Quick answer
"Cakes" is a form of "cake", a noun which is often translated as "el pastel". "Say" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "decir". Learn more about the difference between "cakes" and "say" below.
cake(
keyk
)
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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say(
sey
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to express)
a. decir
Can you say that again? I didn't hear you the first time.¿Podrías volver a decir eso? No te escuché la primera vez.
2. (to suppose)
a. suponer
Say we were to get married. Would you like that?Supón que nos casáramos. ¿Te gustaría eso?
b. decir
Let's say I took a three-week vacation. Would that be okay?Digamos que me tome una vacación de tres semanas. ¿Estaría bien?
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to express)
a. decir
I asked him who broke the vase, but he didn't want to say.Le pregunté quién había roto el florero, pero no quiso decir.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (opinion)
a. la opinión
(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).
It's important that everyone have a say in the meeting.Es importante que cada uno pueda expresar su opinión en la reunión.
b. la voz
(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 citizens should have a say in this matter.Los ciudadanos deberíamos tener voz en este asunto.
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