Quick answer
"Leak" is a noun which is often translated as "el agujero", and "drip" is a noun which is often translated as "la gota". Learn more about the difference between "leak" and "drip" below.
leak(
lik
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (escape hole)
a. el agujero
(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).
(in a container)
The bucket is empty because it has a leak.El cubo está vacío porque tiene un agujero.
b. el escape
(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).
They discovered a leak in the bathroom.Descubrieron un escape en el baño.
c. la fuga
(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 gas oven in the kitchen has a leak.El horno de gas en la cocina tiene una fuga.
d. la gotera
(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).
(in a roof)
The leak in the roof keeps spreading.La gotera en el techo sigue creciendo.
e. la rotura
(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).
(in a boat)
The leak caused their canoe to sink.La rotura hizo que su canoa se hundiera.
2. (source of information)
a. la filtración
(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).
They found out through a leak in the agency.Se enteraron por una filtración en la agencia.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to secrete)
a. gotear
The cup was leaking so he threw it away.La copa estaba goteando así que la tiró.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to secrete)
a. chorrear
The pitcher is leaking juice all over the place.La jarra está chorreando jugo por todas partes.
b. perder
The boat is leaking water quickly.El bote está perdiendo agua rápidamente.
5. (to intentionally disclose)
a. filtrar
The employee was fired for leaking confidential information.El empleado fue despedido por filtrar información confidencial.
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drip(
drihp
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (drop)
a. la gota
(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 put out a bucket to catch the drips from the ceiling.Puse un balde para recoger las gotas del techo.
2. (sound of dripping)
a. el goteo
(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 drip of the faucet kept me awake all night.El goteo de la llave no me dejó dormir en toda la noche.
3. (medicine)
a. el gota a gota
(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 drugs were administered through a drip.Le administraron los medicamentos por gota a gota.
b. el suero
(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 was given an emergency blood transfusion and put on a drip.Me hicieron una transfusión de sangre de emergencia y me pusieron suero.
c. el gotero
(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 problems with the pregnancy meant that she was attached to a drip and a fetal monitor.Por los problemas con el embarazo, estaba conectada a un gotero y un monitor fetal.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(boring and timid person)
a. el soso
(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).
, la sosa
(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).
Well come and join us - don't be such a drip!Ven con nosotros: no seas tan soso.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to fall in drops)
a. gotear
Oil was dripping from underneath the car.Goteaba aceite de la parte de abajo del carro.
6. (to discharge drops)
a. gotear
Do you have a teapot that doesn't drip?¿Tienes una tetera que no gotee?
7. (to display large amounts of something)
a. rezumar
"That should be interesting!" she said, in a voice dripping with sarcasm."¡Eso va a ser interesante!" dijo, con una voz que rezumaba sarcasmo.
b. ir cargado
She wore a dress that was dripping with pearls and sequins.Llevaba un vestido que iba cargado de perlas y lentejuelas.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
8. (to discharge)
a. chorrear
He had a nosebleed and was dripping blood everywhere.Tenía una hemorragia nasal y chorreaba sangre por todas partes.
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