bucket
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bucket(
buh
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kiht
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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. (container)
a. el cubo
(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).
Manolo took a bucket to the beach to make sandcastles.Manolo se llevó un cubo a la playa para hacer castillos de arena.
b. el balde
(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).
Grab a bucket and start mopping.Toma un balde y comienza a trapear.
c. la cubeta
(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).
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
The tools are in a bucket in the shed.Las herramientas están en una cubeta en el cobertizo.
d. el tobo
(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 Venezuela
(Venezuela)
We have a bucket full of beer and ice ready to take to the beach.Tenemos un tobo lleno de cerveza y hielo listo para llevar a la playa.
2. (bucketful)
a. el balde
(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).
Chloe washed her car with just one bucket of water.Chloe lavó su coche con tan solo un balde de agua.
b. el cubo
(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).
Julian and his family ate a bucket of chicken.Julián y su familia se comieron un cubo de pollo.
c. la cubeta
(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).
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Liset served a bucket of ice cream for dessert at her dinner party.Liset sirvió una cubeta de helado de postre en su cena.
d. el tobo
(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 Venezuela
(Venezuela)
Omar ate a bucket of pancakes.Omar se comió un tobo de panquecas.
3. (mechanics)
a. el cangilón
(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 tractor's bucket can carry 500 kilos of material.El cangilón del tractor puede cargar 500 kilos de material.
b. la pala
(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).
They are digging out the earth in buckets.Están excavando la tierra con palas.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to rain heavily) (United Kingdom)
a. llover a cántaros
It's bucketing now, but if you wait a few minutes, it may let up.Está lloviendo a cántaros ahora, pero si esperas cinco minutos, puede que amaine.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to go fast) (United Kingdom)
a. ir a gran velocidad
They are bucketing along the motorway so they get to Northumbria before it gets dark.Van a gran velocidad por la carretera para llegar a Northumbria antes de que oscurezca.
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bucket
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el balde
(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).
b. el cubo
(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 Spain
(Spain)
2. (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
it's raining bucketsestá lloviendo a cántaros or
3. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to cry or weep bucketsllorar a mares
4. (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
bucket shopagencia f de viajes barata
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
it's bucketing (down)está lloviendo a cántaros or
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bucket [ˈbʌkɪt]
noun
cubo (m); balde (m); (LAm) (child's) cubito (m); [of waterwheel etc] cangilón (m)
a bucket of water un cubo or un balde de agua; (LAm)
to rain buckets llover a cántaros
to weep buckets llorar a mares
intransitive verb
1 (hurtle) ir a toda velocidad; ir a toda pastilla (informal); (Esp)
A car came bucketing down the track into the quarry I left the place underneath a friendly driver's tarpaulin bucketing along the A604
2
the rain is bucketing down it's bucketing (down) está lloviendo a cántaros
modifier
bucket seat (n) asiento (m) envolvente
bucket shop (n) (Economics) agencia (f) de bolsa fraudulenta; (Britain) (for air tickets) agencia (f) de viajes que vende barato
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "bucket"
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bucket list
lista de cosas para hacer antes de morir
kick the bucket
estirar la pata
bucket hat
el sombrero tipo pescador
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