Quick answer
"Loop" is a noun which is often translated as "la vuelta", and "hook" is a noun which is often translated as "el gancho". Learn more about the difference between "loop" and "hook" below.
loop(
lup
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (shape)
a. 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).
There's a loop to get on the main highway.Hay una vuelta para entrar a la carretera principal.
b. la curva
(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).
Chinese characters don't have loops like that. You should practice your penmanship.Los caracteres chinos no tienen curvas así. Debes practicar tu caligrafía.
2. (electricity)
a. el circuito
(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 closed loop system will require less resources.Un sistema de circuito cerrado requerirá menos recursos.
3. (curve in cord or fabric)
a. la lazada
(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).
Pull the string through the loop like this, and you should have an adjustable knot.Si pasas el cordel por la lazada así, debería quedar un nudo ajustable.
b. el lazo
(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).
My mother tied loops in the shoulder straps of her old dress so that it would fit my sister.Mi madre hizo lazos en los tirantes de su viejo vestido para que le quedara bien a mi hermana.
4. (computing)
a. el bucle
(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 application will not work because there is an infinite loop somewhere in the code.La aplicación no va a funcionar porque hay un bucle infinito por algún lugar en el código.
5. (sewing)
a. la presilla
(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 case has a loop which can be attached to your backpack.El estuche tiene una presilla que puede sujetarse la mochila.
6. (aviation)
a. el rizo
(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 jet made a loop before finding the landing strip atop the skyscraper.El avión hizo un rizo antes de aterrizar en la pista sobre el rascacielos.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (to curve)
a. dar vuelta
Loop both ends of the string to make the knot.Dale vuelta a los extremos del cordón para hacer el nudo.
8. (to wrap)
a. enrollar
Michael looped the hose before putting it away.Michael enrolló la manguera antes de guardarla.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
9. (aviation)
a. rizar el rizo
The pilot looped around the skies before he found a safe place for the emergency landing.El piloto rizó el rizo por el cielo antes de encontrar un lugar seguro para el aterrizaje de emergencia.
10. (to zigzag)
a. serpentear
I am scared to drive on this mountain road because it loops too much.Me da miedo conducir por esta carretera en las montañas porque serpentea demasiado.
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hook(
hook
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (for hanging clothes)
a. el gancho
(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).
Ben took off his coat and hung it from a hook.Ben se quitó el abrigo y lo colgó de un gancho.
b. la percha
(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).
Maria took her hat off the hook and walked outside.María quitó su sombrero de la percha y salió.
2. (for fishing)
a. el anzuelo
(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 had to cut the hook out of the fish's mouth.Tuvo que recortar el anzuelo de la boca del pescado.
3. (for hanging pictures)
a. la alcayata
(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 put a hook in the wall to hang our family portrait.Puse una alcayata en la pared para colgar el retrato familiar.
4. (sewing)
a. el corchete
(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).
Imelda attached a new hook to replace the one that came off of her bra.Imelda puso un nuevo corchete para reemplazar el que se salió del sostén.
b. el gancho
(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).
Do you have a safety pin? The hook just came off my pants.¿Tienes un imperdible? Se me acaba de caer el gancho del pantalón.
5. (boxing)
a. el gancho
(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 threw a left hook that knocked his opponent out.TIró un gancho de izquierda que derribó a su contrincante.
6. (in golf)
a. el lanzamiento en arco
(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 shot a hook around the tree.Tiró un lanzamiento en arco alrededor del árbol.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (to secure)
a. enganchar
The carpenter hooked his hammer onto his belt.El carpintero enganchó su martillo al cinturón.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He hooked a rope round a nail to help him climb the wall.Ató una cuerda a un clavo para ayudarlo a trepar la pared.
He said goodbye, but she hooked her arms around him and refused to let go.Se despidió, pero ella lo rodeó con sus brazos y se negó a dejarlo ir.
8. (to catch)
a. pescar
I hooked three salmon today.Pesqué tres salmones hoy.
b. enganchar
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
She's desperately trying to hook him.Está tratando de engancharlo como pueda.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
9. (to connect)
a. engancharse
The pieces hook together to make a chain.Las piezas se enganchan para hacer una cadena.
b. abrocharse
Her bra hooks in the front.Su sostén se abrocha por al frente.
10.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(to work as a prostitute)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. trabajar como prostituta
She started hooking when she ran away from home at 13.Empezó a trabajar como prostituta cuando se escapó de la casa a los 13.
b. hacer la calle
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
She hooks nearly every night on the eight mile strip.Sale a hacer la calle casi todas las noches en la franja de ocho millas.
hooks
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
11.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(hands)
a. las garras
(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's finished once she gets her hooks into him.Está acabado una vez que ella le ponga sus garras.
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