Quick answer
"Channel" is a noun which is often translated as "el canal", and "network" is a noun which is often translated as "la red". Learn more about the difference between "channel" and "network" below.
channel(
chah
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nuhl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (waterway)
a. el canal
(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).
Some people have crossed the English Channel swimming.Algunas personas han cruzado el canal de la Mancha nadando.
b. el cauce
(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 went for a boat ride on the Grijalva River channel.Fuimos a pasear en lancha por el cauce del río Grijalva.
c. la acequia
(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 main irrigation channel runs from north to south.La acequia principal del riego corre de norte a sur.
2. (television)
a. el canal
(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).
Channel 22 always broadcasts cultural shows.El canal 22 siempre emite programas culturales.
3. (mode)
a. el canal
(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).
You can contact us through any communication channel.Puede contactarnos a través de cualquier canal de comunicación.
b. la vía
(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 are many channels available for you to contact us.Hay muchas vías disponibles para contactarnos.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to direct)
a. canalizar
Resources should be channeled to the poorest communities.Los recursos deberían ser canalizados a las comunidades más pobres.
b. encauzar
Let's channel his energy into positive things.Hay que encauzar su energía hacia cosas positivas.
c. dirigir
The after-school program channels the teens' energy into more productive activities.El programa extraescolar dirige el ímpetu de los adolescentes hacia actividades más productivas.
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network(
neht
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wuhrk
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (system of linked entities)
a. la red
(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 airline operates an extensive network of domestic and international routes.La aerolínea tiene una extensa red de rutas nacionales e internacionales.
2. (computing)
a. la red
(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).
If there is a network error at the office, we call support.Si hay un error en la red de la oficina, llamamos al servicio técnico.
3. (television)
a. la cadena
(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 only programs he watches on TV are on the sports network.Los únicos programas que ve en la televisión están en la cadena deportiva.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to establish contacts)
a. establecer contactos
The conference is a great opportunity to network with people who work in similar fields.La conferencia es una gran oportunidad para establecer contactos con personas que trabajan en campos similares.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to broadcast)
a. emitir en cadena
Is this interview going to be networked?¿Esta entrevista se va a emitir en cadena?
6. (computing)
a. conectar a la red
Students have access to networked printers.Los estudiantes tienen acceso a impresoras conectadas a la red.
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