Quick answer
"Crumble" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "desmenuzar", and "sink" is a noun which is often translated as "el lavabo". Learn more about the difference between "crumble" and "sink" below.
crumble(
kruhm
-
buhl
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (culinary)
a. desmenuzar
I like to crumble blue cheese on my salads.Me gusta desmenuzar queso azul sobre las ensaladas.
b. desmigajar
Chloe crumbled some bread on top of her soup.Chloe desmigajó un poco de pan encima de su sopa.
c. desmigar
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Crumble the fish, taking care to remove the bones.Desmigar el pescado, teniendo cuidado de quitar las espinas.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to fall apart)
a. desmoronarse
As the firefighters were working in the place, a wall crumbled.Mientras los bomberos trabajaban en el lugar, se desmoronó una pared.
b. venirse abajo
The building is crumbling for lack of maintenance.El edificio se está viniendo abajo por falta de mantenimiento.
c. desmigajarse
The bun of my burger crumbled too easily.El pan de mi hamburguesa se desmigajó demasiado fácilmente.
d. desmenuzarse
Sandy soils crumble easily.Las tierras arenosas se desmenuzan fácilmente.
3. (to fail)
a. derrumbarse
The center-left alliance crumbled, paving the way for the right's victory.La alianza de centro-izquierda se derrumbó y así allanó el camino para el triunfo de la derecha.
b. desmoronarse
His aspiration to become president crumbled after the Iowa caucuses.Su aspiración de convertirse en presidente se desmoronó después de las primarias de Iowa.
c. caerse
The coalition crumbled, resulting in six more years of war.La coalición se cayó, lo que resultó en seis años más de guerra.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (culinary)
a. el crujiente
(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).
Tina served a cherry crumble for dessert.Tina sirvió un crujiente de cereza de postre.
b. el crumble
(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).
Apple crumble is easy to make and everyone loves it.El crumble de manzana es fácil de hacer y le gusta a todo el mundo.
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sink(
sihngk
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (in the bathroom)
a. el lavabo
(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).
Don't touch the sink. I just cleaned it with bleach.No toquen el lavabo; lo acabo de limpiar con lejía.
b. el lavamanos
(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).
Wash your hands in the sink before having lunch.Lávate las manos en el lavamanos antes de comer.
2. (in the kitchen)
a. el fregadero
(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).
Leave the dirty dishes in the sink.Deja los platos sucios en el fregadero.
b. la pila
(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).
Do the dishes in the sink.Lava los platos en la pila.
c. la pileta
(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).
Wash the glasses in the sink with dish soap.Lava los vasos en la pileta con jabón lavavajillas.
d. el lavaplatos
(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).
(Andes)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
I need to get the sink repaired - it's got a crack.Tengo que hacer reparar el lavaplatos. Tiene una rajadura.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to submerge)
a. hundir
The storm sank the ship.La tormenta hundió el barco.
4. (to ruin)
a. acabar con
The army sank the coup d'état.El ejército acabó con el golpe de estado.
5. (to open up)
a. excavar
They sank a tunnel into the mountain that connects both cities.Excavaron un túnel en la montaña que conecta ambas ciudades.
b. abrir
I was ordered to sink a trench to put the line underground.Me mandaron abrir una zanja para poner la línea bajo tierra.
6. (to bury)
a. enterrar
The pipes are sunk into the ground seven feet deep.Las tuberías están enterradas en el suelo a siete pies.
7. (to invest)
a. invertir
My parents are sinking a lot of money into my education.Mis padres están invirtiendo mucho dinero en mi educación.
8. (sports)
a. embocar
The golfer sank the ball in the hole and won the competition.El golfista embocó la pelota en el hoyo y ganó la competición.
b. meter
The player sank two goals during the match.El jugador metió dos goles durante el partido.
9.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to down) (United Kingdom)
a. tragarse
We ate dinner, sank a couple of drinks, and went to bed exhausted.Cenamos, nos tragamos un par de copas y nos fuimos a dormir exhaustos.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
10. (to submerge)
a. hundirse
The stone sank to the bottom of the lake.La piedra se hundió hasta el fondo del lago.
11. (to slump)
a. arrellanarse
I sank into the first seat I saw.Me arrellané en el primer asiento que vi.
b. desplomarse
I was so tired that I sank into my bed.Estaba tan cansado que me desplomé en la cama.
12. (to lapse)
a. hundirse
Their family had sunk into poverty.Su familia se había hundido en la miseria.
13. (to fall)
a. caer en picado
The company's benefits sank last quarter.Los beneficios de la empresa cayeron en picado el trimestre pasado.
14. (to deteriorate)
a. empeorar
His health was sinking, and he knew that his death was approaching.Su salud empeoraba y sabía que su muerte se estaba acercando.
b. estar peor
The patient was sinking fast.El paciente estaba cada vez peor.
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