spear
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spear(
spir
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (weapon)
a. la lanza
(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 stabbing)
The knight ran his opponent through with his spear.El caballero atravesó a su oponente con la lanza.
b. el arpón
(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 fishing)
The young Egyptian man hurled his spear at the fish.El joven egipcio le lanzó el arpón al pez.
c. la jabalina
(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 throwing)
Achilles threw his spear from the chariot.Aquiles arrojó la jabalina desde su carro.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to stab)
a. atravesar
The enemy speared the soldier with a bayonet.El enemigo atravesó al soldado con una bayoneta.
3. (to skewer food)
a. pinchar
He went ahead and speared the last piece of meat without asking us.Pinchó el último trozo de carne, sin preguntar.
4. (to hunt fish)
a. arponear
I spent an hour standing in the stream trying to spear a fish.Pasé una hora en el arroyo tratando de arponear un pez.
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spear
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (for thrusting)
a. la lanza
(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. (for throwing)
a. la jabalina
(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 transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (food)
a. pinchar
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spear [spɪəʳ]
noun
(gen) lanza (f); (harpoon) arpón (m);
transitive verb
1 (with spear) alancear; herir con lanza; (with harpoon) arponear
2 atravesar; pinchar
he speared a potato with his fork atravesó or pinchó una patata con el tenedor
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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a well-aimed spear is worth three
una jabalina certera vale tres
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