Quick answer
"Jump" is a noun which is often translated as "el salto", and "hop" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "saltar". Learn more about the difference between "jump" and "hop" below.
jump(
juhmp
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (leap)
a. el salto
(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).
Parachute jumps are always spectacular.Los saltos en paracaídas siempre son espectaculares.
b. el brinco
(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).
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
She landed a three-meter jump in gym class.Hizo un brinco de tres metros en la clase de gimnasia.
2. (racecourse fence)
a. el obstáculo
(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 horse made it over the jump.El caballo superó el obstáculo.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to leap)
a. saltar
They jumped from the third floor to escape the fire.Saltaron desde el tercer piso huyendo del fuego.
b. brincar
Anna loves to jump on the trampoline.A Anna le encanta brincar en el trampolín.
4. (to skip a section)
a. saltarse
You can jump chapter three and begin reading chapter four.Puedes saltarte el capítulo tres y empezar a leer el cuatro.
5. (to rise rapidly)
a. dispararse
Sales jumped on Black Friday.Las ventas se dispararon el Viernes Negro.
6. (to have a fright)
a. sobresaltarse
I jumped when I heard that bloodcurdling scream.Me sobresalté cuando escuché ese grito espeluznante.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (to leap over)
a. saltar por encima de
They had to jump the stream.Tuvieron que saltar por encima del arroyo.
b. brincar por encima de
He jumped the puddles to keep his feet dry.Brincó por encima de los charcos para que no se le mojaran los pies.
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hop(
hap
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to jump)
a. saltar
Look at the rabbit hopping along the trail.Mira el conejo saltando por el sendero.
The frog hopped across the lilypads.La rana iba saltando por las hojas de nenúfar.
b. brincar
The baby seal hopped and landed on the dock.La cría de foca brincó y cayó en el muelle.
c. saltar a la pata coja
The children are hopping around the patio.Los niños están saltando a la pata coja por el patio.
d. dar saltitos
The grasshopper is hopping through the grass.El saltamontes está dando saltitos por la hierba.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (leap)
a. el salto
(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).
You're just a hop and a skip away.Estás a un salto y un paso de tu destino.
b. el brinco
(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).
"Two hops and a step to the left," instructed the square dance caller."Dos brincos y un paso a la izquierda", gritó el instructor de la contradanza.
3. (aviation)
a. el vuelo corto
(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).
It's just a short 30 minute hop from Los Angeles to Las Vegas.Es un vuelo corto de apenas 30 minutos de Los Ángeles a Las Vegas.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(dance)
a. el baile
(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).
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
We had a swell time at the hop on Friday.Nos la pasamos muy bien en el baile el viernes.
hops
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
5. (botany)
a. el lúpulo
(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).
Our new beer is a blend of two hops.Nuestra cerveza nueva es una mezcla de dos tipos de lúpulo.
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