string
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string(
strihng
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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. (cord)
a. el cordel
(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).
Tie up the package with string.Ata el paquete con cordel.
b. el bramante
(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 Spain
(Spain)
Tying the turkey up with string to retain its shape is recommended.Se recomienda atar el pavo con un bramante para que conserve la forma.
c. el mecate
(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 Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
Pepe fixed the handle with some string.Pepe arregló el tirador con un mecate.
d. el cáñamo
(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 Chile
(Chile)
Regionalism used in Costa Rica
(Costa Rica)
Regionalism used in Honduras
(Honduras)
My cat goes crazy when he sees a piece of string.Mi gato se vuelve loco cuando ve un cáñamo.
e. el pita
(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 Bolivia
(Bolivia)
She couldn't find any ribbon, so she tied her hair with string.No encontró cinta, así que se ató el cabello con una pita.
2. (part of a musical instrument)
a. la cuerda
(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 to replace the D string on my guitar.Tengo que cambiar la cuarta cuerda de la guitarra.
3. (part of a racket)
a. la cuerda
(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 broke a string on my tennis racket.He roto una cuerda de mi raqueta de tenis.
4. (cord on a puppet)
a. el hilo
(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).
It took me a long time to learn to control the strings.Me tomó bastante tiempo aprender a controlar los hilos.
5. (clothing)
a. el cordón
(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).
Your pajama string has come undone.El cordón de tu pijama se ha desatado.
6. (series)
a. la serie
(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).
There has been a string of burglaries in the neighborhood.Ha habido una serie de robos en este barrio.
b. la hilera
(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 murderer left a string of victims across the country.El asesino dejó una hilera de víctimas por todo el país.
c. la sarta
(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).
(of lies)
It was nothing but a string of lies. He never came back.No fue más que una sarta de mentiras. Nunca volvió.
d. la retahíla
(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).
(of insults or curses)
She let fly a string of expletives.Ella soltó una retahíla de palabrotas.
e. la cadena
(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).
(of events or errors)
He explained the string of errors that had led to this situation.Explicó la cadena de errores que había llevado a esta situación.
7. (group)
a. la guirnalda
(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).
(of lights)
They placed a string of Christmas lights on the tree.Colocaron una guirnalda de luces navideñas en el árbol.
b. la ristra
(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).
(of onion or garlic)
I bought a string of garlic today at the market.Compré una ristra de ajos hoy en el mercado.
c. el hilo
(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).
(of pearls or beads)
He had a string of shells around his neck.Llevaba un hilo de conchas alrededor del cuello.
d. la sarta
(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).
(of pearls or beads)
He bought me a beautiful string of pearls.Me compró una bella sarta de perlas.
8. (culinary)
a. la hebra
(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).
Have you taken the strings off the beans?¿Le sacaste las hebras a los frijoles verdes?
b. la fibra
(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 beans were so old they were full of strings.Los frijoles verdes eran tan viejos que tenían muchas fibras.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
9. (to put strings on)
a. encordar
Luis strung the champion's rackets.Luís encordó las raquetas del campeón.
10. (to thread)
a. ensartar
She wore a necklace of wooden beads strung on a strip of leather.Llevaba un collar de cuentas de madera ensartadas en una tira de cuero.
11. (to hang; often used with "across")
a. colgar
A banner had been strung across the street.Se había colgado una bandera de un lado de la calle al otro.
strings
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
12. (orchestra section)
a. las cuerdas
(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).
This passage is played by the strings.Las cuerdas tocan este pasaje.
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string
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (substance)
a. la cuerda
(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 (piece of) stringuna cuerda
2. (of violin, tennis racket, bow)
a. la cuerda
(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. (of puppet)
a. el hilo
(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).
4. (music)
a.
the stringsla sección de cuerda, las cuerdas
5. (fig)
a.
to have more than one string to one's bowtener varios recursos
6. (fig)
a.
with no strings attachedsin compromiso
7. (fig)
a.
to pull stringsmover hilos
8. (music)
a.
string quartetcuarteto de cuerda
string vestcamiseta interior de rejilla
9. (of onions)
a. la ristra
(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).
10. (of pearls, beads)
a. la sarta
(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).
11. (of islands)
a. el rosario
(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).
12. (of words, shops, defeats)
a. la serie
(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).
13. (computers)
a. la cadena
(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.).
14. (violin, tennis racket, bow)
a. encordar
15. (pearls, beads)
a. ensartar
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string [strɪŋ] strung (past)
noun
1 (cord) cuerda (f); cordel (m); cabuya (f); (LAm) mecate (m); (Méx) (lace etc) cordón (m)
to have sb on a string dominar a algn completamente; tener a algn en un puño
to pull strings mover palancas
to have two strings to one's bow tener dos cuerdas en su arco
2 (row) [of onions, garlic] ristra (f); [of beads] hilo (m); sarta (f); [of vehicles] caravana (f); fila (f); [of people] hilera (f); desfile (m); [of horses etc] reata (f); [of excuses, lies] sarta (f); serie (f); [of curses] retahíla (f)
a whole string of errors toda una serie de errores
3 (on musical instrument, racket) cuerda (f)
the strings (instruments) los instrumentos de cuerda
4 condición (f)
without strings sin condiciones; there are no strings attached esto es sin compromiso alguno; with no strings attached sin compromiso
5 (Comput) cadena (f)
6 (Bot) fibra (f); nervio (m)
transitive verb
1 [+pearls etc] ensartar
he can't even string two sentences together ni sabe conectar dos frases seguidas; they are just stray thoughts strung together son pensamientos aislados que se han ensartado sin propósito
2 [+violin, tennis racket, bow] encordar
3 [+beans etc] desfibrar
modifier
string bag (n) bolsa (f) de red
string bean (n) (US) judía (f) verde; ejote (m); (Méx) poroto (m) verde; (S. Cone)
string instrument (n) instrumento (m) de cuerda
string orchestra (n) orquesta (f) de cuerdas
string quartet (n) cuarteto (m) de cuerda(s)
string section (n) (Mús) sección (f) de cuerda(s); cuerda(s) (f)
plural
; (p)
...a full band plus string section ...a 12-piece string section
string vest (n) camiseta (f) de malla
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