Quick answer
"Character" is a noun which is often translated as "el personaje", and "setting" is a noun which is often translated as "el escenario". Learn more about the difference between "character" and "setting" below.
character(
kehr
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ihk
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tuhr
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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. (fiction)
a. el personaje
(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 main character of the story is a woman named Jane.El personaje principal de la historia es una mujer que se llama Jane.
b. el carácter
(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).
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
She's my least favorite character in the film.Es el carácter de la película que menos me gusta.
2. (personality)
a. el carácter
(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).
That comedian has a lot of character.Esa comediante tiene mucho carácter.
b. la personalidad
(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).
All my children have a strong character.Todos mis hijos tienen una personalidad fuerte.
3. (nature)
a. el carácter
(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).
It is worth protecting the wild character of these lands.Merece la pena proteger el carácter indómito de estas tierras.
4. (characteristic)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He behaved completely out of character.Se comportó de una forma totalmente impropia de él.
The project is impressive and so much in character with the city.El proyecto es impresionante y tan acorde con la ciudad.
5. (good name)
a. la reputación
(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).
That reporting was nothing less than character assassination.Ese reportaje no fue sino una destrucción de su reputación.
6. (originality)
a. el carácter
(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).
It's a little coastal village full of character.Es un pequeño pueblo costero con mucho carácter.
7.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(person)
a. el tipo
(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).
, la tipa
(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).
He's such a weird character.Es un tipo tan raro.
b. el personaje
(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 grandmother was a real character.Mi abuela era todo un personaje.
8. (computing)
a. el carácter
(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 code combines single-byte and double-byte characters.El código combina caracteres de un y doble byte.
9. (written symbol)
a. el carácter
(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 wish I could read Chinese characters.Me encantaría saber leer caracteres chinos.
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setting(
seh
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dihng
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (location)
a. el escenario
(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 a play)
The play's setting was humble but the cast was perfect.El escenario de la obra era modesto, pero el elenco era perfecto.
b. la ambientación
(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 film)
I thought the film's setting extremely evocative.La ambientación de la película me pareció sumamente evocadora.
c. el marco
(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 little restaurant offers the perfect romantic setting for a date.Este pequeño restaurante ofrece el marco romántico perfecto para una cita.
2. (telecommunications)
a. la configuración
(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).
In such case, the computer settings are returned to the defaults.En ese caso, la configuración del ordenador vuelve a ser la que tenía por defecto.
b. el ajuste
(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 change the language on your device in Settings.Puedes cambiar el idioma en tu dispositivo en Ajustes.
3. (mount)
a. la montura
(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 pendant consisted of three diamonds in a gold setting.El colgante consistía en tres diamantes en montura de oro.
4. (position)
a. la posición
(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 switch's setting was changed from On to Off.El interruptor pasó de la posición de encendido a la de apagado.
b. el ajuste
(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 temperature in here depends on the setting of the controls.La temperatura aquí dentro depende del ajuste de los mandos.
5. (table setting)
a. el cubierto
(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 table was laid out and there were four settings.La mesa estaba puesta y había cubiertos para cuatro personas.
6. (music)
a. el arreglo
(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've just composed a musical setting for an Auden poem.Acabo de componer un arreglo musical para un poema de Auden.
7. (printing)
a. la composición
(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 are looking for a page setting expert.Buscamos a un experto en la composición de páginas.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
8. (not rising)
a. poniente
The setting sun had almost disappeared below the horizon.El sol poniente casi había desaparecido bajo el horizonte.
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