Quick answer
"Capsule" is a noun which is often translated as "la cápsula", and "tablet" is a noun which is often translated as "la tableta". Learn more about the difference between "capsule" and "tablet" below.
capsule
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (medicine)
a. la cápsula
(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).
Take a capsule with water every eight hours for four days.Toma una cápsula con agua cada ocho horas durante cuatro días.
2. (compartment)
a. la cápsula
(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 parachute deployed as expected and the capsule landed safely.El paracaídas se desplegó como se esperaba y la cápsula aterrizó sin problemas.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (brief)
a. conciso
The reporter presented a capsule report on the key events of the convention.El reportero presentó un informe conciso sobre los eventos clave de la convención.
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tablet(
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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. (technology)
a. la tableta
(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 like to read the news on my tablet more than on my laptop.Me gusta leer las noticias en mi tableta más que en mi portátil.
2. (medicine)
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).
Children's tablets are usually chewable.Las pastillas para niños suelen ser masticables.
b. el comprimido
(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 split the tablet in half, according to the instructions on the bottle.Dividí el comprimido por la mitad, según las instrucciones en la botella.
c. la píldora
(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 doctor told me to take one tablet every 12 hours.El médico me dijo que tomara una píldora cada 12 horas.
3. (archaeology)
a. la lápida
(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).
Ancient stone and clay tablets offer valuable historical records.Las antiguas lápidas de piedra y barro ofrecen registros históricos valiosos.
4. (of soap or chocolate)
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).
I bought chocolate tablets to make hot chocolate.Compré pastillas de chocolate para hacer chocolate caliente.
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