Quick answer
"Cakes" is a noun which is often translated as "el pastel", and "pastel" is a noun which is also often translated as "el pastel". Learn more about the difference between "cakes" and "pastel" 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.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
pastel(
pahs
-
tehl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (fine arts)
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've done a few pastels recently as a change from oils.He hecho unos pasteles últimamente para variar de los óleos.
b. el dibujo al 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).
The artist's pastels all tend to be of flowers or landscapes.Los dibujos al pastel del artista suelen todos ser de flores o paisajes.
2. (crayon)
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'm experimenting with pastels but I prefer using watecolors.Estoy experimentando con pasteles pero prefiero usar acuarelas.
3. (color)
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).
My sister's house is decorated in pastels.Mi hermana tiene la casa decorada en pasteles.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (pale)
a. pastel
I prefer pastel colors for baby clothes.Prefiero los colores pasteles para la ropa de bebé.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
SpanishDict is the world's most popular Spanish-English dictionary, translation, and learning website.
© Curiosity Media Inc.  |  Ver en español
SOCIAL NETWORKS
APPS