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"Calm" is a noun which is often translated as "la calma", and "peaceful" is an adjective which is often translated as "pacífico". Learn more about the difference between "calm" and "peaceful" below.
calm(
kam
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (tranquility)
a. la calma
(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).
There was a sense of calm in the living room.Había una sensación de calma en la sala.
b. la tranquilidad
(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 usually go to the lake for peace and calm.Suelo ir al lago para paz y tranquilidad.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (serene)
a. tranquilo
The countryside is a very calm place.El campo es un lugar muy tranquilo.
b. calmado
We're very calm after drinking a cup of tea.Estamos muy calmadas después de tomar una taza de té.
c. apacible
The sea is calm now but it won't last long.El mar está apacible ahora, pero no durará mucho tiempo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to soothe)
a. calmar
He needs to calm himself down right now.Necesita calmarse ahorita.
b. tranquilizar
Yoga class has a way of calming me.La clase de yoga tiene una manera de tranquilizarme.
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peaceful(
pis
-
fuhl
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (non-violent)
a. pacífico
A series of peaceful protests took place all over the country.Una serie de protestas pacíficas sucedieron en todo el país.
b. amante de la paz (persons)
Its habitants were peaceful people.Sus habitantes eran gentes amantes de la paz.
2. (calm)
a. tranquilo
This village is a peaceful place to live.Este pueblo es un lugar tranquilo para vivir.
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