Quick answer
"Lumps" is a form of "lump", a noun which is often translated as "el trozo". "Knots" is a form of "knot", a noun which is often translated as "el nudo". Learn more about the difference between "lumps" and "knots" below.
lump(
luhmp
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (solid mass)
a. el trozo
(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).
Santa Claus is going to put a lump of coal in your stocking if you don't behave.Si no te portas bien, Papá Noel te dejará un trozo de carbón en el calcetín de Navidad.
b. el pedazo
(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 put a lump of cheese and a lump of bread on a plate.Puso un pedazo de queso y otro de pan en un plato.
c. el grumo
(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).
(in a sauce)
Stir the sauce until there are no more lumps.Remueve la salsa hasta que no queden grumos.
2. (swelling)
a. la hinchazón
(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).
Look at this lump on my leg. I think I ought to put some ice on it.Mira este hinchazón que tengo en la pierna. Creo que debería ponerle hielo.
b. el bulto
(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 found a lump in her left breast, but the doctor told her it was benign.Se descubrió un bulto en la mama izquierda, pero el doctor le dijo que era benigno.
c. el nudo
(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 always feel a lump in my throat when I have to talk to girls.Siempre que tengo que hablar con una chica, se me hace un nudo en la garganta.
d. el chichón
(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).
(on the head)
After a bender, he woke up with a splitting headache and a big lump on his forehead.Después de una borrachera, se despertó con un dolor de cabeza espantoso y un chichón grande en la frente.
3. (cube of sugar)
a. el terrón
(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 many lumps of sugar would you like in your tea?¿Cuántos terrones de azúcar le pones al té?
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(person)
a. el zoquete
(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 don't want that lump coming in here to fix my sink. Get them to send me someone else.No quiero que venga ese zoquete a arreglarme el fregadero. Diles que envíen a otro.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to put together)
a. agrupar
We can lump all these titles under "miscellaneous."Podemos agrupar todos estos títulos bajo "varios".
b. poner en un mismo saco
You can't lump communists and socialists together as if they were the same thing.No puedes poner a los comunistas y los socialistas en un mismo saco, como si fueran la misma cosa.
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to accept)
a. aguantar
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Even if you don't like the new rules, you'll have to lump it.Aunque no te gusten las nuevas reglas, tendrás que aguantarte.
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knot(
nat
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (bound rope or hair)
a. el nudo
(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).
Two of the most important knots to learn are the figure-eight and the bowline.Dos de los nudos más importantes que deben aprenderse son el nudo llano y el as de guía.
2. (in wood)
a. el nudo
(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).
This firewood is hard to chop because there are knots in the wood.Esta leña es difícil de cortar porque hay nudos en la madera.
3. (unit of speed)
a. el nudo
(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 pirate ship was headed toward them at a speed of at least ten knots.El barco pirata se dirigía hacia ellos a una velocidad de al menos diez nudos.
4. (group)
a. el puñado
(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 knot of people was blocking the entrance to the city hall.Un puñado de personas bloqueaba la entrada del ayuntamiento.
5. (in muscle)
a. el nudo
(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).
Can you push here? I have an awful knot in the back of my neck.¿Me aprietas aquí? Tengo un nudo horrendo en la nuca.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to tie)
a. anudar
The jailer knotted the rope until he was sure the prisoner wouldn't escape.El guardia anudó la cuerda hasta estar seguro de que el preso no se escaparía.
b. atar
The sailor knotted one end of the line to the anchor.El marinero ató un extremo del cabo al ancla.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (to tense up)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
All her muscles knotted after exercising so hard.Después de ejercitarse tan arduamente, tenía todos los músculos tensos.
My stomach knotted when I thought about having to take the test.Se me hizo un nudo en el estómago ante la idea de tener que hacer la prueba.
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