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"Baño" is a noun which is often translated as "bathroom", and "bomba" is a noun which is often translated as "bomb". Learn more about the difference between "baño" and "bomba" below.
baño(
bah
-
nyoh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (room)
a. bathroom
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
¿Puedes decirme dónde está el baño?Could you tell me where the bathroom is?
b. toilet (United Kingdom)
Disculpa un momento, he de ir al baño.Excuse me for a moment, I have to go to the toilet.
2. (action)
a. bath (in the bathtub)
Esta noche voy a darme un baño de espuma maravilloso.I'm going to take a wonderful bubble bath tonight.
b. swim (outdoors)
¿Quieres darte un baño en el lago?Would you like to go for a swim in the lake?
3. (tub for bathing)
a. bath
A mi hijo le encanta jugar con su patito de goma en el baño.My son loves playing with his rubber duck in the bath.
b. bathtub
El agua del baño estaba ardiendo y tuve que esperar casi media hora para meterme.The water in the bathtub was scalding hot, and I had to wait nearly half an hour to get in.
4. (coating)
a. coat (paint)
Hay que darle otro baño de pintura al carro.We have to give the car another coat of paint.
b. plating (gold or silver)
Mi dedo está verde porque el baño de mi anillo se está desgastando.My finger is green because the plating on my ring is wearing off.
5. (culinary)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Le di un baño de chocolate a las galletas.I covered the cookies with a chocolate coating.
Se le da un baño de almíbar al bizcocho antes de rellenarlo.The sponge cake is soaked in syrup before filling it.
baños
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
6. (spa)
a. baths
Una visita a los baños turcos seguramente será una experiencia reconstituyente.A visit to the Turkish baths is sure to be a restorative experience.
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bomba(
bohm
-
bah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (explosive)
a. bomb
La policía encontró una bomba en el sótano del edificio y logró desactivarla.The police found a bomb in the basement of the building and they managed to defuse it.
2. (mechanics)
a. pump
Señor, vamos a tener que reemplazar la bomba de gasolina de su carro.Sir, we're going to have to replace your car's fuel pump.
3. (big news)
a. bombshell
La noticia de la muerte de su padre fue una bomba.The news of her father's death was a bombshell.
4. (service station)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. gas station
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Deberíamos parar aquí en esta bomba porque más hacia al sur, la gasolina será mucho más cara.We should stop at this gas station, because further south, gas will be more expensive.
b. petrol station (United Kingdom)
¡Se nos acabó la gasolina! ¡Y estamos a diez kilómetros de una bomba!We've run out of petrol! And we're ten kilometres from a petrol station!
5. (sphere)
a. bubble
Me encanta mascar chicle y hacer bombas.I love chewing gum and blowing bubbles.
6. (inebriation)
Regionalism used in Peru
(Peru)
a. drunkenness
Como resultado de la bomba de anoche, pasé toda la mañana vomitando.As a result of last night's drunkenness, I spent the whole morning throwing up.
b. drunk (adjective)
A veces me hago el tonto cuando estoy en bomba.Sometimes I make an idiot of myself when I'm drunk.
c. plastered (adjective)
Ni siquiera sé dónde fuimos anoche. Me pegué una bomba.I don't even know where we went last night. I got plastered.
7. (fire service)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
a. fire station
Los bomberos estaban jugando a naipes en la bomba cuando recibieron la llamada.The firemen were playing cards at the fire station when they received the call.
b. fire department
¡Socorro! ¡Hay un incendio! ¡Llamen a la bomba!Help! There's a fire! Call the fire department!
8. (vehicle)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
a. fire truck
Los bomberos llegaron al incendio en la bomba y empezaron a subir la escalera hacia mi ventana.The firemen arrived at the fire in their fire truck, and they started to climb the ladder toward my window.
9.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(great success)
a. the bomb
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
La boda a la que asistimos este fin de semana fue la bomba.The wedding we went to this weekend was the bomb.
b. a hit
Esperaba que mi obra tuviera éxito, pero no sabía que iba a ser la bomba.I hoped my play would be a success, but I didn't know it would be a hit.
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