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"Gadget" is a noun which is often translated as "el aparato", and "device" is a noun which is also often translated as "el aparato". Learn more about the difference between "gadget" and "device" below.
gadget(
gah
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jiht
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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. (useful device)
a. el aparato
(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 all these appliances in the kitchen, which is your favorite gadget?De todos estos electrodomésticos en la cocina, ¿cuál es tu aparato favorito?
2. (novelty)
a. el artilugio
(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 wish you would save your money and quit buying so many useless gadgets.Realmente espero que ahorres tu dinero y dejes de comprar tantos artilugios inútiles.
b. el chisme
(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 word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
The inventor's house was cluttered with all sorts of little gadgets.La casa del inventor estaba abarrotada de todo tipo de chismes.
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device(
dih
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vays
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (mechanism)
a. el aparato
(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 device allows blood to be tested more quickly.Este aparato permite un análisis más rápido de la sangre.
b. el dispositivo
(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 can take amazing selfies with this device.Puedes tomarte selfies increíbles con este dispositivo.
c. el mecanismo
(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 company invented a device to separate organic waste from inorganic waste.La empresa inventó un mecanismo para separar la basura orgánica de la inorgánica.
2. (bomb)
a. el artefacto
(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 bomb disposal experts deactived the device before it exploded.Los artificieros desactivaron el artefacto antes de que explotara.
3. (stratagem)
a. la estratagema
(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 was just a device to confuse the police.Solo era una estratagema para despistar a la policía.
4. (heraldic design)
a. el emblema
(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 device on the shield was a unicorn.El emblema del escudo era un unicornio.
5. (technique)
a. el recurso
(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).
Synecdoche is one of my favourite literary devices.La sinécdoque es uno de mis recursos literarios favoritos.
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