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"Gown" is a noun which is often translated as "el vestido", and "dress" is a noun which is also often translated as "el vestido". Learn more about the difference between "gown" and "dress" below.
gown(
gaun
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (clothing)
a. el vestido
(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 feel so underdressed because I did not realize that I had to wear a gown to this event.No me siento nada elegante, porque no me di cuenta de que debía llevar vestido para este evento.
b. el vestido largo
(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).
She wore a stunning gown made of handmade silk lace to the gala.Llevó un vestido largo y asombroso a la gala hecho de encaje de seda y a mano.
c. el traje
(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 bride stunned all her guests with the backless gown that she wore to the wedding.La novia dejó pasmados a sus invitados con el traje sin espalda que llevó a la boda.
d. la toga
(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).
(education or legal)
The streets were flooded with hundreds of people in caps and gowns on graduation day.Las calles se inundaron de cientos de personas con togas y birretes el día de la graduación.
e. la bata
(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).
(medicine)
Please take off your clothes and put on this gown so that the doctor can examine you more easily.Por favor, quítate la ropa y ponte esta bata para que el doctor pueda examinarte más fácilmente.
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dress(
drehs
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (clothing)
a. el vestido
(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 look beautiful in your wedding dress.Te ves preciosa con tu vestido de novia.
2. (style of dressing)
a. el traje
(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 required dress for the event is business casual.El traje requerido en el evento es semiformal.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to put on)
a. vestir (another person)
The nurse dresses him every morning before cooking breakfast.La enfermera lo viste todas las mañanas antes de preparar el desayuno.
b. vestirse (oneself)
My three-year-old cousin already dresses herself.Mi prima de tres años ya se viste sin ayuda.
4. (to bandage)
a. vendar
Dress the wound carefully, because it may become infected.Vende la herida con cuidado porque puede infectarse.
5. (to decorate)
a. adornar
My family traditionally dresses the tree on Christmas Eve.Mi familia tradicionalmente adorna el árbol la Nochebuena.
b. decorar
The shop windows were dressed for Valentine's Day.Los escaparates estaban decorados para el Día de San Valentín.
6. (culinary)
a. preparar (meat)
The cook dressed the quail we hunted for supper.El cocinero preparó los codornices que cazamos para la cena.
b. aderezar (salad)
It is your turn to dress the salad.Te toca a ti aderezar la ensalada.
c. aliñar (salad)
I dressed the salad with olive oil, vinegar, and salt.Aliñé la ensalada con aceite de oliva, vinagre y sal.
7. (to prepare, process)
a. curtir (animal hides)
You have to dress the cowhide before you can make it into anything useful.Tienes que curtir el cuero antes de que lo puedas convertir en algo útil.
b. labrar (stone)
The masons are dressing the stone so that the wall can be built.Los mamposteros están labrando la piedra para que se pueda construir la pared.
8. (to fertilize)
a. abonar
The fields were dressed in March for a good harvest.Abonaron los campos en marzo para tener una buena cosecha.
9. (military)
a. alinear
The sergeant dressed the troops prior to the lieutenant's arrival.El sargento alineó a la tropa antes de que llegara el teniente.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
10. (to wear; used with "in")
a. vestirse de
I love to dress in black when I go out at night.Me encanta vestirme de negro cuando salgo de noche.
11. (military)
a. alinearse
The soldiers dressed and stared straight ahead.Los soldados se alinearon y fijaron la mirada hacia el frente.
12. (to wear clothes)
a. ir vestido
My boss always dresses so well.Mi jefa siempre va muy bien vestida.
b. vestirse
She had coffee and toast while she dressed and rushed out.Se tomó un café y una tostada mientras se vistió y salió corriendo.
13. (to put on formal clothes)
a. vestirse con ropa formal
George's familly still dress for dinner.La familia de George todavía se viste con ropa formal para cenar.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
14. (formal)
a. de vestir
You can't wear sneakers with your dress pants.No puedes llevar tenis con tu pantalón de vestir.
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