Quick answer
"Force" is a noun which is often translated as "la fuerza", and "cram" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "meter". Learn more about the difference between "force" and "cram" below.
force(
fawrs
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (strength)
a. la fuerza
(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's better to use intelligence than force to win a fight.Es mejor usar la inteligencia que la fuerza para ganar una pelea.
2. (violence)
a. la fuerza
(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).
They'll have to remove me by force!¡Solo me sacarán de aquí a la fuerza!
3. (meteorology)
a. la fuerza
(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).
Hurricane force winds are forecast for tonight's storm.Se pronosticaron vientos con fuerza de huracán para la tormenta de esta noche.
4. (influence)
a. la fuerza
(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).
Despite what the articles say, he's still a political force.A pesar de lo que dicen los artículos, sigue siendo una fuerza política.
5. (influential person or entity)
a. la fuerza
(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).
Young people are obviously a force to be reckoned with.Sin lugar a dudas, los jóvenes son una fuerza a tener en cuenta.
6. (military)
a. la fuerza
(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 left everything to join the armed forces.Lo dejó todo para unirse a las fuerzas armadas.
7. (validity)
a. la fuerza
(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).
That law has no force in this country.Esa ley no tiene fuerza en este país.
b. vigor
The new regulations came into force last week.El nuevo reglamento entró en vigor la semana pasada.
8. (physics)
a. la fuerza
(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).
Pressure is equal to force divided by area.La presión es igual a la fuerza dividida por la superficie.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
9. (to compel)
a. forzar
Don't force the kid to eat what he doesn't like.No fuerces al niño a comer lo que no le gusta.
10. (to impose)
a. imponer
You can't force your beliefs on others.No puedes imponer tus creencias a los demás.
11. (to break open)
a. forzar
The police had to force the door open.La policía tuvo que forzar la puerta.
12. (to push)
a. forzar
Don't force the handle. You're going to break it.No fuerces el pomo. Lo vas a romper.
13. (to obtain by force)
a. arrancar (confession or secret)
They forced a confession out of him.Le arrancaron una confesión.
14. (to produce with effort)
a. forzar
She forced a loud yawn.Forzó un sonoro bostezo.
15. (horticulture)
a. acelerar el crecimiento de
We forced the plants for the exhibit.Aceleramos el crecimiento de las plantas para la exposición.
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cram(
krahm
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to stuff)
a. meter
They took every joke that's ever been written and crammed them into that movie.Tomaron todas las bromas que jamás se han escrito y las meterieron en esa película.
b. embutir
I've crammed everything we need for the trip in the car.He embutido todo lo que necesitamos para el viaje en el auto.
c. llenar
We crammed our weekend full of fun outdoor activities.Llenamos por completo el fin de semana con actividades divertidas al aire libre.
d. apiñar
All my friends crammed themselves into the photo.Todos mis amigos se apiñaron para la foto.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to study intensively)
a. empollar
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
I've crammed a semester's worth of material into my brain in preparation for my exam tomorrow.He empollado el material de todo un semestre para prepararme para el examen de mañana.
b. memorizar
The students crammed the periodic table in preparation for the chemistry exam.Los estudiantes memorizaron la tabla periódica como preparación para el examen de química.
c. prepararse intensivamente
She crammed all her notes the night before the exam.Se preparó intensivamente con todos sus apuntes la noche antes del examen.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to study intensively)
a. empollar
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Sophie spent all night cramming.Sophie pasó la noche entera empollando.
b. tragar
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(River Plate)
Nathan didn't go out with his friends because he's cramming for his finals.Nathan no salió con sus amigos porque está tragando para sus examenes finales.
c. memorizar
Mack knew he didn't have enough time to cram, so he just said a prayer.Mack sabía que no tenía suficiente tiempo para memorizar todo, así que se limitó a decir una plegaria.
d. matarse a estudiar
Donna spent too much time going to parties this semester, and now she'll be cramming.Donna pasó demasiado tiempo yéndose de fiesta este semestre y ahora se matará a estudiar.
4. (to fit)
a. apiñarse
It was hot outside, and felt even hotter with all the people cramming together in the line.Hacía calor fuera y sintió aun más calor con todas las personas apiñándose en la línea.
b. meterse
The elevator was like a sardine can, but we crammed in the best we could so we wouldn't have to wait for the next one.El ascensor parecía una lata de sardinas, pero nos metimos como pudimos para no tener que esperar al siguiente.
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