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"Wooden" is an adjective which is often translated as "de madera", and "wood" is a noun which is often translated as "la madera". Learn more about the difference between "wooden" and "wood" below.
wooden(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (made of wood)
a. de madera
Use a wooden spoon to stir the sauce.Remueve la salsa con una cuchara de madera.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(stilted)
a. inexpresivo (face or person)
He's a wooden actor, but perfect for the part of Hercules.Es un actor inexpresivo, pero perfecto para el papel de Hércules.
b. rígido (expression)
The police officer kept a wooden face while asking me for my identity card.La expresión rígida del policía no cambió mientras me pedía la cédula de identidad.
c. acartonado (performance)
Her stunning good looks could not disguise her wooden acting.Su despampanante belleza no bastó para esconder una actuación acartonada.
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wood(
wood
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (material)
a. la madera
(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 Jacksons built their house of wood.Los Jackson construyeron su casa de madera.
b. la leña
(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).
(firewood)
Throw some more wood on the fire.Échale más leña a la fogata.
2. (forested area)
a. el bosque
(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).
There are black bears in this wood.Hay osos negros en este bosque.
3. (golf)
a. el palo de madera
(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 chose a wood for the third hole.Él eligió un palo de madera para el tercer hoyo.
4.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(erection)
a. la erección
(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).
He woke up with morning wood.Se despertó con una erección por la mañana.
woods
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
5. (forested area)
a. el bosque
(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 want to take a walk through the woods?¿Quieres dar un paseo por el bosque?
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