Quick answer
"Wings" is a form of "wing", a noun which is often translated as "el ala". "Branches" is a form of "branch", a noun which is often translated as "la rama". Learn more about the difference between "wings" and "branches" below.
wing(
wihng
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (animal anatomy)
a. el ala
(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 bird spread its wings and flew off.El pájaro extendió las alas y salió volando.
2. (aviation)
a. el ala
(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 problem with the wing, so we had to land.Había un problema con el ala, así que tuvimos que aterrizar.
3. (architecture)
a. el ala
(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 cafeteria is in the east wing of the hospital.La cafetería está en el ala oriental de la hospital.
4. (politics)
a. el ala
(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).
She says she is a conservative, but her opinions are very left-wing.Dice que es una conservadora pero sus opiniones son del ala izquierda.
5. (automobile) (United Kingdom)
a. la aleta
(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).
She crashed into the wing of the car in front of her.Chocó con la aleta del carro enfrente de ella.
6. (sports)
a. el extremo
(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's got the ball and he's out on the wing... GOAL!!!Tiene la pelota, está en el extremo... ¡¡¡GOL!!!
b. el ala
(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).
, la ala
(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).
My brother is a wing on the hockey team.Mi hermano juega de ala en el equipo de hockey.
c. el alero
(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).
, la alero
(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).
In this play, the wings are going to move across the field towards the goal.En esta jugada, los aleros van a atravesar el campo hacia el arco.
7. (part of chair)
a. la oreja
(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 bride was seated, and the groom stood next to the wing of her easy chair.La novia estaba sentada, y el novio se quedó al lado de la oreja de su butaca.
8. (theater)
a. el bastidor
(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 dancers were waiting for their entrance in the wings.Los bailarines esperaban su entrada en los bastidores.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
9. (to injure)
a. herir en el ala (animal)
The cat winged the swallow as it flew from the bush.El gato hirió la golondrina en el ala cuando esta voló del arbusto.
b. herir en el brazo (person)
The bullet winged the soldier's arm.La bala hirió al soldado en el brazo.
10. (to improvise)
a. improvisar
I don't know all the lyrics of the song, but I can wing it.No me sé toda la letra de la canción, pero puedo improvisar.
11. (to travel)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
At 5 pm we'll be winging our way to Moscow.A las 5 pm estaremos de camino a Moscú.
The eagle was winging its way toward the mountain.El águila volaba hacia la montaña.
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branch(
brahnch
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (botany)
a. la rama
(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).
That tree branch has lost all its leaves.Esa rama de árbol ha perdido todas sus hojas.
2. (local office)
a. la sucursal
(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).
Business is going well and we are set to open our third branch this month.El negocio va bien y estamos preparados para abrir nuestra tercera sucursal este mes.
3. (offshoot)
a. el ramal
(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).
(road, railway, or pipe)
After four years of construction, the second light rail branch is complete.Después de cuatro años de construcción, el segundo ramal del tren ligero ha sido completado.
b. el brazo
(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).
(river)
This branch of the river leads to the lake.Este brazo del río lleva al lago.
4. (computing)
a. la bifurcación
(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).
Ubuntu is a branch of the Debian project base code.Ubuntu es una bifurcación del código base del proyecto Debian.
b. la ramificación
(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).
This program is a branch of last year's project.Este programa es una ramificación del proyecto del año pasado.
5. (subsection)
a. la rama
(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 branch of linguistics I like best is phonetics.La rama de la lingüística que más me gusta es la fonética.
b. el ramo
(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).
What branch of the armed forces does your dad work in?¿En qué ramo de las fuerzas armadas trabaja tu papá?
6. (part of a family)
a. la rama
(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).
What branch of your family is from Japan?¿Cuál rama de tu familia viene de Japón?
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (to diverge)
a. bifurcarse
The road branches up ahead; I recommend you take the left path.La calle se bifurca más adelante; recomiendo que tomes el camino de la izquierda.
8. (botany)
a. echar ramas
The oak by the gate is branching.El roble al lado del portón está echando ramas.
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