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"Gale" is a noun which is often translated as "el vendaval", and "storm" is a noun which is often translated as "la tormenta". Learn more about the difference between "gale" and "storm" below.
gale(
geyl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (intense wind)
a. el vendaval
(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 lot of branches came down during the gale we had yesterday.Se cayeron muchas ramas durante el vendaval que tuvimos ayer.
b. el viento fuerte
(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).
Half the city has lost power as a result of today's gale.La mitad de la ciudad no tiene luz por el viento fuerte de hoy.
2.
A word or phrase that is only used by experts, professionals, or academics in a particular field (e.g. exposition).
(technical)
(weather)
a. el temporal
(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 crew were told that the storm had the potential of developing into a gale.Le dijeron a la tripulación que la tormenta podía convertirse en temporal.
b. la tempestad
(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 ship sank during the gale and the wreck was never found.El barco se hundió durante la tempestad y los restos del naufragio nunca se encontraron.
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(burst)
a. el estallido
(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 could hear Millie's gale of laughter from my room.Pude escuchar el estallido de carcajadas de Millie desde mi cuarto.
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storm(
stawrm
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (weather)
a. la tormenta
(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).
Meteorologists say that the storm should arrive in the area in the late afternoon.Los meteorólogos dicen que la tormenta debería llegar a la zona por la tarde.
b. la tempestad
(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).
(at sea)
The storm caused the boat to take on water.La tempestad causó que el bote se llenara de agua.
2. (wave)
a. el aluvión
(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 policy change triggered a storm of protests in the city.El cambio de política provocó un aluvión de protestas en la ciudad.
3. (polemic)
a. el escándalo
(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 remains to be seen whether the candidate can weather this latest storm.Está por verse si el candidato es capaz de superar este escándalo más reciente.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to attack)
a. asaltar
The rebel forces stormed the capital with no remorse.Las fuerzas rebeldes asaltaron la capital sin remordimiento.
b. tomar por asalto
The battalion stormed the enemy position during the night.El batallón tomó la posición enemiga por asalto durante la noche.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to move aggressively)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
"Someone scratched my car!" he yelled as he stormed into the office."¡Alguien rayó mi coche!" gritó al entrar furiosamente a la oficina.
The fight ended when his wife stormed out of the room.La pelea terminó cuando su esposa salió airadamente de la habitación.
6. (to speak angrily)
a. vociferar
"Just leave me alone!" she stormed."¡Déjame en paz!" vociferó.
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