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"Quadrilateral" is a noun which is often translated as "el cuadrilátero", and "quad" is a noun which is often translated as "el patio". Learn more about the difference between "quadrilateral" and "quad" below.
quadrilateral
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (geometry)
a. el cuadrilátero
(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).
Randy learned how to calculate the area of a quadrilateral in math class today.Randy aprendió a calcular el área de un cuadrilátero en la clase de matemáticas hoy.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (having four sides)
a. cuadrilátero
The four countries signed a quadrilateral free trade agreement.Los cuatro países firmaron un acuerdo de libre comercio cuadrilátero.
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quad
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(recreational area)
a. el patio
(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 warm day, and there were students relaxing and playing frisbee on the quad.Era un día caluroso, y había estudiantes relajándose y jugando frisbee en el patio.
b. el patio interior
(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 tour guide brought us out onto the lovely quad where there was a fountain in the middle.El guía nos llevó al patio interior en donde había una fuente en medio.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(quadruplet)
a. el cuatrillizo
(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).
, la cuatrilliza
(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 Helen got pregnant, she never expected to have quads.Cuando Helen se embarazó, nunca esperó tener cuatrillizos.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(vehicle)
a. el cuatriciclo
(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).
If you're riding a quad, you need to wear a helmet.Si vas a manejar un cuatriciclo, tienes que usar casco.
b. la cuatrimoto
(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 hired quads to get to the lagoon.Rentamos cuatrimotos para llegar a la laguna.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (multiplied by four)
a. cuádruple
Esteban is worried about his uncle, who's having a quad bypass surgery today.Esteban está preocupado por su tío, a quien le van a hacer una cirugía de bypass cuádruple hoy.
quads
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(anatomy)
a. el cuádriceps
(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).
Squats are great exercise to strengthen your quads.Las sentadillas son un excelente ejercicio para fortalecer los cuádriceps.
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