Quick answer
"Whisk" is a noun which is often translated as "el batidor", and "stir" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "revolver". Learn more about the difference between "whisk" and "stir" below.
whisk(
wihsk
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (culinary)
a. el batidor
(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).
(manual)
Use a whisk to mix all the ingredients in a bowl.Usa un batidor para mezclar todos los ingredientes en un tazón.
b. la batidora
(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).
(electric)
Make sure you unplug the whisk before cleaning it.Asegúrese de desenchufar la batidora antes de proceder a limpiarla.
2. (device for killing flies)
a. el matamoscas
(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).
(of horse hair or similar)
The chieftain of the tribe killed the three flies on the table, one after another, with his whisk.El cacique de la tribu mató con su matamoscas, una tras otra, las tres moscas que había sobre la mesa.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to mix)
a. batir
Add the milk to the egg whites and whisk lightly.Añade la leche a las claras de huevo y bate suavemente.
4. (to swing)
a. agitar
The bull just ate grass and whisked his tail without paying any attention to the cows.El toro se limitó a comer hierba y agitar la cola, sin prestar ninguna atención a las vacas.
b. sacudir
The dog was happily whisking his tail.El perro sacudía la cola contento.
5. (to move quickly)
a. llevar rápidamente
As soon as the threat was received, the pope was whisked to safety.Nada más recibirse la amenaza, se llevaron al papa rápidamente para ponerlo a salvo.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
My father was whisked off to the hospital in an ambulance.Se llevaron a mi padre a toda prisa al hospital en una ambulancia.
The singer spent a few minutes signing autographs before she was whisked into the hotel.La cantante pasó unos minutos firmando autógrafos antes de que la metieron deprisa en el hotel.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to move quickly)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I tried to hail the taxi, but it whisked right by without stopping.Le hice señas al taxi para que parara, pero pasó zumbando por mi lado sin detenerse.
In the hallway, one of my neighbors whisked by me without saying hello.En el corredor, uno de mis vecinos pasó de largo a toda prisa sin saludar.
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stir(
stuhr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to mix)
a. revolver
Can you pass me a spoon so I can stir the sauce, please?¿Me pasas una cuchara para revolver la salsa, por favor?
b. remover
You have to stir the soup every five minutes.Tienes que remover la sopa cada cinco minutos.
2. (to move)
a. agitar
The sea breeze stirred the sails of the pirate ship.La brisa marina agitó las velas del barco pirata.
b. mover
She didn't know who or what had stirred her papers.No sabía quién o qué había movido sus papeles.
3. (to awaken)
a. despertar
The music stirred a passion in her that she didn't know was possible.La música despertó una pasión en ella que no sabía que era posible.
b. provocar
The new leader's words stirred him to defiance.Las palabras del nuevo líder lo provocaron al desafío.
c. estimular
The Beatles were the first group to stir him to become a musician.Los Beatles fueron el primer grupo para estimularlo a hacerse músico.
4. (to move emotionally)
a. conmover
The soldier's selflessness stirred the politician.El desinterés del soldado conmovió al político.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to move oneself)
a. moverse
The dragon stirred and opened its piercing eyes.El dragón se movió y abrió sus ojos penetrantes.
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to cause trouble) (United Kingdom)
a. causar problemas
Don't pay any attention to that drama queen; she just loves to stir.No le hagas caso a esa niña melodramática; le encanta causar problemas.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
7. (state of disturbance)
a. el revuelo
(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 neighbor's arrest caused quite a stir on my street.La detención del vecino ocasionó un gran revuelo en mi calle.
b. la conmoción
(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).
There was a stir in the classroom when the teacher announced that everyone had failed.Hubo una conmoción en la sala cuando la maestra dijo que todos habían reprobado.
8. (stirring movement)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Just give it a little stir and the sugar will mix with the coffee.Solo remuévelo un poco y el azúcar se mezclará con el café.
Too many stirs and you'll ruin the batter.Si lo revuelves demasiado dañarás la mezcla.
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