Quick answer
"Jump" is a noun which is often translated as "el salto", and "skip" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "brincar". Learn more about the difference between "jump" and "skip" 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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skip(
skihp
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to bound)
a. brincar
The lambs were skipping around their pen.Los corderos brincaban por su redil.
The little boy skipped down the street next to his new puppy.El niñito iba brincando por la calle al lado de su cachorro nuevo.
b. saltar
The children skipped all the way home.Los niños volvieron a casa, saltando en todo el camino.
2. (with rope) (United Kingdom)
a. saltar a la cuerda
I skip for ten minutes a day as part of my exercise program.Salto a la cuerda diez minutos cada día como parte de mi programa de ejercicio.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to omit)
a. saltarse
You can skip chapter three for now. We'll come back to it later.Pueden saltarse el capítulo tres por ahora. Regresaremos más adelante.
4. (to fail to attend)
a. faltar a
They decided to skip class and go to the park.Decidieron faltar a clases e irse al parque.
5. (to go) (United Kingdom)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Do you want to skip to the loo before we leave?¿Quieres ir al baño antes de que nos vayamos?
I'm just going to skip over to the bakery.Voy a salir un momento a la panadería.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
6. (little jump)
a. 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).
With a skip and a jump the rabbit was out of its hutch.De un brinco el conejo se escapó de la conejera.
7. (dumpster) (United Kingdom)
a. el contenedor para escombros
(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 found these shelves in a skip.Encontré estos estantes en un contenedor para escombros.
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