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"On a boat" is a phrase which is often translated as "en un barco", and "ship" is a noun which is often translated as "el barco". Learn more about the difference between "on a boat" and "ship" below.
on a boat
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. en un barco
They went across to the island on a boat.Cruzaron a la isla en un barco.
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ship(
shihp
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (boat)
a. el barco
(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 ship leaves at 6 am loaded with cargo.El barco zarpa a las 6 am repleto de carga.
b. el buque
(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).
Many merchant ships were sunk during the war.Muchos buques mercantes fueron hundidos durante la guerra.
c. la embarcación
(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).
We could see several sailing ships in the distance.Se podían ver varias embarcaciones de vela en la distancia.
2. (spacecraft)
a. la nave
(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 film starts with an alien ship landing in the heart of New York.La película empieza con una nave extraterrestre que aterriza en el centro de Nueva York.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to send)
a. enviar
Your order will be shipped in 24 hours.Tu pedido se enviará en 24 horas.
4. (to take on board)
a. cargar
We have just shipped all the provisions.Acabamos de cargar todas las provisiones.
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