Quick answer
"Fixtures" is a form of "fixture", a noun which is often translated as "el elemento fijo". "Hardware" is a noun which is often translated as "la ferretería". Learn more about the difference between "fixtures" and "hardware" below.
fixture(
fihks
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chuhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (accessory)
a. el elemento fijo
(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 fan is attached to the fixture on the ceiling.El ventilador está sujeto al elemento fijo en el techo.
b. la instalación
(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).
Some of the apartment fixtures need to be repaired before moving in.Necesitamos arreglar algunas instalaciones del departamento antes de cambiarnos.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(consistent presence)
a. el habitual
(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).
, la habitual
(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).
Flash Allen is a great pianist; he's a fixture at our parties.Flash Allen es un pianista buenísimo; es un habitual en nuestras fiestas.
b. la parte integrante
(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).
Since we met Yolanda, she has become something of a fixture of our family.Desde que conocimos a Yolanda, se ha convertido en una parte integrante de nuestra familia.
3. (sports) (United Kingdom)
a. el encuentro
(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).
Today's fixture between Real Madrid and Manchester United should be an exciting one.El encuentro de hoy entre el Real Madrid y el Manchester United debe ser emocionante.
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hardware(
hard
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wehr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (equipment)
a. la ferretería
(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 supervisor reported that hardware had been stolen from the construction site.El supervisor informó que habían robado ferretería de la obra.
2. (computing)
a. el hardware
(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).
You need to upgrade your hardware before you can upgrade your operating system.Necesitas actualizar el hardware antes de poder actualizar el sistema operativo.
b. el soporte físico
(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 memory loss turned out to be caused by a hardware failure.La pérdida de memoria resultó ser causada por un fallo del soporte físico.
3. (military)
a. el armamento
(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 platoon packed enough hardware to take out a large city.El pelotón se llevó suficientes armamentos para acabar con una ciudad grande.
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