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"Guide" is a noun which is often translated as "el/la guía", and "steer" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "manejar". Learn more about the difference between "guide" and "steer" 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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steer(
stir
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to navigate)
a. manejar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Paco steered the delivery van through the parking lot.Paco manejó la camioneta de reparto por el estacionamiento.
b. conducir
The racing driver steered the car around the hairpin bends.El piloto de carreras condujo el coche en las curvas cerradas.
c. gobernar
The captain steered his boat too close to a larger vessel.El capitán gobernó su barco demasiado cerca de un buque más grande.
d. dirigir
The pilot steered the plane through the jungle and miraculously landed on the beach.El piloto dirigió el avión a través de la selva y milagrosamente aterrizó en la playa.
2. (to guide)
a. dirigir
Our campaign aims to steer people towards healthier foods.Nuestra campaña intenta dirigir a la gente hacia alimentos más sanos.
b. llevar
Somehow, my sister always manages to steer the conversation back to religion.De alguna manera, mi hermana siempre logra llevar la conversación de nuevo a la religión.
c. conducir
We need to steer the discussion away from personal feelings.Tenemos que conducir el debate alejándolo de los sentimientos personales.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to navigate)
a. conducir
I enjoy watching taxi drivers steering skillfully through downtown.Me gusta ver como los taxistas conducen con habilidad por el centro.
b. manejar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Rob steered through the streets toward the hospital as fast as he could.Rob manejaba por las calles hacia el hospital lo más rápido que podía.
c. navegar
The captain steered for the harbor.El capitán navegó hacia el puerto.
4. (to handle)
a. tener dirección
My car is very small, so it steers easily.Mi carro es muy pequeño, así que tiene buena dirección.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (animal)
a. el buey
(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).
Steers are more docile and easier to handle than intact bulls.Los bueyes son más dóciles y fáciles de manejar que los toros intactos.
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(tip)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el dato
(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).
Ricardo got a bum steer from his investment advisor and lost $50,000.Ricardo recibió un pésimo dato de su asesor de inversiones y perdió $50,000.
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