Quick answer
"File" is a noun which is often translated as "el archivo", and "queue" is a noun which is often translated as "la cola". Learn more about the difference between "file" and "queue" below.
file(
fayl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (organizing object)
a. el archivo
(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).
He put all the documentation in the file.Puso toda la documentación en el archivo.
b. la carpeta
(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 forgot the file with the tickets at home.Se me olvidó la carpeta con los billetes en casa.
c. el clasificador
(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).
Look for the form in the file.Busca el formulario en el clasificador.
2. (information)
a. el expediente
(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 police kept a file on each of us.La policía tenía un expediente para cada uno de nosotros.
3. (computing)
a. el archivo
(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).
Copy the file into the desired folder.Copia el archivo en la carpeta deseada.
b. el fichero
(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 file is not readable.El fichero no se puede leer.
4. (tool)
a. la lima
(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).
You can break out of jail using a file.Puedes escaparte de la cárcel con una lima.
5. (line)
a. la fila
(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).
Please form a single file.Por favor, pónganse en fila india.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (law)
a. presentar
He filed a discrimination complaint.Presentó una queja por discriminación.
7. (to classify)
a. archivar
The judge filed the case.El juez archivó el caso.
8. (to smooth)
a. limar
It's important to know how to file your nails properly.Es importante saber cómo limarse las uñas correctamente.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
9. (to march)
a. desfilar
The soldiers filed past the authorities' podium.Los soldados desfilaron por delante del podio de las autoridades.
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queue(
kyu
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (line) (United Kingdom)
a. la cola
(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 queues are always so long at Christmas time.Las colas siempre son muy largas durante las navidades.
b. la fila
(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 woman did not realize she had skipped the queue.La mujer no se dio cuenta de que se había saltado la fila.
2. (computing)
a. la cola
(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).
There are a couple of documents in the print queue.Hay un par de documentos en la cola de impresión.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to wait in line) (United Kingdom)
a. hacer cola
We've been queueing for nearly an hour to get into the theatre.Llevamos casi una hora haciendo cola para entrar al teatro.
b. hacer fila
The refugees queued for bread at the refugee camp.Los refugiados hacían fila para conseguir pan en el campo de refugiados.
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