Quick answer
"Fringe" is an adjective which is often translated as "marginal", and "extend" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "extender". Learn more about the difference between "fringe" and "extend" below.
fringe(
frihnj
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (marginalized)
a. marginal
What began as a fringe group has become a major political force.Lo que comenzó como un grupo marginal se ha convertido en una fuerza política importante.
2. (alternative)
a. experimental
Chicago has a thriving fringe theater movement.Chicago tiene un movimiento de teatro experimental floreciente.
b. alternativo
Indianapolis is home to a large annual fringe theater festival.Indianápolis es la sede de un gran festival anual de teatro alternativo.
3. (additional)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. adicional
Delia is not very happy with her job, but she stays because of the fringe benefits.Delia no está muy contenta con su trabajo, pero se queda por los beneficios adicionales.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (decorative hanging threads)
a. los flecos
(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).
Annie is wearing a fringe skirt.Annie tiene puesta una falda con flecos
b. el fleco
(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 really like the fringe on your sweater.Realmente me gusta el fleco en tu suéter.
5. (edge)
a. el borde
(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).
A fringe of pine trees surrounded the property, providing some privacy.Un borde de pinos rodeaba la propiedad, brindándole algo de privacidad.
6.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(edge)
a. el margen
(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).
Racism keeps certain groups of people living on the fringe of society.El racismo mantiene a ciertos grupos de personas viviendo al margen de la sociedad.
b. la periferia
(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).
City cemeteries are a relic now that society relegates them to the fringes of the city.Los cementerios citadinos son una reliquia ahora que la sociedad los relega a la periferia de la ciudad.
7. (bangs) (United Kingdom)
a. el flequillo
(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 cut my own fringe when I was three years old.Me corté el flequillo yo mismo cuando tenía tres años.
b. el cerquillo
(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 Ecuador
(Ecuador)
Regionalism used in Peru
(Peru)
Regionalism used in Uruguay
(Uruguay)
My hair is hanging in my eyes. I need to get my fringe cut.El cabello me está tapando los ojos. Tengo que ir a que me corten el cerquillo.
c. el fleco
(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 Mexico
(Mexico)
I cut my fringe too much. I hope it grows out by New Year's Eve.Me corté el fleco demasiado. Espero que me haya crecido antes de Año Nuevo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
8. (to edge)
a. bordear
A hedge of rosebushes fringes the garden.Un seto de rosales bordea el jardín.
b. poner flecos a
It would look cute if you fringed the decorative pillows for the sofa.Se veria lindo si le pusieras flecos a los cojines decorativos del sofá.
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extend(
ehks
-
dehnd
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to stretch out)
a. extender
The eagle extended its wings and took flight.El águila extendió las alas y emprendió el vuelo.
b. tender
Alexa smiled and extended her hand.Alexa sonrió y le tendió la mano.
2. (to offer)
a. dar
We extended our condolences to Jose's family when we heard he'd died.Le dimos las condolencias a la familia de José cuando nos enteramos de que se había muerto.
b. extender
The bank extended us a $100,000 credit line.El banco nos extendió una línea de crédito de $100,000.
3. (to prolong)
a. prolongar
We are extending the road by another 50 miles.Vamos a prolongar la carretera otras 50 millas.
4. (to enlarge)
a. ampliar
I'm taking a course in differential calculus to extend my knowledge.Estoy tomando un curso de cálculo diferencial para ampliar mis conocimientos.
b. extender
The United States extended its borders in stages.Los Estados Unidos extendió sus fronteras en etapas.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to spread)
a. extenderse
Our ranch extends from the river to the hills.Nuestro rancho se extiende del río a las colinas.
b. abarcar
Mount Baker National Forest extends over 140 miles.El Bosque Nacional de Mount Baker abarca más de 140 millas.
6. (in time)
a. prolongarse
The meeting extended beyond its scheduled time.La junta se prolongó más allá de la hora programada.
7. (to stretch out)
a. extenderse
The ladder extends to 20 feet.La escalera se extiende a 20 pies.
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