shower
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shower(
shau
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uhr
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sho
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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. (washing apparatus)
a. la ducha
(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 hadn't cleaned the shower in months.No habían limpiado la ducha desde hace meses.
b. la regadera
(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 Mexico
(Mexico)
She slipped in the shower and hit her head.Se resbaló en la regadera y se golpeó la cabeza.
2. (act of washing)
a. la ducha
(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).
I need a shower before dinner.Necesito darme una ducha antes de cenar.
3. (light rain)
a. el chubasco
(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 weather forecast said there would be scattered showers today.El pronóstico del tiempo decía que habría chubascos aislados hoy.
b. el chaparrón
(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 got soaked in a sudden shower.Me empapé en un chaparrón repentino.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(unpleasant people) (United Kingdom)
a. la pandilla de inútiles
(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).
When that shower made it to the party, I left.Cuando esa pandilla de inútiles llegó a la fiesta, me fui.
5. (party before a woman gets married or has a baby)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el baby shower
(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 a mother-to-be)
I'd love to throw a shower for Pat.Me encantaría hacerles un baby shower a Pat.
b. la fiesta de pañales
(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 a mother-to-be)
Who should we invite to the shower?¿A quién invitamos a la fiesta de pañales?
c. el té de canastilla
(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).
Regionalism used in Costa Rica
(Costa Rica)
Usually, showers are for the first baby only.Por lo general, los tés de canastilla son solo para el primer bebé.
d. la fiesta prenupcial
(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).
(before a wedding)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Who's arranging Marina's bridal shower?¿Quién está organizando la fiesta prenupcial de Marina?
e.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
(before a wedding)
Rita got some lovely presents at her bridal shower.Rita recibió unos regalos preciosos en la fiesta que las amigas le organizaron antes de la boda.
The shower will be from 1pm until 4pm on Sunday.La fiesta previa a la boda es el domingo de 1 a 4 de la tarde.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to bestow)
a. colmar a
The bride was showered with presents from all the guests.Los invitados colmaron a la novia de regalos.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (to fall)
a. caer
A gust of wind made the tree blossoms shower down around us.Una ráfaga de viento hizo que las flores del árbol cayesen a nuestro alrededor.
8. (to wash)
a. ducharse
We had to shower with cold water because the boiler was broken.Tuvimos que ducharnos con agua fría porque el calentador estaba roto.
b. bañarse
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
My son showers every morning before school.Mi hijo se baña todas las mañanas antes de la escuela.
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shower
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of rain)
a. el chubasco m, chaparrón
(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. (of stones, insults)
a. la lluvia
(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).
3. (for washing)
a. la ducha
(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).
b. la regadera
(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 have or take a showerducharse, darse una ducha
shower capgorro de baño
shower curtaincortinas de ducha
shower gelgel de ducha
shower headalcachofa (de ducha)
4. (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
(group)
what a shower!¡qué pandilla! ¡menuda cuadrilla!
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to shower somebody with something, to shower something on somebodycolmar a alguien de algo
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (take a shower)
a. ducharse
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shower [ˈʃaʊəʳ]
noun
1 [of rain] chubasco (m); chaparrón (m)
scattered showers chubascos dispersos
2 [of arrows, stones, blows etc] lluvia (f)
3 (in bathroom) ducha (f); regadera (f); (Méx)
to have or take a shower ducharse; tomar una ducha
4 (Britain) (people)
what a shower! ¡que montón de inútiles!
5 (US) (party) fiesta (f) de obsequio
transitive verb
they showered gifts (up)on the queen colmaron a la reina de regalos; he was showered with invitations le llovieron invitaciones
to shower sb with honours shower honours on sb colmar a algn de honores
intransitive verb
1 (rain) caer un chaparrón or chubasco
2 (take a shower) ducharse; tomar una ducha
modifier
shower cap (n) gorro (m) de baño
shower curtain (n) cortina (f) de ducha
shower gel (n) gel (m) de baño
shower head (n) alcachofa (f) de la ducha
shower tray (n) plato (m) de la ducha
shower unit (n) ducha (f)
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