Quick answer
"Force" is a noun which is often translated as "la fuerza", and "stuff" is a noun which is often translated as "las cosas". Learn more about the difference between "force" and "stuff" 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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stuff(
stuhf
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(matters)
a. las cosas
(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).
I have so much stuff to do at work today.Tengo un montón de cosas que hacer hoy en el trabajo.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(substance)
a. la cosa
(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).
What's that sticky stuff?¿Qué es esa cosa pegajosa?
b. las cosas
(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).
Shall I put chocolate sprinkles on your ice cream? - No, thank you. I don't really like the stuff.¿Te pongo chispas de chocolate en el helado? - No, gracias, no me gustan mucho esas cosas.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Shall I get you some tomato ketchup? - No thanks. I never eat the stuff.¿Te traigo ketchup? - No, gracias, nunca tomo.
This stuff tastes horrible!¡Esto tiene un sabor horrible!
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(belongings)
a. las cosas
(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).
Please don't touch my stuff without asking me first.Por favor no toques mis cosas sin pedirme primero.
b. los chismes
(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).
When she asked to borrow my stuff, I didn't mean she could sell it.Cuando me pidió que le dejara mis chismes, no le di permiso para que pudiera venderlos.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(ideas)
a. el cuento
(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).
If you really believe that stuff then you are just too gullible.Si realmente te crees ese cuento, eres una persona muy ingenua.
5.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(drugs)
a. la mercancía
(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).
Do you have some of that good stuff you sold me last week?¿Tienes de la mercancía buena que me vendiste la semana pasada?
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to fill)
a. rellenar
I stuffed the turkey with bread, onion, and some herbs.Rellené el pavo con pan, cebolla y algunas hierbas aromáticas.
b. tapar
You can stuff the holes in the wall with putty.Puedes tapar los agujeros de la pared con masilla.
c. disecar
The old lady who lives in my neighborhood stuffs all her dogs after they die.La viejita que vive en mi vecindario diseca todos sus perros después de morir.
7. (to put)
a. meter
Can you stuff the sleeping bag into that backpack?¿Puedes meter el saco de dormir dentro de esa mochila?
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