Quick answer
"Cuffs" is a plural noun which is often translated as "las esposas", and "bard" is a noun which is often translated as "el bardo". Learn more about the difference between "cuffs" and "bard" below.
cuffs
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(restraints)
a. las esposas
(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).
Much to Gonzalo's surprise, there was a man in cuffs in the trunk of his rental car.Para la sorpresa de Gonzalo, había un hombre con esposas en la cajuela de su carro alquilado.
cuff
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (end of sleeve)
a. el puño
(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).
Arnold was unaware that he had a glob of ketchup on the cuff of his white shirt.Arnold no se dio cuenta de que tenía un pegote de kétchup en el puño de su camisa blanca.
3. (fold of pant leg) (Australia)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la vuelta
(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 cuff can help to protect the pants from wear.La vuelta puede ayudar a proteger los pantalones del uso.
4. (medicine)
a. el brazalete
(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 nurse put the cuff around my arm to take my blood pressure.La enfermera me puso el brazalete en el brazo para tomarme la presión.
5. (blow)
a. la bofetada
(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).
Brooke gave Shelley a cuff for no apparent reason.Brooke le dio una bofetada a Shelley de la nada.
b. el cachete
(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 girlfriend gave me a cuff and said, "You are so stubborn sometimes."Mi novia me dio un cachete y me dijo, "A veces eres tan terco".
c. el coscorrón
(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 didn't hit him! It was just a cuff on the back of the head.¡No le pegué! Fue tan solo un coscorrón en la parte de atrás de la cabeza.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to put handcuffs on)
a. esposar
Cuff the suspect and take him to the station.Esposen al sospechoso y llévenlo a la estación.
7. (to strike)
a. abofetear
Guille cuffed his brother and told him to toughen up.Guille abofeteó a su hermano y le dijo que se aguantara.
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bard
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1.
A word or phrase that is no longer used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another era (e.g. thou).
(archaic)
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(poet)
a. el bardo
(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 bard sang a song to commemorate the great battle.El bardo cantó una canción para conmemorar la gran batalla.
b. el vate
(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).
Everyone gathered round to hear the bard sing of legends of yore.Todos se juntaron para oír cantar al vate sobre leyendas de antaño.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (culinary)
a. cubrir con lonchas de tocino
If we're going to bard the turkey, we need to do it before putting it in the oven.Si vamos a cubrir el pavo con lonchas de tocino, tenemos que hacerlo antes de meterlo en el horno.
Bard
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
3. (nickname for Shakespeare)
a. el Bardo
(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).
Everyone in the town turned out to see the Bard's latest play.Todos en el pueblo acudieron para ver la última obra del Bardo.
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