Quick answer
"Lift" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "levantar", and "weight" is a noun which is often translated as "el peso". Learn more about the difference between "lift" and "weight" below.
lift(
lihft
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to pick up)
a. levantar
In his free time, he likes to play sports and lift weights.En su tiempo libre, le gusta jugar deportes y levantar pesas.
b. alzar
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
The waiter lifted the tray of food over his head.El camarero alzó la bandeja de comida por encima de su cabeza.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to steal)
a. mangar
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
The thieves lifted all of our most valuable possessions.Los ladrones mangaron todas nuestras posesiones más valiosas.
b. birlar
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
The clever thief had managed to lift countless gems during his career.El ladrón listo había logrado birlar un sinfín de gemas durante su carrera.
c. plagiar (text)
It turned out whole paragraphs of his column had been lifted from a book.Resultó que párrafos enteros de su columna habían sido plagiados de un libro.
3. (to remove)
a. levantar
The president gave the order to lift the blockade.El presidente dio la orden de levantar el bloqueo.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (ride)
a. el aventón
(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 Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I'm getting a lift to the airport from my neighbor.Mi vecino me va a dar un aventón al aeropuerto.
b. el pon
(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 Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
Hey, could you give me a lift to work?Oye, ¿me das pon al trabajo?
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Do you want a lift?¿Quieres que te lleve?
Jim and Sally said they'd give us a lift to the party.Jim y Sally dijeron que nos llevarían a la fiesta.
5. (elevator) (United Kingdom)
a. el ascensor
(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 Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
The office is on the ninth floor? Let's take the lift.¿La oficina está en el noveno piso? Tomemos el ascensor.
b. el elevador
(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 Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Are you waiting for the lift?¿Estás esperando el elevador?
6. (psychological boost)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The doctor's bedside manner gave the patient a real lift.La manera de ser de la doctora le levantó la moral al paciente.
The good news about the raises gave the employees a lift.La buena noticia sobre los aumentos levantó el ánimo de los empleados.
7. (raising force)
a. la sustentación
(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 wings of an airplane generate most of its lift.Las alas de un avión generan la mayor cantidad de la sustentación.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
8. (to dissipate)
a. disiparse
When the sun came out, the fog suddenly lifted.Cuando salió el sol, la niebla se disipó de repente.
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weight(
weyt
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (heaviness)
a. el peso
(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 put on some weight last Christmas.Subí un poco de peso las pasadas Navidades.
2. (for exercise)
a. la pesa
(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).
He goes to the gym to lift weights three times a week.Él va al gimnasio a levantar pesas tres veces a la semana.
3. (burden)
a. el peso
(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 athlete said he felt like a weight had been lifted when he won the championship.El atleta dijo que sentía que se le había quitado un peso de encima cuando ganó el campeonato.
b. la carga
(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).
Finding a new job has taken a huge weight off my shoulders.Haber conseguido un nuevo trabajo me ha quitado tremenda carga de encima.
4. (importance)
a. el peso
(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).
His opinion carries a lot of weight in the company.Su opinión tiene mucho peso dentro de la empresa.
5. (in clocks)
a. la pesa
(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).
You need to have the weights in this grandfather clock replaced.Necesita cambiar las pesas en este reloj de pie.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to add weight to)
a. poner peso a
Do you know any tricks to weight the curtains and stop them from blowing away?¿Conoces algún truco para ponerle peso a las cortinas y evitar que se vuelen?
7. (to hold down)
a. sujetar
The wind was so strong I had to weight the tablecloth with a jug.El viento era tan fuerte que tuve que sujetar el mantel con una jarra.
8. (to have a bias against)
a. perjudicar a
The new economic measures are weighted against the middle class.Las nuevas medidas económicas perjudican a la clase media.
b. beneficiar a
The law should be weighted in favor of the weaker.La ley debería beneficiar a los más débiles.
9. (mathematics)
a. ponderar
The chart shows how the variables were weighted in our analysis.La tabla muestra cómo se ponderaron las variables en nuestro análisis.
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