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"Tornillo" is a noun which is often translated as "screw", and "botón" is a noun which is often translated as "button". Learn more about the difference between "tornillo" and "botón" below.
tornillo(
tohr
-
nee
-
yoh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (hardware)
a. screw
Pásame esos tornillos para que pueda fijar la luz al techo.Pass me those screws so I can fix the light to the ceiling.
b. bolt
Debes usar la llave inglesa blanca para apretar el tornillo.You should use the white wrench to tighten the bolt.
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botón(
boh
-
tohn
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (clothing)
a. button
¡Tengo que coser un botón, pero no puedo enhebrar la aguja!I need to sew on a button, but I can't thread the needle!
2. (ensign)
a. badge
Los soldados tenían prohibido llevar botones con el símbolo de la paz.Soldiers were banned from wearing a peace sign badge.
3. (electronics)
a. button
Presiona el botón verde para encender la consola.Press the green button to turn on the console.
b. switch
El botón de apagado del control remoto está roto, por lo que tengo que apagar la maquina manualmente.The off switch on the remote is broken, so I have to turn off the machine manually.
4. (botany)
a. bud
El botón de la rosa florecerá pronto y se convertirá en una bella flor roja.The rose bud will blossom into a beautiful red flower soon.
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