Quick answer
"Wreckage" is a noun which is often translated as "los restos", and "debris" is a noun which is often translated as "los escombros". Learn more about the difference between "wreckage" and "debris" below.
wreckage
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (broken parts of a vehicle)
a. los restos
(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 authorities hoped to find the black box among the wreckage of the downed airplane.Las autoridades esperaron encontrar la caja negra entre los restos del avión derribado.
b. los restos del naufragio
(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).
(nautical)
It is believed that the wreckage of an U-boat has been found off the coast of Montevideo.Se cree que encontraron los restos del naufragio de un submarino alemán frente a las costas de Montevideo.
2. (debris)
a. las ruinas
(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 searched the wreckage of the office building for any survivors.Registramos las ruinas del edificio de oficinas en busca de sobrevivientes.
b. los escombros
(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 tornado was so extreme that it was impossible to salvage anything from the wreckage.El tornado fue tan intenso que fue imposible salvar nada de los escombros.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
debris(
dih
-
bri
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (fragments)
a. los escombros
(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).
(building)
The crew arrived to clear the debris after the demolition.El equipo llegó para despejar los escombros después de la demolición.
b. los restos
(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).
(vehicle)
I woke up in the debris of the car accident and realized what had happened.Me desperté entre los restos del accidente de tráfico y me di cuenta de lo que había pasado.
2. (geology)
a. los detritos
(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).
A moraine is any accumulation of unconsolidated glacial debris.Una morena es cualquier acumulación de detritos glaciares no consolidados.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
SpanishDict is the world's most popular Spanish-English dictionary, translation, and learning website.
© Curiosity Media Inc.  |  Ver en español
SOCIAL NETWORKS
APPS