Quick answer
"Cake" is a noun which is often translated as "el pastel", and "tart" is a noun which is often translated as "la tarta". Learn more about the difference between "cake" and "tart" 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. (culinary)
a. el pastel
(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 have baked a birthday cake for you.Te he preparado un pastel de cumpleaños.
b. la torta
(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).
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
My aunt Brenda's chocolate cake is my favorite.La torta de chocolate de mi tía Brenda es mi favorita.
c. la tarta
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Their wedding cake had seven tiers.Su tarta nupcial tenía siete pisos.
d. el bizcocho
(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 Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
We're going to have cake and ice cream for dessert.De postre vamos a tener un bizcocho y helado.
2. (block of soap)
a. la pastilla
(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 neighbor gave me three homemade cakes of soap.Mi vecina me regaló tres pastillas de jabón caseras.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to be covered)
a. estar cubierto
Her face was completely caked with makeup. She looked a bit ridiculous.Su cara estaba completamente cubierta de maquillaje. Se veía un poco ridícula.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to harden)
a. endurecerse
The mud had caked on the carpet.El barro se había endurecido en la alfombra.
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tart(
tart
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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. (culinary)
a. la tarta
(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).
(large)
For dessert there was chocolate tart.De postre había tarta de chocolate.
b. el pastel
(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).
(large)
I have a recipe for French apple tart that I want to try.Tengo una receta de pastel de manzana francés que quiero probar.
c. el pastelillo
(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).
(small)
I was taking some jam tarts out of the oven.Sacaba unos pastelillos de mermelada del horno.
2.
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
(prostitute)
a. la puta
(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 crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
It was a place where tarts and their pimps would meet.Era un lugar donde las putas solían encontrarse con sus chulos.
b. la fulana
(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)
You're not going out dressed like that. You look like a tart!No vas a salir vestida así. ¡Pareces una fulana!
c. la furcia
(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)
I know people think I'm a tart, but I like make-up and high heels.Sé que la gente cree que soy una furcia, pero a mí me gustan el maquillaje y los tacones altos.
d. la loca
(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)
(River Plate)
Who was that tart I saw him with yesterday?¿Quién es esa loca que vi con él ayer?
e. la piruja
(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)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
She called me a tart just because I was talking to her boyfriend.Me llamó piruja solo porque estaba hablando con su chico.
f. la zorra
(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)
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
I'm never letting that tart into my house after the way she behaved with my husband.Jamás permitiré que esa zorra venga a mi casa por la manera en la que se comportó con mi esposo.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (flavor)
a. agrio
These plums are too tart for eating, but they'd be good for making jam.Estas ciruelas son muy agrias para comerlas, pero serían buenas para mermelada.
b. ácido
The lemonade was a little tart for my taste.La limonada estaba un poco ácida para mi gusto.
4. (scathing)
a. áspero
She immediately regretted her rather tart reply.Enseguida se arrepintió de su respuesta un tanto áspera.
b. cortante
I don't know what I've done to offend him. He was quite tart on the phone.No sé qué habré hecho para ofenderlo. Estuvo bastante cortante cuando hablamos por teléfono.
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