Quick answer
"Line" is a noun which is often translated as "la línea", and "row" is a noun which is often translated as "la fila". Learn more about the difference between "line" and "row" below.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (mark)
a. la línea
(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 beach made a curved line around the bay.La playa formaba una línea curva alrededor de la bahía.
b. la raya
(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 drew vertical lines on the paper.Trazó rayas verticales en el papel.
2. (wrinkle)
a. la arruga
(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 lines under her eyes showed her age.Se le notaba los años en las arrugas bajo sus ojos.
b. la línea
(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 palm reader told her that her life line was short.El quiromante le dijo que su línea de la vida era corta.
3. (a length of rope, cord, wire)
a. la cuerda
(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 hung the wash out on the line.Tendí la ropa en la cuerda.
b. el cable
(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 storm brought down power lines.La tormenta echó abajo los cables de electricidad.
c. el sedal
(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).
(fishing)
I need a line and hooks to go fishing.Necesito sedal y anzuelos para ir a pescar.
d. el cabo
(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).
(nautical)
One of the sailors had already untied the line connecting the boat to the quay.Uno de los marineros ya había desatado el cabo que unía el barco al muelle.
4. (row)
a. la fila
(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).
Put the dominoes in a line.Pon las fichas de dominó en fila.
5. (row of people)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la cola
(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).
If we want to get into the club, we'll have to join the line.Si queremos entrar en la discoteca, tendremos que ponernos a la cola.
b. la fila
(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 line to buy tickets was very long.La fila para comprar las entradas era muy larga.
6. (boundary)
a. la línea
(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 ball went over the line.El balón pasó la línea.
7. (section of text)
a. la línea
(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).
Delete the second line of the third paragraph.Suprima la segunda línea del tercer párrafo.
b. el renglón
(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).
How do I change the spacing between lines?¿Cómo hago para cambiar el espaciado entre renglones?
8. (film, theater, television)
a. la línea
(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 principal actor forgot her lines at the beginning of the second act.A la actriz principal se le olvidaron las líneas al comienzo del segundo acto.
9. (direction)
a. la línea
(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).
They were in the line of fire.Estaban en la línea de fuego.
10. (telecommunications)
a. la línea
(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 has a direct line to the president.Tiene línea directa con el presidente.
11. (succession)
a. la línea
(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 crown passed to the next in line to the throne.La corona pasaba al próximo en la línea de sucesión al trono.
b. el linaje
(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't keep my family line alive.No puedo continuar el linaje de mi familia.
c. la serie
(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).
This is just the latest in a long line of scandals.Esto no es más que el último de una larga serie de escándalos.
12. (military)
a. la línea
(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 enemy broke through our lines.El enemigo penetró en nuestras líneas.
13. (attitude)
a. la postura
(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 takes a more moderate line.Él tiene una postura más moderada.
b. la línea
(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 principal will take a hard line regarding his behavior.El director adoptará una línea dura con respecto a su conducta.
14. (contour)
a. la línea
(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 prefer the squarer lines of the old model.Prefiero las líneas más cuadradas del modelo anterior.
15. (field or area)
a. el área
(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).
What is your line of specialization in the company?¿Cuál es tu área de especialización en la empresa?
16. (commerce)
a. la línea
(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 new line of swimwear will be available before summer.La nueva línea de trajes de baño estará disponible antes de verano.
17. (transportation)
a. la línea
(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).
(route)
We will take the blue line on the metro.Tomaremos la línea azul del metro.
b. la vía
(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).
(tracks)
The train lines have been repaired after the accident.Las vías del tren se arreglaron tras el accidente.
c. la naviera
(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).
(shipping company)
The line went bankrupt after the tsunami.La naviera quebró después del tsunami.
18. (pipe)
a. el conducto
(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 line goes under the sea.El conducto pasa por debajo del mar.
19.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(excuse)
a. el cuento
(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).
(colloquial)
Don't give me that line!¡No me vengas con ese cuento!
20. (note)
a. las líneas
(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).
Drop me a line whenever you want to come and visit.Escríbeme unas líneas cuando quieras venir a visitarme.
21. (drugs)
a. la raya
(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).
We snorted a few lines before we went out.Esnifamos unas rayas antes de salir.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
22. (to mark with lines)
a. rayar
You have to line the paper in order to draw a grid.Para dibujar una cuadrícula tienes que rayar el papel.
23. (to border)
a. bordear
The path is lined with stones.El camino está bordeado de piedras.
24. (to put a lining in)
a. forrar
The jacket was lined with fur.La chaqueta estaba forrada de piel.
25. (to cover)
a. revestir
They lined the bunker with concrete.Revistieron al búnker de hormigón.
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row(
ro
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (line)
a. la fila
(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 think you have to pay more for the seats in the front row.Creo que se paga más por los asientos de la primera fila.
Our seats are in row twelve.Nuestros asientos están en la fila doce.
b. la hilera
(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).
We planted two rows of carrots in the garden.Sembramos dos hileras de zanahorias en el jardín.
2. (knitting)
a. la pasada
(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).
A couple more rows and the scarf will be done.Un par de pasadas más y la bufanda estará terminada.
b. la vuelta
(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).
Every other row of thread is gold.Cada dos vueltas son con hilo dorado.
3. (dispute) (United Kingdom)
a. la pelea
(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 brothers had a row over whose girlfriend was prettier.Mis hermanos tuvieron una pelea sobre quién tenía la novia más bonita.
b. la bronca
(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 had a row with my mate when he said that Manchester sucked.Tuve una bronca con mi amigo cuando dijo que Manchester era una porquería.
c. el jaleo
(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).
A row broke out at the shopping centre when a famous singer arrived.Se armó un jaleo en el centro comercial cuando llegó un cantante famoso.
d. el escándalo
(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).
Why did you get into a row with the cashier over two pence?¿Por qué armaste un escándalo con la cajera por dos peniques?
4. (noise) (United Kingdom)
a. el ruido
(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 hard to concentrate with the row from the construction site next door.Es difícil concentrarse con el ruido de la obra de al lado.
b. la bulla
(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 kids made a tremendous row when they saw Mickey Mouse.Los niños hicieron tremenda bulla cuando vieron a Mickey Mouse.
5. (rowboat excursion)
a. el paseo en bote de remos
(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).
Let's go for a row on the lake.Vamos a dar un paseo por el lago en un bote de remos.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to propel with oars)
a. remar
He rows a canoe in the canal.Rema una canoa por el canal.
b. llevar remando
Marco rowed her out to the floating dock in the middle of the lake.Marco la llevó remando hasta el puerto flotante en medio del lago.
c. llevar en bote
They rowed him out to the island and left him there until he agreed to sign the document.Lo llevaron en bote a la isla y lo dejaron allá hasta que aceptó firmar el acuerdo.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (sport)
a. remar
Kyle goes out rowing every morning on the river.Kyle sale a remar cada mañana por el río.
8. (to argue) (United Kingdom)
a. discutir
My friends rowed over who had the better car.Mis amigos discutieron sobre quién tenía el mejor coche.
b. reñir
He's always rowing with his girlfriend about the most inconsequential things.Siempre está riñendo con su novia por cosas insignificantes.
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