paper(
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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. (material)
a. el papel
(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 printer needs more paper.La impresora necesita más papel.
2. (newspaper)
a. el periódico
(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).
(colloquial)
There was an interesting article in the sports section of the paper.Había un artículo interesante en la sección de deportes del periódico.
3. (essay)
a. el artículo
(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).
(written)
The paper summarizes the main ideas in the book.El artículo resume las ideas principales del libro.
b. el trabajo
(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).
(academic)
The students have to write a ten-page paper by next week.Los estudiantes tienen que escribir un trabajo de diez páginas para la semana que viene.
c. la ponencia
(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).
(at conference)
The scientists are presenting their paper at the conference.Los científicos están presentando su ponencia en la conferencia.
4. (test) (United Kingdom)
a. el examen
(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 failed my history paper.Suspendí el examen de historia.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to put up wallpaper)
a. empapelar
My daughter papered her walls with posters of her favorite singer.Mi hija empapeló sus paredes con carteles de su cantante favorito.
b. tapizar
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
I wonder whether I want to paper the living room or paint it.Me pregunto si quiero tapizar el salón o pintarlo.
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paper
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (material)
a. el papel
(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).
a piece of paperun papel
2. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
on papersobre el papel
paper airplaneavión de papel
paper bagbolsa de papel
paper cupvaso de papel
3. (computers)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
paper feedsistema de alimentación de papel
paper millfábrica or
paper moneypapel moneda
paper toweltoallita de papel
4. (computers)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
paper traybandeja del papel
paperspapeles mpl, documentación f
5. (examination)
a. el examen
(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).
6. (scholarly study, report)
a. el estudio m, trabajo
(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).
to read or give a paperleer or presentar una ponencia
7. (newspaper)
a. el periódico
(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).
paper boy/girlrepartidor(ora) de periódicos
to do a paper roundhacer el reparto de periódicos a domicilio
paper shop≃ quiosco de periódicos
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
8. (wall, room)
a. empapelar
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paper [ˈpeɪpəʳ]
noun
1 (material) papel (m); (wallpaper) papel (m) pintado
a piece of paper un papel; una hoja (de papel)
to put sth down on paper commit sth to paper poner algo por escrito
on paper en teoría; sobre el papel; it's not worth the paper it's written on no vale para nada
2 (newspaper) periódico (m); diario (m)
to write to the paper about sth escribir una carta al director de un periódico sobre algo; the papers los periódicos; la prensa; to write for the papers colaborar en los periódicos; escribir artículos para los periódicos; it came out in the papers salió en los periódicos
3 papers (writings, documents) papeles (m); (identity papers) documentación (f); papeles (m)
your papers, please la documentación, por favor; Churchill's private papers los papeles personales de Churchill; his divorce papers have just come through han llegado los papeles de su divorcio
Her lawyer filed divorce papers last week
ship's papers documentación (f) del barco
4 (Univ) etc (essay) ejercicio (m); ensayo (m); (exam) examen (m)
to do a good paper in maths hacer un buen examen de matemáticas; to set a paper in physics poner un examen de física
5 (scholarly) (written) artículo (m); (read aloud) ponencia (f); comunicación (f)
we heard a good paper on place names escuchamos una buena ponencia sobre toponimia
6 (Parl) documento (m) base
a government paper on European policy un documento base gubernamental sobre política europea
The Transport Department has produced a paper on investment needs to maintain the national road system
transitive verb
[+wall, room] empapelar; tapizar; (Méx)
modifier
de papel
paper advance (n) (on printer) avance (m) de papel
paper bag (n) bolsa (f) de papel
he couldn't fight his way out of a paper bag es un gallina (informal)
We've already shown you that they are no use to you as allies. They couldn't fight their way out of a paper bag
paper chain (n) cadeneta (f) de papel
paper chase (n) rallye-paper (m)
paper clip (n) clip (m); sujetapapeles (m)
paper credit (n) (Economics) papel (m) crédito
paper cup (n) vaso (m) de cartón
paper currency (n) papel (m) moneda
paper fastener (n) grapa (f)
paper feed(er) (n) alimentador (m) de papel
paper handkerchief paper hankie (n) pañuelo (m) de papel
paper industry (n) industria (f) papelera
paper knife (n) abrecartas (m)
paper lantern (n) farolillo (m) de papel
paper loss (n) (Economics) pérdida que tiene lugar cuando baja el valor de una acción etc sin venderse esta
paper mill (n) fábrica (f) de papel; papelera (f)
paper money (n) (gen) papel (m) moneda; (banknotes) billetes (m) de banco
paper profit (n) (Economics) beneficio (m) no realizado
paper qualifications (n) títulos (m)
we're looking for people who have experience rather than paper qualifications there are no paper qualifications needed for doing the job
paper round (n) reparto (m) de periódicos
to do a paper round repartir periódicos
Andrew does a paper round on Saturday mornings she was bitten by a dog while she was doing her paper round
paper shop (n) (Britain) tienda (f) de periódicos; quiosco (m)
paper tape (n) cinta (f) de papel
paper tiger (n) tigre (m) de papel
paper tissue (n) pañuelo (m) de papel; tisú (m)
paper towel (n) toallita (f) de papel
paper trail (n) especially (US) pruebas (f) documentales
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