Quick answer
"Order" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "ordenar", and "command" is a noun which is often translated as "la orden". Learn more about the difference between "order" and "command" below.
order(
awr
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duhr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to command)
a. ordenar
I order you to bring me a partridge in a pear tree.Te ordeno que me traigas una perdiz en un peral.
2. (to request)
a. pedir
I'm going to order a slice of apple pie.Voy a pedir una rebanada de pay de manzana.
b. encargar
You didn't order the rolls for Christmas dinner?¿No encargaste los bolillos para la cena de Navidad?
3. (to arrange)
a. ordenar
Can you explain to me how you ordered these files?¿Me puedes explicar cómo ordenaste estas carpetas?
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to place a request)
a. pedir
Don't rush over; we still haven't ordered.No te apures; todavía no hemos pedido.
b. ordenar
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
Are you guys ready to order yet?¿Ya están listos para ordenar?
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (command)
a. la orden
(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).
Was that an order or a request?¿Fue una orden o una petición?
6. (something requested or bought)
a. el pedido
(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 delivery of your order is delayed.La entrega de su pedido está retrasado.
7. (sequence or arrangement)
a. el orden
(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 don't understand the order of these chapters. Why is the fourth one before the second?No entiendo el orden de estos capítulos. ¿Por qué viene el cuarto antes del segundo?
8. (peace)
a. el orden
(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 was impossible to maintain order during the riot.Fue imposible mantener el orden durante la manifestación.
9. (legal judgement)
a. la orden
(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 court issued an order granting the petition for a writ of certiorari.El tribunal emitió una orden para conceder la petición de auto de avocación.
10. (formal group)
a. la orden
(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 inducted into the Order of the Arrow.Fue introducido en la Orden de la Flecha.
11. (level)
a. el nivel
(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).
His desserts are of the highest order, especially his chocolate flan cake.Sus postres son del nivel más alto, en particular su pastel de chocolate.
12. (system)
a. el orden
(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 birth of the internet gave rise to a new world order.El nacimiento del Internet dio lugar a un nuevo orden mundial.
13. (biology)
a. el orden
(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).
Dire wolves, now extinct, were members of the scientific order Carnivora.Los lobos gigantes, ahora extintos, eran miembros del orden científico Carnivora.
14. (architecture)
a. el orden
(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 column is an example of the Corinthian order.Esta columna es ejemplar del orden corintio.
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command(
kuh
-
mahnd
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (order)
a. la orden
(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'm sorry, but I have to follow the commands I've been given.Discúlpeme, pero debo cumplir las órdenes que me han dado.
2. (authority)
a. el mando
(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 queen is in command of the royal guard.La reina está al mando de la guardia real.
3. (computing)
a. el comando
(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 pretty easy program to use once you learn the basic commands.Es un programa bastante fácil de usar una vez que aprendes los comandos básicos.
b. el mando
(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 use a keyboard shortcut for that command.Yo uso un atajo de teclado por ese mando.
4. (knowledge)
a. el dominio
(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 have the same work experience, but she has a better command of English.Tienen la misma experiencia laboral, pero ella tiene mejor dominio del inglés.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to give an order)
a. mandar
The sergeant commanded them to put down their weapons.El sargento les mandó que dejaran sus armas.
b. ordenar
The birthday girl commanded her parents to bring her more cake.La cumpleañera les ordenó a sus padres que le trajeran más pastel.
6. (to have authority)
a. estar al mando de
The admiral commands a large fleet of ships.El admirante está al mando de una gran flota de navíos.
b. comandar
I hear the King in the North commands an army of a hundred wolves.Oigo que el Rey en el Norte comanda un ejército de cien lobos.
c. mandar
She commands all of the territories to the North.Ella manda en todos los territorios al norte.
7. (to have)
a. disponer de
She commands a large fortune because she's an heiress.Dispone de una fortuna grande porque es heredera.
b. contar con
We command a large portion of the local water supply.Contamos con una porción grande de la provisión de agua local.
8. (to deserve and receive)
a. imponer
As a professor she commands a lot of respect from her students.Como profesora impone mucho respeto de sus alumnos.
b. hacerse acreedor
The church's decorative facade commands a lot of attention and admiration.La fachada decorada de la iglesia se hace acreedora de mucha atención y admiración.
c. infundir
You cannot command respect without conducting yourself in a professional way.No se puede infundir respeto sin comportarse de una manera profesional.
d. inspirar
Her paintings are truly original and command the admiration of all who see them.Sus cuadros son verdaderamente originales e inspiran la admiración de todos los que los ven.
9. (to dominate from a height)
a. tener
Our house on a cliff commands fantastic views of the sea.Nuestra casa en un acantilado tiene vistas fantásticas del mar.
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