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wheel(
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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. (revolving object)
a. la rueda
(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)
I hit a pothole and now my front wheels are out of alignment.Pegué un bache y ahora mis ruedas delanteras no están alineadas.
2. (steering implement)
a. el volante
(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)
For safety, keep both hands on the wheel.Para mayor seguridad, mantén las dos manos en el volante.
b. el timón
(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)
(nautical)
The captain took the wheel.El capitán tomó el timón.
3. (potter's wheel)
a. el torno
(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)
The potter shapes the vase on the wheel.La alfarera moldea el florero en el torno.
4. (military) (United Kingdom)
a. la conversión
(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)
About face! Quick march! Right wheel!¡Media vuelta! ¡Paso ligero! ¡Conversión a la derecha!
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
5. (to push)
a. empujar
I wheeled the cart down the path.Empujé la carretilla por el sendero.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
6. (to turn)
a. girar
I watched the eddies wheeling in the wake of the boat.Me quedé mirando los remolinos girar en la estela del barco.
b. dar vueltas
The horses wheeled and cavorted in the paddock.Los caballos daban vueltas y retozaban en el cercado.
c. girar sobre los talones
She took one look, wheeled about, and was gone.Echó una mirada, giró sobre los talones y desapareció.
d. revolotear (birds)
The gulls wheeled above as we strolled around the bay.Las gaviotas revoloteaban por encima mientras paseábamos por la bahía.
wheels
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
7.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(automobile)
a. el coche
(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)
Now that you have wheels, son, you can drive your sister to school.Ya que tienes coche hijo, puedes llevar a tu hermana a la escuela.
b. el carro
(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)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
That's a neat set of wheels!¡Qué carro más lindo!
c. el auto
(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)
(Southern Cone)
Without wheels I won't be going very far.Sin auto no voy a llegar muy lejos.
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wheel
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (on car, trolley)
a. la rueda
(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)
the wheel of fortunela rueda de la fortuna
2. (for steering)
a. el volante
(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)
b. el timón
(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)
(Andes)
3. (of boat)
a. el timón
(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)
to be at or behind the wheelir al volante
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (push)
a. empujar, hacer rodar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
5. (turn)
a. girar, dar vueltas
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wheel [wiːl]
noun
1 rueda (f); (steering wheel) volante (m); (Náut) timón (m); (potter's) torno (m)
a basket on wheels una cesta con ruedas; to be at or behind the wheel estar al volante; to take the wheel tomar el volante
"Do you own a house?" the magistrate said. "No m'lud," she said. `But I have wheels." tracción $ a las cuatro ruedas rear wheel drive
2 (Mil) vuelta (f); conversión (f)
a wheel to the right una vuelta hacia la derecha
3 wheels coche (m)
do you have wheels? ¿tienes coche?
4 (in fig phrases)
the wheel of fortune la rueda de fortuna; the wheels of government el mecanismo del gobierno
there are wheels within wheels esto es más complicado de lo que parece; esto tiene su miga
transitive verb
(push) [+bicycle, pram] empujar; [+child] pasear en cochecito
we wheeled it over to the window lo empujamos hasta la ventana; when it broke down I had to wheel it cuando se averió tuve que empujarlo
intransitive verb
1 (roll) rodar
2 (turn) girar; [+bird] revolotear
to wheel left (Mil) dar una vuelta hacia la izquierda; to wheel round [+person] girar sobre los talones
3
to wheel and deal andar en trapicheos (informal); hacer chanchullos (informal)
modifier
wheel horse (n) (US) trabajadoratrabajadora (m) (f) infatigable;a trabajadora mula (f) de carga
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