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"Tren" is a noun which is often translated as "train", and "entrenar" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to train". Learn more about the difference between "tren" and "entrenar" below.
tren(
trehn
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (transport)
a. train
El tren está a punto de salir de la estación.The train is about to leave the station.
2. (transport)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. streetcar
En los trenes de San Francisco caben 60 personas.Streetcars in San Francisco fit 60 people.
b. tram
Haz un saludo al conductor para que sepa que quieres montarte en el tren.Wave at the conductor to let him know you want to get on the tram.
3. (mechanics)
a. train
El tren de transmisión de tu coche está roto.The drive train of your car is broken.
b. gear
Demoraron el vuelo debido a un problema mecánico del tren de equipaje.The flight was delayed due to a mechanical problem with the landing gear.
4. (rhythm)
a. rate
Si sigues comiendo a ese tren, te vas a poner muy gordo.If you keep eating at that rate, you'll get really fat.
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entrenar(
ehn
-
treh
-
nahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to teach through practice)
a. to train
Hace cinco años que entreno perros.I've been training dogs for the past five years.
b. to coach
Los dueños contrataron a Severino para entrenar al equipo.The owners hired Severino to coach the team.
2. (to learn by repetition)
a. to practice
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Para entrenar un golpe, hay que empezar a una velocidad baja.To practice a shot, you need to start at a low speed.
b. to practise (United Kingdom)
Dedicamos la mitad de la clase a entrenar movimientos específicos de piernas.We devoted half of the class to practising specific leg moves.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to practice)
a. to train
Los soldados tienen que entrenar todas las mañanas.Soldiers have to train every morning.
entrenarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (to practice)
a. to train
Me entreno duro para ser el mejor corredor.I train hard to be the best runner.
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