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"Gap" is a noun which is often translated as "el hueco", and "pause" is a noun which is often translated as "la pausa". Learn more about the difference between "gap" and "pause" below.
gap(
gahp
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (opening or hole)
a. el hueco
(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 sunlight filtered into the room through the gaps in the blinds.Los rayos de sol se filtraban en la habitación por los huecos de las persianas.
2. (space between objects)
a. el espacio
(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).
Leave a gap of ten cm between each nail.Deja un espacio de diez cm entre cada clavo.
b. el hueco
(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).
When she smiled, she showed a gap between her teeth.Cuando sonreía, se le veía un hueco entre los dientes.
3. (distance between competitors)
a. el hueco
(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).
As the marathon progressed, the gap between the runners widened.Según avanzaba la maratón, el hueco entre los corredores era cada vez mayor.
4. (mountain pass)
a. el paso
(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).
Our itinerary included several mountain gaps.Nuestro itinerario incluía varios pasos de montaña.
5. (time)
a. el intervalo
(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).
We started seeing each other again after a gap of ten years.Empezamos a vernos otra vez tras un intervalo de diez años.
6. (disparity)
a. la brecha
(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 gap between rich and poor gets bigger every year.La brecha entre ricos y pobres es mayor cada año.
b. la distancia
(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 gap between them is so great they will never agree.La distancia que los separa es tan grande que nunca estarán de acuerdo.
c. la diferencia
(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 age gap between her and her boyfriend did not bother her.La diferencia de edad entre ella y su novio no le importaba.
7. (missing part)
a. la laguna
(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).
You will have to explain any gaps in your CV.Tendrás que explicar las lagunas que haya en tu currículum.
b. el vacío
(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).
There was a big gap in my life when we split up.Hubo un gran vacío en mi vida cuando nos separamos.
8. (blank)
a. el espacio en blanco
(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 exercise consisted in filling in the gaps in the sentences.El ejercicio consistía en rellenar los espacios en blanco en las frases.
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pause(
paz
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (brief interruption)
a. la pausa
(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).
After a pause during which she allowed the latecomers to sit down, the therapist continued speaking.Después de una pausa para dejar que se sentaran quienes habían llegado tarde, la terapeuta siguió hablando.
b. el descanso
(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).
Let's take a five-minute pause to use the bathroom or get a drink.Vamos a tomar un descanso de cinco minutos para ir al baño o tomar algo.
2. (electronics)
a. la pausa
(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).
Will you press pause? I need to go to the bathroom, but this looks like an amazing cat video.¿Puedes poner pausa? Necesito ir al baño, pero parece que este video de gatos está increíble.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to stop briefly)
a. parar
The workers paused for a few minutes before going back to the digging.Los obreros pararon por algunos minutos antes de volver a cavar.
b. detenerse
I paused at the board to see if there were any interesting events happening.Me detuve delante el tablero de anuncios para ver si había algún evento interesante.
c. hacer una pausa
The priest suddenly paused and seemed lost in thought.De repente, el sacerdote hizo una pausa y pareció estar perdido en sus pensamientos.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to interrupt)
a. pausar
Can you pause the movie while I get the popcorn from the microwave?¿Puedes pausar la película mientras voy por las palomitas al microondas?
b. detener
We'll have to pause the construction while we get another permit.Tendremos que detener la construcción en lo que conseguimos otro permiso.
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