Quick answer
"Crash into" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "chocar contra", and "contra" is a preposition which is often translated as "contra". Learn more about the difference between "crash into" and "contra" below.
crash into
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. chocar contra
The biker crashed into a bus that crossed a red light.El motociclista chocó contra un autobús que cruzó en rojo.
b. estrellarse contra
The car lost control and crashed into a wall.El coche perdió el control y se estrelló contra una pared.
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A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (opposed)
a. contra
I was confused during class because that lesson was contra everything I'd ever learned before.Me confundía durante la clase porque esa lección fue contra todo lo que había aprendido antes.
Contra
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
2. (military)
a. la Contra
(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).
Although US involvement was banned by Congress, President Reagan continued to support the Contra movement.Aunque la participación de EEUU fue prohibida por el Congreso, el presidente Reagan siguió apoyando el movimiento de la Contra.
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