Quick answer
"Cast" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "lanzar", and "crew" is a noun which is often translated as "la tripulación". Learn more about the difference between "cast" and "crew" below.
cast(
kahst
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to throw)
a. lanzar
The old man cast the bottle into the water.El viejo lanzó la botella al agua.
b. echar
It's your turn to cast the dice.Te toca a ti echar los dados.
c. arrojar
When we went to Michoacan, we saw how the fishermen in Janitzio cast their nets.Cuando fuimos a Michoacán, vimos como los pescadores en Janitzio arrojan sus redes.
d. tirar
The jilted groom cast the ring into the sea.El novio rechazado tiró el anillo al mar.
2. (to project)
a. proyectar (shadow)
The tree cast a big shadow.El árbol proyectaba una sombra enorme.
b. arrojar (light)
The evidence found by the detective cast some light on the murder.Las pruebas encontradas por el detective arrojaron algo de luz sobre el asesinato.
3. (to shed)
a. mudar
Look! That snake is casting its skin.¡Mira! Esa serpiente está mudando la piel.
4. (to predict)
a. echar
A fortune teller was casting horoscopes at the fair.Una adivina estaba echando el horóscopo en la feria.
5. (to mold)
a. vaciar (statue, clay)
This exhibit demonstrates an ancient method for casting bronze statues.Esta exhibición demuestra un método antiguo para vaciar estatuas de bronce.
b. fundir (metal)
Metal car parts are cast in this factory.Las piezas de metal para los coches se funden en esta fábrica.
6. (film, theater, television)
a. hacer el reparto de
They're already casting the new play.Ya hacen el reparto de la nueva obra.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (fishing)
a. lanzar
My father showed me how to cast when I was eight years old.Mi padre me enseñó a lanzar cuando tenía ocho años.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
8. (film, theater, television)
a. el reparto
(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 cast of the film included some very well-known actors.El reparto de la película incluía actores muy famosos.
9. (medicine)
a. la escayola
(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).
Mary has broken her arm and will have to wear a cast for three months.Mary se ha roto el brazo y tendrá que llevar una escayola tres meses.
b. el yeso
(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 students signed their classmate's cast.Los alumnos firmaron el yeso de su compañero.
10. (tint)
a. tono
The sunlight gives an orange cast to the wall.El sol le da un tono anaranjado a la pared.
11. (appearance)
a. el aspecto
(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 beard gives a rakish cast to your facial features.Tu barba le da un aspecto desenvuelto a las facciones de tu cara.
12. (fishing)
a. el lanzamiento
(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).
Jules caught a fish on his first cast.Jules atrapó un pez en su primer lanzamiento.
13. (mold)
a. el molde
(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 cast broke when it fell on the floor.El molde se rompió al caer al suelo.
14. (casting)
a. la pieza fundida
(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 casts need to be packed carefully before they're shipped.Hay que empacar las piezas fundidas con mucho cuidado antes de enviarlas.
15. (of a worm)
a. el rastro
(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).
Look at the cast that worm left.Mira el rastro qué dejo ese gusano.
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crew(
kru
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (personnel)
a. la tripulación
(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).
(of a plane or a ship)
The crew prepared the plane's cabin for takeoff.La tripulación preparó la cabina del avión para el despegue.
The crew would like to thank you all for flying with us.La tripulación quiere agradecerles por haber volado con nosotros.
b. el personal
(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 ambulance crew was on the scene of the accident in minutes.El personal de ambulancia llegó al lugar del accidente en pocos minutos.
c. el equipo
(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).
We can't start filming yet. The crew hasn't arrived.Todavía no podemos empezar a rodar. El equipo no ha llegado.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(social group)
a. la banda
(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 ran into Dylan and his crew at the movies on Saturday.Topé con Dylan y su banda en el cine el sábado.
b. la pandilla
(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).
Sarah and her whole crew are coming to the party.Sara y su pandilla entera vienen a la fiesta.
3. (sports)
a. el remo
(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 participated in crew all four years I was in college.Participé en el remo los cuatro años que estuve en la universidad.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (aviation, nautical)
a. tripular
The boat was crewed by experienced people.El barco estaba tripulado por personas con experiencia.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to serve on a vessel)
a. formar parte de la tripulación
In 1998, I crewed for Captain Gordon.En 1998, formé parte de la tripulación del capitán Gordon.
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