Quick answer
"Crossing" is a noun which is often translated as "el cruce", and "passage" is a noun which is often translated as "el pasaje". Learn more about the difference between "crossing" and "passage" below.
crossing(
kras
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ihng
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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. (intersection)
a. el cruce
(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).
(of roads)
When you get to the crossing, turn left.Cuando llegues al cruce, gira a la izquierda.
b. el paso a nivel
(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).
(of train tracks)
A train came, so we had to wait at the crossing for five minutes.Vino un tren, y tuvimos que esperar cinco minutos en el paso a nivel.
2. (place to cross on foot)
a. el cruce peatonal
(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 waited at the crossing for the cars to pass.Esperamos en el cruce peatonal a que pasaran los autos.
b. el paso de peatones
(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).
If we go to the end of the block, there's a crossing there.Si vamos al final de la cuadra, hay un paso de peatones allí.
3. (action of moving across the ocean)
a. la travesía
(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 sailors planned the crossing of the Mediterranean.Los marineros planificaron la travesía del Mediterráneo.
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passage(
pahs
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ihj
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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. (architecture)
a. el pasaje
(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).
There is an underground passage from the house to the stable.Hay un pasaje subterráneo que va desde la casa hasta el establo.
b. el corredor
(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).
This narrow passage leads to the back entrance.Este corredor angosto lleva a la entrada trasera.
c. el pasillo
(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).
Walk along the passage until you reach the master bedroom.Camina por el pasillo hasta que llegues al dormitorio principal.
d. el callejón
(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 suspect ran into a dark passage and escaped from the police officer.El sospechoso corrió hacia un callejón oscuro y se escapó del policía.
2. (movement)
a. el paso
(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 ship was denied passage because the authorities believed the goods were stolen.Al barco le negaron el paso porque las autoridades creían que la mercadería era robada.
3. (of text)
a. el pasaje
(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).
Why do you think Hemingway didn't use a single comma or a period in this passage?¿Por qué piensas que Hemingway no usó ni una coma ni un punto en este pasaje?
4. (music)
a. el pasaje
(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).
In this passage, Beethoven modulates from B flat major to F sharp minor.En este pasaje, Beethoven modula de Si bemol mayor a Fa sostenido menor.
5. (anatomy)
a. el conducto
(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 baby is breathing through his mouth because his nasal passages are obstructed.El bebé respira por la boca porque tiene los conductos nasales obstruidos.
6. (journey)
a. el viaje
(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 grandparents were European immigrants who met on the passage to New York.Mis abuelos eran inmigrantes europeos que se conocieron en el viaje a Nueva York.
b. la travesía
(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 was feeling seasick, so I decided to sleep during the whole passage.Me sentía mareado, así que decidí dormir durante toda la travesía.
c. el pasaje
(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).
(fare)
If your child is younger than 3 years, you don't have to pay for his bus passage.Si su hijo es menor de 3 años, no paga su pasaje de autobús.
7. (passing)
a. el paso
(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 grew prettier with the passage of time.Se puso más linda con el paso del tiempo.
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