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"Inches" is a form of "inch", a noun which is often translated as "la pulgada". "Foot" is a noun which is often translated as "el pie". Learn more about the difference between "inches" and "foot" below.
inch(
ihnch
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (unit of measurement)
a. la pulgada
(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 table measures 60 inches in length and 40 in width.La mesa mide 60 pulgadas de largo y 40 de ancho.
b. el dedo
(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).
(approximate)
When we got up in the morning, there were five inches of snow.Cuando nos levantamos por la mañana, había cinco dedos de nieve.
2. (small amount)
a. palmo
The injured hiker crawled inch by inch back to the base camp.El alpinista herido se arrastró palmo a palmo de vuelta al campamento base.
b. el paso
(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 was an inch from losing my temper with my students today.Hoy estuve a un paso de perder los estribos con mis alumnos.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to move slowly)
a. avanzar despacio
He felt a knot in his stomach as he inched towards the door.Sintió un nudo en el estómago mientras avanzaba despacio hacia la puerta.
b. avanzar paso a paso
She inched along the corridor as noiselessly as possible.Avanzó paso a paso por el pasillo, tratando de hacer el menor ruido posible.
c. moverse lentamente
The clock hands were inching toward noon.Las manecillas del reloj se movían lentamente hacia el mediodía.
4.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to progress slowly)
a. avanzar despacio
The negotiations are now inching towards a resolution.Las negociaciones avanzan ya despacio hacia una resolución.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to move slowly)
a. mover lentamente
After thinking long and hard, John inched two poker chips toward the center of the table.Tras mucho pensar, John movió dos fichas de póker lentamente hacia el centro de la mesa.
b. deslizar
The thief inched the television out the window to his accomplice.El ladrón deslizó el televisor por la ventana para que su cómplice lo recogiera.
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foot(
foot
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (anatomy)
a. el pie
(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).
(human)
She hurt her foot playing soccer.Se lastimó el pie jugando al fútbol.
b. la pata
(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).
(animal)
We saw a cat with only three feet today.Hoy vimos un gato con solo tres patas.
2. (measurement)
a. el pie
(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 grandmother is only five feet tall.Mi abuela solo mide cinco pies.
3. (lower part of something)
a. el pie
(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 bunnies played at the foot of the hill.Los conejos jugaban al pie de la colina.
4. (furniture)
a. el pie
(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 design of the feet of this table is quite baroque.El diseño de los pies de esta mesa es bastante barroco.
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