Possible Results:
el remolino
-the eddy
See the entry for remolino.
él/ella/usted remolinó
-he/she/you swirled
Preteriteél/ella/ustedconjugation ofremolinar.


A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (rotating movement)
a. eddy (small)
En algunos puntos el agua formaba pequeños remolinos.In some spots the water created small eddies.
b. whirl (of dust or smoke)
Al sol de la tarde, pequeños remolinos de humo salían de su cigarro.In the afternoon sun, little whirls of smoke came out of her cigarette.
c. swirl (of dust or air)
El camión se alejó dejando tras de sí un remolino de polvo.The truck got away leaving a whirl of dust behind.
d. whirlwind (of air)
Grandes remolinos arrastraban por los aires todo lo que encontraban a su paso.Big whirlwinds swept away everything in their path.
e. whirlpool (of water)
Nuestra balsa fue arrastrada hacia un remolino.Our raft was dragged into a whirlpool.
2. (spiralling pattern)
a. swirl
Le pusieron un remolino de jarabe de chocolate al helado.They put a swirl of chocolate syrup on the ice cream.
3. (lock of hair)
a. cowlick
Me encanta ese remolino que tiene en su pelo rubio.I love that cowlick she has in her blond hair.
4. (crowd)
a. throng
Tras el accidente, se formó un remolino de gente que quería ver lo ocurrido.After the accident, a throng of people gathered wanting to see what had happened.
b. swarm
En la puerta, había un remolino de adolescentes esperando la salida de la estrella.There was a swarm of teenagers by the door waiting for the star to come out.
5. (disturbance)
a. commotion
Se armó un remolino afuera de las oficinas de gobierno.There was a commotion outside the government offices.
6. (restless person)
a. bundle of energy
Mi hija de cuatro años es un auténtico remolino.My four year old is such a bundle of energy.
7. (frantic activity)
a. whirl
Su cabeza es un continuo remolino de ideas y proyectos.Her mind is a constant whirl of ideas and projects.
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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. (de agua)
a. eddy, whirlpool
2. (de viento)
a. whirlwind
3. (de humo)
a. cloud, swirl
4. (de gente)
a. throng, mass
5. (de ideas)
a. confusion
6. (de pelo)
a. cowlick
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
1 [de agua] (pequeño) swirl; eddy; (grande) whirlpool
2 [de aire] (pequeño) eddy; (grande) whirlwind; [de humo, polvo] whirl; cloud
3 [de pelo] cowlick
4 [de gente] crowd; throng
5 (conmoción) commotion
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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