Quick answer
"Junction" is a noun which is often translated as "el cruce", and "crossing" is a noun which is also often translated as "el cruce". Learn more about the difference between "junction" and "crossing" below.
junction
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (crossroads)
a. el cruce
(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).
There are new traffic lights at the junction between Market Road and Canal Street.Hay un nuevo semáforo en el cruce entre Market Road y Canal Street.
b. el crucero
(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)
You need to stop at the junction.Tienes que parar en el crucero.
2. (freeway exit) (United Kingdom)
a. la salida
(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'll need to leave the motorway at the next junction to get to Thornton.Para llegar a Thornton, tendremos que salir de la autopista en la próxima salida.
3. (railroad intersection)
a. el empalme
(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).
There was a points failure at the junction with the main line.Hubo un fallo en el sistema de agujas del empalme con la vía principal.
b. el cruce
(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).
Trains have to slow down as they approach the junction.Los trenes tienen que reducir la velocidad al acercarse al cruce.
c. el nudo
(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).
This is a major railroad junction.Se trata de un nudo ferroviario importante.
d. el entronque
(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 Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
It seems that the signals at the railroad junction aren't working.Parece que las señales del entronque ferroviario no funcionan.
4. (confluence of waterways)
a. la confluencia
(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).
Otters have been seen near the junction between these two rivers.Se han visto nutrias cerca de la confluencia de estos dos ríos.
b. el cruce
(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 takes a long time to get through the lock at the junction between the two canals.Se tarda mucho tiempo en pasar por la esclusa que hay en el cruce entre los dos canales.
5. (joint)
a. el empalme
(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).
There may be a leak at the junction between the pipes.Puede que haya un escape en el empalme de los tubos.
6. (electronics)
a. el empalme
(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 need to check all the junctions on the circuit.Tienes que comprobar todos los empalmes del circuito.
7.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(joining)
a. el cruce
(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 phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
Our society is enriched by this junction of cultures.Nuestra sociedad se enriquece con este cruce de culturas.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (intersection)
a. el cruce
(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).
(of roads)
When you get to the crossing, turn left.Cuando llegues al cruce, gira a la izquierda.
b. el paso a nivel
(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).
(of train tracks)
A train came, so we had to wait at the crossing for five minutes.Vino un tren, y tuvimos que esperar cinco minutos en el paso a nivel.
2. (place to cross on foot)
a. el cruce peatonal
(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).
We waited at the crossing for the cars to pass.Esperamos en el cruce peatonal a que pasaran los autos.
b. el paso de peatones
(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).
If we go to the end of the block, there's a crossing there.Si vamos al final de la cuadra, hay un paso de peatones allí.
3. (action of moving across the ocean)
a. la travesía
(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 sailors planned the crossing of the Mediterranean.Los marineros planificaron la travesía del Mediterráneo.
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