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"Gun" is a noun which is often translated as "la pistola", and "arm" is a noun which is often translated as "el brazo". Learn more about the difference between "gun" and "arm" below.
gun(
guhn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (handgun)
a. la pistola
(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 man put his gun away in a locked drawer.El hombre guardó la pistola en un cajón con llave.
b. el revólver
(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 ran out of bullets for my gun.Me quedé sin balas para mi revólver.
2. (shotgun)
a. el rifle
(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 need to get my gun ready for the National Rifle Association meeting.Tengo que preparar mi rifle para la reunión de la Asociación Nacional del Rifle.
b. el fusil
(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 Secret Service finally caught the man who was dealing guns.El Servicio Secreto logró al fin capturar al traficante de fusiles.
c. la escopeta
(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 hunter cleaned the gun before going into the woods.El cazador limpió la escopeta antes de salir al bosque.
3. (artillery piece)
a. el cañón
(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 old citadel had several guns positioned at its highest part.La antigua ciudadela contaba con varios cañones en su parte más alta.
4. (gunman)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el pistolero
(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 pistolera
(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 gun wandered around the empty streets looking for a fight.El pistolero vagaba por las calles vacías en busca de pleito.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to accelerate)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. acelerar
Can't you gun the engine a bit more?¿No puedes acelerar un poco más?
guns
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(anatomy)
a. músculos
He has to be lifting weights. Just look at those guns!Él tiene que estar levantando pesas. ¡Mira sus músculos nomás!
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arm(
arm
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (anatomy)
a. el brazo
(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).
She took me by the arm.Me cogió del brazo.
2. (sleeve)
a. la manga
(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).
If the arms of the jacket are too long, I can shorten them.Si los brazos de la chaqueta son demasiado largos, puedo acortarlos.
3. (part of a chair)
a. el brazo
(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).
She leaned her elbows on the arms of the chair.Apoyó los codos en los brazos de la silla.
4. (part of an organization)
a. la sección
(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 works in the legal arm of the country's sports federation.Trabaja en la sección jurídica de la federación de deportes de ese país.
b. el brazo
(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).
(politics)
Sinn Fein is the political arm of the IRA.Sinn Fein es el brazo político del IRA.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to equip)
a. armar
They armed themselves with swords and shields for the battle.Se armaron con espadas y escudos para la batalla.
arms
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
6. (military)
a. las armas
(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).
He was accused of selling arms to Syria.Lo acusaron de haber vendido armas a Siria.
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