Quick answer
"Geared" is a form of "gear", a noun which is often translated as "el engranaje". "Whether" is a conjunction which is often translated as "si". Learn more about the difference between "whether" and "geared" below.
whether(
wehth
-
uhr
)
A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, clauses, or sentences (e.g. The cat and the dog slept.).
1. (expressing doubt or choice)
a. si
I don't know whether I am going to do it today or tomorrow. No sé si lo voy a hacer hoy o mañana.
2. (expressing inquiry)
a. si
I'll try to find out whether she's at the office.Voy a tratar de averiguar si está en la oficina.
3. (indicating something applies whichever be the case; often used with "or")
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Alicia has made up her mind - she'll resign, whether or not she gets this other job.Alicia se decidió: va a renunciar, consiga o no el otro trabajo.
Whether you like it or not, I will buy this shirt.Te guste o no, me voy a comprar esta camisa.
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gear(
gihr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (mechanics)
a. el engranaje
(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).
Edmond has launched a new collection of wrist watches with visible gears.Edmond ha lanzado una nueva colección de relojes de pulsera con engranajes a la vista.
b. el mecanismo
(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 keep the gears well oiled to keep the machine running smoothly.Mantenemos el mecanismo bien engrasado para mantener la máquina funcionando sin problemas.
2. (equipment)
a. el equipo
(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).
Where is your gear? - In the laboratory.¿Dónde está tu equipo? - En el laboratorio.
b. las herramientas
(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 mechanic stored all his gear in the back room of the repair shop.El mecánico almacenaba todas sus herramientas en la trastienda del taller.
c. el aparejo
(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).
Paul and his son put their gear in the pick-up and headed for the creek to do some fishing.Paul y su hijo pusieron el aparejo en la camioneta y se dirigieron al arroyo para pescar un poco.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(belongings)
a. las cosas
(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 need you to take your gear out of this room.Necesito que saques tus cosas de esta habitación.
b. los bártulos
(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 can take your gear and leave this house right now.Puedes tomar tus bártulos e irte de esta casa ahora mismo.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(clothing)
a. la ropa
(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).
Where can I buy yoga gear in this city?¿Dónde puedo comprar ropa de yoga en esta ciudad?
5. (automobile)
a. la marcha
(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 new car features an improved automatic gear shift.El nuevo auto incluye un mejor cambio de marcha automático.
b. la velocidad
(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).
John, shift down a gear when you take the next curve.John, reduce la velocidad cuando tomes la próxima curva.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to adapt)
a. orientar
Companies should gear their business model to a more efficient and productive one.Las empresas deberían orientar su modelo de negocio a uno más eficiente y productivo.
b. estar dirigido
The products from this startup are geared towards young people.Los productos de esta startup están dirigidos a gente joven.
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