Quick answer
"Leap" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "saltar", and "bound" is an adjective which is often translated as "atado". Learn more about the difference between "leap" and "bound" below.
leap(
lip
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to jump)
a. saltar
The spider on the table made my mother leap out of her seat.La araña que estaba sobre la mesa hizo saltar a mi madre de la silla.
b. brincar
Some squirrels can leap across such long distances, so that it seems that they are flying.Algunas ardillas pueden brincar distancias tan largas que parece que están volando.
2. (to increase suddenly)
a. saltar
In Dar es Salaam, population growth rates leaped from two percent to eight percent in the 1940's.En Dar es Salaam, las tasas de crecimiento demográfico saltaron del dos al ocho por ciento en la década de 1940.
b. incrementarse repentinamente
Prices leaped by nearly ten percent.Los precios se incrementaron repentinamente en casi un diez por ciento.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to pass with a jump)
a. saltar
My horse was the only one in the competition that was able to leap the fence.Mi caballo fue el único en la competición que pudo saltar la valla.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (act of jumping)
a. el salto
(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 horse made an elegant leap over the post without colliding into anything.El caballo dio un salto elegante por encima del poste sin chocar con nada.
b. el brinco
(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 pole vaulter landed from his leap incorrectly and tore a ligament in his knee.El pertiguista aterrizó incorrectamente de su brinco y se lesionó un ligamento de la rodilla.
5. (increase)
a. la subida
(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 an effort to stabilize the economy, the market saw a global leap in prices.En un esfuerzo por estabilizar la economía, el mercado experimentó una subida generalizada de precios.
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bound(
baund
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (tied)
a. atado
The soldiers found the prisoners bound and gagged in the dungeons.Los soldados encontraron a los prisioneros atados y amordazados en las mazmorras.
b. amarrado
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I couldn't do anything; my hands were bound.No pude hacer nada; tenía las manos amarradas.
2. (obliged)
a. obligado
I felt bound by my promise to keep the secret.Me sentí obligada a guardar el secreto a causa de la promesa que le había hecho.
3. (certain; used with "to")
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
If they see you as arrogant, you're bound to make enemies quickly.Si te ven como a un prepotente, no cabe duda de que harás enemigos rápidamente.
If we keep following this road, we're bound to find a hotel sooner or later.Si seguimos por esta carretera, seguro que tarde o temprano encontraremos un hotel.
4. (headed for; used with "for")
a. con rumbo a (ship or person)
The love of my life got on a ship bound for the Americas, never to return.El amor de mi vida se subió a un barco con rumbo a las Américas, para no volver nunca jamás.
b. con destino a (train or plane)
Many flights bound for London have been cancelled.Muchos vuelos con destino a Londres han sido cancelados.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Tomorrow I'm bound for London, but I'll be back in a week.Mañana tengo que ir a Londres, pero vuelvo dentro de una semana.
Where are you bound for?¿Adónde te diriges?
5. (having a binding)
a. encuadernado (book)
The book was bound with red leather and had gold lettering.El libro estaba encuadernado en cuero rojo y tenía las letras doradas.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
6. (leap)
a. el salto
(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 leapt over the wall in a single bound.Pasó por encima de la tapia de un solo salto.
b. el brinco
(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).
With every bound, the goat climbed higher up the mountain.Con cada brinco, la cabra ganaba altura montaña arriba.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (to spring)
a. saltar
The boy excitedly bound from his bed when he heard his father come through the door.El niño saltó entusiasmado de la cama cuando oyó a su padre entrar por la puerta.
8. (to bounce)
a. saltar
I was so happy about the results of my test that I went bounding down the street.Estaba tan contento con los resultados de mi examen que me fui saltando calle abajo.
b. dar saltos
On hearing the news, I felt my heart bounding with happiness.Al escuchar la noticia, noté que el corazón me daba saltos de alegría.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
9. (to enclose)
a. delimitar (usually passive)
The city is bounded by mountains on all sides.La ciudad está delimitada por montañas en sus cuatro costados.
bounds
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
10. (boundaries)
a. los límites
(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 was forbidden to hunt within the bounds of the king's woods.Estaba prohibido cazar dentro de los límites del bosque real.
11. (restrictions)
a. los límites
(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 stupidity of some people appears to know no bounds.La estupidez de algunos parece no tener límites.
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