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"Weapons" is a form of "weapon", a noun which is often translated as "el arma". "Arms" is a plural noun which is often translated as "las armas". Learn more about the difference between "weapons" and "arms" below.
weapon(
wehp
-
uhn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el arma
(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 had never touched a weapon before joining the army.Jamás había tocado un arma antes de alistarse en el ejército.
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arms(
armz
)
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (military)
a. las armas
(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 was accused of selling arms to Syria.Lo acusaron de haber vendido armas a Siria.
arm
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (anatomy)
a. el brazo
(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 took me by the arm.Me cogió del brazo.
3. (sleeve)
a. la manga
(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).
If the arms of the jacket are too long, I can shorten them.Si los brazos de la chaqueta son demasiado largos, puedo acortarlos.
4. (part of a chair)
a. el brazo
(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 leaned her elbows on the arms of the chair.Apoyó los codos en los brazos de la silla.
5. (part of an organization)
a. la sección
(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).
She works in the legal arm of the country's sports federation.Trabaja en la sección jurídica de la federación de deportes de ese país.
b. el brazo
(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).
(politics)
Sinn Fein is the political arm of the IRA.Sinn Fein es el brazo político del IRA.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to equip)
a. armar
They armed themselves with swords and shields for the battle.Se armaron con espadas y escudos para la batalla.
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