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"Candlestick" is a noun which is often translated as "el candelero", and "candle" is a noun which is often translated as "la vela". Learn more about the difference between "candlestick" and "candle" below.
candlestick
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el candelero
(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).
A silver candlestick stood at each end of the mantelpiece.Había un candelero de plata en cada extremo de la repisa de la chimenea.
b. el candelabro
(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 centerpiece of the dining table was a large candlestick with six candles.El centro de mesa del comedor era un gran candelabro con seis velas.
c. la palmatoria
(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).
Holding a candlestick in front of her, she advanced slowly down the dark corridor.Con una palmatoria en la mano, avanzó lentamente por el pasillo oscuro.
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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. (taper)
a. la vela
(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).
Use a match to light the candle.Usa un fósforo para encender la vela.
b. la candela
(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).
Don't let the candle burn out.No dejes que se apague la candela.
c. el cirio
(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).
During a christening, the godparents hold a candle.Durante el bautizo, los padrinos llevan un cirio.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to examine an egg against the light)
a. examinar al trasluz
My work entailed candling the eggs and classifying them according to freshness.Mi trabajo consistía en examinar los huevos al trasluz y clasificarlos en función de su frescura.
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