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"Gizmo" is a noun which is often translated as "el artilugio", and "gadget" is a noun which is often translated as "el aparato". Learn more about the difference between "gizmo" and "gadget" below.
gizmo
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(general)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
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).
This little gizmo tracks your vitals and how many steps you take in a day.Este pequeño artilugio registra tus signos vitales y cuántos pasos das al día.
b. 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 gizmo is what detects motion, causing the light to come on.Este aparato es lo que detecta el movimiento, provocando que la luz se encienda.
c. 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)
I don't need all those stupid gizmos in the kitchen. I just need a cutting board and a chef knife.No necesito todos esos chismes inútiles en la cocina. Solo necesito una tabla de cortar y un cuchillo de chef.
d. el coso
(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 Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
My son gave me this gizmo for Christmas, but I'm not even sure what's it's supposed to do.Mi hijo me regaló este coso de Navidad, pero ni siquiera sé para qué sirve.
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gadget(
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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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