Quick answer
"Warn" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "advertir", and "alarm" is a noun which is often translated as "la alarma". Learn more about the difference between "warn" and "alarm" below.
warn(
wawrn
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to caution)
a. advertir
My parents warned me about getting into a car with strangers.Mis padres me advirtieron sobre subirme a un auto de un extraño.
2. (to notify)
a. avisar
They warned us that there would be lots of traffic on the highway.Nos avisaron que habrá mucho tráfico en la carretera.
b. advertir
The principal warned me that if I drop out of school, I can't come back.La directora me advirtió de que si dejo la escuela no voy a poder volver.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to give a warning)
a. advertir
The surgeon general warns that smoking can be dangerous to your health.El jefe del servicio federal de sanidad advierte que fumar puede ser nocivo para la salud.
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alarm(
uh
-
larm
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (fear)
a. la alarma
(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 possibility of a war breaking out has everyone in a state of alarm.La posibilidad de que estalle una guerra tiene a todos en estado de alarma.
b. la inquietud
(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 rapid spread of the disease caused great alarm among the population.La rápida propagación de la enfermedad causó gran alarma entre la población.
2. (warning)
a. la alarma
(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 alarm has been raised for increasing drug abuse among young people.Ha saltado la alarma por el consumo cada vez mayor de drogas entre los jóvenes.
b. la voz de alarma
(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 he raised the alarm, people started running towards the door.Cuando dio la voz de alarma, la gente comenzó a correr hacia la puerta.
3. (warning device)
a. la alarma
(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 smoke coming out of the toaster activated the alarm.El humo que salía de la tostadora activó la alarma.
4. (clock)
a. la alarma
(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 have to set the alarm for seven o'clock.Tenemos que poner la alarma a las siete.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to make feel frightened)
a. alarmar
The turbulence alarmed the plane's passengers.Las turbulencias alarmaron a los pasajeros del avión.
b. inquietar
The lack of logic I see in all this alarms me.La falta de lógica que le veo a todo esto me inquieta.
6. (to equip with an alarm)
a. poner una alarma
After the break-in, we alarmed the house.Tras el robo, pusimos una alarma en la casa.
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