Quick answer
"Capo" is a noun which is often translated as "la ceja", and "pick" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "escoger". Learn more about the difference between "capo" and "pick" below.
capo(
ka
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po
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (music)
a. la ceja
(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).
Play an E with the capo on the third fret to get a G chord.Toca una E con la ceja en el tercer traste para tocar un acorde de sol.
b. el capotasto
(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).
You need a capo to play that song on the guitar.Necesitas un capotasto para tocar esa canción con la guitarra.
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pick(
pihk
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to choose)
a. escoger
We still need to pick some music for the party.Todavía tenemos que escoger música para la fiesta.
b. elegir
I need to pick some shoes for the wedding.Tengo que elegir zapatos para la boda.
c. seleccionar
We're going to the adoption center to pick a kitten.Vamos al centro de acogida para seleccionar un gatito.
2. (to gather)
a. recoger
I spent some weeks picking grapes.Dediqué unas semanas a recoger uvas.
b. coger
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
I love picking flowers when I go to the countryside.Me encanta coger flores cuando voy al campo.
3. (music)
a. puntear
He picked some notes before beginning the song.Punteó algunas notas antes de empezar con la canción.
4. (to provoke)
a. buscar
Don't pick a fight with that guy; he's a professional boxer.No busques pelea con ese tipo; es boxeador profesional.
5. (to unlock without a key)
a. forzar
How did you pick the lock to the door?¿Cómo forzaste la cerradura de la puerta?
6. (to remove bits of something from)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I caught him picking his nose.Lo pillé hurgándose la nariz.
It's disgusting to see people picking their teeth at a restaurant.Es desagradable ver a gente escarbarse los dientes en un restaurante.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (to choose)
a. escoger
It's your turn to pick.Te toca a ti escoger.
b. elegir
You need to pick carefully.Hay que elegir con cuidado.
8. (to remove bits of something)
a. picotear
The hens were picking about in the meadow.Las gallinas picoteaban en el prado.
b. escarbar
There was a raccoon picking through our garbage!¡Había un mapache escarbando en nuestra basura!
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
9. (choice)
a. elección
Who was Chicago's pick in the NBA draft?¿Quién fue la elección de Chicago en el draft del NBA?
10. (music)
a. la púa
(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).
The guitarist threw his pick into the audience after the concert.El guitarrista lanzó su púa al público al terminar el concierto.
11. (tool)
a. el pico
(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).
Do you need a bigger pick to knock down the wall?¿Necesitas un pico más grande para romper la pared?
b. la piqueta
(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).
The pick broke while I was using it.La piqueta se rompió mientras la estaba usando.
12. (the best)
a. el mejor
These are the pick of European holiday destinations.Estos son los mejores destinos europeos para vacacionar.
This puppy is the pick of the bunch.Ese cachorro es el mejor de todos.
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