Quick answer
"Chant" is a noun which is often translated as "la consigna", and "song" is a noun which is often translated as "la canción". Learn more about the difference between "chant" and "song" below.
chant(
chahnt
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (slogan)
a. la consigna
(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 marched down the street to chants of "No to war!"Marcharon por la calle gritando consignas de "No a la guerra".
2. (sports)
a. el cántico
(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).
Deafening chants went up from the crowd when we scored.Se alzaron cánticos ensordecedores del público cuando marcamos un gol.
b. la canción
(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).
My big brother taught me all the Eagles' chants when we went to their games.Mi hermano mayor me enseñó todas las canciones de los Eagles cuando íbamos a verlos jugar.
3. (religious)
a. el canto
(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 chant is followed by a response from the congregation.Al canto lo sigue una respuesta de los feligreses.
b. la salmodia
(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 use of chant for singing psalms is not so common these days.Hoy en día el uso de la salmodia para cantar los salmos es menos común.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to shout)
a. gritar
They carried banners and chanted slogans protesting against the cuts.Llevaban pancartas y gritaban consignas de protesta contra los recortes.
b. corear
"Out! Out!" they chanted from the stands."¡Fuera! ¡Fuera!", corearon desde las gradas.
5. (religious)
a. salmodiar
I could hear the monks chanting their prayers in the chapel.Oía a los monjes salmodiando sus oraciones en la capilla.
6. (education)
a. recitar
Listen and chant the numbers.Escuchen y reciten los números.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (to shout)
a. gritar
A group of students waylaid the minister, chanting and insulting him.Un grupo de estudiantes detuvo al ministro gritando e insultándolo.
8. (religious)
a. salmodiar
The nuns were praying and chanting in the chapel.Las monjas estaban rezando y salmodiando en la capilla.
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song(
sang
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (music)
a. la canción
(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).
Would you like to sing a song with us?¿Les gustaría cantar una canción con nosotros?
b. el canto
(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).
(of birds)
I heard the song of a robin today.Escuché el canto de un petirrojo hoy.
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