Quick answer
"Hydroplaning" is a form of "hydroplane", a noun which is often translated as "el hidroavión". "Wedge" is a noun which is often translated as "la cuña". Learn more about the difference between "wedge" and "hydroplaning" below.
wedge(
wehj
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (object for securing)
a. la cuña
(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 chair was wobbly, so I put a wedge under one of its legs.La silla estaba coja, así que le puse una cuña debajo de una de las patas.
b. el calce
(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 wedge should stop the loose parts of the machine from moving around.Un calce debe impedir que las partes sueltas de la máquina se muevan.
c. el calzo
(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).
They used a piece of cardboard as a wedge to secure the shaky dining table.Usaron un pedazo de cartón de calzo para que la mesa del comedor dejara de cojear.
d. la calza
(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).
Put a wedge under the door so that it doesn't close.Pon una calza bajo la puerta para que no se cierre.
2. (something that splits)
a. la brecha
(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).
They didn't like their son's girlfriend, so they tried to force a wedge into their relationship.A ellos no les caía bien la novia de su hijo, así que trataron de abrir una brecha en su relación.
b. la cuña
(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 needed a wedge to pry the door open.Necesitábamos una cuña para abrir la puerta.
3. (footwear)
a. el zapato de cuña
(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 wedges because they are more secure than stilettos.Me gustan los zapatos de cuña porque son más seguros que los zapatos de tacón.
4. (culinary)
a. el pedazo grande
(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 cut himself a huge wedge of the cake and barely left any for the rest of us.Se cortó un pedazo grande de pastel para él y apenas dejó nada para los demás.
b. la porción
(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).
Thank you for your generosity, but I don't think I can finish a wedge of pie that big.Gracias por tu generosidad, pero no creo que pueda terminar una porción de tarta tan grande.
5. (sports)
a. el wedge
(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).
(golf)
I lost the ball in a hazard and had to use a wedge to get it out.La pelota cayó en un obstáculo y tuve que usar un wedge para sacarla.
b. la cucharilla
(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).
(golf)
Use this wedge. It will loft the ball even higher.Usa esta cucharilla. Lanzará la pelota aun más alto.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to secure with a wedge)
a. calzar
They stuck a knife in the hinge and wedged the door open.Metieron un cuchillo en la bisagra y abrieron la puerta calzándola.
b. poner un calce
Wedge the door open so that we can move the furniture inside.Ponle un calce a la puerta para poder meter los muebles.
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hydroplane
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (seaplane)
a. el hidroavión
(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 traveled by hydroplane to a small Caribbean island.Viajamos en hidroavión a una pequeña isla caribeña.
2. (nautical)
a. el hidroplano
(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 hydroplanes were out on the lake preparing for the race.Los hidroplanos estaban en el lago preparándose para la regata.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (automobile)
a. derrapar
I got really freaked out when the bus started to hydroplane.Me asusté mucho cuando el autobús empezó a derrapar.
b. patinar
What do I do if my car starts to hydroplane?¿Qué hago se mi carro empieza a patinar?
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