Quick answer
"Capsules" is a form of "capsule", a noun which is often translated as "la cápsula". "Pills" is a form of "pill", a noun which is often translated as "la pastilla". Learn more about the difference between "capsules" and "pills" 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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pill(
pihl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (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).
The box has 30 pills.La caja trae 30 pastillas.
b. 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).
You can find these pills at any pharmacy.Puedes encontrar estas píldoras en cualquier farmacia.
2. (contraceptive)
a. 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 pill is the contraceptive that works best for me.La píldora es el anticonceptivo que mejor me funciona.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(annoying person)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el pelmazo
(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).
, la pelmaza
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
He doesn't have a lot of friends, probably because he's a pill.No tiene muchos amigos, probablemente porque es un pelmazo.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to form balls of fluff)
a. formar bolitas
This is an excellent little gadget to revive any sweaters that have pilled.Este pequeño dispositivo es excelente para reavivar los suéters que formaron bolitas.
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