Quick answer
"Pooling" is a form of "pool", a noun which is often translated as "la piscina". "Wick" is a noun which is often translated as "la mecha". Learn more about the difference between "wick" and "pooling" below.
wick(
wihk
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (absorbent strip in a candle or lamp)
a. la mecha
(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 lit the wick in the oil lamp and turned it down a little.Encendí la mecha de la lámpara de aceite y la bajé un poco.
b. el pabilo
(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).
I snuffed out the candles by pinching the wicks.Apagué las velas apretando los pabilos.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to draw off)
a. absorber
Check the label to make sure it's a fabric that wicks moisture.Chequea la etiqueta para asegurarte que es una tela que absorbe la humedad.
b. alejar
The polyester in this fabric wicks perspiration away from your skin.El poliéster de esta tela aleja la transpiración de la piel.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to draw off liquid)
a. absorber la humedad
Some fabrics wick better than others.Algunos tejidos absorben la humedad mejor que otros.
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pool(
pul
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (place to swim)
a. la piscina
(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).
We swim at the pool every Saturday.Nadamos en la piscina todos los sábados.
b. la alberca
(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 Mexico
(Mexico)
The new pool can be used at night.La alberca nueva se puede utilizar por las noches.
c. la pileta
(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)
The kids had a great time at the pool.Los niños la pasaron genial en la pileta.
2. (body of water)
a. la charca
(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).
We loved swimming in the forest pool as kids.De niños, nos encantaba nadar en la charca del bosque.
3. (puddle)
a. el charco
(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 dishwasher is leaking and now there's a pool of water on the kitchen floor.El lavaplatos está chorreando y ahora hay un charco de agua en el piso de la cocina.
4. (billiards)
a. el billar americano
(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).
He is very good at playing pool.Es muy bueno jugando al billar americano.
b. el pool
(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).
I've taken up pool and play every Saturday with my friends.Me he aficionado al pool y juego todos los sábados con mis amigos.
5. (gambling)
a. el bote
(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).
Who won this year's March Madness office pool?¿Quién ganó el bote de March Madness de la empresa este año?
b. el pozo
(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).
With that card, I won the pool.Con aquella carta, me llevé el pozo.
6. (group)
a. el grupo
(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).
Are there any promising candidates in this applicant pool?¿Hay algún candidato prometedor en este grupo de aspirantes?
b. la reserva
(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).
(supply)
They had a pool of genes at the lab.Tenían una reserva de genes en el laboratorio.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (to join resources)
a. hacer un fondo común
They pooled their money for the trip expenses.Hicieron un fondo común para los gastos del viaje.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
8. (to form a puddle)
a. formar un charco
Bruises occur when blood pools just under the skin's surface.Los morados ocurren cuando la sangre forma un charco justo debajo de la superficie de la piel.
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