Quick answer
"Fight" is a noun which is often translated as "la pelea", and "struggle" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "luchar". Learn more about the difference between "fight" and "struggle" 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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struggle(
struh
-
guhl
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to fight)
a. luchar
She desperately struggled to break free but to no avail.Luchó desesperadamente por soltarse sin conseguirlo.
2. (to strive)
a. luchar
They struggled for many years to get to where they are today.Lucharon muchos años para llegar hasta donde están hoy.
b. esforzarse
He struggled to appear calm.Se esforzó a aparentar tranquilo.
3. (to have difficulty)
a. costar
I am struggling to understand the reasoning behind all of this.Me cuesta entender el razonamiento que hay detrás de todo esto.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (confrontation)
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).
After a long struggle, the army made its way through the city gates.Tras una larga lucha, el ejército atravesó las puertas de la ciudad.
b. 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).
Everything is a struggle with my son.Todo es una pelea con mi hijo.
5. (strained effort)
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).
I read a book about Susan B. Anthony's struggle for women's suffrage.Leí un libro sobre la lucha de Susan B. Anthony para el sufragio femenino.
6. (difficult task)
a. el esfuerzo
(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).
Sitting through the four-hour test was a real struggle.Tomar un examen por cuatro horas fue un verdadero esfuerzo.
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