Quick answer
"Waxed" is an adjective which is often translated as "encerado", and "sticks" is a plural noun which is often translated as "el quinto infierno". Learn more about the difference between "waxed" and "sticks" below.
waxed
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. encerado
The butcher wrapped the meat in waxed paper.El carnicero envolvió la carne con papel encerado.
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sticks(
stihks
)
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
(remote place)
a. el quinto infierno
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
Living out in the sticks, it's a long way to the nearest store.Cuando vives en el quinto infierno, la tienda más cerca queda muy lejos.
stick
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (piece of wood)
a. el palo
(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).
Farmers use sticks to remove olives from trees.Los agricultores usan palos para bajar las olivas de los árboles.
b. la vara
(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 put sticks in the pot for the tomato plant to climb up.Coloqué varas en el tiesto para que vayan trepando los tomates.
3. (piece of firewood)
a. la ramita
(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 found a few sticks to make a fire with.Encontramos unas ramitas para hacer una fogata.
4. (culinary)
a. la rama
(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).
Chop two sticks of celery.Corta dos ramas de apio en trozos pequeños.
b. el tallo
(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)
She was crunching on a stick of celery.Estaba ronchando un tallo de apio.
5. (block of butter equal to one cup)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la barra
(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).
You need a whole stick of butter for this recipe.Necesitas una barra entera de mantequilla para esta receta.
6. (piece of dynamite)
a. el cartucho
(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).
Bolivian miners traditionally wear sticks of dynamite at demonstrations.Es tradición que los mineros bolivianos lleven cartuchos de dinamita en las manifestaciones.
7. (sports)
a. el palo
(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).
All you need to play hockey is a stick and a ball.Para jugar al hockey solo hace falta un palo y una pelota.
8. (music)
a. el palillo
(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 drummer got so carried away that he broke a stick.El baterista se entusiasmó tanto que rompió un palillo.
9. (piece of candy)
a. la barra
(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 bought her a stick of licorice because I knew she liked it.Le compré una barra de regaliz porque sabía que le gustaba.
10. (aviation)
a. la palanca de mando
(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).
He pulled the stick backward.Tiró hacia atrás de la palanca de mando.
11. (games)
a. el joystick
(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).
Plug your stick into port two and you're all set.Enchufa el joystick al puerto dos y ya estás listo.
12. (walking aid) (United Kingdom)
a. el bastón
(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 grandfather has to use a stick now.Mi abuelo ahora tiene que usar bastón.
13.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(criticism) (United Kingdom)
a. la paliza
(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).
He took a lot of stick from the press for that decision.Recibió una buena paliza de la prensa por tomar esa decisión.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
14. (to glue)
a. pegar
I have to stick the doll's head to its body because it fell to the floor.Tengo que pegar la cabeza de la muñeca al cuerpo porque se cayó al suelo.
15. (to thrust)
a. clavar
He stuck a knife in the thief's hand when he attacked him.Le clavó un cuchillo en la mano al ladrón que lo atacaba.
16.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to place)
a. poner
You can stick that bag over there.Puedes poner esa bolsa allá.
b. meter
She stuck her change in her purse.Se metió la vuelta en la cartera.
17.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to tolerate) (United Kingdom)
a. aguantar
I can’t stick that man. He’s a really mean person.No aguanto a ese tipo. Es un miserable.
b. soportar
I don’t know how you can stick that job.No sé cómo soportas ese trabajo.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
18. (to adhere)
a. pegar (glue)
Cheap glue doesn’t stick.La cola barata no pega.
b. pegarse (food)
The toffee stuck to my teeth.El toffee se me pegó a los dientes.
19. (to become jammed)
a. atascarse
The paper in the printer has stuck.Se ha atascado el papel de la impresora.
b. atorarse
This drawer often sticks.Este cajón suele atorarse.
20. (to protrude)
a. asomar
His feet stuck through the railings.Sus pies asomaban por la reja.
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