Quick answer
"Fire" is a noun which is often translated as "el fuego", and "sack" is a noun which is often translated as "el saco". Learn more about the difference between "fire" and "sack" below.
fire(
fay
-
uhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (burning)
a. el fuego
(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 fire from the fireplace created an eerie atmosphere.El fuego de la chimenea creó una atmósfera misteriosa.
2. (in the open)
a. la hoguera
(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).
We made a fire and sat around telling stories all night.Hicimos una hoguera y nos sentamos alrededor contando historias toda la noche.
b. la fogata
(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).
We made a fire on the beach and roasted marshmallows.Hicimos una fogata en la playa y asamos malvaviscos.
3. (in an enclosed area)
a. la lumbre
(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).
Everybody wanted a place near the fire at the lodge.Todos querían un sitio junto a la lumbre en la cabaña.
4. (destructive burning)
a. el incendio
(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 fire got out of control and burned two nearby factories.El incendio se descontroló y se quemaron dos fábricas cercanas.
b. el fuego
(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 hotel fire was the result of faulty wiring.El fuego del hotel se debió al cableado defectuoso.
5. (space heater) (United Kingdom)
a. la estufa
(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 been quite cold, so I bought myself an electric fire.Ha estado haciendo bastante frío, así que me compré una estufa eléctrica.
6. (firing of weapons)
a. el fuego
(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 soldiers opened fire on the enemy.Los soldados abrieron fuego contra el enemigo.
b. los disparos
(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).
I ducked as soon as I heard the fire from their guns.Me agaché en cuanto oí los disparos de sus pistolas.
7. (burning passion)
a. el ardor
(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 fire in his soul compelled him to greatness.El ardor de su alma lo impulsó a la grandeza.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
8. (to discharge a weapon)
a. disparar
He fired the gun without saying a word.Disparó el arma sin decir una palabra.
b. lanzar
Prepare to fire the missiles.Prepárense para lanzar los misiles.
9.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to dismiss)
a. despedir
She was fired on Monday, and by Friday she already had a new job.La despidieron el lunes, y para el viernes ya tenía otro empleo.
b. echar
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
The boss is going to fire you if you keep coming in late.El jefe te va a echar si sigues llegando tarde.
10. (to stimulate)
a. avivar
The stories he read by Jules Verne fired his young imagination.Las historias que leyó de Julio Verne avivaron su joven imaginación.
b. enardecer
The president's comments fired up his critics.Los comentarios del presidente enardecieron a sus críticos.
11. (to cause to start)
a. encender
It's getting cold. I think it's time to fire the furnace.Está haciendo frío. Creo que ya es hora de encender la caldera.
12. (to throw forcefully)
a. tirar
He fired the baseball close to 100 miles per hour.Tiró el beisbol cerca de 100 millas por hora.
13. (to cook pottery)
a. cocer
You have to fire the pieces for 36 hours at 1000 degrees.Debes cocer las piezas por 36 horas a 1000 grados.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
14. (to start from a spark)
a. encenderse
The motor fired as soon as he turned the key.El motor se encendió en cuanto le dio vuelta a la llave.
15. (to discharge a weapon)
a. disparar
I surrender. Don’t fire.Me rindo. No disparen.
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sack(
sahk
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (big bag)
a. el saco
(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 cellar was full of sacks of coal.El sótano estaba lleno de sacos de carbón.
b. el costal
(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).
(of wheat or flour)
They loaded the sacks of flour into the pickup.Cargaron los costales de harina en la camioneta.
2. (pillage)
a. el saqueo
(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 sack of the city was swift and brutal.El saqueo de la ciudad fue rápido y brutal.
3. (shopping bag)
a. la bolsa de papel
(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).
She came out of the store carrying two sacks with groceries for the weekend.Salió de la tienda cargada con dos bolsas de papel con provisiones para el fin de semana.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(bed)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la cama
(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 can't wait to hit the sack.No veo el momento de meterme en la cama.
b. el sobre
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Where is your brother? - He went to hit the sack. He was exhausted.¿Dónde está tu hermano? - Se metió en el sobre. Estaba reventado.
c. la piltra
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
I'm going to hit the sack; I haven't gotten a wink of sleep in 24 hours.Me voy a la piltra; hace 24 horas que no duermo.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(dismissal)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
After 20 years of loyal service, he got the sack for missing one day of work.Después de 20 años de leal servicio, lo despidieron por faltar un solo día al trabajo.
His boss caught him drinking on the job, so he gave him the sack.Su jefe lo pilló bebiendo en el trabajo, así que lo echó.
6. (sports)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el sack
(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 is the ninth sack Kevin's had this season.Es el noveno sack que le hacen a Kevin este campeonato.
b. la captura
(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).
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
That quarterback sack earned us the game.Esa captura de mariscal de campo nos hizo ganar el partido.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (to plunder)
a. saquear
The Visigoths sacked the city of Rome in 410 AD.Los visigodos saquearon la ciudad de Roma en 410 dC.
8.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to dismiss)
a. despedir
He was sacked after he was caught stealing from the till.Lo despidieron cuando lo pillaron robando de la caja registradora.
9. (sports)
a. sackear
How many times has Garcia been sacked today?¿Cuántas veces saquearon a García hoy?
b. hacer una captura de
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Malucci sacked our quarterback in the first quarter.Malucci hizo una captura de nuestro mariscal de campo en el primer cuarto.
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