Quick answer
"Land" is a noun which is often translated as "la tierra", and "soil" is a noun which is also often translated as "la tierra". Learn more about the difference between "land" and "soil" 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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soil(
soyl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (earth)
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).
The soil near the river is very fertile.La tierra cerca del río es muy fértil.
2. (territory)
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).
A large part of their army was on foreign soil.Gran parte de su ejército se encontraba en tierra extranjera.
b. el suelo
(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).
He was arrested as soon as he landed on American soil.Fue detenido en cuanto aterrizó en suelo norteamericano.
3. (agricultural life)
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).
He is a true son of the soil.Es un auténtico hijo de la tierra.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to make dirty)
a. ensuciar
He had soiled his hands while changing the oil in the car.Se había ensuciado las manos cuando cambió el aceite del carro.
b. manchar
The sheets were soiled with blood at the crime scene.Las sábanas estaban manchadas de sangre en la escena del crimen.
5. (to tarnish)
a. manchar
His reputation had been soiled by the scandal.El escándalo había manchado su reputación.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to get dirty)
a. ensuciarse
The fabric is water repellent so it won't soil easily.La tela está impermeabilizada así que no se ensuciará fácilmente.
7. (to defecate)
a. ensuciarse
It's time to change her diaper. She's soiled herself again.Es hora de cambiar su pañal. Se ha ensuciado de nuevo.
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