Quick answer
"Lane" is a noun which is often translated as "el carril", and "road" is a noun which is often translated as "la carretera". Learn more about the difference between "lane" and "road" below.
lane(
leyn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (road division)
a. el carril
(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 highway will be increased to five lanes to reduce traffic.Se va a ampliar la carretera a cinco carriles para reducir el tráfico.
b. la senda
(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).
(for bicycles) (River Plate)
The city is encouraging people to take their bike to work by installing bike lanes.La ciudad está alentando a la gente a ir al trabajo en bici instalando sendas para bicicletas.
2. (in the countryside)
a. el camino
(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).
George's house is down the lane just past the dairy farm.La casa de George se encuentra en el camino pasando apenas la granja láctea.
b. el sendero
(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 took a nice drive through some country lanes.Dimos un bonito paseo en coche por unos senderos campestres.
3. (in town)
a. el callejón
(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 almost impossible to drive down this lane on trash day.Es casi imposible circular por este callejón el día que recolectan la basura.
4. (nautical)
a. la ruta
(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 temporary closure of the shipping lane caused millions of dollars in losses.El cierre temporal de la ruta de navegación causó millones de dólares en pérdidas.
5. (aeronautical)
a. el corredor
(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 air lanes heading into Los Angeles are constantly full.Los corredores aéreos en dirección a Los Ángeles están siempre llenos.
6. (sports)
a. la calle
(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).
Running tracks can have a variable number of lanes.Las pistas de carreras pueden tener un número variable de calles.
b. el carril
(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 fastest swimmer goes in the central lane.El nadador más rápido va en el carril central.
c. el andarivel
(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 Argentina
(Argentina)
Regionalism used in Ecuador
(Ecuador)
Regionalism used in Peru
(Peru)
Jose will be running in lane three.José correrá en el andarivel tres.
7. (bowling)
a. la pista
(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).
Silvia threw the ball straight down the lane and got a strike.Silvia lanzó la bola directo por la pista y logró un pleno.
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road(
rod
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (transport)
a. la carretera
(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 road to Avonlea is beautiful in the spring.La carretera a Avonlea está preciosa en primavera.
2. (street)
a. la calle
(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 children’s school is down this road on the left.La escuela de los niños está por esta calle a mano izquierda.
3. (track)
a. el camino
(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 wildflowers all along the road that goes from the cabin to town.Hay flores silvestres a lo largo del camino que va de la cabaña al pueblo.
4. (way)
a. el camino
(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).
Excuse me, is this the road to Guadalajara?Disculpa, ¿es este el camino a Guadalajara?
5.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(course of action)
a. el camino
(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 good news is that the country is well on the road to economic recovery.La buena noticia es que el país está en camino hacia la recuperación económica.
roads
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
6. (natural harbor)
a. la rada
(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 looked out at the boats anchored in the roads.Miramos hacia los barcos anclados en la rada.
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