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"Undress" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "desvestirse", and "strip" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "quitar". Learn more about the difference between "undress" and "strip" below.
undress(
uhn
-
drehs
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to disrobe)
a. desvestirse
"I'll give you a moment to undress, and I'll be back in two minutes," said the doctor."Le doy un momento para desvestirse y vuelvo en dos minutos," dijo el doctor.
b. desnudarse
Jimmy felt uncomfortable undressing around so many other people in the locker room.Jimmy se sentía incómodo desnudándose delante de tantas otras personas en el vestuario.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to remove the clothing from)
a. desvestir
He undressed the baby and set about the formidable task of changing her diaper.Desvistió a la bebé y emprendió la tarea formidable de cambiarle el pañal.
b. desnudar
The queen's ladies-in-waiting undressed her and poured her a hot bath.Las damas de compañía de la reina la desnudaron y le prepararon un baño caliente.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (nudity)
a. el desnudez
(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 model wasn't ashamed for having to pose in a state of undress for the painter.La modelo no sentía vergüenza de su desnudez al posar para el pintor.
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strip(
strihp
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to remove a covering)
a. quitar
First you have to strip the old paint from the walls.Primero tienes que quitar la pintura vieja de las paredes.
b. deshacer (bed)
The girl had wet the bed so her mom stripped it.La niña había mojado la cama por lo que su mamá tuvo que deshacerla.
c. quitar la ropa de (bed)
Strip the bed so I can wash the sheets.Quita la ropa de la cama para que pueda lavar las sábanas.
2. (to undress)
a. desvestir
The paramedics stripped the patient to treat his wounds.Los paramédicos desvistieron al paciente para curarle las heridas.
b. desnudar
She stripped the baby and put him in the bathtub.Desnudó al bebé y lo metió a la tina.
3. (to empty)
a. vaciar
We stripped the house of all its furniture.Vaciamos todos los muebles de la casa.
4. (to rob)
a. despojar
The thief stripped the old man of his possessions.El ladrón despojó al anciano de sus pertenencias.
5. (mechanics)
a. estropear
Don't put the car in reverse without stopping! You're going to strip the gears.¡No pongas el carro en reversa sin pararlo! Vas a estropear la caja de cambios.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to undress)
a. desnudarse
The suspects were asked to strip by airport security.Las autoridades del aeropuerto les pidieron a los sospechosos que se desnudaran.
b. desvestirse
The toddler stripped right after his mother finished dressing him.El niño se desvistió justo después de que su mamá lo acabó de vestir.
7. (to striptease)
a. hacer striptease
She strips at a night club.Ella hace striptease en un club nocturno.
8. (to dismantle; used with "down")
a. desmontar
We'll have to strip down the engine and then rebuild it.Tendremos que desmontar el motor y luego remontarlo.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
9. (narrow piece)
a. la tira
(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 cut many strips of colored paper.Cortamos muchas tiras de papel de colores.
b. la franja
(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).
(of land or water)
That small strip of land is called Willoughby Spit.Esta pequeña franja de tierra se llama el banco de Willoughby.
10. (series of drawings)
a. la tira
(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 newspaper has a great comic strip on Sundays.El periódico tiene una gran tira cómica los domingos.
11. (airplane runway)
a. 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).
The plane is on the strip ready for takeoff.El avión está en la pista listo para despegar.
12. (striptease)
a. el striptease
(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 dancer received lots of applause after her strip.La bailarina recibió muchos aplausos después de su striptease.
13. (team colors) (United Kingdom)
a. los colores
(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 team has a new strip for the World Cup.El equipo tiene nuevos colores para la Copa del Mundo.
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