Quick answer
"Wheel" is a noun which is often translated as "la rueda", and "tire" is a noun which is often translated as "la llanta". Learn more about the difference between "wheel" and "tire" below.
wheel(
wil
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (revolving object)
a. la rueda
(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).
I hit a pothole and now my front wheels are out of alignment.Pegué un bache y ahora mis ruedas delanteras no están alineadas.
2. (steering implement)
a. el volante
(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).
For safety, keep both hands on the wheel.Para mayor seguridad, mantén las dos manos en el volante.
b. el timón
(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).
(nautical)
The captain took the wheel.El capitán tomó el timón.
3. (potter's wheel)
a. el torno
(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 potter shapes the vase on the wheel.La alfarera moldea el florero en el torno.
4. (military) (United Kingdom)
a. la conversión
(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).
About face! Quick march! Right wheel!¡Media vuelta! ¡Paso ligero! ¡Conversión a la derecha!
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to push)
a. empujar
I wheeled the cart down the path.Empujé la carretilla por el sendero.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to turn)
a. girar
I watched the eddies wheeling in the wake of the boat.Me quedé mirando los remolinos girar en la estela del barco.
b. dar vueltas
The horses wheeled and cavorted in the paddock.Los caballos daban vueltas y retozaban en el cercado.
c. girar sobre los talones
She took one look, wheeled about, and was gone.Echó una mirada, giró sobre los talones y desapareció.
d. revolotear (birds)
The gulls wheeled above as we strolled around the bay.Las gaviotas revoloteaban por encima mientras paseábamos por la bahía.
wheels
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
7.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(automobile)
a. el coche
(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).
Now that you have wheels, son, you can drive your sister to school.Ya que tienes coche hijo, puedes llevar a tu hermana a la escuela.
b. el carro
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
That's a neat set of wheels!¡Qué carro más lindo!
c. el auto
(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).
(Southern Cone)
Without wheels I won't be going very far.Sin auto no voy a llegar muy lejos.
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tire(
tay
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uhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (wheel)
a. la llanta
(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).
You should replace your tires every 30,000 miles.Se debe cambiar las llantas cada 30,000 millas.
b. el neumático
(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 truck's tires are very large.Los neumáticos del camión son muy grandes.
c. la goma
(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).
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
The tires should be rotated when the oil is changed.Las gomas se deben rotar cuando se cambia el aceite.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to fatigue)
a. cansar
Being in class all day tires me.Estar en clases todo el día me cansa.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to become fatigued)
a. cansarse
Do you tire easily after running a mile?¿Te cansas fácilmente después de correr una milla?
4. (to become bored)
a. aburrirse
I tire of spending all day at the beach with nothing to do.Yo me aburro de pasar todo el día en la playa con nada que hacer.
b. cansarse
He tired of listening to his professor ramble on about public policy.Se cansó de escucharle a su profesor divagar sobre la política pública.
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