Quick answer
"Frame" is a noun which is often translated as "el marco", and "strings" is a plural noun which is often translated as "las cuerdas". Learn more about the difference between "frame" and "strings" below.
frame(
freym
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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. (border or case)
a. el marco
(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).
What about painting the door frames blue?¿Qué te parece pintar los marcos de las puertas de azul?
b. el tambor
(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).
(for embroidery)
I need a bigger frame for my needlework.Necesito un tambor más grande para mis labores.
2. (constructional structure)
a. el armazón
(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).
(building, ship, plane)
The frame of the ship was made of wood.El armazón del barco estaba hecho de madera.
b. el bastidor
(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).
(car or motorcycle)
If you sand down the frame of the motorcycle, it will look like new.Si lijas el bastidor de la moto, quedará como nuevo.
c. el cuadro
(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).
(bicycle)
I'm going to connect an electric battery to the bike frame.Voy a conectar una batería eléctrica al cuadro de la bici.
d. la estructura
(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).
(furniture)
The bed frame creaks.La estructura de la cama cruje.
3. (anatomy)
a. el cuerpo
(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).
Her thin frame was in fact very strong.Su cuerpo delgado era en realidad bastante fuerte.
4. (cinema)
a. el fotograma
(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).
How many frames per second are movies normally shot at?¿A cuántos fotogramas por segundo se graban normalmente las películas?
5. (TV)
a. el cuadro
(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 allows videos to be transmitted at 60 frames per second.Esto permite transmitir videos a 60 cuadros por segundo.
6. (image)
a. la fotografía
(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 frames did you take?¿Cuántas fotografías tomaste?
7. (sports)
a. el set
(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).
(snooker)
I'm going to win the next frame!¡Ganaré el siguiente set!
b. el juego
(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).
(bowling)
Our team won two frames in a row.Nuestro equipo ganó dos juegos seguidos.
8. (computing)
a. el frame
(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 web page is divided into several frames.La composición de la web se divide en varios frames.
9. (outline)
a. el bosquejo
(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).
I have the frame of the argument done, but I need more details.Ya terminé el bosquejo del reporte, pero necesito ponerle más detalles.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
10. (to put in a frame)
a. enmarcar
We still have to get our wedding photo framed.Aún tenemos que enmarcar la foto de nuestra boda.
11. (to enclose)
a. enmarcar
Her long hair frames her face.El pelo largo le enmarca la cara.
b. encuadrar
Try to frame the whole landscape.Intenta encuadrar el paisaje completo.
12. (to compose)
a. formular
It depends on how you frame the question.Depende de cómo se formula la pregunta.
b. elaborar (plan)
They have been tasked with framing a plan to solve the problem.Se les ha encargado a elaborar un plan para solucionar el problema.
c. construir (sentence)
We had to frame sentences using the past simple.Teníamos que construir oraciones usando el pasado simple.
13. (to incriminate unjustly)
a. tender una trampa
She isn't a drug dealer; she has been framed!Ella no es una traficante de drogas; ¡le han tendido una trampa!
frames
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
14. (glasses)
a. la montura
(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).
These frames are too big for your face.Esta montura es demasiado grande para tu cara.
b. el armazón
(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)
I prefer metal frames to plastic ones.Prefiero los armazones metálicos a los de pasta.
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strings
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (orchestra section)
a. las cuerdas
(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).
This passage is played by the strings.Las cuerdas tocan este pasaje.
string
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (cord)
a. el cordel
(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).
Tie up the package with string.Ata el paquete con cordel.
b. el bramante
(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 Spain
(Spain)
Tying the turkey up with string to retain its shape is recommended.Se recomienda atar el pavo con un bramante para que conserve la forma.
c. el mecate
(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 Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
Pepe fixed the handle with some string.Pepe arregló el tirador con un mecate.
d. el cáñamo
(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 Chile
(Chile)
Regionalism used in Costa Rica
(Costa Rica)
Regionalism used in Honduras
(Honduras)
My cat goes crazy when he sees a piece of string.Mi gato se vuelve loco cuando ve un cáñamo.
e. el pita
(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 Bolivia
(Bolivia)
She couldn't find any ribbon, so she tied her hair with string.No encontró cinta, así que se ató el cabello con una pita.
3. (part of on an instrument, racket, bow)
a. la cuerda
(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 broke a string on my tennis racket.He roto una cuerda de mi raqueta de tenis.
4. (cord on a puppet)
a. el hilo
(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).
It took me a long time to learn to control the strings.Me tomó bastante tiempo aprender a controlar los hilos.
5. (clothing)
a. el cordón
(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).
Your pajama string has come undone.El cordón de tu pijama se ha desatado.
6. (series)
a. la serie
(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 has been a string of burglaries in the neighborhood.Ha habido una serie de robos en este barrio.
b. la hilera
(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 murderer left a string of victims across the country.El asesino dejó una hilera de víctimas por todo el país.
c. la sarta
(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).
(of lies)
It was nothing but a string of lies. He never came back.No fue más que una sarta de mentiras. Nunca volvió.
d. la retahíla
(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).
(of insults or curses)
She let fly a string of expletives.Ella soltó una retahíla de palabrotas.
e. la cadena
(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).
(of events or errors)
He explained the string of errors that had led to this situation.Explicó la cadena de errores que había llevado a esta situación.
7. (group)
a. la guirnalda
(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).
(of lights)
They placed a string of Christmas lights on the tree.Colocaron una guirnalda de luces navideñas en el árbol.
b. la ristra
(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).
(of onion or garlic)
I bought a string of garlic today at the market.Compré una ristra de ajos hoy en el mercado.
c. el hilo
(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).
(of pearls or beads)
He had a string of shells around his neck.Llevaba un hilo de conchas alrededor del cuello.
d. la sarta
(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).
(of pearls or beads)
He bought me a beautiful string of pearls.Me compró una bella sarta de perlas.
8. (culinary)
a. la hebra
(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).
Have you taken the strings off the beans?¿Has sacado las hebras de las habichuelas?
b. la fibra
(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 beans were still full of strings.Las habichuelas seguían llenas de fibras.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
9. (to put strings on)
a. encordar
Luis strung the champion's rackets.Luís encordó las raquetas del campeón.
10. (to thread)
a. ensartar
She wore a necklace of wooden beads strung on a strip of leather.Llevaba un collar de cuentas de madera ensartadas en una tira de cuero.
11. (to hang)
a. colgar
A banner had been strung across the street.Se había colgado una bandera de un lado de la calle al otro.
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