tool
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tool(
tul
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (instrument)
a. la herramienta
(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 gave my dad a set of tools for his birthday.Le di a mi papá un juego de herramientas para su cumpleaños.
2. (medicine)
a. el instrumento
(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 dentist's tools were on the tray next to me.Los instrumentos del dentista estaban en la bandeja al lado mío.
3. (method)
a. la técnica
(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 teacher has many tools for learning the language.La profesora tiene muchas técnicas para aprender el idioma.
4.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(idiot)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el estúpido
(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).
Ignore him; he's a tool.No le hagas caso; es un estúpido.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to form with a tool)
a. labrar
I can tool the two parts so they fit.Puedo labrar las dos partes para que quepan.
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tool
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (implement)
a. la herramienta
(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).
(set of) toolsherramienta f
tool bagbolsa de herramientas
2. ((gen) &)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
(computers)
tool boxpaleta de herramientas
tool kitjuego de herramientas
tool shedcobertizo para los aperos
3. (means, instrument)
a. el instrumento
(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).
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tool [tuːl]
noun
1 (carpenter's, mechanic's etc) herramienta (f); (gardener's) útil (m); utensilio (m)
a set of tools un juego de herramientas; the tools of his trade las herramientas de su trabajo; give us the tools and we will finish the job dadnos las herramientas y nosotros terminaremos la obra
2 (person, book etc) instrumento (m)
he was a mere tool in their hands fue instrumento en sus manos, nada más; the book is an essential tool el libro es indispensable; el libro es instrumento imprescindible
transitive verb
[+wood, metal] labrar con herramienta; [+book, leather] estampar en seco;
modifier
tool bag (n) estuche (m) de herramientas
tool box tool chest (n) caja (f) de herramientas
tool kit (n) juego (m) de herramientas; estuche (m) de herramientas
tool room (n) departamento (m) de herramientas
tool shed (n) cobertizo (m) para herramientas
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "tool"
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power tool
la herramienta eléctrica
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