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Pronunciation: /treɪn/

Translation of train in Spanish:


  • 1 [Railways/Ferrocarriles] tren (masculine) diesel/electric train tren diesel/eléctrico fast train tren expreso or rápido local o (British English/inglés británico) slow train[ tren que para en todas las estaciones ] to take the train tomar or (especially Spain/especialmente España) coger* el tren to travel/go by train viajar/ir* en tren to send sth by train mandar algo por ferrocarril we met on the train nos conocimos en el tren to change trains cambiar de tren, hacer* transbordo train service servicio (masculine) de trenes train timetable horario (masculine) de trenes the train journey el viaje en tren the train fare is … el boleto or (Spain/España) billete en tren cuesta …
    Example sentences
    • On Sunday and Monday the railway will run additional trains using locomotives and coaches shown in the film, including the Green Dragon No.957.
    • There has also been a considerable investment in commuter trains and light railway rapid-transit systems to ease congestion on roads and pollution.
    • In fact, there will be no more locomotives pulling the train because each carriage has its own engine.
  • 2 2.1 (of servants, followers) séquito (masculine), cortejo (masculine); (of mules) recua (feminine), reata (feminine) a train of mourners un cortejo fúnebre the king arrived, with jesters in his train el rey llegó seguido de su séquito or cortejo de bufones the depression brought many social problems in its train la depresión tuvo como secuela or acarreó muchos problemas sociales in the train of revolution came an upsurge in nationalism tras la revolución hubo un renacimiento del nacionalismo 2.2 (of events, disasters) serie (feminine) train of thought to lose one's train of thought perder* el hilo (de las ideas) our minds had followed quite different trains of thought habíamos seguido líneas de pensamiento muy distintas to be in train (especially British English/especialmente inglés británico) [formal] estar* en marcha to put/set sth in train poner* algo en marcha
    Example sentences
    • Is the train of tragic events that follows a manifestation of its destructive nature?
    • The gratuitous killing was the beginning of a shocking train of events that 13 years later has led her to Yorkshire in search of a new and better life.
    • As Keith writes, no one can be completely sure of the exact train of events that day - only of the outcome.
    Example sentences
    • He established guards for his artillery trains and directed that a liaison orderly be sent from each battery to brigade headquarters.
    • No amount of imperial bluster, disciplined armies or powerful artillery trains could impress these hardened tribes.
    • Action must be taken quickly to get smaller off-road vehicles or mule trains ready to distribute food before the snows fall.
    Example sentences
    • A man dressed like an aristocrat in silk lead a train of servants out of the jungle and down the beach.
    • At Dalkeith Castle on August 3rd, King James himself, in a crimson velvet jacket, rode in with a train of horsemen.
    • He had quite a train of coolies with him, carrying himself and his baggage through the dense forests.
  • 3 3.1 (of dress, robe) cola (feminine) Tim will carry her train Tim le va a llevar la cola 3.2 (of gears) [Technology/Tecnología] tren (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • The engines had twin overhead camshafts which were gear driven via a train of gears coming from the rear of the crankshaft.
    • As our simulations show, a rouleau of flat RBCs behaves quite differently from a train of ellipses of the same size.
    • The authors were able to predict the magnitude of facilitation but not its rate of growth during a train of impulses.
    3.3 (fuse) cebo (masculine), mixto (masculine) train of gunpowder cebo or mixto de pólvora
    Example sentences
    • Long trains over trousers and grass skirts add another dimension.
    • A formal daytime wedding is when the bride wears a white, ivory or pastel colored floor length gown with a train and a long veil.
    • She screamed and shoved her way out of his hands and down the hallway, her long dress's train trailing behind her.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 (instruct) [athlete] entrenar; [soldier] adiestrar; [child] enseñar; (accustom) acostumbrar, habituar*; [animal] enseñar; (to perform tricks etc) amaestrar, adiestrar; [employee/worker] (in new skill etc) capacitar; [teacher] formar you've trained your dog very well tienes el perro muy bien enseñado your husband's very well trained [humorous/humorístico] tienes a tu marido muy bien amaestrado [humorous/humorístico] he was trained at the College of Music estudió en el College of Music, es exalumno or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) egresado del College of Music he was trained as a painter estudió pintura he was trained for the ministry lo educaron para el sacerdocio they are being trained to use the machine los están capacitando en el uso de la máquina, les están enseñando a usar la máquina they were trained in the use of firearms los adiestraron en el uso de armas de fuego 1.2 [voice/ear] educar*; [mind] formar 1.3 [plant] guiar*
  • 2 (aim) to train sth on sth/sb [camera/telescope] enfocar* algo/a algn con algo [gun] apuntarle a algo/algn con algo she's had her sights trained on stardom from the first ha tenido la(s) mira(s) puesta(s) en el estrellato desde el principio he kept the pistol trained on me all the time me estuvo apuntando or encañonando con la pistola todo el tiempo last week all eyes were trained on Geneva la semana pasada todos los ojos estuvieron puestos en Ginebra

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 (receive instruction) [nurse/singer/musician] estudiar they trained together in York estudiaron juntos/juntas en York she's training to be a nurse/teacher estudia enfermería/magisterio, estudia para enfermera/maestra he trained as a carpenter aprendió el oficio de carpintero she trained as a singer/lawyer estudió canto/abogacía or derecho to train for the ministry [Religion/Religión] estudiar para sacerdote 1.2 [Sport/Deporte] entrenar(se)

Phrasal verbs

train up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
[apprentice/youngster/new entrant] formar, proporcionar formación a

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