Quick answer
"Foil" is a noun which is often translated as "el papel de aluminio", and "strip" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "quitar". Learn more about the difference between "foil" and "strip" below.
foil(
foyl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (culinary)
a. el papel de aluminio
(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).
Cover the chicken with foil and roast for one and a half hours.Tapa el pollo con papel de aluminio y ásalo durante una hora y media.
b. el papel de plata
(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 tore the foil wrapper from the chocolate bar.Rasgué el envoltorio de papel de plata de la barra de chocolate.
c. el papel Albal®
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
He wrapped the cheese in foil and stored it in the fridge.Envolvió el queso en papel Albal y lo guardó en la nevera.
2. (metal sheet)
a. la lámina
(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 design is printed on the book cover by applying a heated die to a colored foil.El diseño se estampa en la tapa del libro mediante la aplicación de un troquel calentado en una lámina de color.
3. (contrast)
a. el complemento
(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 acidity of the wine acts as a foil for the creaminess of the cheese.La acidez del vino sirve de complemento a la cremosidad del queso.
4. (sports)
a. el florete
(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 fencer's touch was with the blade rather than the tip of the foil, so no points were scored.El toque del egrimista fue con el filo y no la punta del florete, así que no puntuó.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to thwart)
a. frustrar
Police foiled an attempt to smuggle cocaine when they discovered 100 kg concealed in the bottom of a boat.La policía frustró un intento de tráfico ilegal de cocaína cuando descubrieron 100 kg escondidos en el fondo de un barco.
b. desbaratar
Sandy's parents coming back a day early foiled our plans to have a party at their house.El regreso de los padres de Sandy un día antes de lo previsto desbarató nuestros planes de hacer una fiesta en su casa.
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strip(
strihp
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to remove a covering)
a. quitar
First you have to strip the old paint from the walls.Primero tienes que quitar la pintura vieja de las paredes.
b. deshacer (bed)
The girl had wet the bed so her mom stripped it.La niña había mojado la cama por lo que su mamá tuvo que deshacerla.
c. quitar la ropa de (bed)
Strip the bed so I can wash the sheets.Quita la ropa de la cama para que pueda lavar las sábanas.
2. (to undress)
a. desvestir
The paramedics stripped the patient to treat his wounds.Los paramédicos desvistieron al paciente para curarle las heridas.
b. desnudar
She stripped the baby and put him in the bathtub.Desnudó al bebé y lo metió a la tina.
3. (to empty)
a. vaciar
We stripped the house of all its furniture.Vaciamos todos los muebles de la casa.
4. (to rob)
a. despojar
The thief stripped the old man of his possessions.El ladrón despojó al anciano de sus pertenencias.
5. (mechanics)
a. estropear
Don't put the car in reverse without stopping! You're going to strip the gears.¡No pongas el carro en reversa sin pararlo! Vas a estropear la caja de cambios.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to undress)
a. desnudarse
The suspects were asked to strip by airport security.Las autoridades del aeropuerto les pidieron a los sospechosos que se desnudaran.
b. desvestirse
The toddler stripped right after his mother finished dressing him.El niño se desvistió justo después de que su mamá lo acabó de vestir.
7. (to striptease)
a. hacer striptease
She strips at a night club.Ella hace striptease en un club nocturno.
8. (to dismantle; used with "down")
a. desmontar
We'll have to strip down the engine and then rebuild it.Tendremos que desmontar el motor y luego remontarlo.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
9. (narrow piece)
a. la tira
(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 cut many strips of colored paper.Cortamos muchas tiras de papel de colores.
b. la franja
(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 land or water)
That small strip of land is called Willoughby Spit.Esta pequeña franja de tierra se llama el banco de Willoughby.
10. (series of drawings)
a. la tira
(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 newspaper has a great comic strip on Sundays.El periódico tiene una gran tira cómica los domingos.
11. (airplane runway)
a. la pista
(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 plane is on the strip ready for takeoff.El avión está en la pista listo para despegar.
12. (striptease)
a. el striptease
(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 dancer received lots of applause after her strip.La bailarina recibió muchos aplausos después de su striptease.
13. (team colors) (United Kingdom)
a. los colores
(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 team has a new strip for the World Cup.El equipo tiene nuevos colores para la Copa del Mundo.
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