bubble
Listen to an audio pronunciation
Listen to an audio pronunciation
Listen to an audio pronunciation
bubble(
buh
-
buhl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (air or gas globule)
a. la burbuja
(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).
All the bubbles in the champagne are making me a bit dizzy.Todas las burbujas en la champaña me están mareando un poco.
b. la pompa
(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).
Stop wasting the soap making bubbles, and wash the dishes already!¡Deja de malgastar el jabón haciendo pompas y lava los platos ya!
c. la ampolla
(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 paint)
You shouldn't use an oil-based paint or bubbles will appear when it dries.No te conviene usar una pintura con base de aceite porque aparecen ampollas al secarse.
2. (in comics)
a. el bocadillo
(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 comic strip is almost finished, but can you shorten the text so that it can fit in the bubbles?La historieta está casi terminada, pero ¿puedes acortar el texto para que quepa en los bocadillos?
b. el globo
(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).
Speech and thought bubbles in a comic strip are different.Los globos de discurso y de pensamiento en una tira cómica son diferentes.
3. (illusion)
a. la burbuja
(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 don't want to burst your bubble, but he is already going out with another woman.No quiero pincharte la burbuja, pero ya está saliendo con otra mujer.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to effervesce)
a. burbujear
You can flip the pancakes when the edges harden and the center begins to bubble.Puedes voltear los panqueques cuando los bordes se endurezcan y el centro empiece a burbujear.
b. borbotar
When the stew bubbles rapidly, cover it and simmer for two hours.Cuando el guiso borbota rápidamente, cúbrelo y hierve a fuego lento por dos horas.
c. borbotear
We chatted in the kitchen while the tea bubbled in the pot.Charlamos en la cocina mientras el té borboteaba en la tetera.
d. bullir
As your consommé bubbles, the impurities should rise to the top.A medida que el consomé bulle, las impurezas deberían subir a la superficie.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
bubble
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of air)
a. la burbuja
(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).
2. (of soap)
a. la pompa
(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).
to blow bubbleshacer pompas de jabón
3. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
the bubble has burstla buena racha ha terminado
bubble bathespuma f de baño
bubble gumchicle m
4. (computers)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
bubble jet (printer)impresora de inyección
5. (commerce)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
bubble packblister m
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (form bubbles)
a. burbujear, borbotar
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
bubble [ˈbʌbl]
noun
(in liquid) burbuja (f); (in paint) ampolla (f); (soap bubble) pompa (f); (in cartoon) bocadillo (m); globo (m)
to blow bubbles (with soap) hacer pompas; (with bubble gum) hacer globos; the bubble burst se deshizo la burbuja
intransitive verb
[+champagne, bath water] burbujear; (bubble forth) borbotar;
modifier
bubble and squeak (n) (Britain) (Cookery) carne picada frita con patatas y col
bubble bath (n) gel (m) de baño
bubble car (n) coche-cabina (m); huevo (m)
bubble gum (n) chicle (m) (de globo)
bubble memory (n) memoria (f) de burbuja
bubble pack (n) envasado (m) en lámina
bubble wrap (n) envoltorio (m) de plástico con burbujas
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
Word Roots
Hover on a tile to learn new words with the same root.
Examplesloading
Learn Spanish with Fluencia
Try Fluencia, the new Spanish learning program from SpanishDict.
  • Fun and interactive
  • Highly effective
  • Easy to use
  • Works on any device
Start Learning
Did this page answer your question?