Quick answer
"Carving" is a noun which is often translated as "la talla", and "cut" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "cortar". Learn more about the difference between "carving" and "cut" below.
carving(
kar
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vihng
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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. (sculpted work)
a. la talla
(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 anthropologist collected all sorts of unusual carvings on his travels.El antropólogo coleccionó todo tipo de tallas extrañas durante sus viajes.
b. la escultura
(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).
There was an enormous wooden carving of a wolf in a corner of the room.Había una enorme escultura en madera de un lobo en un rincón del cuarto.
2. (act of carving)
a. el tallado
(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).
Once the carving of the piece was finished, Alberto began to paint it with bright colors.Cuando terminó el tallado de la pieza, Alberto empezó a pintarla con colores brillantes.
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cut(
kuht
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to separate with a tool)
a. cortar
The children used scissors to cut the paper into different shapes.Los niños usaron tijeras para cortar el papel en formas diferentes.
b. rebanar
She cuts the fruit thinly so the children can chew it.Ella rebana la fruta finamente para que los niños puedan masticarla.
2. (to make a cut in)
a. cortar
I cut my hand on the broken glass.Me corté la mano con los vidrios rotos.
b. cortarse
Rafael accidentally cut his finger when he was sharpening the knife.Rafael se cortó el dedo por accidente al sacarle filo al cuchillo.
3. (to reduce)
a. reducir
The department store cut their prices for the weekend.El almacén redujo los precios por el fin de semana.
b. rebajar
The interest rate was cut to 0.25%.El tipo de interés se rebajó al 0.25%.
c. recortar
The government cut the education budget by 12% over two years.El gobierno recortó el presupuesto destinado a educación en un 12% en el espacio de dos años.
4. (computing)
a. cortar
Please cut and paste these numbers into the shared spreadsheet.Por favor corta y pega estos números a la hoja de cálculo compartida.
5. (cards)
a. cortar
Felipe, cut the deck and pass it to Silvia.Felipe, corta la baraja y pásala a Silvia.
6. (to shape)
a. tallar
In order to cut a diamond, you need to follow five steps.Para tallar un diamante, se necesita seguir cinco pasos.
7. (to turn off)
a. parar
Cut the motor and let the boat drift in.Para el motor y deja que el barco entre flotando.
b. apagar
Cut the lights. It’s almost time to surprise Marcia with the party.Apaga las luces. Es casi hora de sorprender a Marcia con la fiesta.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
8. (film and television)
a. cortar y pasar
I love how this movie cuts from one scene to another.Me encanta cómo esta película corta y pasa de una escena a otra.
9. (to move suddenly)
a. esquivar
He cut to the right to avoid being hit by the dodge ball.Esquivó hacía la derecha para evitar que le golpeara la pelota.
b. cortar
The getaway car cut left onto the side street.El vehículo que utilizaban en la fuga cortó a la izquierda para entrar en la calle lateral.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
10. (result of cutting)
a. el corte
(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 prefer thin cuts of meat for making sandwiches.Prefiero cortes finos de carne para hacer sándwiches.
b. la incisión
(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).
(by a doctor)
The doctor made a small cut to remove the tumor.El médico hizo una pequeña incisión para sacar el tumor.
11. (injury)
a. el corte
(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 cut on his finger became infected.El corte que tenía en el dedo se le infectó.
12. (result of reducing)
a. la reducción
(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 cut in prices attracted many new customers.La reducción de precios atrajo a muchos clientes nuevos.
b. la bajada
(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 union accepted a wage cut instead of a loss of jobs.El sindicato aceptó una bajada de salario en lugar de una pérdida de puestos.
13. (cards)
a. el corte
(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).
Whose cut is it? - I think it's Jim's cut.¿A quién le toca el corte? - Creo que le toca el corte a Jim.
14. (interruption of service)
a. el corte
(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 accident knocked down a main power line and caused a cut in power lasting four hours.El accidente tumbó una línea principal de luz provocando un corte que duró cuatro horas.
b. el apagón
(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).
Last night’s cut was caused by a lightning strike at the transformer.El apagón de anoche fue provocado por un rayo que cayó en el transformador.
15. (clothing style)
a. el corte
(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).
Your coat has a very interesting cut. – It’s a Nehru.Tu saco tiene un corte muy interesante. – Es un Nehru.
16. (hair style)
a. el corte
(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).
This cut was first seen in the 60s.Este corte se vio por primera vez en los años 60.
17. (share)
a. la parte
(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 want my cut of the deal.Quiero mi parte del trato.
b. la tajada
(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).
Each salesperson gets a 25% cut.Cada vendedor se lleva una tajada del 25%.
18. (sports)
a. la selección
(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).
Giovanni was excited because he made the first cut to be on the team.Giovanni estaba entusiasmado porque pasó la primera selección para estar en el equipo.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
19. (botany)
a. cortado (flowers)
We bought some cut roses for her ballet recital.Compramos unas rosas cortadas para su recital de ballet.
20. (glass)
a. tallado
This glass vase is beautifully cut.Este florero de cristal está perfectamente tallado.
21.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(muscular)
a. fornido
He worked out at the gym every day this summer, and now he looks cut.Hizo ejercicio en el gimnasio todos los días de este verano y ya se ve fornido.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
22. (film and television)
a. corten
Cut! That's a wrap!¡Corten! ¡Eso es todo!
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