rails
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rails
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (railways)
a. la vía
(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).
A dent in the rails nearly caused the train to go off the track.Una abolladura en la vía casi hizo descarrilar el tren.
rail
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (rod)
a. el riel
(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).
Could you hang these curtains on the rail in the living room?¿Podrías colgar estas cortinas en el riel de la sala?
3. (of stairs)
a. la baranda
(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 rail came loose from the wall, and I nearly fell down the stairs.La baranda se separó de la pared y casi me caigo por la escalera.
b. la barandilla
(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).
Hold tightly onto the rail to make sure you don't fall.Sujétate a la barandilla con fuerza para no caerte.
c. el pasamanos
(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).
This spiral staircase is very unsafe because it does not have a rail.Esta escalera de caracol es muy peligrosa porque no tiene pasamanos.
4. (railways)
a. el riel
(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).
Don't touch the rails or you will get electrocuted.No toques los rieles o te electrocutarás.
b. el raíl
(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).
Our train was delayed because the workers were still repairing the rails.Nuestro tren se retrasó porque los obreros todavía estaban reparando los raíles.
5. (transport)
a. el ferrocarril
(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).
How are you getting to the gala? - By rail.¿Cómo vas a ir a la gala? - En ferrocarril.
b. el tren
(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).
Going by rail is much safer than traveling by plane.Viajar por tren es mucho más seguro que viajar en avión.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
6. (railways)
a. ferroviario
Th conductor fell asleep and caused a rail accident.El conductor se durmió y causó un accidente ferroviario.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (to criticize)
a. clamar
The political party railed against the candidate when they heard his controversial remarks.El partido político clamó contra el candidato por sus comentarios polémicos.
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rail
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to rail at or against somethingprotestar airadamente contra algo
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rail [reɪl]
noun
1 (handrail) (on stairs, bridge, balcony) baranda (f); barandilla (f); pasamanos (m); (for curtains) riel (m); (on ship) barandilla (f)
she leaned on the ship's rail /he grabbed the rail/ and just managed to avoid being swept overboard
(for feet) apoyo (m) para los pies
the bar was dark mahogany with a brass rail at foot level
(fence) valla (f); cerco (m)
2 (for train) carril (m); riel (m);rails vía (f)
to go off or come off or leave the rails [+train] descarrilar; to send sth by rail enviar algo por ferrocarril
I sent most of my stuff home by rail
to travel by rail viajar por ferrocarril or en tren
the president traveled by rail to his home town they travelled by road and rail through France
to go off the rails [+person] descarrilarse
3 rails (Economics) acciones (f) de sociedades ferroviarias
modifier
rail accident (n) accidente (m) de ferrocarril; accidente (m) ferroviario
rail journey (n) viaje (m) por ferrocarril or en tren
rail strike (n) huelga (f) de ferroviarios
rail system (n) red (f) ferroviaria; sistema (m) ferroviario
rail traffic (n) tráfico (m) por ferrocarril
rail travel (n) viajes (m) por ferrocarril or en tren
the pass gives you /four days unlimited rail travel/ the Eurostar marks a new era in rail travel our prize includes rail travel to and from Gatwick airport
rail worker (n) (Britain) ferroviarioaferroviaria (m) (f);a ferroviaria ferrocarrileroaferrocarrilera (m) (f);a ferrocarrilera (Méx)
VT + ADV
rail [reɪl]
intransitive verb
to rail against sth clamar contra algo
the Chinese railed against the British colonial system for allowing this he railed against the injustice he saw the economic order they so often rail against
to rail at sb recriminar a algn; recriminarle algo a algn; recriminar a algn por hacer algo
he railed at me for half an hour I cursed him and railed at him to rail [at] sb for sth, doing sth
Africa has railed at the West for turning a blind eye for so long "I'm too young to die," she railed
rail [reɪl]
noun
(Orn) rascón (m)
breeding birds around the marsh include reed warbler, reed bunting, little grebe, /water rail/ and teal
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rail electrizado electrified rail; live rail
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