Quick answer
"Flock" is a noun which is often translated as "el rebaño", and "herd" is a noun which is often translated as "la manada". Learn more about the difference between "flock" and "herd" below.
flock(
flak
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (group)
a. el rebaño
(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 sheep)
The shepherd led his flock over the hill.El pastor guió su rebaño sobre la colina.
b. la bandada
(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).
(of birds)
A flock of screaming gulls surrounded the fishing boat.Una bandada de gaviotas que chillaban rodeaba la barca pesquera.
c. el tropel
(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 people)
Flocks of children poured out of the school gates.Los niños salieron de la escuela en tropel.
d. la multitud
(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).
(of people)
A flock of bargain hunters fell on the merchandise like vultures.Una multitud de cazadores de gangas cayó sobre las mercancías como buitres.
2. (religious)
a. el rebaño
(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 priest surveyed his flock from the pulpit.Desde el púlpito el parroco contempló a su rebaño.
b. la grey
(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).
He is asking his flock to contribute all they can to the appeal.Le pide a su grey que contribuya todo lo que puedan con la recaudación de fondos.
c. los feligreses
(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 was aware that some of his flock had strayed from the straight and narrow.Era consciente de que algunos de sus feligreses se habían apartado del buen camino.
3. (material)
a. el flocado
(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).
(on wallpaper)
Flock gives a sense of warmth and texture to a wallpaper.El flocado da una sensación de calor y textura a los papeles pintados.
b. la borra
(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).
(for stuffing)
There was an old-fashioned red-striped flock mattress on the bedstead.Había un colchón de borra a rayas rojas estilo tradicional sobre el catre.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to move in large numbers)
a. acudir en tropel
People are flocking to the malls to take advantage of the January sales.La gente acude en tropel a los centros comerciales para aprovechar as liquidaciones de enero.
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herd(
huhrd
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (group of animals)
a. la manada
(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 herd of deer came out of the forest and walked across the field.Una manada de ciervos salió del bosque y cruzó el campo.
b. el rebaño
(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 herd of goats ran for the hills when they saw the wolf.El rebaño de cabras corrió al monte al ver el lobo.
c. la piara
(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 herd of pigs escaped the pen.Una piara de cerdos se escapó del corral.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(group of people)
a. la multitud
(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 almost got run over by a herd of people at the mall.Casi me aplastó una multitud en el centro comercial.
b. el tropel
(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 escorted a herd of children around the neighborhood for Halloween.Acompañé a un tropel de niños por el barrio en Halloween.
c. el rebaño
(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).
How was the meeting? - It was dreadfully bad with that herd of hypocrites.¿Cómo te fue en la junta? - Estuvo pésimamente mal con ese rebaño de hipócritas.
d. la masa
(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 has no originality. She's always following the herd.No tiene nada de originalidad. Siempre sigue a la masa.
e. la manada
(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 tried to take a picture of Saint Peter's Basilica, but what I got instead was a herd of nuns.Intenté tomar una foto de la Basílica de San Pedro, pero lo que salió fue una manada de monjas.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to group)
a. arrear
The tour guide herded us through Venice like we were cattle.El guía turístico nos arreó por Venecia como si fuéramos ganado.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to move as a group)
a. ir en manada
The boys herded together as they walked down the street, blocking off the road as they went.Los chicos iban en manada por la calle, bloqueando la vía a su paso.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (of the crowd)
a. gregario
Herd behavior in the markets creates opportunities for savvy investors.El comportamiento gregario en los mercados crea oportunidades para los inversionistas sagaces.
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