Quick answer
"Lure" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "atraer", and "attract" is a transitive verb which is also often translated as "atraer". Learn more about the difference between "lure" and "attract" below.
lure(
loor
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to attract)
a. atraer
The smell of cookies lured the children into the kitchen.El olor de las galletas atrajo a los niños a la cocina.
2. (to trap)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The criminal was lured out of his hideout with a fake offer and detained.Lograron que el delincuente saliera de su escondite con un ofrecimiento falso y lo detuvieron.
The mobsters lured the drug enforcement officer into a trap.Los mafiosos hicieron caer al oficial antinarcóticos en una trampa.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (fishing)
a. el señuelo
(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 lure is called a plug, and it's designed to dive beneath the surface of the water.Este señuelo se llama señuelo de paleta y está diseñado para hundirse debajo de la superficie del agua.
b. el cebo
(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 fish bit through the line and took my favorite lure!¡El pez cortó la línea con los dientes y se llevó mi cebo favorito!
4. (attraction)
a. el atractivo
(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 town doesn't have much lure. What brought you here?Este pueblo no tiene nada de atractivo. ¿Qué te trajo aquí?
b. el encanto
(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 lure of Nashville's music scene is famous all over the country.El encanto del ámbito de la música de Nashville es conocido en todo el país.
c. el aliciente
(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).
Spanish tourists can't resist the lure of the beautiful beaches of San Sebastian.Los turistas españoles no pueden resistir el aliciente de las hermosas playas de San Sebastián.
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attract(
uh
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trahkt
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to draw)
a. atraer
I don't know why that mysterious man attracts me so much.No sé por qué ese hombre misterioso me atrae tanto.
The festival attracts millions of people every year.El festival atrae a millones de personas cada año.
2. (to evoke)
a. atraer (attention or interest)
The name of the store attracted my attention, so I came in.El nombre de la tienda atrajo mi atención, y entré.
b. suscitar (controversy or criticism)
Her work has attracted a lot of controversy since the opening of the exhibition.Su obra ha suscitado mucha polémica desde el estreno de la exposición.
3. (to cause to like)
a. atraer
He somehow managed to attract her with his stupid jokes.Se las apañó para atraerla con sus estúpidos chistes.
4. (physics)
a. atraer
This metal pole is supposed to attract lightning.Este poste de metal debe atraer los relámpagos.
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