Quick answer
"Fork" is a noun which is often translated as "el tenedor", and "spoon" is a noun which is often translated as "la cuchara". Learn more about the difference between "fork" and "spoon" below.
fork(
fawrk
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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. (culinary)
a. el tenedor
(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).
Can I have a fork instead of chopsticks, please?¿Me trae un tenedor en lugar de palillos, por favor?
b. el trinchante
(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).
Lourdes used the carving fork to lift the roast beef out of the tray.Lourdes usó el trinchante para sacar el rosbif de la bandeja de horno.
c. el trinche
(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 Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Grandpa got out the big fork and carving knife to carve up the turkey.El abuelo sacó el gran trinche y el cuchillo de trinchar para trinchar el pavo.
2. (agriculture)
a. la horca
(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).
Beto grabbed a fork and began to bale the hay.Beto agarró una horca y se puso a empacar el heno.
3. (bicycle mechanism)
a. la horquilla
(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 bicycle fork bent when I crashed into the planter.La horquilla de la bicicleta dobló cuando choqué contra la maceta.
4. (split in a road)
a. la bifurcación
(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).
There is a fork in the road about five miles south of here.Hay una bifurcación en el camino a unas cinco millas al sur de aquí.
b. el desvío
(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 you get to the gas station, take the right fork.Cuando llegues a la gasolinera, toma el desvío a la derecha.
5. (of a tree)
a. la horcadura
(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 boy left a note for his girlfriend in the fork of the oak tree.El muchacho dejó una carta para su novia en la horcadura del roble.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to split)
a. bifurcarse
The road forks as you go around the second bend.El camino se bifurca al pasar por la segunda curva.
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spoon
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (piece of cutlery)
a. la cuchara
(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 want a spoon or a fork?¿Quieres una cuchara o un tenedor?
2. (teaspoon)
a. la cucharita
(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).
Use a spoon to stir the sugar.Usa una cucharita para remover el azúcar.
3. (spoonful)
a. la cucharada
(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).
How many spoons of sugar would you like in your coffee?¿Cuántas cucharadas de azúcar quieres en el café?
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to move with a spoon)
a. echar con una cuchara
Spoon the mixture into a bowl.Echa la mezcla en un bol con una cuchara.
b. rociar
Spoon the sauce over the meat.Rocía la salsa sobre la carne.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to kiss and cuddle)
a. besuquearse
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Stop spooning or get a room.Dejen de besuquearse o busquen un cuarto.
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to snuggle together)
a. acostarse arrimaditos
Some couples like to spoon and fall asleep in each other's arms.A algunas parejas les gusta acostarse arrimaditas y dormirse agarradas.
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