tube
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Usage note
This word must be preceded by the definite article in the sense shown in 4) and when used as a proper noun.
tube(
tub
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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. (piping)
a. el tubo
(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).
Andy went to the hardware store to buy metal tubes.Andy fue a la ferretería para comprar tubos de metal.
2. (anatomy)
a. la trompa
(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).
Ectopic pregnancies typically occur in a Fallopian tube.Los embarazos ectópicos generalmente tienen lugar en una trompa de Falopio.
b. el conducto
(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).
A blocked auditory tube is causing her earache.Un conducto auditivo tapado le provoca dolor de oído.
c. el tubo
(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 digestive tube is a long muscular tract.El tubo digestivo es un tracto muscular extenso.
3. (container)
a. el tubo
(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 tube of toothpaste is in my toilet kit.El tubo de pasta dentífrica está en mi neceser.
4. (tire)
a. la cámara
(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).
If your tire is flat, you need to replace the tube.Si la llanta está desinflada, hay que cambiar la cámara.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(entertainment)
a. la televisión
(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).
She told her son to turn off the tube and do his homework.Le dijo a su hijo que apagara la televisión y que hiciera sus tareas.
b. la tele
(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 word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
She spent her evening watching her favorite shows on the tube.Ella pasó la noche viendo sus programas favoritos en la tele.
6. (medicine)
a. la sonda
(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).
We placed a feeding tube into the patient because he can't ingest food.Le pusimos una sonda nasogástrica al paciente porque no puede ingerir alimentos.
Tube
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
7. (transportation) (United Kingdom)
a. el metro
(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).
When I visited London for the first time, I used the Tube to get around the city.Cuando visité Londres por primera vez, usé el metro para recorrer la ciudad.
b. el subterráneo
(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).
(Southern Cone)
My father commutes to his London office by taking the Tube.Mi padre viaja a su oficina en Londres tomando el subterráneo.
c. el subte
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
The Tube was delayed in many spots in the city due to the London protests.El subte se retrasó en muchos lugares en la ciudad debido a las protestas de Londres.
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tube
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (pipe, container)
a. el tubo
(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. (colloquial)
a.
to go down the tubesirse a pique
3. (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
a.
the tubeel metro
4. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. (television)
the tubela tele
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tube [tjuːb]
noun
1 [of toothpaste, paint etc] tubo (m); (Anat) trompa (f); [of tyre] cámara (f) de aire; [of television] tubo (m); (US) [of radio] lámpara (f)
to go down the tube
it's all gone down the tube todo se ha perdido
2
the tube (US) (television) la tele (informal)
3 (London underground) metro (m)
to go by tube ir en el metro; to travel by tube viajar en metro
modifier
tube station (n) (Britain) estación (f) de metro
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "tube"
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Fallopian tube
la trompa de Falopio
test tube
el tubo de ensayo
test-tube
probeta
inner tube
la cámara
tube for drinking mate
bombilla
tube scarf
braga de cuello
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