Quick answer
"Leap" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "saltar", and "spring" is a noun which is often translated as "la primavera". Learn more about the difference between "leap" and "spring" below.
leap(
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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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spring
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (season)
a. la primavera
(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 love to watch how the robins play in the puddles in spring.Me encanta ver cómo los petirrojos juegan en los charcos en la primavera.
2. (water source)
a. el manantial
(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 walked down to the spring to take a dip.Fueron caminando hasta el manantial para echarse un chapuzón.
b. la fuente
(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 water from that spring is full of minerals.El agua de esa fuente está llena de minerales.
3. (coil of metal)
a. el muelle
(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 can feel every spring in this mattress when I sleep.Puedo sentir cada uno de los muelles de este colchón cuando duermo.
b. el resorte
(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 need a spring replaced in my watch.Necesito reemplazar uno de los resortes de mi reloj.
4. (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).
With a single spring, the cat went from the floor to the counter.Con un solo salto, el gato fue desde el piso hasta la encimera.
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).
She gave a spring and landed on the other side of the fence.Ella dio un brinco y calló del otro lado de la cerca.
5. (elasticity)
a. la elasticidad
(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).
My hairband has lost its spring.Mi cinta para el cabello ya no tiene elasticidad.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to jump)
a. brincar
All of a sudden, the grasshopper sprang from the leaf to my hand.De repente, el saltamontes brincó de la hoja a mi mano.
b. saltar
The rabbit sprang from the hill to its burrow.El conejo saltó de la colina hasta su madriguera.
7. (to come into being)
a. brotar
The business idea sprang from a conversation he had had with his brother.La idea para el negocio brotó de una conversación que había tenido con su hermano.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
8. (to reveal suddenly)
a. soltar
You can't just spring this conversation on me when I'm about to leave.No puedes soltarme esta conversación justo cuando me voy a ir.
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