Quick answer
"Flow" is a noun which is often translated as "el flujo", and "stream" is a noun which is often translated as "el arroyo". Learn more about the difference between "flow" and "stream" below.
flow(
flo
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (steady movement)
a. el flujo
(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 company's cash flow is reduced at the moment.El flujo de efectivo de la empresa se encuentra reducido en estos momentos.
b. la corriente
(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 need to reduce the air flow in this section.Hay que reducir la corriente de aire en esta sección.
c. el torrente
(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).
She's taking a medication to improve her blood flow.Está tomando un medicamento para mejorar su torrente sanguíneo.
d. la circulación
(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).
Traffic flow will be reduced due to road construction.Se reducirá la circulación por la construcción de la carretera.
e. el caudal
(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 device measures the flow of blood and transmits the data to your smartphone.Este aparato mide el caudal de sangre y transmite los datos a tu smartphone.
2. (tide)
a. la subida
(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).
Now that he's retired, he just sits on the porch and watches the ebb and flow of the tide.Ahora que está jubilado, se sienta en el porche a observar la bajada y la subida de la marea.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to move steadily)
a. fluir
Water flows through this valley after rain storms.El agua fluye por este valle después de los aguaceros.
b. correr
The valve broke and water flowed all night.Se rompió la válvula y el agua corrió toda la noche.
c. circular
The police moved the crash debris off to the side of the road and traffic is once again flowing.La policía apartó los restos del choque a un lado de la carretera y el tráfico vuelve a circular de nuevo.
4. (tide)
a. subir
The tide will flow in today at 2 pm.La marea subirá hoy a las 2 pm.
b. crecer
I'm afraid the sea will swallow the house on the shore when the tide flows.Me da miedo que el mar se trague la casa en la orilla del mar cuando crezca la marea.
5. (to spring forth)
a. manar
The stream flows from a spring in the mountains.El arroyo mana de un manantial en las montañas.
6. (to sound natural)
a. fluir
The first few phrases of the poem flow with vivid words.Las primeras frases del poema fluyen con palabras vívidas.
7. (to fall loosely)
a. caer
The skirt flows nicely when you walk.La falda cae de manera elegante cuando caminas.
8. (to stem from)
a. derivarse
The problems at the university flow from a lack of agreement regarding the purpose of an education.Los problemas en la universidad se derivan de la falta de acuerdo sobre el objetivo de la educación.
9. (to abound)
a. manar
Joy and wine were flowing at the Navarra wine harvest festival.Alegría y vino manaban en la vendimia de Navarra.
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stream(
strim
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (brook)
a. el arroyo
(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).
We always used to go down to swim in the stream in the summer.Siempre bajábamos a nadar en el arroyo en verano.
b. el riachuelo
(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).
There was fog over the stream in the morning.Había niebla sobre el riachuelo por la mañana.
2. (current)
a. la corriente
(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 will be more difficult to canoe north because we'll be rowing against the stream.Será más difícil ir en canoa al norte porque estaremos remando contra la corriente.
3. (flow)
a. el torrente
(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 crazed cab driver began shouting a stream of insults at him.El taxista enloquecido empezó a gritarle un torrente de insultos.
b. la oleada
(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 stream of people came running out of the stadium.Una oleada de gente salió corriendo del estadio.
c. la sarta
(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 stubbed his toe and let out a stream of obscenities.Se dio un golpe en el dedo del pie y soltó una sarta de obscenidades.
d. el chorro
(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 stream of gas was pouring out of the tank.Un chorro de petroleo salía del tanque.
e. el río
(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 car was devoured by a stream of lava.El coche fue devorado por un río de lava.
4. (computing)
a. el flujo
(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 data stream allows you to receive real-time information.Este flujo de datos te permite recibir información en tiempo real.
5. (education) (United Kingdom)
a. nivel
The students in that stream don't study calculus.El grupo de alumnos de ese nivel no estudia el cálculo.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to flow)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
People were streaming into the auditorium.La gente entraba a tropel al auditorio.
Tears streamed down the poor girl's face.A la pobre niña le caían las lágrimas.
7. (to move in waves)
a. ondear
She stood at the top of the lighthouse, her hair streaming in the breeze.Estaba parada en la cima del faro, con el cabello ondeando en la brisa.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
8. (to emit)
a. chorrear
The boxer's face was streaming blood and sweat.Al boxeador le chorreaba sangre y sudor por la cara.
9. (to broadcast online)
a. transmitir
Matthew's going to show me how to stream events in real time over the Internet.Matthew va a enseñarme a transmitir eventos en tiempo real por Internet.
b. retransmitir
It's really easy to stream events from your smart phone.Es muy fácil retransmitir eventos desde tu telefóno inteligente.
10. (to watch or listen to online)
a. ver en streaming
It's an app that allows you to stream movies.Es una app que te permite ver películas en streaming.
b. escuchar en streaming
Now you can stream music on your smart phone.Ya puedes escuchar música en streaming en tu teléfono inteligente.
11. (education) (United Kingdom)
a. dividir en grupos según su capacidad
By streaming pupils, we determine their future from a very early age.Por dividir a los alumnos en grupos según su capacidad, determinamos su futuro desde una edad muy temprana.
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