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"Cal" is an abbreviation which is often translated as "cal", and "tar" is a noun which is often translated as "el alquitrán". Learn more about the difference between "cal" and "tar" below.
cal(
kahl
)
An abbreviation is the shortened form of a word or group of words (e.g. "UFO" = "unidentified flying object"; "p." = "page").
abbreviation
1. (calorie)
a. cal
I've heard a lot about the 1,000 cal diet.He oído mucho sobre la dieta de 1,000 cal.
Cal
An abbreviation is the shortened form of a word or group of words (e.g. "UFO" = "unidentified flying object"; "p." = "page").
abbreviation
2. (California)
a. Cal
Arnaldo studies at Cal State.Arnaldo estudia en Cal State.
CAL
An abbreviation is the shortened form of a word or group of words (e.g. "UFO" = "unidentified flying object"; "p." = "page").
abbreviation
3. (computer-aided learning)
a. la EAC
(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 Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Modern schools use CAL to enhance instruction.Las escuelas modernas utilizan la EAC para mejorar la instrucción.
b. la EAO
(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)
Our science class includes a lot of CAL.Nuestra clase de ciencias incluye mucha EAO.
c. la CAL
(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).
CAL may be very helpful for students who like technology.La CAL puede ser muy útil para los estudiantes que les gusta la tecnología.
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tar(
tar
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (substance)
a. el alquitrán
(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).
(for roads, in cigarettes)
Smoking low tar cigarettes does not reduce the risk of heart disease.Fumar cigarrillos de bajo contenido en alquitrán no reduce el riesgo de padecer enfermedades del corazón.
b. el chapopote
(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 Mexico
(Mexico)
They're going to resurface the road with tar.Van a repavimentar la carretera con chapopote.
c. la brea
(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).
(in pharmaceuticals)
Tar is used in the making of soap, disinfectant, and medicines.La brea se utiliza en la fabricación de jabones, desinfectantes y medicinas.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(nautical)
a. el marinero
(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).
He was an old tar who had spent many years sailing the seven seas.Era un viejo marinero que había pasado muchos años surcando los siete mares.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to apply tar)
a. alquitranar
There are still many roads in the area that haven't been tarred.Aún quedan muchas carreteras de la zona por alquitranar.
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