Quick answer
"Wire" is a noun which is often translated as "el alambre", and "cord" is a noun which is often translated as "la cuerda". Learn more about the difference between "wire" and "cord" below.
wire(
wayr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (metal strand)
a. el alambre
(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 need 100 yards of wire to fasten the fence.Necesitas 100 yardas de alambre para sujetar la valla.
2. (electricity)
a. el cable
(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).
Someone stole several yards of copper wire from the power lines.Alguien robó varias yardas de cable de cobre del tendido eléctrico.
3. (telecommunications)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el telegrama
(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 ship got an urgent wire with storm warnings.El barco recibió un telegrama urgente con aviso de tormentas.
4. (electronics)
a. el micrófono
(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).
She wore a wire when she met with the mafia boss.Llevaba un micrófono cuando se reunió con el jefe de la mafia.
5. (sports)
a. la línea de llegada
(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 was there cheering for her when she crossed the wire.Estaba ahí lanzando vítores cuando cruzó la línea de llegada.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (electricity)
a. cablear
The installer is coming to wire the house today.El instalador viene hoy a cablear la casa.
b. conectar
I think you wired the lamp the wrong way.Creo que conectaste mal los cables de la lámpara.
7. (telecommunications)
a. enviar
I need to wire some money to my family.Tengo que enviar un giro telegráfico a mi familia.
b. mandar un telegrama
Please wire me as soon as you arrive in the city!¡Mándame un telegrama en cuanto llegues a la ciudad!
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cord(
kawrd
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (type of rope)
a. la cuerda
(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 used a cord to tie up the boxes.Usamos una cuerda para atar las cajas.
b. el cordón
(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 cord for the curtains broke and they wouldn't open.El cordón de las cortinas se rompió, y no se abren.
2. (electronics)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el cordón
(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).
My puppy chewed through the telephone cord.Mi perrito masticó el cordón del teléfono.
b. el cable
(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).
When a power cord is damaged, it should be replaced immediately to avoid risk of electrical shock.Cuando se daña un cable de alimentación, debe reemplazarse de inmediato para evitar el riesgo de una descarga eléctrica.
3. (anatomy)
a. la médula
(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 actor became paralyzed after he broke his spinal cord.El actor quedó paralizado cuando se rompió la médula espinal.
b. el cordón
(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 doctor cut the baby's umbilical cord once it was born.El doctor cortó el cordón umbilical del bebé cuando nació.
c. la cuerda
(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 injured my vocal cords and lost my voice.Me lesioné las cuerdas vocales y me quedé sin voz.
4. (type of fabric)
a. la pana
(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 can wear the gingham blouse with your cord skirt.Puedes llevar la blusa de gingán con tu falda de pana.
b. el corderoy
(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 South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
I just bought a pair of cord overalls at the mall this afternoon.Acabo de comprar un overol de corderoy en el centro comercial esta tarde.
c. el cotelé
(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 Chile
(Chile)
Do you want to wear the cord or the denim jacket?¿Quieres llevar la chaqueta de cotelé o la de tela vaquera?
cords
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
5. (clothing)
a. los pantalones de pana
(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).
Do you think that cords are too casual to wear to an interview?¿Te parece que unos pantalones de pana son demasiado informales para llevar a una entrevista?
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