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"Group" is a noun which is often translated as "el grupo", and "band" is a noun which is often translated as "la banda". Learn more about the difference between "group" and "band" below.
group(
grup
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (collection of things)
a. el grupo
(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 are four groups of fat-soluble vitamins: A, D, E, and K.Existen cuatro grupos de vitaminas liposolubles: A, D, E y K.
2. (number of people)
a. el grupo
(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 group of workers went on strike to protest their inhumane working conditions.Un grupo de trabajadores se fue en huelga para protestar las condiciones laborales inhumanas.
b. la pandilla
(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).
My group of friends from high school is planning a farewell party.Mi pandilla de amigos del colegio está planeando una fiesta de despedida.
3. (classification)
a. el grupo
(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).
Chimps and gorillas belong to the same group of animals.El chimpancé y el gorila pertenecen al mismo grupo de animales.
4. (music)
a. el grupo
(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 can't wait to see my favorite group in concert.No puedo esperar a ver mi grupo favorito en concierto.
b. el conjunto
(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 group introduced their new single before the release of their new album.El conjunto lanzó su nuevo single antes de publicar su álbum nuevo.
5. (commerce)
a. el grupo
(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 editorial group decides which contents are featured in its publications.El grupo editorial decide qué contenido se incluye en sus publicaciones.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to classify)
a. agrupar
My niece always groups her jelly beans according to color before eating them.Mi sobrina siempre agrupa sus habas de jalea por colores antes de comérselas.
7. (to bring together)
a. agrupar
Group the students by age and distribute the exercises to each one.Agrupa a los estudiantes por edades y reparte los ejercicios a cada uno.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
8. (to form a group)
a. agruparse
When the actor left the hotel, tons of fans grouped around him asking for autographs.Cuando el actor salió del hotel, un montón de fans se agruparon a su alrededor pidiéndole autógrafos.
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band(
bahnd
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (music)
a. la banda
(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 went to a concert for my favorite band.Fui a un concierto de mi banda favorita.
b. el grupo
(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).
He was part of a musical band but now he sings solo.Formaba parte de un grupo musical pero ahora es solista.
2. (strip)
a. la banda
(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 wears a band in her hair.Lleva una banda en el pelo.
b. la cinta
(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 adorned the gift with a band.Adornó el regalo con una cinta.
c. la franja
(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).
My yard is just a band of land between the sidewalk and my home.Mi jardín es solo una franja de tierra entre la acera y mi casa.
d. la correa
(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 watch or harness)
Where can I buy a leather band for my watch?¿Dónde puedo comprar una correa de cuero para mi reloj?
3. (stripe)
a. la franja
(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 were two white bands painted on the plane fuselage.El fuselaje del avión tenía pintadas dos franjas blancas.
4. (ring)
a. el anillo
(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).
(wedding ring)
My boyfriend got down on one knee and gave me an engagement band.Mi novio se arrodilló y me dio un anillo de compromiso.
b. la anilla
(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).
(ornithology)
We put bands on the birds' legs to track them.Colocamos anillas en las patas de los pájaros para hacerles un seguimiento.
5. (group)
a. la banda
(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).
In the film, an international band of thieves plots to steal a painting.En la película, una banda internacional de ladrones planea el robo de un cuadro.
b. la pandilla
(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 used to play baseball with my band of friends.Solía jugar al béisbol con mi pandilla de amigos.
6. (radio)
a. la banda
(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 can't find the frequency band.No encuentro la banda de frecuencia.
7. (level)
a. la banda
(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 is the income tax band my earnings fall within.Esta es la banda impositiva que corresponde a mis ingresos.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
8. (to scallop)
a. ribetear
The skirt is banded with red velvet.La falda está ribeteada de terciopelo rojo.
9. (ornithology)
a. anillar
They banded 200 flamingos to study their migration patterns.Anillaron 200 flamencos para estudiar sus patrones migratorios.
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