Quick answer
"Object" is a noun which is often translated as "el objeto", and "spend" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "gastar". Learn more about the difference between "object" and "spend" below.
object
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (thing)
a. el objeto
(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 found a strange object under the bed.Encontré un objeto extraño debajo de la cama.
2. (aim)
a. el objetivo
(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 object of this school is to develop individual talents.El objetivo de esta escuela es desarrollar el talento individual.
b. el objeto
(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).
What's the object of your visit?¿Cuál es el objeto de su visita?
3. (focal point)
a. el objeto
(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 house was an object of conflict during the divorce.La casa fue objeto de disputa durante el divorcio.
4. (grammar)
a. el objeto
(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).
Transitive verbs have a direct object.Los verbos transitivos tienen objeto directo.
b. el complemento
(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).
"Le" stands for an indirect object in Spanish."Le" sustituye a un complemento indirecto en español.
5. (obstacle)
a. el inconveniente
(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).
You can spend whatever you need for the party. Money is no object.Puedes gastar lo que necesites en la fiesta. El dinero no es inconveniente.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to oppose)
a. oponerse
The students objected to having class on Saturday morning.Los estudiantes se oponían a tener clase el sábado por la mañana.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (to protest)
a. objetar
We objected that it was a very expensive place for prom.Nosotros objetamos que era un lugar muy caro para el baile de graduación.
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spend
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to pay money for)
a. gastar
George spent $150 on books.George gastó $150 en libros.
b. gastarse
That actor spends a lot on clothes.Ese actor se gasta mucho en la ropa.
2. (to expend)
a. dedicar
Marianne spends a lot of time studying.Marianne dedica mucho tiempo al estudio.
b. emplear
We need to spend our resources wisely.Necesitamos emplear nuestros recursos sabiamente.
3. (to exhaust)
a. agotar
The storm spent most of its fury on the west side of the mountain range.La tormenta agotó la mayoría de su furia en el lado oeste de la cordillera.
4. (to pass time)
a. pasar
Do you want to spend the weekend with us?¿Quieres pasar el fin de semana con nosotros?
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to expend)
a. gastar
How much do you plan on spending at the craft sale?¿Cuánto te piensas gastar en el bazar de artesanías?
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