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"Taller" is a noun which is often translated as "workshop", and "buzo" is a noun which is often translated as "diver". Learn more about the difference between "taller" and "buzo" below.
taller(
tah
-
yehr
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (work space)
a. workshop
El carpintero regresó a su taller para completar el proyecto.The carpenter returned to his workshop to complete the project.
b. studio
El taller de la artista estaba lleno de sus propias pinturas.The artist's studio was full of her own paintings.
2. (repair shop for cars)
a. garage
Mañana, tengo que dejar el auto en el taller en camino al trabajo.Tomorrow, I have to drop the car off at the garage on my way to work.
b. repair shop
Es mejor llevar el auto al taller que el concesionario para las reparaciones.It's better to take the car to the repair shop than the dealership for repairs.
3. (school)
a. workshop
Este verano, ella se va a matricular en un taller de ballet.This summer, she is going to register for a ballet workshop.
4. (symposium)
a. seminar
Este semestre, estoy tomando cuatro clases y un taller.This semester, I'm taking four classes and a seminar.
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buzo(
boo
-
soh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (scuba diver)
a. diver
Los buzos se sumergieron en el lago equipados con su equipo de buceo.The divers dove into the lake equipped with scuba gear.
2. (protective clothing)
a. coverall
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El mecánico se manchó el buzo con grasa.The mechanic got grease stains all over his coverall.
b. boiler suit (United Kingdom)
Los obreros vestían buzo azul y casco amarillo.The workers wore blue boiler suits and yellow helmets.
c. overalls (plural)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Me quité el buzo y las botas de trabajo y me metí en la ducha.I took off my overalls and working boots and hopped in the shower.
d. overall (United Kingdom)
Los empleados tienen casilleros donde guardan su buzo, guantes y gafas.Employees have lockers where they keep their overall, gloves, and goggles.
3. (sports pants and top)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. tracksuit
Cuando salgo a correr en invierno, siempre me pongo un buzo.When I go running in winter, I always wear a tracksuit.
4. (sports cotton top)
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
Regionalism used in Paraguay
(Paraguay)
a. sweatshirt
Si quieres lucir más elegante, no uses ese buzo.For a smarter look, don't wear that sweatshirt.
5. (warm clothing)
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
a. turtleneck sweater
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
No me gusta llevar buzos porque siempre me siento como si me estuvieran estrangulando.I don't like wearing turtleneck sweaters because I always feel like they're choking me.
b. roll neck jumper (United Kingdom)
Los beatniks en la lectura de poesía llevaban buzos negros y estaban fumando cigarrillos.The beatniks at the poetry reading were all wearing black roll neck jumpers and smoking cigarettes.
6. (warm clothing)
Regionalism used in Uruguay
(Uruguay)
a. sweater
Le estoy tejiendo un buzo a mi novio.I'm knitting a sweater for my boyfriend.
b. jersey (United Kingdom)
El buzo azul es parte del uniforme.The blue jersey is part of the uniform.
c. jumper (United Kingdom)
Hace frío. Voy a llevarme un buzo.It's cold. I'll take a jumper with me.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
7.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(on one's toes)
Regionalism used in El Salvador
(El Salvador)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. alert
Escuché un ruido afuera. Manténte buzo.I heard a noise outside. Stay alert.
b. sharp
Ponte buzo y reporta cualquier movimiento.Stay sharp and report anything you see.
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