Quick answer
"Cargo" is a noun which is often translated as "el cargamento", and "freight" is a noun which is often translated as "la carga". Learn more about the difference between "cargo" and "freight" below.
cargo(
kar
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go
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (freight)
a. el cargamento
(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 cargo has not arrived yet.El cargamento todavía no ha llegado.
b. la carga
(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 airport staff is loading the cargo onto the plane.El personal del aeropuerto está poniendo la carga en el avión.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (transport)
a. de carga
The cargo ship went astray because of the storm.El buque de carga se fue a la deriva por culpa de la tormenta.
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freight(
freyt
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (goods)
a. la carga
(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).
Cranes were unloading the freight to be transported on by train.Las grúas sacaban la carga que había de transportarse en tren.
b. el flete
(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).
Freight was piling up in the port due to the dockworkers' strike.El flete se estaba acumulando en el puerto debido a la huelga de estibadores.
c. las mercancías
(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).
Most of the freight arriving in Atlanta will come from the Port of Savannah.La mayor parte de las mercancías que llegará a Atlanta lo hará por el puerto de Savannah.
2. (transportation)
a. el flete
(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).
With the rise of air freight, the Panama Canal played a less important role.Con el auge del flete aéreo, la importancia del canal de Panamá se vio menguada.
b. el transporte de mercancías
(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).
There are several ferry routes for freight between Britain and the continent.Existen varias rutas de transbordadores para el transporte de mercancías entre Gran Bretaña y la Europa continental.
3. (price)
a. el flete
(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 freight for all our furniture would have been too much, so we had to leave some of it behind.El flete de todos los muebles hubiera sido demasiado, así que tuvimos que dejar algunos.
b. el porte
(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 cargo will not be delivered until the freight is paid.No se entregará la carga hasta que se pague el porte.
c. los gastos de transporte
(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).
Freight has been included in the price of the merchandise.Los gastos de transporte se incluyeron en el precio de la mercadería.
4. (vehicle)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el tren de carga
(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 freight out of Denver had derailed.Había descarrilado un tren de carga que salía de Denver.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to transport)
a. fletar
The piano was freighted by air to New York, at great expense.El piano fue fletado por avión a Nueva York, lo que supuso un gran gasto.
b. transportar
After a grand prix, all of the cars and equipment have to be freighted to the next circuit on the calendar.Después de un gran premio, hay que transportar todos los carros y equipos al próximo circuito previsto.
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