cane(
keyn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (walking stick)
a. el bastón
(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)
Let go of your cane, and you'll be able to dance.Suelta el bastón y podrás bailar.
2. (corporal punishment instrument)
a. la vara
(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)
(stick)
The teacher struck the boy's hand with a cane for laughing in class.El maestro le pegó al niño en la mano con una vara por reírse en clase.
b. la palmeta
(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)
(paddle)
If you don't behave, you're going to get the cane.Si no te comportas, te voy a dar con la palmeta.
3. (botany)
a. la caña
(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)
She was cutting the canes with a machete.Cortaba las cañas con un machete.
b. el mimbre
(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)
(material)
We're going to make a chair out of cane.Vamos a hacer una silla de mimbre.
c. el tallo leñoso
(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)
Once the fruit matures, the cane dies, and it should be cut down to the ground.Una vez que la fruta madura, el tallo leñoso se seca y debe cortarse al ras del suelo.
d. la caña de azúcar
(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)
We're going out into the fields to pick the cane.Salimos al campo para recoger la caña de azúcar.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (to discipline)
a. castigar con la vara
If I confess what I did to the teacher, he'll cane me.Si le confieso al profesor lo que hice, me castigará con la vara.
b. castigar con la palmeta
The nun caned him for blaspheming.La monja lo castigó con la palmeta por blasfemar.
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cane
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (of sugar, bamboo)
a. la caña
(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)
2. (walking stick)
a. el bastón
(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)
3. (for punishment)
a. la vara f, palmeta
(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)
to get the caneser castigado(a) con la vara
cane furnituremuebles de mimbre
cane sugarazúcar de caña
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (beat)
a. pegar con la vara
cane [keɪn]
noun
1 (Bot) caña (f); (for baskets, chairs etc) mimbre (m)
2 (stick) (for walking) bastón (m); (for punishment) vara (f); palmeta (f)
to get the cane (Educ) ser castigado con la vara or palmeta
transitive verb
[+pupil] castigar con la vara or palmeta
modifier
cane chair (n) silla (f) de mimbre
cane liquor (n) caña (f)
cane sugar (n) azúcar (m) de caña
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