Quick answer
"Leap" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "saltar", and "jump" is a noun which is often translated as "el salto". Learn more about the difference between "leap" and "jump" 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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jump(
juhmp
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (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).
Parachute jumps are always spectacular.Los saltos en paracaídas siempre son espectaculares.
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).
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
She landed a three-meter jump in gym class.Hizo un brinco de tres metros en la clase de gimnasia.
2. (racecourse fence)
a. el obstáculo
(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 it over the jump.El caballo superó el obstáculo.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to leap)
a. saltar
They jumped from the third floor to escape the fire.Saltaron desde el tercer piso huyendo del fuego.
b. brincar
Anna loves to jump on the trampoline.A Anna le encanta brincar en el trampolín.
4. (to skip a section)
a. saltarse
You can jump chapter three and begin reading chapter four.Puedes saltarte el capítulo tres y empezar a leer el cuatro.
5. (to rise rapidly)
a. dispararse
Sales jumped on Black Friday.Las ventas se dispararon el Viernes Negro.
6. (to have a fright)
a. sobresaltarse
I jumped when I heard that bloodcurdling scream.Me sobresalté cuando escuché ese grito espeluznante.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (to leap over)
a. saltar por encima de
They had to jump the stream.Tuvieron que saltar por encima del arroyo.
b. brincar por encima de
He jumped the puddles to keep his feet dry.Brincó por encima de los charcos para que no se le mojaran los pies.
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