Quick answer
"Fill" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "llenar", and "stuff" is a noun which is often translated as "las cosas". Learn more about the difference between "fill" and "stuff" 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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stuff(
stuhf
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(matters)
a. las cosas
(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 have so much stuff to do at work today.Tengo un montón de cosas que hacer hoy en el trabajo.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(substance)
a. la cosa
(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).
What's that sticky stuff?¿Qué es esa cosa pegajosa?
b. las cosas
(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).
Shall I put chocolate sprinkles on your ice cream? - No, thank you. I don't really like the stuff.¿Te pongo chispas de chocolate en el helado? - No, gracias, no me gustan mucho esas cosas.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Shall I get you some tomato ketchup? - No thanks. I never eat the stuff.¿Te traigo ketchup? - No, gracias, nunca tomo.
This stuff tastes horrible!¡Esto tiene un sabor horrible!
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(belongings)
a. las cosas
(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 don't touch my stuff without asking me first.Por favor no toques mis cosas sin pedirme primero.
b. los chismes
(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).
When she asked to borrow my stuff, I didn't mean she could sell it.Cuando me pidió que le dejara mis chismes, no le di permiso para que pudiera venderlos.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(ideas)
a. el cuento
(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).
If you really believe that stuff then you are just too gullible.Si realmente te crees ese cuento, eres una persona muy ingenua.
5.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(drugs)
a. la mercancía
(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).
Do you have some of that good stuff you sold me last week?¿Tienes de la mercancía buena que me vendiste la semana pasada?
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to fill)
a. rellenar
I stuffed the turkey with bread, onion, and some herbs.Rellené el pavo con pan, cebolla y algunas hierbas aromáticas.
b. tapar
You can stuff the holes in the wall with putty.Puedes tapar los agujeros de la pared con masilla.
c. disecar
The old lady who lives in my neighborhood stuffs all her dogs after they die.La viejita que vive en mi vecindario diseca todos sus perros después de morir.
7. (to put)
a. meter
Can you stuff the sleeping bag into that backpack?¿Puedes meter el saco de dormir dentro de esa mochila?
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