Quick answer
"Load" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "cargar", and "freight" is a noun which is often translated as "la carga". Learn more about the difference between "load" and "freight" below.
load(
lod
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to fill with)
a. cargar
The pirates loaded the ship with barrels of rum.Los piratas cargaron el barco con barriles de ron.
2. (to put packages or goods in)
a. cargar
The men loaded all our furniture into the moving van.Los hombres cargaron todos nuestros muebles en el camión de mudanzas.
b. meter
Luis loaded the packages into the car.Luis metió los paquetes en el auto.
3. (to fill a container or space with)
a. cargar
I loaded my backpack with food for a whole week.Cargué la mochila de comida para una semana entera.
b. llenar
The flowers loaded the room with a pleasant scent.Las flores llenaban la habitación de una fragancia agradable.
c. inundar
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
Fall came and the trees loaded the streets with dead leaves.Llegó el otoño y los árboles inundaron las calles de hojas muertas.
4. (to insert into a device)
a. cargar (a gun, camera or DVD player)
The firearms instructor loaded the gun with blanks.El instructor de tiro cargó la pistola con balas de fogueo.
b. meter (bullets, batteries, a DVD or film)
How do I load the batteries into my camera?¿Cómo meto las pilas en mi cámara?
c. introducir (bullets, batteries, a DVD or film)
The gunman loaded the bullets into his gun.El pistolero introdujo las balas en su arma.
5. (computing)
a. cargar
The antivirus won't allow me to load this website.El antivirus no me permite cargar esta página web.
6. (to pick up)
a. recoger
The bus loaded passengers in every city.El autobús recogió pasajeros en todas las ciudades.
7. (to distort)
a. cargar
He won because he used the dice that were loaded.Ganó porque tiró con los dados que estaban cargados.
b. desfavorecer a
Some regulations are loaded against small companies.Algunas reglamentaciones desfavorecen a las pequeñas empresas.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
8. (to fill)
a. cargar
The trucks are in the facility waiting to start loading.Los camiones están en las instalaciones esperando para comenzar a cargar.
9. (to enter a vehicle; used with "on" or "onto")
a. subir
The passengers quickly loaded onto the lifeboats.Los pasajeros subían rápidamente a los botes salvavidas.
b. abordar
Commuters loaded on the trains and buses at rush hour.A la hora pico, los trabajadores que iban al centro abordaban trenes y ómnibus.
10. (to insert bullets)
a. cargar
Change your position only when the enemy sniper is loading.Cambia de posición solo cuando el francotirador enemigo esté cargando.
11. (electronics and computing)
a. cargarse
The movie is loading. Please wait a few seconds.La película se está cargando. Por favor, espera unos segundos.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
12. (cargo)
a. 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).
The train cannot carry such a heavy load.El tren no puede llevar una carga tan pesada.
13. (weight)
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 bridge collapsed because it couldn't bear the load.El puente se desplomó porque no aguantó el peso.
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).
This bike can haul a maximum load of 200 pounds.Esta bicicleta puede soportar una carga máxima de 200 libras.
14. (burden)
a. 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).
Don't shoot him! You don't want to handle that load.¡No le dispares! No tienes por qué vivir con esa carga.
b. 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).
He alone cannot bear the load of being responsible for everybody.Él solo no puede soportar el peso de responsabilizarse de todo el mundo.
15. (weaponry)
a. 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).
One soldier prepares the loads, and the other one shoots.Un soldado prepara las cargas y el otro dispara.
16. (electronics)
a. 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).
Don't remove the charger until the load is complete.No desenchufe el cargador hasta que la carga haya finalizado.
17. (work to be done)
a. la carga de trabajo
(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).
More workers were taken on in order to spread the load.Se contrató a más empleados con el fin de repartir la carga de trabajo.
18.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(large amount)
a. el montón
(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 word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
What a load of lies! I don't believe anything you said.¡Qué montón de mentiras! No te creo nada.
b. la cantidad
(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 word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
We've had a load of trouble with the new operating system.Hemos tenido cantidad de problemas con el nuevo sistema operativo.
19.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(sexual)
a. la corrida
(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 word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
I started fantasizing about that hot girl I just met, and I blew a huge load.Me puse a fantasear con esa chica tan buena que conocí y me eché una gran corrida.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Dean blew a load in the shower.Dean se eyaculó en la ducha.
Paula made me blow my load without even taking my clothes.Paula hizo que me viniera sin siquiera quitarme la ropa.
loads
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
20.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(large amount)
a. el montón
(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 word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
There's loads of room upstairs; you could crash there.Hay un montón de sitio arriba; podrías dormir allí.
b. los montones
(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 word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
I know what I'm doing. I have done it loads of times.Sé lo que hago. Lo he hecho montones de veces.
c. la cantidad
(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 word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
You can keep it. I have loads at home.Te lo puedes quedar. Yo tengo cantidad en casa.
21.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(as intensifier)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He plays guitar loads better than me.Toca la guitarra mil veces mejor que yo.
It was loads worse than she could have imagined.Era muchísimo peor de lo podía llegar a imaginar.
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freight(
freyt
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (goods)
a. 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).
Cranes were unloading the freight to be transported on by train.Las grúas sacaban la carga que había de transportarse en tren.
b. el flete
(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).
Freight was piling up in the port due to the dockworkers' strike.El flete se estaba acumulando en el puerto debido a la huelga de estibadores.
c. las mercancías
(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).
Most of the freight arriving in Atlanta will come from the Port of Savannah.La mayor parte de las mercancías que llegará a Atlanta lo hará por el puerto de Savannah.
2. (transportation)
a. el flete
(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 the rise of air freight, the Panama Canal played a less important role.Con el auge del flete aéreo, la importancia del canal de Panamá se vio menguada.
b. el transporte de mercancías
(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).
There are several ferry routes for freight between Britain and the continent.Existen varias rutas de transbordadores para el transporte de mercancías entre Gran Bretaña y la Europa continental.
3. (price)
a. el flete
(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 freight for all our furniture would have been too much, so we had to leave some of it behind.El flete de todos los muebles hubiera sido demasiado, así que tuvimos que dejar algunos.
b. el porte
(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 cargo will not be delivered until the freight is paid.No se entregará la carga hasta que se pague el porte.
c. los gastos de transporte
(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).
Freight has been included in the price of the merchandise.Los gastos de transporte se incluyeron en el precio de la mercadería.
4. (vehicle)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el tren de carga
(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 freight out of Denver had derailed.Había descarrilado un tren de carga que salía de Denver.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to transport)
a. fletar
The piano was freighted by air to New York, at great expense.El piano fue fletado por avión a Nueva York, lo que supuso un gran gasto.
b. transportar
After a grand prix, all of the cars and equipment have to be freighted to the next circuit on the calendar.Después de un gran premio, hay que transportar todos los carros y equipos al próximo circuito previsto.
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