Quick answer
"Land" is a noun which is often translated as "la tierra", and "dirt" is a noun which is also often translated as "la tierra". Learn more about the difference between "land" and "dirt" below.
land(
lahnd
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (geography)
a. la tierra
(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).
After two months at sea, we sighted land.Después de dos meses en alta mar, vimos tierra.
2. (soil)
a. la tierra
(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).
This land is good for growing corn.Esta tierra es buena para sembrar maíz.
3. (property)
a. la tierra
(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).
I want to build a house on my land.Quiero construir una casa en mi tierra.
4. (country)
a. la tierra
(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).
Poland is the land of my ancestors.Polonia es la tierra de mis ancestros.
b. el país
(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 father never returned to the land where he was born.Mi padre nunca regresó al país donde nació.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (aviation)
a. aterrizar
My plane landed early.Mi avión aterrizó temprano.
6. (nautical)
a. atracar
The Vikings may have been the first Europeans to land in North America.Los vikingos puede que hayan sido los primeros europeos en atracar en Norteamérica.
7. (to fall)
a. caer
I tripped and landed on my hands.Tropecé y caí sobre mis manos.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
8. (transportation)
a. desembarcar (passengers)
The safest plan was to land the passengers and wait for the storm to pass.El plan más seguro era desembarcar a los pasajeros y esperar a que pasara la tormenta.
b. descargar (cargo)
The plane arrived and landed the luggage first.El avión llegó y descargó primero el equipaje.
9. (aviation)
a. hacer aterrizar
An experienced pilot knows how to land a plane smoothly.Un piloto con experiencia sabe cómo hacer aterrizar un avión suavemente.
10. (to catch)
a. capturar (fish)
I landed a 12-pound salmon yesterday.Ayer capturé un gran salmón de 12 libras.
b. conseguir (job, contract)
We're celebrating because we landed the big account.Estamos celebrando porque conseguimos la cuenta grande.
11. (to end up in)
a. quedar
The thief's daring only served to land him in jail.El atrevimiento del ladrón solo hizo que quedara preso.
12. (to strike)
a. asestar
Charlie landed a punch on the other man's nose.Charlie le asestó un golpe en la nariz al otro hombre.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
13. (relative to the land)
a. terrestre
We're researching the land animals that live in this area.Estamos investigando los animales terrestres que habitan en esta zona.
b. de tierra
The Antartic is a huge land mass.La Antártida es una inmensa masa de tierra.
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dirt(
duhrt
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (loose earth or soil)
a. la tierra
(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).
I have dirt under my fingernails from working on the farm all day long.Tengo tierra debajo de las uñas por trabajar todo el día en la granja.
b. el barro
(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 cowboy's boots were covered in dirt.Las botas de los vaqueros estaban llenos de barro.
2. (filth)
a. la suciedad
(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 need to get all the dirt out of the kitchen before we cook. Hay que sacar toda la suciedad de la cocina antes de cocinar.
b. la mugre
(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).
His catcher's mitt is so old it has permanent dirt stains.Su guante de béisbol está tan viejo que tiene manchas permantes de mugre.
c. el lodo
(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).
(wet earth)
Leave your wet bike outside so you don't track dirt all over the floor.Deja tu bici mojada afuera para que no vayas dejando lodo en el piso.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(someone or something worthless)
a. la porquería
(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)
You're dirt. Get out of here!Eres una porquería. ¡Lárgate!
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(something obscene)
a. la cochinada
(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)
What is that dirt you're looking at?¿Qué es esa cochinada que ves?
b. las porquerías
(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)
His mom caught him watching dirt on her tablet.Su mamá lo cogió viendo porquerías en su tablet.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(compromising information)
a. la inmundicia
(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).
Nixon dug deep for some dirt on Kennedy. Nixon buscó exhaustivamente algo de inmundicia sobre Kennedy.
b. el chisme
(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).
Ok, tell me all the dirt I missed while I was away.Bueno, cuéntame todo el chisme que perdí cuando andaba fuera.
c. el cotilleo
(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)
She called her sister to get the dirt on their brother's affair.Llamó a su hermana para ponerse al tanto del cotilleo de la aventura de su hermano.
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