A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (act of carrying)
a. el porteo
(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).
There are a few necessary portages along this rafting trip.Hay algunos porteos necesarios por este viaje de rafting.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (nautical; to carry a boat by hand)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Once we portage beyond the rocks, we’ll be able to put the raft back into the river.Una vez que carguemos la balsa más allá de las rocas, podremos volver a meterla en el río.
The rapids beyond that bridge are too strong. We’ll have to portage at least half a mile south.Los rápidos más allá de ese puente están demasiado fuertes. Tendremos que llevar la canoa al menos otra media milla hacia el sur.
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