Quick answer
"Cargo" is a noun which is often translated as "el cargamento", and "payload" is a noun which is often translated as "la carga útil". Learn more about the difference between "cargo" and "payload" below.
cargo(
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go
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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. (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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payload
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (transport)
a. la carga útil
(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 engineers are designing a rocket that can carry a 75,000 pound payload to Mars.Los ingenieros están diseñando un cohete espacial que puede transportar una carga útil de 75,000 libras a Marte.
2. (weaponry)
a. la carga explosiva
(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).
Satellite surveillance detected the enemy delivering a payload to the missile before it was launched.La vigilancia por satélite detectó que el enemigo entregó una carga explosiva al misil antes de que se lanzara.
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