Quick answer
"Fight" is a noun which is often translated as "la pelea", and "dispute" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "debatir". Learn more about the difference between "fight" and "dispute" below.
fight(
fayt
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (quarrel)
a. la pelea
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My brothers got into a fight over a girl.Mis hermanos se enzarzaron en una pelea por una chica.
b. la riña
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The fight between the kids was over a toy.La riña entre los niños fue por un juguete.
2. (military)
a. la lucha
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The main fight was at the hill.La lucha principal fue en la colina.
3. (struggle)
a. la lucha
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It's a tough fight, but you'll beat cancer.Es una lucha dura pero vencerás el cáncer.
4. (fighting spirit)
a. el espíritu de lucha
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
In spite of the defeat, I was still full of fight.A pesar de la derrota, me quedaba espíritu de lucha.
5. (sports)
a. el combate
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The boxers were training for the fight.Los boxeadores se estaban entrenando para el combate.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to combat)
a. pelear
My dad fought in the battle that won the war.Mi papá peleó en la batalla que ganó la guerra.
b. luchar
American soldiers fought in the Second World War.Soldados americanos lucharon en la Segunda Guerra Mundial.
c. combatir
All our troops fought in the war.Todas nuestras tropas combatieron en la guerra.
7. (to quarrel)
a. pelearse
They are always fighting over everything.Siempre se están peleando por todo.
b. discutir
It's decided, so let's not fight anymore.Está decidido, así que no discutamos más.
8. (to struggle for or against something)
a. luchar
My heroes are all those people who fought for their rights to the end.Mis héroes son todas esas personas que lucharon por sus derechos hasta el final.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
9. (to combat)
a. luchar contra
The knight fought a dragon to save the princess.El caballero luchó contra un dragón para salvar a la princesa.
b. combatir contra
Our army will fight anything that threatens our freedom.Nuestro ejército combatirá contra todo lo que amenace nuestra libertad.
10. (to oppose)
a. oponerse
It's decided, so don't fight me on this.Está decidido, así que no te me opongas.
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dispute(
dihs
-
pyut
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to debate)
a. debatir
The citizens complain that politicians endlessly dispute but don't accomplish anything.Los ciudadanos se quejan de que los políticos debaten sin parar pero no logran nada.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to argue about)
a. debatir
The senators disputed the bill for weeks.Los senadores debatieron el proyecto de ley durante semanas.
b. discutir
The kids are disputing who will be the leader.Los niños están discutiendo quién será el líder.
3. (to contest)
a. discutir
I'd like to dispute your argument because I think it's inconsistent.Me gustaría discutir tu argumento porque creo que es contradictorio.
4. (to fight for)
a. disputarse
The two teams will dispute first place in their division this Saturday.Este sábado los dos equipos se disputarán el primer lugar de su división.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (controversy)
a. la discusión
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Disputes about money are common in marriage.Las discusiones por el dinero son comunes en el matrimonio.
b. el debate
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The dispute lasted an hour and I still don't know who's right.El debate duró una hora y todavía no sé quién tiene razón.
c. la controversia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It is unlikely that the dispute about abortion will be resolved soon.Es improbable que la controversia sobre el aborto se resuelva pronto.
d. el conflicto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The labor dispute began with demands for higher salaries.El conflicto laboral empezó con reivindicaciones de salarios más altos.
6. (quarrel)
a. la disputa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The neighbors called the police when they heard the domestic dispute.Los vecinos llamaron a la policía cuando oyeron la disputa doméstica.
7. (legal)
a. el litigio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This part of the property is under dispute.Esta parte de la propiedad está en litigio.
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