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"Wharf" is a noun which is often translated as "el embarcadero", and "berth" is a noun which is often translated as "la litera". Learn more about the difference between "wharf" and "berth" below.
wharf
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (nautical)
a. el embarcadero
(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 went to the wharf to buy some fresh fish from today's catch.Fuimos al embarcadero para comprar pescado fresco de la pesca de hoy.
b. el muelle
(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 sailors disembarked at the wharf.Los marineros desembarcaron en el muelle.
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berth
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (bunk)
a. la litera
(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 seas were so rough last night that I almost fell out of my berth.El mar estaba tan agitado anoche que casi me caí de la litera.
2. (cabin)
a. el camarote
(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 were four bunks per berth in the car we traveled in.Había cuatro camas por camarote en el vagón donde viajábamos.
3. (mooring)
a. el atracadero
(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).
You have to drop the sails before approaching the berth.Debes arriar las velas antes de aproximarte al atracadero.
b. el amarradero
(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).
Coming into a berth in a marina takes a great deal of care to avoid hitting other boats.Entrar a un amarradero en un puerto deportivo requiere de gran cuidado para evitar chocar con otros barcos.
4. (position)
a. el puesto
(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).
Doug was overjoyed when he learned that he had earned a berth on the Olympic hockey team.Doug se llenó de alegría cuando supo que se había ganado un puesto en el equipo de hockey olímpico.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to moor)
a. atracar
Giovanni berthed his yacht in Saint-Tropez for the winter.Giovanni atracó su yate en Saint-Tropez durante el invierno.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to moor)
a. atracar
Peter hit the dock while trying to berth at the marina.Peter chocó contra el muelle al tratar de atracar en la marina.
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