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"Gadget" is a noun which is often translated as "el aparato", and "tool" is a noun which is often translated as "la herramienta". Learn more about the difference between "gadget" and "tool" below.
gadget(
gah
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jiht
)
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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tool(
tul
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (instrument)
a. la herramienta
(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 gave my dad a set of tools for his birthday.Le di a mi papá un juego de herramientas para su cumpleaños.
2. (medicine)
a. el instrumento
(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 dentist's tools were on the tray next to me.Los instrumentos del dentista estaban en la bandeja al lado mío.
3. (method)
a. la técnica
(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 teacher has many tools for learning the language.La profesora tiene muchas técnicas para aprender el idioma.
4.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(idiot)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el estúpido
(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).
Ignore him; he's a tool.No le hagas caso; es un estúpido.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to form with a tool)
a. labrar
I can tool the two parts so they fit.Puedo labrar las dos partes para que quepan.
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