English to Spanish

box

Hear an audio pronunciation
Hear an audio pronunciation
Hear an audio pronunciation
box(
baks
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (container)
a. la caja
(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).
(F)
He put her gift in a box and wrapped it with tissue paper.Puso su regalo en una caja y la envolvió con papel de seda.
b. el cajón
(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).
(M)
(large)
We donated a box full of clothing to the homeless shelter.Donamos un cajón lleno de ropa al centro de acogida.
c. el estuche
(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).
(M)
(small)
The necklace came inside a red box.El collar venía dentro de un estuche rojo.
d. el baúl
(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).
(M)
(with a rounded cover)
She found an old toy box in the attic.Encontró un viejo baúl con juguetes en el desván.
e. la alcancía
(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).
(F)
(for money)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
We put one dollar in a box every time we say a bad word, and we're running out of money.Ponemos un dólar en una alcancía cada vez que decimos una palabrota, y nos estamos quedando sin dinero.
f. la hucha
(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).
(F)
(for money)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
The money in the box is for our summer vacation.El dinero de la hucha es para nuestras vacaciones de verano.
g. el joyero
(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).
(M)
(for jewels)
My grandmother kept her jewels in an ebony box.Mi abuela guardaba sus joyas en un joyero de ébano.
h. el alhajero
(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).
(M)
(for jewels)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Every night, my mother would put her necklace in a box that was a gift from my father.Todas las noches, mi madre guardaba su collar en un alhajero que le había regalado mi padre.
i. la urna
(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).
(F)
(for votes or raffle tickets)
Put your raffle tickets in the box.Pongan sus boletos de rifa en la urna.
2. (contents)
a. la caja
(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).
(F)
Manuela ate a whole box of cookies.Manuela se comió una caja entera de galletas.
3. (on a form or a text)
a. la casilla
(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).
(F)
Please mark the box next to the most appropriate answer.Por favor, marca la casilla junto a la respuesta más apropiada.
b. el recuadro
(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).
(M)
See the grammar box.Véase el recuadro de gramática.
4. (theater)
a. el palco
(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).
(M)
His family had a box at the opera.Su familia tenía un palco en la ópera.
5. (booth)
a. la cabina
(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).
(F)
That is the conference interpreters' box.Esa es la cabina de los intérpretes de la conferencia.
6. (sports)
a. el área de castigo
(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).
(F)
(soccer)
He missed a goal in the box.Se falló un gol en el área de castigo.
b. el banquillo
(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).
(M)
(hockey)
He was sent to the box for tripping.Fue enviado al banquillo por poner una zancadilla.
c. la caja
(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).
(F)
(baseball)
The batter stepped into the box and got ready to swing.El bateador entró a la caja y se preparó para batear.
7. (genitalia shield) (United Kingdom)
a. el protector
(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).
(M)
(cricket)
The ball hit the batsmen in the box.La bola le dio al bateador en el protector.
8. (legal)
a. el estrado
(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).
(M)
The witness took a seat in the box.El testigo tomó asiento en el estrado.
9. (road junction) (United Kingdom)
a. la parrilla
(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).
(F)
He got a ticket for stopping in the box between New Kings Road and Bagley's Road.Le pusieron una multa por pararse en la parrilla entre las calles New Kings y Bagley.
10. (mailing address)
a. el apartado de correos
(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).
(M)
My address is box 219, Montreal, Canada.Mi dirección es apartado de correos 219, Montreal, Canadá.
11.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(television) (United Kingdom)
a. la tele
(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).
(F)
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
What's on the box?¿Qué hay en la tele?
b. la caja tonta
(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).
(F)
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
You spend too much time glued to the box.Pasas demasiado tiempo pegado a la caja tonta.
c. la caja boba
(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).
(F)
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
I'm going to stay home to watch Monty Python on the box.Me quedaré en casa a ver Monty Python en la caja boba.
12. (blow)
a. el sopapo
(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).
(M)
She gave her brother a box on the ear and told him to clean his room.Le dio un sopapo en la oreja a su hermano y le dijo que limpiara su cuarto.
13. (Christmas bonus) (United Kingdom)
a. el aguinaldo
(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).
(M)
In Great Britain the box is given to employees after Christmas, but in Mexico, it's before Christmas.En Gran Bretaña se da el aguinaldo a los empleados después de Navidad y, en México, antes de Navidad.
14. (botany)
a. el boj
(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).
(M)
There is a box hedge that surrounds the house.Alrededor de la casa, hay un seto de boj.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
15. (to pack in boxes)
a. poner en cajas
I've boxed most of my books. You can keep the rest.He puesto la mayoría de mis libros en cajas. Te puedes quedar con el resto.
b. poner en una caja
We boxed the switches so that the children wouldn't play with them.Pusimos los interruptores dentro de una caja para que los niños no jugaran con ellos.
c. embalar
It's important to figure out how many boxes you need before you begin boxing everything for your move.Es importante calcular cuántas cajas necesitas antes de empezar a embalar todo para la mudanza.
16. (to hit)
a. dar un sopapo
She boxed her cousin around the ears when he teased her about her boyfriend.Le dio un sopapo a su primo cuando se burló de ella por su novio.
17. (to fight)
a. boxear con
If you want to be the champion, you have to box the champion.Si quieres ser el campeón, debes boxear con el campeón.
b. boxear contra
You need to learn how to box a southpaw.Tienes que aprender a boxear contra un zurdo.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
18. (to fight)
a. boxear
When he was young, he used to box with the other boys in the neighborhood.Cuando era joven, boxeaba con los otros chicos del barrio.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
box
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (container)
a. la caja
(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).
(F)
box number 12apartado m de correos número 12
box cameracámara de cajón
2. (printed, drawn)
a. el recuadro
(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).
(M)
tick the boxponga una cruz en la casilla
(penalty) boxárea f (de castigo)
3. (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
a. (television)
the boxla tele
4. (in theater)
a. el palco
(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).
(M)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
5. (place in box)
a. guardar en una caja
6. (hit)
a.
to box somebody's earsabofetear a alguien
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
7. (fight)
a. boxear
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
box [bɒks]
noun
1 (gen) caja (f); (large) cajón (m); (chest etc) arca (f); cofre (m); (for money etc) hucha (f); (for jewels etc) estuche (m)
cardboard box caja (f) de cartón; box of matches caja (f) de cerillas; wine box caja de cartón revestida de plástico por dentro y con una llave en el exterior por la que se vierte el vino
to be first out of the box with sth Arco is definitely first out of the box with an alternative gas for cars without catalytic converters to come out of the box with sth Are you anticipating that Clinton is going to come out of the box with a whole series of fairly substantial decisions?
to be out of one's box (Britain) (from drugs) estar volado (very_informal); estar colocado (informal); (Esp) (from alcohol) estar como una cuba (informal)
This guy must have been seriously out of his box!
2 (in theatre, stadium) palco (m)
3
the box (Britain) (television) la caja boba (informal); la tele (informal); we saw it on the box lo vimos en la tele (informal)
4 (Britain) (road junction) parrilla (f)
5 (on form, to be filled in) casilla (f)
6 (Dep) (protection) protector (m)
7 (also post-office box) apartado (m) de correos; casilla (f) de correo; (LAm)
8 (Tip) (surrounding table, diagram) recuadro (m)
transitive verb
poner en una caja
a boxed set of six cups and saucers un juego de seis tazas y platillos envasado en una caja de cartón
This boxed collection captures 64 of the greatest modern love songs
to box the compass cuartear la aguja
modifier
box camera (n) cámara (f) de cajón
box file (n) archivador (m); archivo (m)
box girder (n) viga (f) en forma de cajón; vigas (f) gemelas
box junction (n) (Britain) (Aut) cruce (m) con parrilla
box kite (n) cometa en forma de cubo, abierto por dos lados
box number (n) apartado (m) de correos; casilla (f) de correo; (LAm)
box office (n) taquilla (f); boletería (f); (LAm)
to be good box office ser taquillero
box pleat (n) (Cos) tablón (m)
box seat (n) (US) (Teat) asiento (m) de palco
box spring (n) muelle (m)
box [bɒks]
noun
(blow)
a box on the ear un cachete (m)
transitive verb
(Dep) boxear contra
to box sb's ears guantear a algn; dar un mamporro a algn (informal)
intransitive verb
boxear
to box clever (Britain) andarse listo; montárselo bien (informal)
box [bɒks]
noun
(Bot) boj (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
Word Roots
Hover on a tile to learn new words with the same root.
Loading roots
Examples
Word Forms
Loading word forms
Phrases
Machine Translators
Translate box using machine translators
See Machine Translations
Want to Learn Spanish?
Spanish learning for everyone. For free.
Learn Spanish with Fluencia
Try Fluencia, the Spanish learning program from SpanishDict.
Fun and interactive
Easy to use
Highly effective
Works on any device
el pastizal
Hear an audio pronunciation
SpanishDict is the world's most popular Spanish-English dictionary, translation, and learning website.
© Curiosity Media Inc.
SOCIAL NETWORKS
APPS