Listen to an audio pronunciation
vs
Listen to an audio pronunciation
Quick answer
"Espina dorsal" is a phrase which is often translated as "spine", and "columna vertebral" is a noun which is also often translated as "spine". Learn more about the difference between "espina dorsal" and "columna vertebral" below.
espina dorsal(
ehs
-
pee
-
nah
 
dohr
-
sahl
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (anatomy)
a. spine
Tuve que someterme a una cirugía en la espina debido a una herida reciente.I had to undergo surgery on my spine because of a recent injury.
b. spinal column
El actor se quedó paralítico tras romperse la espina dorsal al caer del caballo.The actor became paralyzed after breaking his spinal column when he fell down from the horse.
c. backbone
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Una lesión en la espina dorsal dejó a Ana en silla de ruedas por el resto de su vida.An injury in her backbone left Ana in a wheelchair for the rest of her life.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
columna vertebral(
koh
-
loom
-
nah
 
behr
-
teh
-
brahl
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (anatomy)
a. spine
El dolor me baja desde el cuello por toda la columna vertebral.The pain runs down from my neck all along my spine.
b. backbone
Para evitar lesiones, es necesario poner la columna vertebral en la postura adecuada al sentarse.To avoid injuries, it's necessary to get the backbone in the appropriate position when sitting.
c. column
Mónica no puede conducir por una lesión en la columna vertebral.Monica can't drive because of a column injury.
d. spinal column
A word or phrase that is only used by experts, professionals, or academics in a particular field (e.g. exposition).
(technical)
La columna vertebral humana se compone de 33 vértebras.The human spinal column is composed of 33 vertebrae.
e. vertebral column
A word or phrase that is only used by experts, professionals, or academics in a particular field (e.g. exposition).
(technical)
Una de las funciones de la columna vertebral es proteger la médula espinal.One of the functions of the vertebral column is to protect the spinal chord.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
SpanishDict is the world's most popular Spanish-English dictionary, translation, and learning website.
© Curiosity Media Inc.  |  Ver en español
SOCIAL NETWORKS
APPS