cayó?
8. (medicine)
a. suturar
He staunched the blood and stitched the wound as quickly as he could.Contuvo la sangre y suturó la herida lo más rápido que pudo.
b. coser
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
It was the same doctor who stitched my leg up after the accident.Fue el mismo médico que me cosió la pierna después del accidente.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
9. (sewing)
a. coser
The whole family was baking, stitching, and cleaning in preparation for the big day.Toda la familia estaba cocinando, cosiendo y limpiando, preparándose para el gran día.
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