Quick answer
"Leap" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "saltar", and "hop" is an intransitive verb which is also often translated as "saltar". Learn more about the difference between "leap" and "hop" 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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hop(
hap
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to jump)
a. saltar
Look at the rabbit hopping along the trail.Mira el conejo saltando por el sendero.
The frog hopped across the lilypads.La rana iba saltando por las hojas de nenúfar.
b. brincar
The baby seal hopped and landed on the dock.La cría de foca brincó y cayó en el muelle.
c. saltar a la pata coja
The children are hopping around the patio.Los niños están saltando a la pata coja por el patio.
d. dar saltitos
The grasshopper is hopping through the grass.El saltamontes está dando saltitos por la hierba.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (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).
You're just a hop and a skip away.Estás a un salto y un paso de tu destino.
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).
"Two hops and a step to the left," instructed the square dance caller."Dos brincos y un paso a la izquierda", gritó el instructor de la contradanza.
3. (aviation)
a. el vuelo corto
(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 just a short 30 minute hop from Los Angeles to Las Vegas.Es un vuelo corto de apenas 30 minutos de Los Ángeles a Las Vegas.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(dance)
a. el baile
(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 the United States
(United States)
We had a swell time at the hop on Friday.Nos la pasamos muy bien en el baile el viernes.
hops
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
5. (botany)
a. el lúpulo
(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).
Our new beer is a blend of two hops.Nuestra cerveza nueva es una mezcla de dos tipos de lúpulo.
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