Quick answer
"Way" is a noun which is often translated as "el camino", and "route" is a noun which is often translated as "la ruta". Learn more about the difference between "way" and "route" below.
way(
wey
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (route)
a. el camino
(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).
What is the quickest way to the airport?¿Cuál es el camino más rápido al aeropuerto?
b. la distancia
(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 still have a long way to get to the hotel.Todavía te queda mucha distancia por recorrer hasta el hotel.
c. la dirección
(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).
Which way? Right or left?¿En qué dirección? ¿Izquierda o derecha?
2. (manner)
a. la manera
(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 prefer doing things my way.Prefiero hacer las cosas a mi manera.
b. el modo
(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).
We do not see it that way.No lo vemos de ese modo.
c. la forma
(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).
It seems to you that there's only one way to do things.Te parece que solo hay una forma de hacer las cosas.
3. (personal direction)
a. el camino
(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).
She's making her way in the world.Está abriéndose camino en el mundo.
4. (aspect)
a. el sentido
(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 agree with you in a way.Estoy de acuerdo contigo en cierto sentido.
b. el aspecto
(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).
As hard as it is for me to admit this, the boss is right in some ways.Por mucho que me cueste admitirlo, el jefe tiene razón en algunos aspectos.
5. (gift)
a. el trato
(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 like her; she has a way with people.Me gusta, tiene un buen trato con la gente.
6. (state)
a. el estado
(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).
Your bike is in a bad way.Tu bici está en mal estado.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
7. (very)
a. muy
Can you see my kite way up in the sky?¿Ves mi cometa muy alto en el cielo?
b. mucho
They were way off in their calculation of the cost.Se equivocaron mucho en el cálculo de los costes.
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route(
rut
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (way)
a. la ruta
(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 can also go by the sea, but we decided on the route through the mountains.Se puede ir también por mar, pero nosotros nos decidimos por la ruta a través de las montañas.
b. el camino
(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 are a few routes you can take, but the one along the lake is the most beautiful.Se pueden seguir varios caminos, pero el más bonito es el que bordea el lago.
c. el recorrido
(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).
(of a bus or a train)
There's a bus route that will take you straight to the cathedral.Hay un recorrido de autobús que te lleva directamente a la catedral.
d. el itinerario
(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).
(of a traveler)
Our route begins in Switzerland, and then we continue up the Rhein River.Nuestro itinerario comienza en Suiza y luego seguiremos río Rin arriba.
2. (delivery)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el recorrido
(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).
She always said hello to the mailman as he passed by her house on his route.Siempre saludaba al cartero cuando pasaba por su casa haciendo el recorrido.
3. (highway)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la carretera
(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).
Route 17 goes to my parents' house, and then continues on toward Farmington.La carretera 17 llega hasta casa de mis padres y luego sigue en dirección a Farmington.
b. la ruta
(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).
My dream has always been to do Route 66 by bike.Mi sueño de siempre es hacerme la Ruta 66 en moto.
4. (transport)
a. la vía
(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).
(shipping or air)
The import of goods by shipping route has decreased in recent years.La importación de productos por vía marítima ha descendido en los últimos años.
5. (medicine)
a. la vía
(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).
(oral or rectal)
This medicine is usually administered via the oral route.Este medicamento suele administrarse por vía oral.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to redirect)
a. enviar
The post office will route all my mail to my parents' address while I'm overseas.El correo enviará mi correspondencia a la dirección de mis padres mientras estoy en el extranjero.
7. (transport)
a. desviar (traffic or train)
The train has now been routed through Winchester.Han desviado el tren y ahora pasa por Winchester.
b. pasar (traffic or train)
Traffic is no longer routed through that intersection.El tráfico ya no pasa por esa intersección.
8. (computing)
a. encaminar
This algorithm routes any message from source to destination along the optimal path.Este algoritmo encamina los mensajes de la fuente al destino a través de la ruta óptima.
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