Quick answer
"Fold" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "doblar", and "paper" is a noun which is often translated as "el papel". Learn more about the difference between "fold" and "paper" below.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to bend)
a. doblar
If you fold your clothes, they fit into the drawers much better.Si doblas tu ropa, cabe mucho mejor en los cajones.
b. plegar
Let's fold these chairs, and put them in the closet.Pleguemos estas sillas y guardémoslas en el armario.
2. (to bring together)
a. plegar
The bird folded its wings.El ave plegó las alas.
b. cruzar (one's arms or hands)
He stood up, folded his arms and waited.Se paró, cruzó los brazos y esperó.
3. (culinary)
a. incorporar
Use a spatula to fold the flour into the batter.Use una espátula para incorporar la harina a la masa.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to bend)
a. doblarse
The booklet folds easily so it can fit in your pocket.El librito se dobla facilmente para que pueda caber en el bolsillo.
b. plegarse
There isn't much space. Do these chairs fold?No hay mucho espacio. ¿Se pliegan estas sillas?
5. (to fail)
a. fracasar
They thought the school could endure, but it folded after five years.Creían que la escuela podía perdurar, pero fracasó después de cinco años.
b. quebrar (financially)
The bakery finally folded because they couldn't pay their expenses anymore.La panadería al final quebró porque ya no podían pagar sus gastos.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
6. (crease)
a. el pliegue
(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 lost my wallet between the folds of the blanket.Perdí mi cartera entre los pliegues de la manta.
b. el doblez
(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 stuck a pencil in the fold of my book, and I went to get a coffee.Metí un lápiz en el doblez del libro y fui a por un café.
7. (geology)
a. el pliegue
(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).
Folds can form in rock as a result of changes in heat or pressure.Se pueden formar pliegues en las rocas como resultado de cambios de temperatura o presión.
8. (agriculture)
a. el redil
(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 gathered stones to build a fold for the sheep.Juntamos piedras para construir un redil para las ovejas.
b. el aprisco
(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 was looking for a fold where she could bring the sheep.Estaba buscando un aprisco donde poder llevar a las ovejas.
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paper(
pey
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puhr
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (material)
a. el papel
(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 printer needs more paper.La impresora necesita más papel.
2. (newspaper)
a. el periódico
(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).
(colloquial)
There was an interesting article in the sports section of the paper.Había un artículo interesante en la sección de deportes del periódico.
3. (essay)
a. el artículo
(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).
(written)
The paper summarizes the main ideas in the book.El artículo resume las ideas principales del libro.
b. el trabajo
(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).
(academic)
The students have to write a ten-page paper by next week.Los estudiantes tienen que escribir un trabajo de diez páginas para la semana que viene.
c. la ponencia
(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).
(at conference)
The scientists are presenting their paper at the conference.Los científicos están presentando su ponencia en la conferencia.
4. (test) (United Kingdom)
a. el examen
(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 failed my history paper.Suspendí el examen de historia.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to put up wallpaper)
a. empapelar
My daughter papered her walls with posters of her favorite singer.Mi hija empapeló sus paredes con carteles de su cantante favorito.
b. tapizar
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
I wonder whether I want to paper the living room or paint it.Me pregunto si quiero tapizar el salón o pintarlo.
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