Quick answer
"Carded" is a form of "card", a noun which is often translated as "la tarjeta". "Staple" is a noun which is often translated as "la grapa". Learn more about the difference between "carded" and "staple" below.
card(
kard
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (greeting)
a. la tarjeta
(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).
My cousin's birthday is next week; I should send her a card.El cumpleaños de mi prima es la próxima semana; debería enviarle una tarjeta.
2. (games)
a. la carta
(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).
Do you have a deck of cards we can use for poker?¿Tienes una baraja de cartas que podamos usar para póker?
b. el naipe
(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).
Why don't we play cards to pass the time?¿Por qué no jugamos a los naipes para pasar el tiempo?
3. (identification method)
a. el carnet
(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 to show a proper identification card to enter the building.Se necesita mostrar un carnet de identidad adecuado para entrar en el edificio.
b. el carné
(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 have to have a press card to be able to meet the players after the game.Tienes que tener un carné de prensa para poder ver a los jugadores después del partido.
4. (payment method)
a. la tarjeta
(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'm afraid your card was declined. Do you have another?Me temo que su tarjeta fue rechazada. ¿Tiene otra?
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to demand identification)
a. verificar la identidad de
I was flattered when they carded me at the bar.Me sentí halagada cuando me verificaron la identidad en el bar.
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staple(
stey
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puhl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (office supplies)
a. la grapa
(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 pricked my finger when I tried removing the staples from my homework.Me pinché el dedo cuando traté de quitar las grapas de mi tarea.
b. el corchete
(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).
(Southern Cone)
Use paper clips instead of staples to keep the pages of your thesis together.Usa sujetapapeles en vez de corchetes para unir las páginas de tu tesis.
c. el ganchito
(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).
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
Regionalism used in Uruguay
(Uruguay)
Could you hang the painting on the two staples in the wall?¿Podrías colgar el cuadro en los dos ganchitos de la pared?
2. (culinary)
a. el alimento básico
(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).
Bread is a staple for a healthy diet.El pan es un alimento básico para una dieta saludable.
b. el alimento de primera necesidad
(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).
Since the island is surrounded by water, seafood has become a staple.Como las isla está rodeada de agua, los mariscos se han convertido en un alimento de primera necesidad.
3. (necessity)
a. la materia prima
(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).
Corn represents a major staple of the United States' agricultural industry.El maíz representa una materia prima importante de la industria agrícola de los Estados Unidos.
4. (textiles)
a. la fibra
(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).
My grandmother believes that the best sweaters are knit from wool with a long staple.Mi abuela cree que los mejores suéteres se tejen de lana con fibra larga.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (essential)
a. básico
The export of rice, the country's staple crop, has helped the economy significantly.La exportación de arroz, el cultivo básico del país, ha ayudado a la economía significativamente.
b. principal
Although the staple industry here is cotton farming, many other industries are growing.Aunque la industria principal aquí es el cultivo de algodón, muchas otras industrias están desarrollando.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to join with staples)
a. engrapar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
She asked the workers to staple the corners of the carpet to the floor so that it wouldn't move.Les pidió a los trabajadores que engraparan las esquinas de la alfombra al piso para que no se moviera.
b. grapar
Please staple together the sheets of your essays before you turn them in.Por favor, grapen las hojas de sus ensayos antes de entregarlos.
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