Quick answer
"Wet" is an adjective which is often translated as "mojado", and "soak" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "remojar". Learn more about the difference between "wet" and "soak" 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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soak(
sok
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to leave in water)
a. remojar
I'm going to soak the beans before I cook them.Voy a remojar los frijoles antes de guisarlos.
It is better to soak your seeds for four to five days before you attempt to plant them.Es mejor remojar las semillas de cuatro a cinco días antes de intentar plantarlas.
b. dejar en remojo
My dad soaks his shirts in a solution of bleach and water to remove the stains from the collars.Mi padre deja sus camisas en remojo en una solución de blanqueador y agua para quitar las manchas de los cuellos.
c. poner en remojo
To facilitate the cooking process, you should soak the beans for at least eight hours before cooking them.Para facilitar su cocción, debes poner las habas en remojo por al menos ocho horas antes de cocerlas.
2. (to permeate)
a. calar
I forgot my umbrella at home and the rain soaked my clothes on the way to work.Me dejé el paraguas en casa y la lluvia caló mi ropa en camino al trabajo.
b. empapar
Diego watched in horror as the contents of the toppled inkwell soaked the pages of his dissertation.Diego miraba horrorizado cómo el contenido del tintero volcado empapaba las páginas de su disertación.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to charge excessively)
a. clavar
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
He has no guilt whatsoever when it comes to soaking customers who he thinks are rich.No tiene remordimientos cuando se trata de clavar a los clientes que considera ricos.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to stay in liquid)
a. estar en remojo
Is there anything else we need to prepare while the noodles are soaking?¿Hay algo más que preparar mientras los fideos están en remojo?
b. remojarse
There is still food stuck to that plate. It needs to soak in hot water.Todavía hay comida pegada en el plato. Tiene que remojarse en agua caliente.
c. dejar en remojo (transitive)
You need to let the rice soak for at least 15 minutes.Tienes que dejar en remojo el arroz por al menos 15 minutos.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (action of soaking)
a. el remojo
(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).
Don't worry. I'm sure that a good soak will get that stain out.No te preocupes. Estoy seguro de que un buen remojo quitará esa mancha.
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(alcoholic)
a. el borracho
(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 borracha
(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).
Make sure she doesn't drink anything at the party. She's a soak, and I'd prefer to avoid any problems tonight.Asegúrate de que no beba nada durante la fiesta. Es una borracha y preferiría evitar cualquier tipo de problema esta noche.
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