Quick answer
"Cut the line" is a phrase which is often translated as "cortar la línea", and "skip" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "brincar". Learn more about the difference between "cut the line" and "skip" below.
cut the line
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. cortar la línea
How much notice did they give you that they would cut the line if you didn't pay?¿Cuánto tiempo de aviso te dieron de que te cortarían la línea si no pagabas?
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skip(
skihp
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to bound)
a. brincar
The lambs were skipping around their pen.Los corderos brincaban por su redil.
The little boy skipped down the street next to his new puppy.El niñito iba brincando por la calle al lado de su cachorro nuevo.
b. saltar
The children skipped all the way home.Los niños volvieron a casa, saltando en todo el camino.
2. (with rope) (United Kingdom)
a. saltar a la cuerda
I skip for ten minutes a day as part of my exercise program.Salto a la cuerda diez minutos cada día como parte de mi programa de ejercicio.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to omit)
a. saltarse
You can skip chapter three for now. We'll come back to it later.Pueden saltarse el capítulo tres por ahora. Regresaremos más adelante.
4. (to fail to attend)
a. faltar a
They decided to skip class and go to the park.Decidieron faltar a clases e irse al parque.
5. (to go) (United Kingdom)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Do you want to skip to the loo before we leave?¿Quieres ir al baño antes de que nos vayamos?
I'm just going to skip over to the bakery.Voy a salir un momento a la panadería.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
6. (little jump)
a. el brinco
(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).
With a skip and a jump the rabbit was out of its hutch.De un brinco el conejo se escapó de la conejera.
7. (dumpster) (United Kingdom)
a. el contenedor para escombros
(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 found these shelves in a skip.Encontré estos estantes en un contenedor para escombros.
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