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"Grip" is a noun which is often translated as "el agarre", and "strings" is a plural noun which is often translated as "las cuerdas". Learn more about the difference between "grip" and "strings" below.
grip(
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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. (adherence)
a. el agarre
(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 good tire is expected to provide grip and traction.Se espera que una buena llanta brinde agarre y tracción.
2. (grasp)
a. la sujeción
(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 have to tighten the reins as much as possible to get a good grip.Hay que tensar las riendas lo más posible para tener una buena sujeción.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He has a strong grip on the bat.Agarra el bate con fuerza.
He lost his grip on the railing and fell.Se le escapó el barandal y se cayó.
3. (firm hold over)
a. el control
(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 dictator kept a firm grip on everything.El dictador mantenía un control firme sobre todo.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He lost his grip on reality when his father was killed.Perdió contacto con la realidad cuando su papá fue asesinado.
I understand what it feels like to be cheated on, but please do get a grip on yourself!Entiendo cómo se siente ser engañada, pero por favor ¡contrólate un poco!
4. (handle)
a. la empuñadura
(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).
A stranger walked in and my hand drifted back to the pistol's grip.Entró un desconocido, y deslicé la mano hacia atrás, a la empuñadura de la pistola.
5. (when greeting)
a. el apretón de manos
(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).
On arriving, Marc exchanged grips with Richard and Meg.Al llegar, Marc se dio un apretón de manos con Richard y Meg.
6. (for hair) (United Kingdom)
a. la horquilla
(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 put a grip in my dog's hair to keep her hair out of her eyes.Le puse una horquilla en el pelo a mi perra para evitar que el pelo le tapara los ojos.
7.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(suitcase)
a. la bolsa de viaje
(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).
She packed her grip and left for Scotland.Empacó su bolsa de viaje y partió para Escocia.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
8. (to hold)
a. agarrar
Grip the wheel tightly when driving on curvy roads.Agarra el volante firmemente al conducir en carreteras con curvas.
b. sujetar
Grip the rope and pull.Sujeta la cuerda y jala.
9. (to fascinate)
a. fascinar
Your performance in the play gripped me from beginning to end.Tu actuación en la obra me fascinó de principio al fin.
10. (to overwhelm)
a. apoderarse de
The city was gripped by fear for two long years as police searched for the serial killer.El miedo se apoderó de la ciudad por dos largos años mientras la policía buscaba al asesino en serie.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
11. (to adhere)
a. adherirse
Our new tread pattern grips on wet or dry roads.El nuevo dibujo de nuestra banda de rodamiento se adhiere a las carreteras mojadas o secas.
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strings
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (orchestra section)
a. las cuerdas
(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).
This passage is played by the strings.Las cuerdas tocan este pasaje.
string
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (cord)
a. el cordel
(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).
Tie up the package with string.Ata el paquete con cordel.
b. el bramante
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Tying the turkey up with string to retain its shape is recommended.Se recomienda atar el pavo con un bramante para que conserve la forma.
c. el mecate
(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).
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
Pepe fixed the handle with some string.Pepe arregló el tirador con un mecate.
d. el cáñamo
(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).
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
Regionalism used in Costa Rica
(Costa Rica)
Regionalism used in Honduras
(Honduras)
My cat goes crazy when he sees a piece of string.Mi gato se vuelve loco cuando ve un cáñamo.
e. el pita
(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).
Regionalism used in Bolivia
(Bolivia)
She couldn't find any ribbon, so she tied her hair with string.No encontró cinta, así que se ató el cabello con una pita.
3. (part of on an instrument, racket, bow)
a. la cuerda
(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 broke a string on my tennis racket.He roto una cuerda de mi raqueta de tenis.
4. (cord on a puppet)
a. el hilo
(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 took me a long time to learn to control the strings.Me tomó bastante tiempo aprender a controlar los hilos.
5. (clothing)
a. el cordón
(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).
Your pajama string has come undone.El cordón de tu pijama se ha desatado.
6. (series)
a. la serie
(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).
There has been a string of burglaries in the neighborhood.Ha habido una serie de robos en este barrio.
b. la hilera
(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 murderer left a string of victims across the country.El asesino dejó una hilera de víctimas por todo el país.
c. la sarta
(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).
(of lies)
It was nothing but a string of lies. He never came back.No fue más que una sarta de mentiras. Nunca volvió.
d. la retahíla
(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).
(of insults or curses)
She let fly a string of expletives.Ella soltó una retahíla de palabrotas.
e. la cadena
(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).
(of events or errors)
He explained the string of errors that had led to this situation.Explicó la cadena de errores que había llevado a esta situación.
7. (group)
a. la guirnalda
(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).
(of lights)
They placed a string of Christmas lights on the tree.Colocaron una guirnalda de luces navideñas en el árbol.
b. la ristra
(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).
(of onion or garlic)
I bought a string of garlic today at the market.Compré una ristra de ajos hoy en el mercado.
c. el hilo
(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 pearls or beads)
He had a string of shells around his neck.Llevaba un hilo de conchas alrededor del cuello.
d. la sarta
(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).
(of pearls or beads)
He bought me a beautiful string of pearls.Me compró una bella sarta de perlas.
8. (culinary)
a. la hebra
(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).
Have you taken the strings off the beans?¿Has sacado las hebras de las habichuelas?
b. la fibra
(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 beans were still full of strings.Las habichuelas seguían llenas de fibras.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
9. (to put strings on)
a. encordar
Luis strung the champion's rackets.Luís encordó las raquetas del campeón.
10. (to thread)
a. ensartar
She wore a necklace of wooden beads strung on a strip of leather.Llevaba un collar de cuentas de madera ensartadas en una tira de cuero.
11. (to hang)
a. colgar
A banner had been strung across the street.Se había colgado una bandera de un lado de la calle al otro.
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