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"Use" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "usar", and "space" is a noun which is often translated as "el espacio". Learn more about the difference between "use" and "space" below.
use(
yuz
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to make use of)
a. usar
Excuse me, are you using this outlet?Disculpe, ¿está usando este enchufe?
b. utilizar
What is the semicolon used for?¿Para qué se utiliza el punto y coma?
c. ocupar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
If you're not using this chair, can I take it?¿Si no estás ocupando esta silla, la puedo tomar?
2. (to consume)
a. usar
I make an effort not to use too much electricity.Hago un esfuerzo para no usar demasiada electricidad.
b. consumir
You can't put regular gas in that car; it only uses diesel.No puedes ponerle gasolina normal a ese carro; solo consume diesel.
c. gastar (in a negative sense)
Our refrigerator uses too much energy.Nuestro refrigerador gasta demasiada energía.
3. (to take)
a. usar
More people are using certain drugs now that they are legal.Hay más gente usando ciertas drogas ya que son legales.
b. consumir
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
If you keep using drugs, you're going to ruin your life.Si sigues consumiendo drogas, te vas a arruinar la vida.
4. (to exploit)
a. usar
Stop dating that guy. He's only using you!Deja de salir con ese chico. ¡Solo te está usando!
b. utilizar
I can't just sit here and watch you use that poor guy.No puedo quedarme quieto y ver cómo utilizas a ese pobre chico.
5. (to say)
a. usar
Don't use bad words in front of your grandfather.No uses groserías delante de tu abuelo.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to consume drugs)
a. drogarse
I stopped using years ago.Yo dejé de drogarme hace años.
b. usar drogas
Do you know if she's still using?¿Sabes si ella sigue usando drogas?
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
7. (the act of using)
a. el uso
(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 use of computers in school is normal nowadays.El uso de las computadoras en las escuelas es normal hoy en día.
b. la utilización
(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 use of agricultural waste products is an important government project.La utilización de los residuos agrícolas es un proyecto importante para el gobierno.
8. (function, application)
a. el uso
(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).
My new knife has so many uses!¡Mi nueva navaja tiene tantos usos!
9. (consumption)
a. el consumo
(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 use of drugs is harmful to your health.El consumo de las drogas es dañino para la salud.
10. (purpose)
a. el propósito
(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 you want to buy that purple fedora, but what use does it have?Ya sé que te quieres comprar ese sombrero de fieltro morado, ¿pero qué propósito tiene?
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space(
speys
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (room)
a. el espacio
(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).
There's not enough space for a closet.No hay espacio suficiente para un armario.
b. el sitio
(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).
There is space for one more in the car.Hay sitio para uno más en el coche.
2. (area)
a. el espacio
(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 two families were living in a very confined space.Las dos familias vivían en un espacio muy reducido.
3. (astronomy)
a. el espacio
(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 human race has sent over one thousand satellites into space.La raza humana ha enviado más de mil satélites al espacio.
4. (physics)
a. el espacio
(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).
Sound does not propagate in space.El sonido no se propaga en el espacio.
b. el vacío
(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).
He had no energy and spent his days staring into space.No tenía energía y se pasaba el día mirando al vacío.
5. (an interval of time)
a. el espacio
(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).
In the space of one hour, we'll be done.En el espacio de una hora, habremos terminado.
6. (freedom)
a. el espacio
(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 have to give me more space.Tienes que darme más espacio.
7. (printing and computing)
a. el espacio
(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).
There should be just one space instead of two after the colon.Después de los dos puntos debería haber un espacio en lugar de dos.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
8. (relative to outer space)
a. espacial
Several countries have developed their own space program.Varios países han creado su propio programa espacial.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
9. (to separate)
a. espaciar
You have to space your meals evenly throughout the day.Tienes que espaciar las comidas de manera regular durante el día.
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