Listen to an audio pronunciation
vs
Listen to an audio pronunciation
Quick answer
"Derrame" is a noun which is often translated as "spillage", and "vertido" is a noun which is also often translated as "spillage". Learn more about the difference between "derrame" and "vertido" below.
derrame(
deh
-
rrah
-
meh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (of a liquid)
a. spillage
El derrame de petróleo en la bahía le costó miles de millones a la empresa.The spillage of oil in the bay cost the company billions.
b. spilling
El gobierno local intervino para parar el derrame de productos químicos en el río.The local government intervened to stop the spilling of chemicals into the river.
c. spill
El derrame de gasolina que se produjo tras el accidente ocasionó la explosión del vehículo.The gasoline spill after the accident caused the vehicle to explode.
2. (medicine)
a. burst blood vessel
El que tenga derrames en la nariz no significa que bebe demasiado.The fact that he has burst blood vessels in his nose doesn't mean he drinks too much.
b. hemorrhage
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El paciente murió de un derrame cerebral.The patient died from a cerebral hemorrhage.
c. haemorrhage (United Kingdom)
Saber cómo controlar un derrame puede salvar vidas.Knowing how to control a haemorrhage can save lives.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
vertido(
behr
-
tee
-
doh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (activity or action)
a. spillage (accidental)
Necesitamos nuevas normas para penalizar el vertido de combustible al medio ambiente.We need new regulations for punishing the spillage of fuel into the environment.
b. dumping (deliberate)
Nuestra playa se está deteriorando debido al vertido de residuos industriales en el río.Our beach is deteriorating due to the dumping of industrial waste into the river.
c. discharge (accidental or deliberate)
El aumento de medusas en la zona podría estar vinculado con el vertido excesivo de fertilizantes al mar.The increase in jellyfish in the area could be linked to the excessive discharge of fertilizers into the sea.
2. (material)
a. waste
Hay que reducir la contaminación originada por los vertidos industriales.We need to reduce pollution from industrial waste.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
SpanishDict is the world's most popular Spanish-English dictionary, translation, and learning website.
© Curiosity Media Inc.  |  Ver en español  |  Mobile site
SOCIAL NETWORKS
APPS