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"Guide" is a noun which is often translated as "el/la guía", and "head" is a noun which is often translated as "la cabeza". Learn more about the difference between "guide" and "head" below.
guide(
gayd
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (one that leads)
a. el guía
(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).
, la guía
(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 guide will be able to answer all your questions about the history of this town.El guía sabrá contestar todas sus preguntas sobre la historia de esta ciudad.
2. (written work)
a. la guía
(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).
For information on hotels, look at the latest guide.Para información sobre hoteles, mira la guía más reciente.
3. (adviser)
a. el guía
(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).
, la guía
(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 went to her spiritual guide to ask for personal advice.Acudió a su guía espiritual para pedir consejo personal.
4. (indication)
a. la guía
(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 green lights along the path will serve you as a guide to find the exit.Las luces verdes a lo largo del camino te servirá como guía para encontrar la salida.
5. (girl scout) (United Kingdom)
a. la exploradora
(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).
Anna wants to be a guide like her older sister.Anna quiere ser exploradora como su hermana mayor.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to lead)
a. guiar
Someone needs to guide us in the process of changing our tax status.Alguien tiene que guiarnos en el proceso de cambiar nuestro estatuto fiscal.
7. (to steer)
a. orientar
It might be a good idea to use a street map to guide us.Podría ser buena idea utilizar un plano de la ciudad para orientarnos.
8. (to advise)
a. guiar
We should let ourselves be guided by common sense.Deberíamos dejarnos guiar por el sentido común.
b. aconsejar
The task of the consultants is to guide the president through important decisions.La tarea de los consejeros es aconsejar al presidente en las decisiones importantes.
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head(
hehd
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (anatomy)
a. la cabeza
(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 hit my head on the corner of the cupboard door.Me pegué la cabeza contra la esquina de la puerta del armario.
2. (mind)
a. la cabeza
(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 get you out of my head.No puedo sacarte de mi cabeza.
3. (person in charge)
a. el jefe
(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).
, la jefa
(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's a meeting of all department heads at 4 pm.Hay una reunión de todos los jefes de departamento a las 4 pm.
b. el director
(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).
, la directora
(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 head of the board was elected by all of its members.El director de la junta fue elegido por todos sus miembros.
c. la cabeza
(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 some countries, the head of the government is the prime minister, not the president.En algunos países, la cabeza del gobierno es el primer ministro, no el presidente.
4. (top part)
a. la cabeza
(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 missed the head of the nail with the hammer, and hit my thumb.No le di a la cabeza del clavo con el martillo y me golpeé el pulgar.
b. la punta
(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 an arrow or spear)
The natives apply poison to the dart heads to hunt animals from afar.Los nativos ponen veneno en las puntas de los dardos para cazar animales de lejos.
c. la cabecera
(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 furniture)
My father always sits at the head of the table.Mi padre siempre se sienta en la cabecera de la mesa.
d. la espuma
(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 beer)
There was a trace of white on his mustache from the head of his beer.Tenía el bigote manchado de blanco de la espuma de su cerveza.
5. (person attending an event)
a. la cabeza
(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 dinner is going to cost about 50 dollars a head.La cena va a tener un costo de más o menos 50 dólares por cabeza.
6. (animal)
a. la cabeza
(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).
They lost 15 head of cattle to the sickness.Perdieron 15 cabezas de ganado por causa de la enfermedad.
7. (technology)
a. la cabeza
(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).
To clean the head of a cassette player, rub it with a swab dipped in alcohol.Para limpiar la cabeza del reproductor de casetes, frótala con una torunda impregnada en alcohol.
b. el cabezal
(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 tape got stuck in the heads of the video recorder.La cinta se atascó en los cabezales del reproductor de vídeo.
8. (nautical: bows)
a. la proa
(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 head of the ship houses the captain's quarters.El camarote del capitán se encuentra en la proa del barco.
9. (bathroom on a boat)
a. el baño
(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).
Eric said he needed to go to the head.Eric dijo que tenía que ir al baño.
10.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(sexual)
a. la mamada
(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 word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
Julie's really good at giving head.Julie es muy buena para darte una mamada.
b. el sexo oral
(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).
My boyfriend asked me to give him head.Mi novio me pidió que le hiciera sexo oral.
11. (botany)
a. la cabeza
(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 two whole heads of garlic in the stew.Le puse dos cabezas de ajo enteras al guisado.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
12. (to move)
a. dirigirse
If you hear the alarm, please head in the direction of the exit.Si se oye la alarma, favor de dirigirse en dirección de la salida.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
13. (to be the chief of)
a. dirigir
He headed the company from 1983 until his retirement.Dirigió la compañía desde el 1983 hasta su jubilación.
14. (to direct)
a. conducir
The firefighter headed the people towards the exit.El bombero condujo a la gente hacia la salida.
15. (to be at the front of)
a. encabezar
The demonstration, headed by the opposition leader, demanded more social benefits.La manifestación, encabezada por el líder de la oposición, pedía más beneficios sociales.
16. (to give a title to)
a. encabezar
The author used quotes to head the chapters of his book.El autor usó citas para encabezar los capítulos de su libro.
17. (sports)
a. cabecear
He headed the ball back towards the goalkeeper.Cabeceó el balón para atrás hacia el portero.
heads
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
18. (side of a coin)
a. la cara
(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 referee is going to throw the coin; if it’s heads our team kicks off.El árbitro va a lanzar la moneda, si sale cara nuestro equipo saca.
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