Quick answer
"Lap" is a noun which is often translated as "el regazo", and "round" is an adjective which is often translated as "redondo". Learn more about the difference between "lap" and "round" below.
lap(
lahp
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (anatomy)
a. el regazo
(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 cat was lying on his owner's lap.El gato estaba tumbado en el regazo de su dueño.
2. (sports)
a. la vuelta
(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 athletes ran faster in the final lap.Los atletas corrieron más rápido en la última vuelta.
3. (stage)
a. la etapa
(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 were exhausted in the final lap of our trip.Estábamos exhaustos en la última etapa de nuestro viaje.
4. (sound of water)
a. el chapaleteo
(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).
She loves listening to the lap of waves at the beach.Le encanta escuchar el chapaleteo de las olas en la playa.
5. (swimming)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el largo
(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).
How many laps did you do this morning?¿Cuántos largos nadaste esta mañana?
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to overtake)
a. sacar una vuelta a
She lapped the other competitor and won the race.Le sacó una vuelta al otro competidor y ganó la carrera.
b. doblar
He can't win, the other runner has already lapped him twice.No puede ganar, el otro atleta ya lo ha doblado dos veces.
7. (to wash against)
a. lamer
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
We could hear the ocean lapping the rocks.Podíamos escuchar el mar lamiendo las rocas.
b. besar
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
See how the waves lap the shore.Mira las olas besando la orilla.
8. (to drink with the tongue)
a. beber a lengüetazos
The dog lapped the milk I spilled.El perro bebió a lengüetazos la leche que derramé.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
9. (to overtake)
a. dar una vuelta
The champion lapped at 300 kilometers per hour.El campeón dio una vuelta a 300 kilómetros por hora.
10. (to drink with the tongue)
a. beber a lengüetazos
The cat lapped at the bowl of milk.El gato bebió a lengüetazos del tazón de leche.
11. (to splash; used with "against" or "at")
a. chapalear
The waves lap at the breakwater.Las olas chapalean contra el rompeolas.
b. lamer
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(transitive verb)
He fell asleep to the sound of the water lapping against the hull of the boat.Se durmió al sonido del agua que lamía el casco del barco.
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round(
raund
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (circular, spherical)
a. redondo
He has a round face and big eyes.Tiene la cara redonda con ojos grandes.
Some say if the belly is big and round it means that the mother is carrying a girl.Algunos dicen que si la barriga es grande y redonda, significa que la madre está esperando una niña.
2. (whole)
a. redondo
How much does it cost, in round figures?¿Cuánto cuesta en números redondos?
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
3. (surrounding)
a. por
There's no one by that name round these parts.No hay nadie con ese nombre por estas partes.
b. alrededor
We sat round and waited for the class to begin.Estábamos sentados alrededor esperando que empezara la clase.
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
4. (encircling)
a. alrededor de
There are cycle tracks round the city.Hay carriles bici alrededor de la ciudad.
5. (indicating movement around or through) (United Kingdom)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He went round the corner and disappeared from view.Dobló la esquina y lo perdí de vista.
Her ambition was to travel all round South America.Su ambición era de viajar por toda América del Sur.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
6. (shape)
a. el círculo
(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'm cutting out a round with my scissors.Estoy cortando un círculo con mis tijeras.
7. (series)
a. la serie
(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 a round of tests, their findings were inconclusive.Tras una serie de pruebas, no llegaron a conclusiones definitivas.
b. la ronda
(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 lecture ended with a round of questions.La clase acabó con una ronda de preguntas.
8. (sports)
a. el asalto
(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).
(boxing)
The boxer was knocked out in the third round.Noquearon al púgil en el tercer asalto.
b. el recorrido
(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).
(golf)
The round has 18 holes.El recorrido tiene 18 hoyos.
c. la partida
(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).
(cards)
I will win this round of poker.Voy a ganar esta partida de póquer.
d. la vuelta
(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).
(of a competition or tournament)
We were knocked out in the second round of the championship.Quedamos eliminados en la segunda vuelta del campeonato.
9. (route, visit)
a. el recorrido
(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 delivery guy plans his round with a map.El repartidor planifica su recorrido con un mapa.
b. la ronda
(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 doctor does his rounds at eight o'clock.El médico hace la ronda de visitas en sala a las ocho.
10. (order for drinks)
a. la ronda
(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 round is on the house!¡Esta ronda corre a cuenta de la casa!
11. (weaponry)
a. el disparo
(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 machine gun can fire 30 rounds a second.Esta ametralladora es capaz de disparar 30 disparos por segundo.
b. la bala
(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 ran out of rounds for his gun.Se le acabaron las balas para la pistola.
12. (music)
a. el canon
(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 refrain is sung as a round.El estribillo se canta en canon.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
13. (to make round)
a. redondear
Round the edges with sandpaper.Redondea los bordes con lija.
14. (to go around)
a. doblar
I rounded the corner and saw a beautiful church.Doblé la esquina y vi una iglesia bonita.
15. (mathematics)
a. redondear
You can round the numbers if you want to do quick calculations in your head.Puedes redondear los números si quieres hacer cálculos mentales rápidos.
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