Quick answer
"Cast" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "lanzar", and "pitch" is a noun which is often translated as "el tono". Learn more about the difference between "cast" and "pitch" 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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pitch(
pihch
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (level of a sound, instrument, or voice)
a. el tono
(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).
My guitar teacher showed me how to lower the pitch of a song.Mi maestro de guitarra me enseño a bajar el tono de una canción.
2. (baseball)
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).
I feel pain in my arm every time I throw a pitch.Siento dolor en el brazo cada vez que hago un lanzamiento,
3. (sales talk)
a. la técnica de ventas
(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).
His pitch was good, but he didn't convince me to buy his product.Su técnica de ventas era buena, pero no me convenció de que comprara su producto.
b. la charla convincente
(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 position requires you to be outgoing and able to deliver a strong pitch to customers.El puesto requiere que seas extrovertido y capaz de dar una charla convincente a los clientes.
4. (level of slope)
a. la pendiente
(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).
Measure the roof pitch with a square.Mide la pendiente del techo con una escuadra.
b. el grado de inclinación
(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 pitch of the ramp is low.La rampa tiene poco grado de inclinación.
5. (degree)
a. el extremo
(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 crisis rose to such a pitch that we all feared the worst.La crisis llegó a tal extremo que todos temíamos lo peor.
b. el punto álgido
(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 movie made us reach a pitch of excitement.La película nos hizo llegar a un punto álgido de emoción.
6. (playing field) (United Kingdom)
a. el campo
(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 players are on the pitch waiting for the referee.Los jugadores están en el campo esperando al árbitro.
b. la cancha
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Messi was the best player on the pitch today.Messi hoy fue el mejor jugador de la cancha.
7. (booth) (United Kingdom)
a. el puesto
(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 is a pitch in the Medieval fair that sells swords.En la feria medieval hay un puesto donde venden espadas.
8. (ship or airplane's movement)
a. el cabeceo
(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 ship's pitch varies depending on the wind.El cabeceo del barco varía según el viento.
b. la cabezada
(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).
They used a gyroscope to neutralize the airplane's pitches.Utilizaban un giróscopo para neutralizar las cabezadas del avión.
9. (substance)
a. la brea
(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).
We bought a barrel of pitch and two barrels of tar.Compramos un barril de brea y dos de alquitrán.
10. (golf)
a. el pitch
(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).
His pitch didn't reach the green.Su pitch no alcanzó el green.
b. el golpe de aproximación
(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 pitch is a high shot near the green.El golpe de aproximación es un golpe alto cerca del green.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
11. (to throw)
a. lanzar
The men pitched their caps up in the air.Los hombres lanzaron sus gorras al aire.
b. arrojar
I pitched the cushion to her to get her attention.Le arrojé el cojín para atraer su atención.
c. tirar
He pitched the letter into the fire.Tiró la carta al fuego.
12. (baseball)
a. lanzar
Rob pitched the ball so fast, I couldn't see it.Rob lanzó la pelota tan rápido que no la vi.
13. (to set up)
a. montar
Son, help me pitch the tent over here.Hijo, ayúdame a montar la tienda aquí.
b. armar
We pitched the tent near the lake.Armamos la tienda de campaña cerca del lago.
14. (to present)
a. presentar
The coach pitched the new play to the players.El entrenador presentó la nueva jugada a los jugadores.
b. vender
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
She tried to pitch the idea to her boss.Trató de venderle la idea a su jefe.
15. (to set at a particular level)
a. afinar (in a key)
Pitch the bass lower.Afina más grave el bajo.
b. modular (to be high or low)
Try to pitch your voice higher if you want to be heard over the rest.Modula tu voz más alto si quieres que se te escuche por encima de los demás.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
16. (baseball)
a. lanzar
Tim pitched, and I couldn't hit the ball.Tim lanzó y no pude batear la pelota.
17. (to fall)
a. caerse
The books on the shelf pitched forward on me.Los libros del estante se me cayeron encima.
18. (to slope down)
a. descender
Once you get to the top, be careful: the road pitches steeply.Una vez que llegues a la cima, cuidado: la carretera desciende bruscamente.
19. (to balance)
a. cabecear
The boat pitched violently in rough water.El barco cabeceaba violentamente en el mar picado.
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