Quick answer
"Fill" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "llenar", and "full" is an adjective which is often translated as "lleno". Learn more about the difference between "fill" and "full" below.
fill(
fihl
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to fill up)
a. llenar (container)
Fill my glass with more of that delicious wine.Llena mi vaso con más de ese vino delicioso.
b. rellenar (hole)
We need to fill the holes in the wall before listing the house.Necesitamos rellenar los hoyos en la pared antes de poner la casa a la venta.
c. tapar (hole)
The workers will fill the pothole with concrete tomorrow.Los obreros taparán el bache con concreto mañana.
d. empastar (tooth)
I had to have a tooth filled when I went to the dentist yesterday.Me tuvieron que empastar un diente cuando fui al dentista ayer.
e. emplomar (tooth)
If we don't fill this cavity, the whole tooth could rot.Si no emplomamos esta caries, el diente entero podría deteriorarse.
2. (to supply)
a. surtir
We're going to fill the prescription at the nearest pharmacy.Vamos a surtir la receta en la farmacia más cercana.
b. despachar (an order)
That company fills at least 50 orders per day.Esa empresa despacha por lo menos 50 órdenes al día.
3. (to take up)
a. llenar (space)
The boxes completely filled the car.Las cajas llenaron el coche completamente.
b. ocupar (time)
I fill what little free time I have with exercise.Ocupo el poco tiempo libre que tengo con ejercicio.
4. (to staff)
a. cubrir
I'm sorry, we already filled that position in the company.Lo siento, ya cubrimos ese puesto en la empresa.
5. (to fulfill)
a. satisfacer
This player really fills a need they had in their defense.Este jugador verdaderamente satisface una necesidad en su defensa.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
6. (to become full)
a. llenarse
Our eyes filled with tears when we heard the news.Nuestros ojos se llenaron de lágrimas cuando oímos las noticias.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
7. (filling)
a. el relleno
(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 coat's fill is 100% goose down.El relleno de este abrigo es 100% plumón de ganso.
8. (allotted portion)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The kids had their fill of cake at the party.Los niños se hartaron de pastel en la fiesta.
You've had your fill of wine; maybe you should stop drinking.Has tenido suficiente vino; quizá deberías dejar de beber.
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full(
fool
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (filled with something)
a. lleno
The tank was full when we started our trip.El depósito estaba lleno cuando empezamos el viaje.
2. (filled with people)
a. lleno
The theater was far from full.El cine no estaba ni mucho menos lleno.
b. completo (hotel)
I'm afraid the hotel is full and we won't have any free rooms until tomorrow.Me temo que el hotel está completo y no tendremos habitaciones libres hasta mañana.
3. (full of activity)
a. ocupado
I have a full day today. What about tomorrow?Hoy tengo un día muy ocupado. ¿Qué le parece mañana?
b. activo
The new treatment will allow patients to lead a full life.El nuevo tratamiento permitirá a los pacientes llevar una vida activa.
4. (comprehensive)
a. completo (explanation)
We need a full report of the company's activities overseas.Necesitamos un informe completo de las actividades de la empresa en el extranjero.
b. detallado
She gave the police a full description of her attacker.Le dio una descripción detallada de su asaltante a la policía.
5. (maximum)
a. todo
She approached the bend at full speed.Tomó la curva a toda velocidad.
b. pleno
She signed the document in full possession of her faculties.Firmó el documento en plena posesión de sus facultades.
6. (rounded)
a. llenito
The model has a rather full figure.La modelo es más bien llenita.
7. (satisfied)
a. lleno
I’m completely full and have no room for dessert.Estoy lleno a tope y no puedo comer postre.
8. (whole)
a. entero
She had to wait a full week for the results of her test.Tuvo que esperar una semana entera para tener los resultados de su análisis.
b. íntegro
We were late for the discount and had to pay full price.Llegamos tarde para el descuento y tuvimos que pagar el precio íntegro.
9. (loose)
a. amplio
She prefers wearing full skirts.Prefiere llevar faldas amplias.
10. (conceited; used with "of oneself")
a. creído
Sofia is so full of herself that it's unbearable to be around her.Sofía es tan creída que es insoportable estar con ella.
b. engreído
Do you like Cristian? - Well, he is very attractive, but is also full of himself.¿Te gusta Cristian? - Pues, sí es muy atractivo pero también es muy engreído.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
11. (as an intensifier)
a. perfectamente
Why do you eat things that you know full well you're allergic to?¿Por qué comes cosas que sabes perfectamente que te dan alergia?
b. muy bien
You know full well what really happened.Tú sabes muy bien lo que realmente sucedió.
12. (directly)
a. directamente
She looked me full in the face and didn't recognize me.Me miró directamente a la cara y no me reconoció.
b. pleno
The ball hit her full in the face knocking her to the ground.El balón la golpeó en plena cara haciéndola caer al suelo.
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