Quick answer
"Fracas" is a noun which is often translated as "la gresca", and "dispute" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "debatir". Learn more about the difference between "fracas" and "dispute" below.
fracas
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la gresca
(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).
Two police officers appeared and broke up the fracas.Dos policías aparecieron y pusieron fin a la gresca.
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dispute(
dihs
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pyut
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to debate)
a. debatir
The citizens complain that politicians endlessly dispute but don't accomplish anything.Los ciudadanos se quejan de que los políticos debaten sin parar pero no logran nada.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to argue about)
a. debatir
The senators disputed the bill for weeks.Los senadores debatieron el proyecto de ley durante semanas.
b. discutir
The kids are disputing who will be the leader.Los niños están discutiendo quién será el líder.
3. (to contest)
a. discutir
I'd like to dispute your argument because I think it's inconsistent.Me gustaría discutir tu argumento porque creo que es contradictorio.
4. (to fight for)
a. disputarse
The two teams will dispute first place in their division this Saturday.Este sábado los dos equipos se disputarán el primer lugar de su división.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (controversy)
a. la discusión
(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).
Disputes about money are common in marriage.Las discusiones por el dinero son comunes en el matrimonio.
b. el debate
(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 dispute lasted an hour and I still don't know who's right.El debate duró una hora y todavía no sé quién tiene razón.
c. la controversia
(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 is unlikely that the dispute about abortion will be resolved soon.Es improbable que la controversia sobre el aborto se resuelva pronto.
d. el conflicto
(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 labor dispute began with demands for higher salaries.El conflicto laboral empezó con reivindicaciones de salarios más altos.
6. (quarrel)
a. la disputa
(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 neighbors called the police when they heard the domestic dispute.Los vecinos llamaron a la policía cuando oyeron la disputa doméstica.
7. (legal)
a. el litigio
(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).
This part of the property is under dispute.Esta parte de la propiedad está en litigio.
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