exercise
Listen to an audio pronunciation
Listen to an audio pronunciation
Listen to an audio pronunciation
exercise(
ehk
-
suhr
-
sayz
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (physical training)
a. el ejercicio
(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).
I never do any exercise.Nunca hago ejercicio.
2. (activity)
a. el ejercicio
(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).
Speculating on the result is a pointless exercise.Escpecular sobre el resultado es un ejercicio carente de sentido.
3. (education)
a. el ejercicio
(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).
My sister is not good at math, so I help her with her exercises.A mi hermana no se le dan bien las matemáticas, así que la ayudo con sus ejercicios.
4. (military)
a. la maniobra
(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 hit one of their own tanks during a military exercise.Alcanzaron a uno de sus propios tanques durante una maniobra militar.
5. (carrying out)
a. el ejercicio
(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).
I have learned much in the exercise of my profession.En el ejercicio de mi profesión aprendí mucho.
6. (ceremony)
a. la ceremonia
(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 the United States
(United States)
This state has different laws on religious exercises in schools.Este estado tiene una legislación diferente sobre ceremonias religiosas en las escuelas.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (to work out)
a. hacer ejercicio
I exercise in the gym every day.Hago ejercicio en el gimnasio todos los días.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
8. (to work out)
a. ejercitar
Exercising your mind is as important as physical exercise.Es importante ejercitar la mente tanto como el cuerpo.
9. (an animal)
a. ejercitar
She exercises her horse every day.Ejercita su caballo todos los días.
b. sacar a pasear a (a dog)
Dogs have to be exercised regularly.Hay que sacar a pasear a los perros con regularidad.
10. (to use)
a. ejercer
The prisioner exercised his right to remain silent.El prisionero ejerció su derecho a permanecer en silencio.
b. hacer uso de
You have to exercise your own discretion in these cases.En estos casos uno tiene que hacer uso de su propio criterio.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
exercise
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (physical, mental)
a. el ejercicio
(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).
2. (military)
a. la maniobras
(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).
to take exercisehacer ejercicio
exercise bikebicicleta estática
exercise booklibro de ejercicios
exercise yardpatio m (de ejercicios)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (body, mind)
a. ejercitar
4. (right, one's influence)
a. ejercer
to exercise discretionser discreto(a)
to exercise restraintcontrolarse
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (physically)
a. hacer ejercicio
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
exercise [ˈeksəsaɪz]
noun
1 (physical) also (Educ) ejercicio (m)
to do (physical) exercises hacer gimnasia; to take exercise hacer ejercicio
2 (carrying out) ejercicio (m)
in the exercise of my duties en el ejercicio de mi cargo
3 (Mil) (manoeuvres) maniobras (f)
4 exercises (Dep) ejercicios (m); (US) (ceremony) ceremonia (f)
transitive verb
1 (use) [+authority, right, influence] ejercer; [+patience, tact] emplear; hacer uso de
to exercise care tener cuidado; proceder con cautela; to exercise restraint contenerse; mostrarse comedido
2 (preoccupy) [+mind] preocupar
3 (physically) [+muscle, limb] ejercitar; [+horse, team] entrenar; [+dog] sacar a pasear
intransitive verb
hacer ejercicio
modifier
exercise bicycle (n) bicicleta (f) estática
exercise bike (n)
exercise bicycle See culture box in entry exercise.
exercise book (n) cuaderno (m) de ejercicios
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
Word Roots
Hover on a tile to learn new words with the same root.
Examplesloading
Learn Spanish with Fluencia
Try Fluencia, the new Spanish learning program from SpanishDict.
  • Fun and interactive
  • Highly effective
  • Easy to use
  • Works on any device
Start Learning
Did this page answer your question?