Quick answer
"Form" is a noun which is often translated as "la forma", and "perform" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "realizar". Learn more about the difference between "form" and "perform" below.
form(
fawrm
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (shape)
a. la forma
(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 jug had a sinuous form.La jarra tenía una forma sinuosa.
2. (document)
a. el formulario
(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).
Fill in the form and press submit.Rellena el formulario y pulsa enviar.
3. (type)
a. la forma
(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).
Social media is an innovative form of socializing.Las redes sociales son una forma innovadora de socializar.
b. el tipo
(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).
You may be due some form of compensation.Quizá le corresponda algún tipo de compensación.
4. (way)
a. la forma
(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 ought to be done in some form or other.Debería hacerse de la forma que fuera.
5. (structure)
a. la forma
(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 book took the form of a series of essays.El libro tomó la forma de una serie de ensayos.
6. (literature or music)
a. la forma
(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).
Form and content are inextricably connected in a poem.En un poema, la forma y el contenido están conectados de forma inextricable.
7. (grammar)
a. la forma
(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 adverbial form of "warm" is "warmly."La forma adverbial de "warm" es "warmly".
8. (sports)
a. la forma
(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'm in such a bad form.Estoy en muy baja forma.
9. (etiquette) (United Kingdom)
a. los modales
(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).
Watch your table form tonight.Cuida tus modales en la mesa esta noche.
10. (education) (United Kingdom)
a. el curso
(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).
My son has just finished the second form.Mi hijo acaba de terminar segundo curso.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
11. (to shape)
a. moldear (personality or clay)
The potter formed the clay with his hands.El alfarero moldeó la arcilla con sus manos.
12. (to create)
a. formar
I want to form a family soon.Quiero formar pronto una familia.
b. fundar (company)
He formed several companies in different European countries.Fundó varias empresas en distintos países europeos.
c. construir (sentence)
Now form a sentence in the present continuous.Ahora construye una frase en el presente continuo.
13. (to develop)
a. formar (opinion or idea)
This enables the customer to form an opinion on the product.Esto permite al cliente formar una opinión sobre el producto.
14. (to represent)
a. constituir (basis)
This document forms the basis of the agreement.Este documento constituye la base del acuerdo.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
15. (to develop)
a. tomar forma
Our plan is forming little by little.Nuestro plan va tomando forma poco a poco.
b. formarse
A person's personality is formed during childhood.La personalidad de una persona se forma durante la infancia.
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perform(
puhr
-
fawrm
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to carry out)
a. realizar
When performing a difficult task, I prefer to be alone.Cuando realizo una tarea difícil, prefiero estar solo.
b. desempeñar (role)
You're performing an important role for the team.Desempeñas una función importante en el equipo.
2. (theater and music)
a. representar (actor)
It's not the first time he's performed this part.No es la primera vez que representa este papel.
b. interpretar (actor or musician)
She performed two arias by Puccini.Interpretó dos arias de Puccini.
c. ejecutar (musician)
They performed the piece impeccably.Ejecutaron la pieza de manera impecable.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to produce results)
a. rendir (worker or investment)
I perform better alone.Yo rindo más solo.
b. funcionar (engine)
This car performs worse in cold weather.Este coche funciona peor en un clima frío.
c. dar resultados (system or medicine)
Which glue performs better on wood?¿Qué pegamento da mejores resultados en madera?
d. obtener resultados (in an election or competition)
The team hasn't performed well in this year's league.El equipo no ha obtenido buenos resultados en la liga de este año.
e. sacar una nota (student)
My son has performed very well in his exams.Mi hijo ha sacado muy buenas notas en los exámenes.
f. marchar (economy)
The economy is now performing better than it has for a long time.La economía marcha mejor ahora que en mucho tiempo.
4. (theater and music)
a. actuar (actor or musician)
Who performs tonight?¿Quién actúa esta noche?
b. trabajar (actor)
She has performed in several of Beckett's plays.Ha trabajado en varias obras de Beckett.
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