Quick answer
"Joint" is a noun which is often translated as "la articulación", and "seal" is a noun which is often translated as "la foca". Learn more about the difference between "joint" and "seal" below.
joint(
joynt
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (anatomy)
a. la articulación
(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).
Ligaments connect bones to form joints.Los ligamentos conectan los huesos para formar articulaciones.
b. la coyuntura
(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 joint on my finger is swollen because I sprained it playing football.La coyuntura de mi dedo está hinchada porque me la torcí jugando al fútbol americano.
2. (linkage of objects)
a. la junta
(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 installed a hinge to act as a joint between the door and the frame.Instalaron una bisagra para servir de junta entre la puerta y el marco.
b. la juntura
(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 joint between the two pieces of metal held up throughout the testing.La juntura entre las dos piezas de metal sostuvo durante toda la prueba.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(marijuana cigarette)
a. el porro
(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 word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
We should get to the point and roll another joint.Debemos llegar al punto y liar otro porro.
b. el canuto
(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 word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Come on man, pass the joint this way.Venga hombre, pásame el canuto.
c. el churro
(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 word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I'm super blazed after smoking that joint.Estoy súper colocada después de fumar ese churro.
d. el toque
(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 word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Be careful, that joint could be laced with something.Cuidado, ese toque podría estar envenenado con algo.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(place)
a. el garito
(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 word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Let's blow this joint!¡Marchémonos de este garito!
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(jail)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la cárcel
(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 threw him into the joint for dealing drugs.Lo pusieron en la cárcel por vender drogas.
b. la chirona
(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 commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
I did three years in the joint.Pasé tres años en la chirona.
c. el bote
(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 word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
My mother was in and out of the joint when I was a kid.Cuando era niño, mi madre entraba y salía del bote.
6. (piece of meat) (United Kingdom)
a. la pieza
(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).
We're having a joint of lamb for supper.Vamos a cenar una pieza de cordero.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
7. (shared)
a. conjunto (between two parties)
The newlyweds would like to open a joint bank account.A los recién casados les gustaría abrir una cuenta bancaria conjunta.
b. colectivo (more than two parties)
The group of businessmen decided to turn their ideas into a joint venture.El grupo de empresarios decidió convertir sus ideas en una empresa colectiva.
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seal(
sil
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (animal)
a. la foca
(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).
Seals feed mostly on fish and marine invertebrates.Las focas se alimentan principalmente de peces e invertebrados marinos.
2. (emblem)
a. el sello
(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).
Many years ago, it was common to send letters with a wax seal on the envelope.Hace muchos años, era común enviar cartas con un sello de cera en el sobre.
3. (closure)
a. el precinto
(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 seal on the package must be air-tight to preserve the contents.El precinto del paquete debe ser hermético para preservar los contenidos.
b. la junta
(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 sink is leaking water because one of the seals on the pipes broke.El fregadero está goteando agua porque una de las juntas de los tubos se rompió.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to secure)
a. sellar
We sealed the edges of the windows to prevent the cold air from entering.Sellamos los bordes de las ventanas para evitar que el aire frío entrara.
5. (to close tightly)
a. precintar
All of the jars must be sealed before shipment.Todos los frascos deben ser precintados antes del envío.
b. cerrar
We sealed the box carefully with packaging tape.Cerramos la caja cuidadosamente con cinta de embalaje.
6. (to determine)
a. decidir
The third goal sealed the victory for the team.El tercer gol decidió la victoria para el equipo.
b. determinar
His fate was sealed when the incriminating evidence was found.Su destino fue determinado cuando se encontró la evidencia comprometedora.
c. sellar
If we seal the deal today, our boss will give us a bonus.Si sellamos el acuerdo hoy, nuestro jefe nos dará un bono.
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