Quick answer
"Leak" is a noun which is often translated as "el agujero", and "trickle" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "escurrirse poco a poco". Learn more about the difference between "leak" and "trickle" below.
leak(
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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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trickle
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to flow in a trickle)
a. escurrirse poco a poco
Rain trickled down the window pane.La lluvia se escurría poco a poco por el cristal de la ventana.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Blood trickled from Susie's nose.A Susie le salía un hilito de sangre de la nariz.
She sat and watched the sand trickle through the hour glass.Se quedó sentada y miró como la arena se deslizaba por el reloj de arena.
2. (to move slowly)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The crowd, still in awe from the show, trickled out of the theater.El público, todavía asombrado por la obra, salió poco a poco del teatro.
The reviews are trickling in, and so far, they're all positive.Las reseñas se están recibiendo poco a poco, y hasta ahora, son todas positivas.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to pour a trickle)
a. dejar caer un hilito de
Just trickle a little bit of olive oil over it and it's ready to serve.Sólo deja caer un hilito de aceite de oliva y está lista para servirse.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (small amount)
a. el chorrito
(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).
Add a trickle of balsamic vinegar to the oil.Agrega un chorrito de vinagre balsámico al aceite.
b. 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).
I'm seeing a trickle of princess related articles in advance of the new movie release.Estoy viendo un goteo de artículos relacionados con las princesas en anticipación del estreno de la nueva película.
c. el hilo
(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 trickle of blood ran down her leg after the snake bit her.Un hilo de sangre se escurría por su pierna después de que la víbora la mordió.
d.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
A trickle of customers walked past the stand.Algún que otro cliente pasaba frente al puesto.
I saw a trickle of shooting stars last night during the meteor shower.Vi alguna que otra estrella fugaz anoche durante la lluvia de meteoritos.
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