Quick answer
"Crane" is a noun which is often translated as "la grúa", and "wind" is a noun which is often translated as "el viento". Learn more about the difference between "crane" and "wind" below.
crane(
kreyn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (mechanics)
a. la grúa
(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).
They lifted the statue into place with the aid of a crane.Levantaron la estatua y la colocaron en su sitio con la ayuda de una grúa.
2. (animal)
a. la grulla
(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 Siberian crane migrates to China for the winter.La grulla siberiana emigra a China para pasar el invierno.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to stretch)
a. estirar
Spectators pushed, craning their necks to get a better view.Los espectadores se empujaban, estirando el cuello para ver mejor.
4. (mechanics)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The various segments of the house were craned into position.Las diversas secciones de la casa se colocaron en su sitio con una grúa.
They craned a floating platform into the dock.Levantaron la plataforma flotante con la ayuda de una grúa y la colocaron en el dique.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to stretch one's neck)
a. estirarse
The chicks were craning for food from their mother.Los polluelos se estiraban para recibir comida de su madre.
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wind(
waynd
,
wihnd
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (weather)
a. el viento
(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 gusts of wind are very strong at the top of the mountain.Las ráfagas de viento son muy fuertes en la cima de la montaña.
2. (energy)
a. el aliento
(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 need a moment to get my wind back. I'm not as young as I used to be!Necesito un momento para recobrar el aliento. ¡Ya no soy tan joven como antes!
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to roll)
a. enrollar
We should wind all of these cables so that they're easier to store.Deberíamos enrollar todos estos cables para que sean más fáciles de guardar.
4. (to cause to lose breath)
a. dejar sin resuello
The workout winded him to the point that he could barely stand.El ejercicio lo dejó sin resuello hasta que apenas podía pararse.
b. dejar sin aliento
The powerful punch from the other boxer winded him.El golpe poderoso del otro boxeador lo dejó sin aliento.
5. (clock)
a. dar cuerda
The watchmaker replaced the battery in his watch and then wound it.El relojero reemplazó la pila de su reloj y entonces le dio cuerda.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to zigzag)
a. serpentear
The road to the cabin winds back and forth up the mountain.El camino a la cabaña serpentea de un lado al otro por la montaña.
b. zigzaguear
The river winds through lush forests before draining into the lake.El río zigzaguea por bosques lozanos antes de terminar en el lago.
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