Quick answer
"Fold" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "doblar", and "wad" is a noun which is often translated as "el fajo". Learn more about the difference between "fold" and "wad" 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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wad
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (bundle)
a. el fajo
(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 poker player pulled out a wad of cash and placed a bill on the table.El jugador de póquer sacó un fajo de billetes y puso uno en la mesa.
b. el lío
(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).
(tied objects)
The secretary brought a wad of folders over and plopped it onto the desk.El secretario trajo un lío de carpetas y lo dejó caer en el escritorio.
c. el montón
(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 a wad of greasy rags on the floor of the auto shop.Había un montón de paños grasientos en el suelo del taller mecánico.
d. el taco
(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's a wad of unpaid bills that's been sitting on my desk for months.Hay un taco de facturas sin pagar que lleva meses ya en mi escritorio.
2. (small mass)
a. la bolita
(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).
Kevin threw a wad of paper at Richard when the teacher wasn't looking.Kevin le tiró una bolita de papel a Richard cuando no miraba la profesora.
3. (weaponry)
a. el taco
(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).
Without the wad, the shot in the shell would rattle around.Sin el taco, los perdigones repiquetearían en el cartucho.
4.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(sexual)
a. la corrida
(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 word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
It was Frankie's first time, so he only managed to hold out for two minutes before he blew his wad.Fue la primera vez para Frankie, pues solo consiguió aguantar durante dos minutos antes de que se le escapara la corrida.
b. la lefa
(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 word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
My roommate didn't clean up his wad after he and his girlfriend had sex in the shower.Mi compañero de apartamento no limpió su lefa después de que él y su novia tuvieran sexo en la ducha.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to stuff)
a. rellenar
Eric wadded some newspapers into the hole in the corner of the bathroom to keep the mice from coming in.Eric rellenó el agujero del rincón del baño con periódico para impedir que entraran los ratones.
6. (sewing)
a. acolchar
Barbara wadded the blanket and then sewed up the seams.Bárbara alcochó la manta y después cosió las costuras.
7. (to make into a ball; used with "up" or "together")
a. formar una bola con
Esther wadded the pieces of paper together and threw them in the trash.Esther formó una bola con las hojas de papel y la botó a la basura.
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