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"Board" is a noun which is often translated as "la tabla", and "committee" is a noun which is often translated as "el comité". Learn more about the difference between "board" and "committee" below.
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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. (wooden)
a. la tabla
(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 bought wooden boards to build a fence.Compramos tablas de madera para construir una valla.
b. el tablón
(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).
We used mahogany boards to build the balcony.Usamos tablones de caoba para construir el balcón.
2. (for notices)
a. el tablón
(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).
Put the picture of your lost dog on the community board.Pon la foto de tu perro perdido en el tablón comunitario.
b. el tablero
(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).
Veronica has a board in her room where she posts her calendar, some pictures, and notes.Verónica tiene un tablero en su recámara donde pone su calendario, algunas fotos y apuntes.
c. el tablón de anuncios
(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 board in the school cafeteria has the menus for the month posted.El tablón de anuncios en la cafetería escolar tiene los menús del mes publicados.
3. (for games)
a. el tablero
(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).
Let's play checkers. I'll get the board out.Juguemos damas chinas. Sacaré el tablero.
4. (for writing at school)
a. el pizarrón
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Maria solved the math problem on the board.María resolvió el problema de matemáticas en el pizarrón.
b. la pizarra
(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 wrote the assignment on the board.El maestro escribió la tarea en la pizarra.
5. (for ironing)
a. la tabla de planchar
(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).
Lay the shirt out on the board and iron it on medium heat.Extiende la camisa en la tabla de planchar y plánchala con calor mediano.
6. (governing body)
a. la mesa directiva
(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).
Julie is on the school board.Julie está en la mesa directiva escolar.
b. la junta
(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 homeowners' association will elect a new board next Monday.La asociación de propietarios elegirá una junta nueva el próximo lunes.
c. el consejo
(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 board of directors is responsible for the hiring and firing of all personnel.El consejo directivo es responsable de la contratación y el despido de todo el personal.
d. el directorio
(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 board seems to be more interested in short term growth than in long term sustainability.El directorio parece estar más interesado en el crecimiento a corto plazo que en la sostenibilidad a largo plazo.
7. (food)
a. la pensión
(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).
Karla paid for full board for six months in advance.Karla pagó seis meses de pensión completa por adelantado.
b. la comida
(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).
As a student, I paid $50 a month for room and board in Mexico City.Como estudiante, pagué $50 al mes por comida y alojamiento en México, D.F.
8. (computing)
a. la placa
(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).
My computer's mother board can't accept a faster processor.La placa madre de mi computadora no puede aceptar un procesador más rápido.
9. (committee)
a. la comisión
(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 police board of inquiry will determine whether it was a justified shooting or not.La comisión investigadora de la policía determinará si fue un tiroteo justificado o no.
b. el tribunal
(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).
Bob goes before the board of examiners to defend his thesis next week.Bob se presenta ante el tribunal de examinadores para defender su tesis la próxima semana.
10. (diving board)
a. el trampolín
(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).
Sarah won the gold medal for diving from the three meter board.Sarah ganó la medalla de oro por echar clavados del trampolín de tres metros.
11. (stiff card)
a. el cartel
(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 limousine driver held up a board with his passenger’s name on it.El chófer de la limusina sostenía un cartel con el nombre de su pasajero.
12. (at the airport or a train station)
a. el panel
(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).
I am going to check the departure board to find out what time the train for Madrid departs.Voy a revisar el panel de salidas para ver a qué hora sale el tren para Madrid.
b. el tablero
(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).
Everyone in the airport looks at the board.Todo el mundo en el aeropuerto mira el tablero.
13. (company) (United Kingdom)
a. la compañía
(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).
(utilities)
I need to pay the electric board or my electricity will get cut off.Debo pagar a la compañía de electricidad o me cortarán la luz.
14. (sports)
a. la tabla
(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).
(surfing, snowboarding, etc)
He is saving to buy a new windsurf board.Está ahorrando para comprarse una nueva tabla de windsurf.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
15. (to get on a vehicle)
a. embarcarse
We will board our flight in ten minutes.Vamos a embarcarnos en diez minutos.
b. subirse a
You need to board the train before it pulls out of the station.Debes subirte al tren antes de que se vaya de la estación.
c. subir a bordo
The children boarded the kiddie train in the mall to take a ride.Los niños subieron a bordo del tren de niñitos en el centro comercial para dar un paseo.
d. abordar
We don't have time to buy coffee. We have to board our flight now.No tenemos tiempo para comprar café. Hay que abordar el vuelo ya.
e. subir a
The family boarded the train to Los Angeles.La familia subió al tren que va a Los Ángeles.
16. (to accommodate)
a. hospedar
Now that her children are grown, Mrs. García boards students in her home.Ahora que han crecido sus hijos, la señora García hospeda estudiantes en su casa.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
17. (to lodge at school)
a. estar interno
Carolina doesn’t live nearby, so she boards at the school.Carolina no vive cerca, así que está interna.
b. estar pupilo (River Plate)
Mario is boarding at a prep school in Córdoba.Mario está pupilo en una secundaria en Córdoba.
18. (to get on a vehicle)
a. abordar
How much time do we have until we board?¿Cuánto tiempo nos queda para abordar?
19. (to lodge)
a. hospedarse
Iñaki went to study in Colombia and is boarding with a family.Iñaki se fue a estudiar en Colombia y se está hospedando con una familia.
boards
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
20. (theater)
a. las tablas
(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).
Gisela has dreamt of a life on the boards since she was eight.Gisela ha soñado con una vida sobre las tablas desde que tenía ocho años.
21. (sports)
a. los muros
(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).
(in hockey)
The puck bounced off the boards and nearly went straight into the goal.El disco rebotó en los muros y casi entró directamente en la portería.
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committee(
kuh
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mih
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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. (appointed group of people)
a. el comité
(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 committee voted to build a new wing for the school.El comité votó por que se construyera un ala nueva en la escuela.
b. la comisión
(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).
This committee is charged with investigating possible corruption in the financial sector.Esta comisión se encarga de investigar la posible corrupción en el sector financiero.
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