spill
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spill(
spihl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (instance of spilling)
a. el derrame
(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).
Be careful because there was a cooking oil spill here.Ten cuidado porque hubo un derrame de aceite de cocina aquí.
The recent oil spill in the gulf has caused great harm to the marine ecosystem.El reciente derrame de petróleo en el golfo ha causado grandes daños al ecosistema marino.
2. (fall)
a. la caída
(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).
Billy took a nasty spill on his bike and skinned his knees.Billy tuvo una caída fea en su bicicleta y se descascaró las rodillas.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to cause to flow over)
a. derramar
If you're not careful you're going to spill the water everywhere.Si no tienes cuidado vas a derramar el agua por todos lados.
b. verter
Ricky spilled the salt on the table.Ricky vertió la sal sobre la mesa.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to fall or flow over)
a. derramarse
The wine spilled all over the table.El vino se derramó sobre toda la mesa.
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spill
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (liquid, salt)
a. derramar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (liquid)
a. derramarse
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to take a spilltener una caída
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spill [spɪl] spilled spilt
transitive verb
1 [+water, salt] derramar; verter
you're spilling the milk estás derramando la leche; you've spilled or spilt coffee on your shirt te ha caído café en la camisa; she spilled or spilt wine all over the table derramó el vino por toda la mesa
he was spilling his juice all over the place he had spilt coffee all over his jumper
to spill the beans descubrir el pastel (informal); contarlo todo
2 [+rider] hacer caer; desarzonar
intransitive verb
derramarse; verterse
noun
1 (fall) caída (f)
to have a spill sufrir una caída; tener un accidente
2 (spillage) vertido (m)
spill [spɪl]
noun
(for lighting fire) pajuela (f)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "spill"
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oil spill
el derrame de petróleo
spill the tea
derramar el té
spill the beans
descubrir el pastel
spill a drink
derramar una bebida
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