earth
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This word is often capitalized in the sense shown in 1).
earth(
uhrth
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (the world)
a. la Tierra
(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 wonder how many people live on the earth.Me pregunto cuántas personas viven en la Tierra.
2. (soil)
a. la tierra
(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).
This type of earth is perfect for planting lemon trees.Este tipo de tierra es perfecta para plantar limoneros.
b. el suelo
(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).
We need to plow the earth in the pasture.Hay que arar el suelo del pasto.
3. (ground)
a. el suelo
(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 remote-control plane fell to earth.El avión teledirigido cayó al suelo.
4. (electricity) (United Kingdom)
a. la tierra
(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).
Be careful, the fridge isn't connected to earth.Ten cuidado, el refrigerador no está conectado a tierra.
b. la toma de tierra
(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 need to check the earth.Tengo que comprobar la toma de tierra.
5. (lair)
a. la madriguera
(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).
What are you going to do if you find the fox's earth?¿Qué vas a hacer si encuentras la madriguera del zorro?
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (electricity) (United Kingdom)
a. conectar a tierra
Don't forget to earth the washing machine.No te olvides de conectar a tierra la instalación de la lavadora.
Earth
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
7. (astronomy)
a. Tierra
How long does it take to travel from Earth to Mars?¿Cuánto se tarda en viajar de la Tierra a Marte?
Millions of years ago, a giant asteroid hit Earth and triggered a mass-extinction event.Millones de años atrás, un asteroide se estrelló contra la Tierra y generó una extinción masiva.
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earth
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (planet)
a.
the Earthla Tierra
earth mothermadre tierra f, diosa f de la fecundidad
2. (fig)
a. (woman)
earth sciencesciencias de la Tierra
3. (soil)
a. la tierra
(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).
4. (electric) (United Kingdom)
a. la toma de tierra
(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).
5. (idioms)
a. (colloquial)
where/why on earth …?¿dónde/por qué diablos…?
to cost the earthcostar un ojo de la cara
to promise somebody the earthprometer a alguien el oro y el moro
6. (fig)
a.
to come back to earth (with a bump)bajarse de la nube, bajar a la tierra
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (electric) (United Kingdom)
a. conectar a tierra
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earth [ɜːθ]
noun
1 (the world)
(the) Earth la Tierra; here on earth en este mundo
she looks like nothing on earth está hecha un desastre
it tasted like nothing on earth (good) sabía de maravilla (informal); (bad) sabía a rayos (informal); nothing on earth would make me do it no lo haría por nada del mundo; nothing on earth will stop me now no lo dejo ahora por nada del mundo
what/where/who on earth ...? ¿qué/dónde/quién demonios or diablos ...?
what on earth are you doing here? ¿qué demonios or diablos haces aquí?
why on earth do it now? ¿por qué demonios or diablos vamos a hacerlo ahora?
to come down to earth volver a la realidad
it must have cost the earth! ¡te habrá costado un ojo de la cara!
to promise the earth prometer el oro y el moro
2 (ground) tierra (f); suelo (m); (soil) tierra (f)
to fall to earth caer al suelo
3 [of fox] madriguera (f); guarida (f)
to go to earth [+fox] meterse en su madriguera; [+person] esconderse; refugiarse
to run to earth [+animal] cazar or atrapar en su guarida; [+person] perseguir y encontrar
4 (Electricity and Electronics) toma (f) de tierra; tierra (f)
transitive verb
(Electricity and Electronics) [+apparatus] conectar a tierra;
modifier
earth cable earth lead (n) cable (m) de toma de tierra
earth mother (n) (Mit) la madre tierra; (woman) venus (f)
The beauty ideal shifted from looking like an earth mother to looking like a playgirl
earth sciences (n) ciencias concernientes a la Tierra; (geology) geología (f)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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