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"Wet" is an adjective which is often translated as "mojado", and "damp" is an adjective which is often translated as "húmedo". Learn more about the difference between "wet" and "damp" below.
wet(
weht
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (covered or saturated with liquid)
a. mojado
The grass is all wet.El pasto está todo mojado.
The horses' coats were wet from the dew in the air.Los caballos tenían el pelaje mojado por el rocío del aire.
2. (damp)
a. húmedo
The towel is still wet even after hanging it up.La toalla está húmeda aun después de tenderla.
3. (rainy)
a. lluvioso
We've had a really wet summer this year.Este año hemos tenido un verano muy lluvioso.
4. (not dry)
a. fresco (paint)
Don't touch it! The paint is still wet.¡No lo toques! La pintura está fresca.
b. blando (cement)
I accidentally stepped in the wet concrete.Sin querer pisé el cemento blando.
5. (spiritless) (United Kingdom)
a. soso
The men she goes out with are all so wet.Los hombres con que sale son todos tan sosos.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to moisten)
a. mojar
I try not to wet the floor when I shower.Trato de no mojar el piso cuando me ducho.
b. humedecer
Make sure to wet the cloth with ammonia before scrubbing the bathtub.Humedece el trapo con amoniaco antes de fregar la bañera.
7. (to urinate accidentally)
a. orinarse
The boy was so afraid he wet himself.El niño tenía tanto miedo que se orinó.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
8. (rain) (United Kingdom)
a. la lluvia
(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 wet kept us indoors all day.La lluvia nos hizo quedarnos en casa todo el día.
9. (Conservative with liberal tendencies) (United Kingdom)
a. el conservador moderado
(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).
, la conservadora moderada
(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 wets in the party are mostly pro-Europe.La mayoría de los conservadores moderados está a favor de la Unión Europea.
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damp(
dahmp
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (slightly wet)
a. húmedo
Do you think the grass is too damp to have a picnic?¿Crees que el pasto está demasiado húmedo para hacer un pícnic?
This towel is still damp. I'm going to put it back in the dryer.Esta toalla todavía está húmeda. Voy a volver a ponerla en la secadora.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (wet air)
a. la humedad
(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 cold and the damp make this an inhospitable place to live.El frío y la humedad hacen que este sea un lugar inhóspito para vivir.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to make wet)
a. humedecer
By damping the leather, you make it more flexible.Al humedecer el cuero, lo haces más flexible.
4. (to make quieter)
a. amortiguar
These acoustic panels will help to damp the sound in the auditorium.Estos paneles acústicos ayudarán a amortiguar el sonido en el auditorio.
5. (to extinguish)
a. sofocar
We can put this blanket over the firepit to damp the coals.Podemos colocar esta manta encima de la fogata para sofocar las brasas.
6. (to make disappear)
a. apagar
The accident did not damp his enthusiasm for car racing.El accidente no apagó su entusiasmo por las carreras automovilísticas.
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