Quick answer
"Loud" is an adjective which is often translated as "fuerte", and "thing" is a noun which is often translated as "la cosa". Learn more about the difference between "loud" and "thing" below.
loud(
laud
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (noisy)
a. fuerte (noise)
The explosion was so loud that I partially lost my hearing for a while.La explosión fue tan fuerte que no oí bien durante un tiempo.
b. ruidoso (party or place)
There's a very loud party going on at the end of the street.Están haciendo una fiesta muy ruidosa al final de la calle.
c. alto (music or radio)
My neighbor complained because I had the music too loud.Mi vecino se quejó porque tenía la música demasiado alta.
2. (color)
a. chillón
She loves wearing loud colors in summer.Le encanta llevar colores chillones en verano.
b. llamativo
He wore a loud check waistcoat.Llevaba un llamativo chaleco de cuadros.
3. (vociferous)
a. chillón (person)
The Andersons are a loud bunch.Los Anderson son una pandilla de chillones.
b. vocinglero (person)
I just can't stand loud guys like him.Es que no soporto a tipos vocingleros como él.
c. enérgico (protest)
They were denied entry despite loud protests.Se les negó la entrada, a pesar de sus enérgicas protestas.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
4. (loudly)
a. alto
I'll bring you a microphone if you can't speak louder.Le traeré un micrófono si no puede hablar más alto.
b. fuerte
The radio was turned up loud.Habían puesto la radio muy fuerte.
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thing(
thihng
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (physical object)
a. la cosa
(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 we should donate these things to charity.Creo que debemos donar estas cosas a caridad.
2. (contraption)
a. el chisme
(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 Mexico
(Mexico)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
What is that thing for?¿Para qué sirve ese chisme?
b. el aparato
(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 know how to use this thing?¿Sabes cómo utilizar este aparato?
c. la vaina
(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).
(Andes)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Pass me that thing from over there.Pásame esa vaina de allí.
3. (activity)
a. la cosa
(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 are a lot of things to do this weekend in Denver.En Denver este fin de semana se pueden hacer un montón de cosas.
4. (matter)
a. la cosa
(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 don't like talking about such things.No me gusta hablar de esas cosas.
b. el asunto
(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'd like to talk about this thing with the president.Me gustaría hablar este asunto con el presidente.
c. la vaina
(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).
(Andes)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Did you hear that thing on the radio about the elections?¿Escuchaste esa vaina en la radio acerca de las elecciones?
5. (event)
a. la cosa
(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 very strange thing happened to me today.Hoy me ha pasado una cosa muy extraña.
6. (thought)
a. la cosa
(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 things you come up with!¡Las cosas que se te ocurren!
b. la vaina
(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).
(Andes)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Forget about those things!¡Olvida esas vainas!
7. (comment)
a. la cosa
(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).
How can you say such a thing to me?¿Cómo me puedes decir una cosa así?
b. la vaina
(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).
(Andes)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
That thing he said about me isn't true.Esa vaina que contó de mí no es verdad.
8. (act)
a. la cosa
(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).
That's not the way things are done here.Aquí no se hacen así las cosas.
b. la vaina
(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).
(Andes)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
I'm a bit worried about this thing.Me preocupa un poco esta vaina.
9. (living creature)
a. el tipo
(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).
, la tipa
(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 poor thing can't find his car keys.El pobre tipo no puede encontrar las llaves de su coche.
b. el crío
(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).
, la cría
(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).
Poor things, always loaded with homework!¡Pobres críos, siempre cargados de deberes!
c. la criatura
(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).
What is that thing coming out of the forest?¿Qué es esa criatura que sale del bosque?
10. (in negations)
a. nada
There was not a thing to be done.No había nada que hacer.
11.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(preferred activity or hobby)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I invited Paul to go dancing, but he said it's not his thing.Invité a Paul a salir a bailar, pero dijo que no es lo suyo.
My thing is going to the movies.Lo mío es ir al cine.
12. (obsession)
a. la obsesión
(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 grandmother has a thing about teacups; she has like 500.Mi abuela tiene una obsesión por las tazas de té; tiene alrededor de 500.
13. (phobia)
a. la fobia
(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).
Nina has a thing about spiders.Nina tiene fobia a las arañas.
14. (fad; used with "the")
a. la moda
(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).
Why is everybody eating kale salads? - Dad, it's the thing right now.¿Por qué todo mundo come ensaladas hechas con col rizada ahora? - Papá, es la moda hoy en día.
15. (what is required;used with "the")
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Do you have anything for a migraine? - I've got just the thing!¿Tienes algo para la migraña? - Tengo justo lo que necesitas.
The thing is to make a good first impression.Lo importante es dar una buena primera impresión.
16.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(romantic affair)
a. la relación
(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 can't believe John and Anita had a thing in high school.No puedo creer que John y Anita tuvieron una relación en la prepa.
things
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
17. (belongings)
a. las cosas
(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 am going to pick up my things from my ex-girlfiend's place this weekend.Este fin de semana voy a recoger mis cosas de la casa de mi exnovia.
b. las vainas
(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).
(Andes)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Bring your things over when you come.Traéte tus vainas contigo cuando vengas.
18. (situation)
a. las cosas
(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 way things are, it's best if we don't do anything.Tal y como están las cosas, es mejor que no hagamos nada.
b. las vaina
(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).
(Andes)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
I'm not happy about things.Estas vainas no me hacen gracia.
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