Quick answer
"Crew" is a noun which is often translated as "la tripulación", and "gang" is a noun which is often translated as "la banda". Learn more about the difference between "crew" and "gang" below.
crew(
kru
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (personnel)
a. la tripulación
(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).
(of a plane or a ship)
The crew prepared the plane's cabin for takeoff.La tripulación preparó la cabina del avión para el despegue.
The crew would like to thank you all for flying with us.La tripulación quiere agradecerles por haber volado con nosotros.
b. el personal
(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 ambulance crew was on the scene of the accident in minutes.El personal de ambulancia llegó al lugar del accidente en pocos minutos.
c. el equipo
(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).
We can't start filming yet. The crew hasn't arrived.Todavía no podemos empezar a rodar. El equipo no ha llegado.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(social group)
a. la banda
(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 ran into Dylan and his crew at the movies on Saturday.Topé con Dylan y su banda en el cine el sábado.
b. la pandilla
(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).
Sarah and her whole crew are coming to the party.Sara y su pandilla entera vienen a la fiesta.
3. (sports)
a. el remo
(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 participated in crew all four years I was in college.Participé en el remo los cuatro años que estuve en la universidad.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (aviation, nautical)
a. tripular
The boat was crewed by experienced people.El barco estaba tripulado por personas con experiencia.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to serve on a vessel)
a. formar parte de la tripulación
In 1998, I crewed for Captain Gordon.En 1998, formé parte de la tripulación del capitán Gordon.
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gang(
geyng
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (group of criminals)
a. la banda
(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).
A gang robbed the bank escaping with $100,000.Una banda robó el banco y escapó con $100,000.
b. la pandilla
(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 was a fight between two street gangs and three people were killed.Hubo una pelea entre dos pandillas callejeras y murieron tres personas.
2. (group of friends)
a. el grupo de amigos
(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).
My gang is preparing a big party for my birthday.Mi grupo de amigos me está preparando una gran fiesta de cumpleaños.
b. la pandilla
(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 have a picture of the gang and me in Philadelphia.Tengo una foto mía y de la pandilla en Filadelfia.
c. la panda
(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).
Mom, can I go with the gang to the playground?Mamá, ¿puedo ir al parque con la panda?
3. (group of workmen)
a. la cuadrilla
(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 received an email from the manager informing about the area each gang was assigned to.Recibí un correo electrónico del gerente con información sobre la zona a la que estaba asignada cada cuadrilla.
b. la brigada
(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).
Every Friday, all the gangs go for an after-work beer.Cada viernes, todas las brigadas se van a tomar una cerveza después del trabajo.
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