drum

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drum(
druhm
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (musical instrument)
a. el tambor
(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)
You can buy the drum or the keyboard but not both.Puedes comprar el tambor o el teclado pero no las dos cosas.
2. (container)
a. el barril
(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 restaurant buys olive oil in 220 liter drums.El restaurante compra aceite de oliva en barriles de 220 litros.
b. el bidón
(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)
We store rainwater in drums.Almacenamos el agua de lluvia en bidones.
c. el tambor
(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 were ten drums of gasoline on the truck.Había diez tambores de gasolina en la camioneta.
3. (machine part)
a. el tambor
(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)
We turned an old washing machine drum into a fire pit.Convertimos un tambor de lavadora en hoguera.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (to play a drum)
a. tocar el tambor
Fernanda drums with her mom at the baby gym.Fernanda toca el tambor con su mamá en el gimnasio para niños.
b. tocar la batería
Diego drums in a heavy metal band.Diego toca la batería en una banda de rock pesado.
5. (to make a drumming sound)
a. tamborilear
Stop drumming on the table with your fork!¡Deja de tamborilear en la mesa con tu tenedor!
b. resonar
The raindrops drummed on the roof.Las gotas de lluvia resonaron en el techo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
6. (to make a drumming sound)
a. tamborilear
Tommy nervously drummed his notebook while the teacher reprimanded him.Tommy tamborileó nerviosamente su cuaderno mientras el profesor le regañaba.
b. repiquetear
She drummed the table with a pen while she listened to her favorite song.Repiqueteó la mesa con una pluma mientras escuchaba su canción favorita.
drums
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
7. (set of drums)
a. la batería
(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)
Penelope plays drums in a rock band.Penélope toca la batería en una banda de rock.
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drum
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (musical instrument)
a. el tambor
(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)
drum kit, drumsbatería f
2. (container)
a. el barril
(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. (of washing machine)
a. el tambor
(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)
4. (for oil)
a. el bidón
(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. (general)
a.
she was drumming her fingers on the tableestaba tamborileando en la mesa con los dedos
to drum something into somebodymeterle algo en la cabeza a alguien
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
6. (play drums)
a. tocar la batería
the rain was drumming on the window panesla lluvia golpeaba en los cristales
drum [drʌm]
noun
1 (Mús) tambor (m)
to play (the) drums tocar la batería
to beat or bang the drum for sth/sb dar bombo a algo/algn; anunciar algo/a algn a bombo y platillo
The trade secretary disagreed but promised to "bang the drum for industry" If the French want to beat the drum for French culture, good luck to them This week the Sun has been banging the drum for its great hero, Maggie Thatcher
2 (container) (for oil) bidón (m); (Téc) (cylinder, machine part) tambor (m)
3 (Anat) (also eardrum) tímpano (m)
transitive verb
to drum one's fingers on the table tamborilear con los dedos sobre la mesa; to drum sth into sb meter algo a algn en la cabeza por la fuerza; I had it drummed into me as a child de niño me hicieron comprender eso a la fuerza or a fuerza de repetírmelo
intransitive verb
(Mús) tocar el tambor etc; (tap) (with fingers) tamborilear
the noise was drumming in my ears el ruido me estaba taladrando los oídos; his words drummed in my mind el eco de sus palabras resonaba en mi cabeza
modifier
drum brake (n) (Aut) freno (m) de tambor
drum machine (n) caja (f) de ritmos
drum major (n) (Britain) tambor (m) mayor
drum majorette (n) especially (US) bastonera (f)
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