pad
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pad(
pahd
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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. (cushion)
a. la almohadilla
(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).
My father uses a heating pad to soothe his sore muscles after a long day at work.Mi padre usa una almohadilla térmica para aliviar sus músculos doloridos después de un largo día de trabajo.
b. el cojinete
(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 stick felt pads on the chair legs to stop them scratching the floor.Hay que pegar cojinetes de fieltro en las patas de las sillas para evitar que rayen el suelo.
c. el tampón
(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).
(for ink)
Moisten the stamp on the pad before using it in the letterhead.Humedece el sello en el tampón antes de usarlo en el membrete.
2. (protective guard)
a. el protector
(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).
If you buy your child a skateboard, don't forget to get them a helmet and pads too.Si le compras a tu hijo un monopatín, acuérdate de comprarle también casco y protectores.
b. la rodillera
(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).
(kneepad)
It's a good idea to wear pads to protect your knees if you have to kneel to paint baseboards and so on.Si tienes que estar de rodillas para pintar zócalos o hacer cosas así, es buena idea llevar rodilleras para protegerte las rodillas.
c. la hombrera
(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).
(shoulder pad)
Ewan bruised his shoulder playing hockey, but fortunately the pad stopped him from getting a worse injury.Ewan se magulló el hombro jugando al hockey, pero por suerte la hombrera evitó que se hiciera una lesión más grave.
d. la codera
(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).
(elbow pad)
You wouldn't have cracked your elbow if you'd been wearing pads.Si hubieras llevado coderas, no te habrías hecho una herida en el codo.
e. la espinillera
(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).
(shinpad)
You must wear pads when you're playing cricket as the hard ball could cause serious damage to your legs.Debes llevar espinilleras cuando juegas al críquet, ya que la pelota dura podría hacerte mucho daño en las piernas.
3. (notebook)
a. el bloc
(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).
You can write the shopping list on the last sheet of that pad.Puedes escribir la lista de la compra en la última hoja de ese bloc.
4. (sanitary pad)
a. la compresa
(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).
Many women and girls find it embarrassing to buy tampons, pads, and other feminine hygiene products.A muchas mujeres y chicas les resulta violento comprar tampones, compresas y otros productos de higiene femenina.
b. la toalla sanitaria
(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 man was determined to improve women's lives by making affordable pads possible.Este hombre estaba resuelto a mejorar la vida de las mujeres haciendo toallas sanitarias asequibles.
c. la toalla femenina
(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).
Our students can't afford pads and so have to miss school when they're on their period.Nuestras alumnas no tienen dinero para comprar toallas femeninas y, por eso, tienen que faltar a clase cuando tienen la regla.
d. la toalla higiénica
(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).
The use of disposable pads and diapers comes at an environmental cost.El uso de toallas higiénicas y pañales desechables tiene un costo medioambiental.
e. la toallita
(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).
There are different pads for light, medium, or heavy flow.Existen distintas toallitas para flujos ligeros, moderados o abundantes.
f. la toallita higiénica
(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).
Excuse me, there aren't any pads in the dispenser in the bathroom.Disculpe, no quedan toallitas higiénicas en la máquina expendedora del baño.
5.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(dwelling)
a. el apartamento
(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 had a date with a young woman and invited her to my pad afterwards.Tuve una cita con una joven y después la invité a mi apartamento.
b. el departamento
(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 police raided the drug dealer's pad.La policía hizo una redada en el departamento del narcotraficante.
c. la casa
(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).
You're more than welcome to stay at my pad tonight.Eres más que bienvenido en mi casa esta noche.
6. (anatomy)
a. la almohadilla
(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).
(of animal)
My cat stepped on a rusty nail, and now his pads are swollen.Mi gato pisó un clavo oxidado y ahora tiene las almohadillas hinchadas.
b. la yema
(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).
(of finger)
Noah burned the pads of his fingers touching a hot casserole dish.Noah se quemó las yemas de los dedos al tocar una cazuela caliente.
7. (aviation)
a. la plataforma
(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).
(for helicopters)
Because of the fog, the pilot could not find the pad to land the helicopter.Por la niebla, el piloto no podía encontrar la plataforma para aterrizar el helicóptero.
b. la plataforma de lanzamiento
(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).
(for rockets or missiles)
Everybody is awaiting the countdown at the launch pad.Todos están esperando la cuenta regresiva en la plataforma de lanzamiento.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
8. (to stuff)
a. acolchar
My mother-in-law is padding a blanket for my girl.Mi suegra está acolchando un edredón para mi hija.
b. enguatar
Did you pad this fabric yourself? I'd love to learn how to do it!¿Tú enguataste esta tela? ¡Me encantaría aprender a hacerlo!
9. (to add to)
a. rellenar
Joseph's partner padded the company's accounts while they were losing profits.El socio de Joseph rellenó las cuentas de la compañía mientras estaban teniendo pérdidas.
b. meter paja
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
I would prefer that you submit a shorter paper than you pad your essay with flimsy arguments.Preferiría que entregaras un trabajo más corto a que le metas paja al ensayo con argumentos débiles.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
10. (to move silently)
a. caminar sin hacer ruido
I like these new wool socks. They're so thick that I seem to pad along the floors every time I wear them.Me gustan estos nuevos calcetines de lana. Son tan gruesos que camino sin hacer ruido cuando me los pongo.
b. caminar con suavidad
He padded through the room to grab his mother's keys without waking her.Caminó con suavidad por la habitación para coger las llaves de su madre sin despertarla.
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pad
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (for protection, of dog's feet)
a. la almohadilla
(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).
2. (of cotton wool)
a. el tampón
(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).
3. (for helicopters)
a. la plataforma
(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).
(writing) padbloc m
4. (colloquial)
a. la casa
(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).
(home)
b. la queli
(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 Spain
(Spain)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (stuff)
a. acolchar or almohadillar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to pad aboutcaminar con suavidad
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pad [pæd]
noun
1 (to prevent friction etc) almohadilla (f); cojinete (m); (for ink) tampón (m); (brake pad) zapata (f);
2 (shoulder pad) hombrera (f); (knee pad) rodillera (f); (elbow pad) codera (f); (shin pad) espinillera (f)
3 (note pad, writing pad) bloc(k) (m); cuaderno (m); (blotting pad) secafirmas (m)
4 (for helicopter) plataforma (f); (launch pad) plataforma (f) de lanzamiento
5 [of animal's foot] almohadilla (f)
transitive verb
1 [+shoulders etc] acolchonar; poner hombreras a; [+armour] enguatar
2 (stuff) rellenar; [+book, speech etc] meter paja en;
intransitive verb
to pad about andar or caminar sin hacer ruido; especially (LAm) to pad in entrar sin hacer ruido
to pad about/in
pad [pæd]
noun
(home) casa (f); (flat) piso (m); departamento (m); (LAm) (room) agujero (very_informal) (m); habitación (f);
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