Quick answer
"Operation" is a noun which is often translated as "la operación", and "run" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "correr". Learn more about the difference between "operation" and "run" below.
operation(
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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. (medicine)
a. la operación
(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).
He was unable to walk for three weeks after the operation.No pudo caminar durante tres semanas después de la operación.
b. la intervención quirúrgica
(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).
She is recovering from an operation she had last week.Se está recuperando de una intervención quirúrgica a la que fue sometida la semana pasada.
2. (activity)
a. la operación
(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).
He was the head of CIA operations in Beirut.Era el jefe de las operaciones de la CIA en Beirut.
3. (act of functioning)
a. el funcionamiento
(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 power plant will not be in operation until next year.La central eléctrica no entrará en funcionamiento hasta el año que viene.
4. (mission)
a. la operación
(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).
Three men were arrested in an undercover police operation.Tres hombres fueron detenidos en una operación secreta de la policía.
5. (use)
a. el uso
(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).
They are keeping a close eye on the operation of the new planning system.Están vigilando de cerca el uso del nuevo sistema de planificación.
b. el manejo
(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 expert advises them on the operation of the electronic equipment they use in their jobs.El experto los asesora en el manejo de los equipos electrónicos que utilizan en su trabajo.
6. (business)
a. la operación
(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 company is a huge operation, employing 240,000 people worldwide.La empresa es una operación enorme que tiene 240,000 empleados en todo el mundo.
7. (computing)
a. la operación
(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).
This is a computer that will process a million operations per second.Esta es una computadora capaz de procesar un millón de operaciones por segundo.
8. (mathematics)
a. la operación
(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).
Students should not rely solely on calculators to perform mathematical operations.Los estudiantes no deben recurrir siempre a las calculadoras para ejecutar las operaciones matemáticas.
operations
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
9. (commerce)
a. las operaciones
(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).
Newman oversees the company's mining operations in Chile.Newman supervisa las operaciones mineras de la empresa en Chile.
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run(
ruhn
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to move quickly)
a. correr
Don't run! I can't keep up with you.¡No corras!, que no puedo seguirte.
2. (to extend)
a. ir
He had a scar running from his eye to his chin.Tenía una cicatriz que iba desde el ojo hasta la barbilla.
3. (to repeat)
a. repetirse
There is a common theme that runs through her novels.Hay un tema común que se repite en sus novelas.
4. (to last)
a. durar
The course runs through June.El curso dura hasta junio.
5. (to operate)
a. funcionar
My lawnmower runs on diesel.Mi cortadora de césped funciona con diésel.
b. circular (transport)
The trains aren't running because of the strike.Los trenes no circulan por la huelga.
6. (to flow)
a. correr
Tears were running down his cheeks.Las lágrimas le corrían por las mejillas.
b. moquear (nose)
Your nose is running from eating such spicy food.Se te moquea la nariz por comer comida tan picante.
7. (to compete in a race)
a. correr
My horse is running at two thirty.Mi caballo corre a las dos y media.
8. (to stand for an elected position)
a. postularse
Neither of the candidates running is popular with the electorate.Ninguno de los dos candidatos que se postulan es popular con el electorado.
b. presentarse
She decided to run for class representative.Decidió presentarse a las elecciones para delegada de clase.
9. (computing)
a. ejecutarse
You can't restart your computer while the program is running.Mientras el programa se está ejecutando, no puedes reiniciar el equipo.
10. (to say)
a. decir
His theory of political reform runs like this.Su teoría de reforma política dice así.
11. (to delevop a tear)
a. hacerse una carrera
My new pantyhose have run.Se me ha hecho una carrera en las medias nuevas.
12. (to become)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The well in our town has run dry.El pozo en nuestro pueblo se ha secado.
Time is running short for you to apply to colleges.No queda mucho tiempo para aplicar a universidades.
13. (to get muddled)
a. desteñir
The color ran when I washed the shirt.El color destiñó cuando lavé la camisa.
b. correrse
She had been crying and her mascara had run.Estuvo llorando y se le corrió el rímel.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
14. (to cover at a fast pace)
a. correr
I run five miles every morning.Corro cinco millas todas las mañanas.
15. (to operate)
a. hacer funcionar
We only run the generator at night.Solo hacemos funcionar el generador en la noche.
b. ejecutar (computing)
You can choose to run or save the program.Puedes elegir entre ejecutar o guardar el programa.
c. poner (transport)
They are running a replacement bus service for the trains.Están poniendo un servicio de autobuses que reemplace los trenes.
16. (to manage)
a. dirigir
She runs a travel agency.Dirije una agencia de viajes.
b. llevar
My wife runs the hotel much better than I could.Mi mujer lleva el hotel mucho mejor que yo.
c. gobernar (country)
The country has been run by the military for the last decade.El país ha sido gobernado por los militares durante la última década.
17. (to take)
a. llevar
Do you want me to run the kids to school?¿Quieres que lleve los niños a la escuela?
18. (to move)
a. pasar
My hand ran down his back, stopping just above his hip.Pasé mi mano por su espalda y la paré justo encima de su cadera.
b. poner
Run your hand under the tap to soothe the pain from the burn.Pon la mano debajo del grifo para aliviar el dolor de la quemadura.
19. (to put forward as a candidate)
a. presentar
The democratic party ran their best candidate, but they lost.El partido democrático presentó a su mejor candidato, pero perdieron.
20. (to smuggle)
a. pasar de contrabando
Tourists are being used by the drug lords to run illegal substances around the area.Los narcotraficantes usan a turistas para pasar de contrabando sustancias ilegales por la zona.
21. (to get past)
a. saltarse
A car just ran the security checkpoint and is heading your way.Un coche se acaba de saltar el control de seguridad y se dirige a tu posición.
22. (to cause water to flow)
a. preparar
Honey, run the bath for the baby while I finish nursing him.Cariño, prepara el baño del bebé mientras termino de amamantarlo.
23. (to extend)
a. tender
I ran a rope between two trees to hang up the washing.Tendí una cuerda entre dos árboles para tender la colada.
b. hacer pasar
The telephone company ran the wire through the neighborhood.La compañía telefónica hizo pasar el cable por el vecindario.
24. (to publish)
a. publicar
I ran my novel through a publishing house.Una editorial publicó mi novela.
b. imprimir
How many copies of the publication have you run?¿Cuántas copias de la publicación has imprimido?
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
25. (act of running)
a. la carrera
(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).
Let's go on a run to the park.Hagamos una carrera hasta el parque.
b. el paseo
(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).
It's a beautiful morning for a run along the coast.Es una hermosa mañana para dar un paseo por la costa.
26. (sequence)
a. la serie
(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).
Recently there has been a run of articles about the bombings in Europe.Recientemente ha salido una serie de artículos sobre los bombardeos en Europa.
27. (tendency)
a. el curso
(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 the normal run of events, there will be a speech, Q&A, and lunch served.En el curso normal de los eventos, habrán un discurso, preguntas y respuestas, y un almuerzo.
28. (finance)
a. la gran demanda
(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 have a run on raw materials because many states need relief for the destruction caused by the hurricane.Tendremos una gran demanda de materias porque muchos estados necesitan ayuda por la destrucción causada por el hurricán.
29. (enclosure for animals)
a. el corral
(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 am building a new chicken run for the farm.Estoy haciendo un corral nuevo para las gallinas en la granja.
30. (tear in stockings)
a. la carrera
(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 dog made a run in my stockings.El perro me hizo una carrera en las medias.
31. (printing)
a. la tirada
(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).
When all those books are sold, they print a new run of books.Cuando se vendan todos esos libros, imprimirán una nueva tirada.
32. (theater)
a. la temporada
(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).
During the run of this play, I have to be available as replacement actor.Durante la temporada de la obra, tengo que estar disponible como actor sustituto.
33. (sports)
a. la carrera
(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 player made 2 runs in one inning.El jugador hizo 2 carreras en una entrada.
b. la pista
(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).
(skiing)
You need to be an experienced skier to handle the runs at this resort.Hay que ser un esquiador experimentado para saber manejar las pistas en esta estación de esquí.
34. (music)
a. la carrerilla
(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 singer's runs enhance the expression of the song.Las carrerillas del cantante realzan la expresión de la canción.
35. (game)
a. la escalera
(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 had a run of four spades.Tenía una escalera de cuatro picas.
36. (free access)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
My neighbors gave us the run of their pool while they're on vacation.Mis vecinos nos dejaron usar su piscina mientras están de vacaciones.
The children have the run of my backyard to play.Los niños tienen permitido jugar en mi patio trasero.
37. (military)
a. la misión de combate
(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).
Three planes were shot down during the run.Derribaron tres aviones en la misión de combate.
runs
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
38.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(diarrhea)
a. la diarrea
(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 got food poisoning, and now I have the runs.Me intoxiqué con la comida y ahora tengo diarrea.
b. la cagalera
(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 word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
If you drink water from the river, you'll get the runs.Si bebes agua del río, tendrás cagalera.
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