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"Locking" is an adjective which is often translated as "de bloqueo", and "jerky" is an adjective which is often translated as "espasmódico". Learn more about the difference between "locking" and "jerky" below.
locking
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (mechanics)
a. de bloqueo (invariable)
Fred used some locking pliers to extract a broken screw.Fred utilizó una pinza de bloqueo para extraer un tornillo roto.
b. de seguridad (invariable)
The locking lugs keep a thief from stealing my wheels.Los birlos de seguridad evitan que los ladrones roben las ruedas.
c. autoblocante
The tractor has a locking differential to help it maintain traction in muddy conditions.El tractor tiene un diferencial autoblocante para ayudarlo a mantener la tracción cuando hay fango.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (act of locking)
a. el bloqueo
(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).
Locking will prevent the application from running in the background.El bloqueo evitará que la aplicación siga ejecutándose en segundo plano.
b. el cierre
(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 locking of the doors will occur at 8 pm.El cierre de puertas tendrá lugar a las 8 pm.
3. (mechanics)
a. el bloqueo
(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 antilock braking system prevents locking of the brakes when you brake suddenly.El sistema antibloqueo de ruedas evita el bloqueo de los frenos cuando se frena repentinamente.
b. el cierre
(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 car comes equipped with a system for electronic door locking.El auto viene equipado con un sistema de cierre electrónico de puertas.
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jerky
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (erratic)
a. espasmódico
Her jerky movements are a result of her Parkinson's disease.Sus movimientos espasmódicos son el resultado de la enfermedad de Parkinson.
b. entrecortado
His jerky speech pattern is rather off-putting.Su habla entrecortada es bastante desagradable.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(contemptible)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. estúpido
Natalia was trying to be funny, but she just came across jerky.Natalia estaba tratando de ser chistosa, pero sólo dio la impresión de ser estúpida.
b. memo
I can't believe how popular he is. He's so jerky.No puedo creer lo popular que es. Es tan memo.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (culinary)
a. la cecina
(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).
Carol takes beef jerky in her lunch every day.Carol lleva cecina de res en el lonche todos los dias.
b. el tasajo
(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).
We snacked on turkey jerky while riding in the car.Tomamos un tentempié de tasajo cuando íbamos en el coche.
c. el charqui
(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 South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
There was some venison and we made some of it into jerky.Había un poco de venado y preparamos charqui con una parte.
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