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"Gulf" is a noun which is often translated as "el golfo", and "chasm" is a noun which is often translated as "la sima". Learn more about the difference between "gulf" and "chasm" below.
gulf(
guhlf
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (body of water)
a. el golfo
(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 hurricane alert is in effect for the eastern Gulf of Mexico.Hay una alerta de huracán vigente para el este del Golfo de México.
2. (large gap)
a. la brecha
(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 professor challenged the students to come up with solutions for narrowing the gulf between the rich and the poor.El profesor propuso a los estudiantes a pensar en soluciones para reducir la brecha entre ricos y pobres.
b. el abismo
(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's a huge gulf between the pastor's preaching and his actions.Hay un gran abismo entre lo que el pastor dice y sus acciones.
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chasm
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (geography)
a. la sima
(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 her dream, a huge chasm opened at her feet.En su sueño, una sima enorme se abría a sus pies.
b. el abismo
(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 waters plunge into a deep chasm.Las aguas caen a un profundo abismo.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(profound difference)
a. el abismo
(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 is a chasm between the two sides that it would seem impossible to bridge.Un abismo separa a ambas partes, y parece imposible que vayan a franquearlo.
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