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"Esfera" is a noun which is often translated as "sphere", and "globo" is a noun which is often translated as "balloon". Learn more about the difference between "esfera" and "globo" below.
esfera(
ehs
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feh
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rah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (shape)
a. sphere
Ya que tienen deformaciones, ni la tierra ni la luna son esferas perfectas.As they have some irregularities, neither the earth nor the moon are perfect spheres.
2. (part of a clock)
a. face
Creo que los relojes de pulsera con esfera redonda son muy elegantes.I think wristwatches with round faces are very elegant.
3. (area)
a. sphere
Al doctor Gómez le gusta leer sobre temas ajenos a su esfera de actividad normal.Doctor Gómez likes to read about things outside his usual sphere of activity.
b. field
Daniel se entusiasma mucho al hablar de los avances en la esfera de telecomunicaciones.Daniel gets very excited when talking about advances in the field of telecommunications.
4. (social group)
a. circle
Los piercings no se aceptan en muchas esferas de la sociedad.Piercings are unacceptable in many social circles.
5. (spherical ornament)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. ball
Compramos unas esferas de vidrio para el árbol de Navidad.We bought some glass balls for the Christmas tree.
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globo(
gloh
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boh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (toy)
a. balloon
Teresa se compró un globo en el parque.Teresa bought a balloon in the park.
2. (Earth)
a. globe
La pareja viajó alrededor del globo en su luna de miel.The couple traveled around the globe on their honeymoon.
b. world
Los conferencistas han venido de diversas partes del globo.The conference attendees have come from all around the world.
3. (gum)
a. bubble
Masticó un poco de chicle e hizo un globo.He chewed some gum and blew a bubble.
4. (shape)
a. sphere
Una pelota tiene forma de globo.A ball is shaped like a sphere.
5. (comic)
a. balloon
El globo sobre la cabeza de Robin decía: "Ay, Batman. Es Acertijo".The balloon over Robin's head said, "Yikes Batman. It's the Riddler."
6. (aviation)
a. balloon
Nos subimos en un globo por la costa y dejamos que el viento nos llevara a la falda de la montaña.We went up in a balloon near the coast and let the wind take us to the foothills.
7. (sports)
a. lob
Rogelio tiró un globo que pasó por encima de su oponente.Rogelio threw a lob over his opponent.
8. (lamp)
a. spherical glass lampshade
Las lámparas del jardín tienen los focos dentro de globos.The garden lamps have the bulbs inside of spherical glass lampshades.
9.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(male contraceptive)
a. rubber
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Yo no tengo sexo sin globo.I don't have sex without a rubber.
b. condom
Quedó encinta después de que el globo se rompiera.She got pregnant after the condom broke.
10.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(drug or alcohol high)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Ese tío iba con un globo en la fiesta anoche.That guy was stoned at the party last night.
Te va a matar tu papá si te ve con ese globo.Your dad's going to kill you if he sees how high you are.
globos
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
11.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(breasts)
a. boobs
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Se subieron las camisas y enseñaron sus globos en público para llamar atención sobre el cáncer de mama.They lifted their tops and showed their boobs in public to draw attention to breast cancer.
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