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"Quest" is a noun which is often translated as "la búsqueda", and "search" is a noun which is also often translated as "la búsqueda". Learn more about the difference between "quest" and "search" below.
quest(
kwehst
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (search)
a. la búsqueda
(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).
There's a generalized quest for success in our society that is leading us nowhere.Hay una búsqueda generalizada del éxito en nuestra sociedad que no nos lleva a ningún lado.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to search)
a. ir en busca de
In the book, the characters are questing for a magical object that will supposedly bring world peace.En el libro, los personajes van en busca de un objeto mágico que supuestamente traerá paz al mundo.
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search(
suhrch
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (quest)
a. la búsqueda
(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 search for the Titanic lasted 73 years.La búsqueda del Titanic duró 73 años.
b. la busca
(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 went in search of a pharmacy.Fuimos en busca de una farmacia.
2. (inspection of a building or a vehicle)
a. el registro
(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 arrived and ordered a search of the house.Llegó el comisario y ordenó el registro de la casa.
b. el cateo
(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).
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
The police conducted a search of the entire building.La policía efectuó un cateo de todo el edificio.
c. el allanamiento
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
It is unclear whether the police had a warrant for a house search.No ha quedado claro si la policía tenía una orden de allanamiento domiciliario.
3. (inspection of a person)
a. el registro
(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 drug was discovered during a routine passenger search.La droga fue descubierta durante un registro rutinario de pasajeros.
b. el cacheo
(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).
An officer conducted a search of the man under arrest.Un agente llevó a cabo el cacheo del detenido.
c. el cateo
(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).
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
The concert attendees were subjected to a search before entering.Los asistentes al concierto fueron sometidos a un cateo antes de entrar.
4. (inspection of luggage or pockets)
a. registro
They conducted a pocket search looking for drugs.Efectuaron un registro de sus bolsillos en busca de drogas.
5. (computing)
a. la búsqueda
(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 did a search online for companies providing those services.Hice una búsqueda en línea de empresas que ofrecen esos servicios.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to try to find)
a. buscar
They searched everywhere for their lost puppy.Buscaron por todas partes el cachorro que se les había perdido.
b. mirar
It has to be somewhere. Have you searched through your toys?Tiene que estar en algún sitio. ¿Has mirado entre tus juguetes?
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (to inspect a building or a vehicle)
a. registrar
The police thoroughly searched the car for evidence.La policía registró minuciosamente el carro en busca de pruebas.
b. catear
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
The thieves searched the house for anything valuable.Los ladrones catearon la casa tratando de encontrar cualquier cosa de valor.
8. (to inspect a person)
a. registrar
They searched everyone before entering the courthouse.Registraron a todo el mundo antes de entrar en el juzgado.
b. cachear
The way they were searching them was dehumanizing.La forma en que los cacheaban era deshumanizante.
c. catear
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
She searched her son to make sure he wasn't carrying drugs.Cateó a su hijo para asegurarse de que no llevaba drogas.
9. (to inspect luggage or pockets)
a. registrar
They searched my suitcase for half an hour.Se pasaron media hora registrando mi maleta.
b. revisar
We had our luggage searched twice during the trip.En el viaje nos revisaron el equipaje dos veces.
10. (to inspect data)
a. examinar
I searched all her letters but could find nothing relevant for my book.Examiné todas sus cartas pero no encontré nada de interés para mi libro.
b. encontrar en
You can search our online archive for back issues of the magazine.Encontrarás números atrasados de la revista en nuestro archivo en línea.
11. (computing)
a. buscar en
You can search the Internet and find a restaurant in a matter of minutes.Puedes buscar en Internet y encontrar un restaurante en cuestión de minutos.
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