USAGE NOTE
The plural of "vacuum" is "vacuums," but may also be "vacua" in the sense shown in #2).
vacuum(
vah
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kyum
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (appliance)
a. la aspiradora
(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).
(F)
We have to buy a new vacuum to replace the broken one.Tenemos que comprar una aspiradora nueva para reemplazar la rota.
2. (physics)
a. el vacío
(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).
(M)
Outer space is not, in fact, a perfect vacuum.El espacio no es, en realidad, un vacío perfecto.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (to use a vacuum cleaner on)
a. pasar la aspiradora a
I have to vacuum the rug before the guests arrive.Tengo que pasar la aspiradora a la alfombra antes de que lleguen los invitados.
b. aspirar
Please vacuum the couch. The dog has shed all over it.Por favor, aspira el sofá. El perro ha soltado pelo sobre él.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (to use a vacuum cleaner)
a. pasar la aspiradora
Luego de barrer voy a pasar la aspiradora.After sweeping, I'm going to vacuum.
b. aspirar
Los domingos aspiro y desenpolvo las repisas.On Sundays, I vacuum and dust the shelves.
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vacuum
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (physics)
a. el vacío
(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).
(M)
vacuum bottletermo m
vacuum cleaneraspiradora f, aspirador m
vacuum flasktermo m
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (general)
a. pasar la aspiradora por
vacuum [ˈvækjʊm]
noun
vacuums {or (frm)} vacua (plural)
1 (gen) vacío (m)
it can't exist in a vacuum no puede existir en el vacío
2 (hoover)
to give a room a vacuum limpiar un cuarto con aspiradora
transitive verb
pasar la aspiradora por
intransitive verb
pasar la aspiradora
modifier
vacuum bottle (n) (US)
vacuum flask See culture box in entry vacuum.
vacuum cleaner (n) aspiradora (f)
vacuum flask (n) termo (m)
vacuum pump (n) bomba (f) de vacío
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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