Quick answer
"Cakes" is a form of "cake", a noun which is often translated as "el pastel". "Cookies" is a form of "cookie", a noun which is often translated as "la galleta". Learn more about the difference between "cakes" and "cookies" below.
cake(
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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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cookie(
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ki
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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)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la galleta
(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).
I like oatmeal cookies for dessert.Me gustan las galletas de avena de postre.
2. (computing)
a. la cookie
(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).
Web pages leave cookies on your computer.Las páginas web dejan cookies en la computadora.
3. (person)
a. el chico
(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).
, la chica
(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).
(colloquial)
That girl doesn't let anything get her down. She's one tough cookie.Esa muchacha no deja que nada la deprima. Es una chica dura.
b. el tipo
(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).
, la tipa
(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).
(colloquial)
He's a smart cookie. He's always two steps ahead of the pack.Él es un tipo listo. Siempre está a dos pasos por delante de los demás.
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