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"Overpass" is a noun which is often translated as "el paso a desnivel", and "bridge" is a noun which is often translated as "el puente". Learn more about the difference between "overpass" and "bridge" below.
overpass
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (bridge)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el paso a desnivel
(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).
We need an overpass at this intersection to reduce traffic.Se necesita un paso a desnivel en esta intersección para reducir el congestionamiento.
b. el paso elevado
(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 overpass will be closed from 6 am to noon on Sunday for road work.El paso elevado se cerrará de 6 am a mediodía el domingo por obras en la carretera.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to pass over)
a. pasar por encima de
The aqueduct overpasses the valley down below.El acueducto pasa por encima del valle abajo.
3. (to surpass)
a. sobrepasar
Takings from the second day overpassed the first.La recaudación del segundo día sobrepasó el primero.
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bridge(
brihj
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (structure)
a. el puente
(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 cross the river using the bridge.Puedes cruzar el río a través del puente.
2. (of glasses)
a. el puente
(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 bridge of my glasses broke and I had to fix it with tape.El puente de mis gafas se rompió y tuve que arreglarlo con cinta adhesiva.
3. (anatomy)
a. el caballete
(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 broke the bridge of my nose when I was a child.Me rompí el caballete de la nariz de niño.
4. (music)
a. el puente
(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 know how to play every part of that song except the bridge.Sé como tocar esa canción entera menos el puente.
5. (instruments)
a. el puente
(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 bridge of the guitar is made of wood.El puente de la guitarra está hecho de madera.
6. (dentistry)
a. el puente
(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 should get a dental implant instead of a dental bridge.Deberías ponerte un implante dental en vez de un puente.
7. (nautical)
a. el puente de 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 captain went to the bridge at the request of the watch officer.El capitán fue al puente de mando por petición del oficial de guardia.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
8. (to build a bridge)
a. tender un puente sobre
They want to bridge the strait between the mainland and the island.Quieren tender un puente sobre el estrecho entre la tierra firme y la isla.
9. (to unite)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
This building bridges the gap between the city's past and its future.Este edificio conecta el pasado de la ciudad con el futuro.
We can't move forward until we've bridged our differences.No podemos avanzar sin superar nuestras diferencias.
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