Quick answer
"Charge" is a noun which is often translated as "el cargo", and "position" is a noun which is often translated as "la posición". Learn more about the difference between "charge" and "position" below.
charge(
charj
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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. (legal)
a. el cargo
(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 prosecution presented the charges to the jury.La acusación presentó los cargos al jurado.
b. la acusación
(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're planning to file a murder charge against the suspect.Están planeando presentar una acusación por asesinato contra el sospechoso.
2. (accusation)
a. la acusación
(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).
Miguel resented the charge that he was responsible for his family arriving late to the airport.Miguel resentía la acusación de que era responsable de que su familia había llegado tarde al aeropuerto.
3. (price)
a. el precio
(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 charge for a single room is $100.El precio de una habitación individual es $100.
b. la tarifa
(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 charge for a taxi from the airport is higher than a taxi to the airport.La tarifa por un taxi desde el aeropuerto es más alta que un taxi al aeropuerto.
c. el cargo
(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).
Many of the bank's services are offered free of charge.Muchos de los servicios del banco se ofrecen sin cargo.
d.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Is there a charge for the Wi-Fi connection?¿Hay que pagar por la conexión wifi?
There's no charge for towels.Las toallas no se cobran.
4. (finance)
a. la carga
(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 bank posted a charge to my account for a bounced check.El banco registró una carga a mi cuenta por un cheque sin fondos.
5. (command)
a. la orden
(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 manager gave me the charge to supervise the project personally.El gerente me dio la orden de supervisar el proyecto personalmente.
6. (electricity)
a. la carga
(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).
You need to replace this battery. It isn't holding a charge anymore.Hay que cambiar la batería. Ya no mantiene una carga.
7. (attack)
a. la carga
(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 won the Medal of Honor for leading a bayonet charge against the enemy.Ganó la Medalla de Honor por encabezar una carga a la bayoneta contra el enemigo.
8. (explosive)
a. la carga
(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 terrorist detonated the charge attached to his body.El terrorista detonó la carga que llevaba atada al cuerpo.
9. (responsibility)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Ms. Millar is the head of department and she's in charge of more than fifty employees.La Sra. Millar es la jefa de departamento y está a cargo de más de cincuenta empleados.
They put him in charge of the team, even though he didn't have any experience.Lo pusieron al frente del equipo, aunque no tenía ninguna experiencia.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I'll take charge of buying the tickets for the concert.Yo me encargo de comprar las entradas del concierto.
Who's in charge of the project?¿Quién está a cargo del proyecto?
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
10. (to accuse)
a. acusar
They charged the suspect with murder.Acusaron al sospechoso de asesinato.
11. (to ask for in payment)
a. cobrar
How much are you going to charge for the meal?¿Cuánto me vas a cobrar por la comida?
12. (to buy on credit)
a. cargar
When I go shopping, I always charge everything to my credit card.Cuando voy de compras, siempre cargo todo a la tarjeta de crédito.
13. (to entrust)
a. encomendar
I was charged with speaking to the youth about setting goals.Me encomendaron hablar con los jovenes sobre la fijación de metas.
14. (to command)
a. ordenar
The master charged his vassals with protecting the entrance to the castle at all costs.El maestro ordenó a sus vasallos proteger la entrada al castillo a toda costa.
15. (to replenish energy of)
a. cargar
Can you remind me that I need to charge my cell phone before leaving?¿Me recuerdas que necesito cargar mi celular antes de salir?
16. (to attack)
a. cargar contra
The army charged the enemy with no air support.El ejército cargó contra el enemigo sin apoyo aéreo.
b. embestir
The bull charged the barrier with all its strength.El toro embistió la barrera con todas sus fuerzas.
c. atacar
In the documentary, you can see an elephant charging a rhinoceros.En el documental, se ve a un elefante atacando a un rinoceronte.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
17. (to rush; often used with "out" or "in")
a. salir de estampida
Some deer suddenly charged out of the woods and crossed the highway.Unos venados de repente salieron del bosque de estampida y cruzaron la carretera.
b. entrar apresuradamente
The police charged in and stopped the melee.La policía entró apresuradamente y detuvo la pelea.
18. (to attack; used with "at")
a. arremeter contra
The two knights charged at each other and fell off their horses.Los dos caballeros arremetieron el uno contra el otro y se cayeron de sus caballos.
b. abalanzarse sobre
Two men were arguing outside the bar, and suddenly, one of them charged at the other.Dos hombres estaban discutiendo en la puerta del bar y, de repente, uno se abalanzó sobre el otro.
c. embestir
Without warning, the rhinoceros charged at the vehicle.Sin previo aviso, el rinoceronte embistió el vehículo.
d. atacar
The tiger charged at the deer and killed it.El tigre atacó al ciervo y lo mató.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
19. (used to give the order to attack)
a. al ataque
The captain shouted, "Charge!" and the troops ran up the hill.El capitán grito, "¡Al ataque!" y las tropas subieron la colina corriendo.
b. a la carga
The knight waved his sword above his head and shouted, "Charge!"El caballero agitó la espada arriba de la cabeza y gritó, "¡A la carga!"
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position(
puh
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zihsh
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uhn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (location)
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 criminal gave away his position by using his cellphone.El delincuente reveló su posición por utilizar su teléfono celular.
2. (opinion)
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).
He made his position very clear at the beginning of the debate.Dejó muy clara su posición al comienzo del debate.
b. la postura
(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).
What's your position on the death penalty?¿Cuál es tu postura sobre la pena de muerte?
3. (physical posture)
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).
I move a lot in my sleep looking for the most comfortable position.Me muevo mucho mientras duermo, buscando la posición más cómoda.
4. (circumstances)
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).
If you put yourself in my position, you'll understand where I'm coming from.Si te pones en mi posición, entenderás lo que estoy proponiendo.
b. la situación
(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).
Right now, she is in a good position to earn herself a promotion.Ahora mismo, ella está en una buena situación para ganarse una promoción.
5. (job)
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).
You should apply for the manager position at the new company.Usted debería solicitar el puesto de gerente en la nueva compañía.
6. (sports)
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).
What position do you play?¿En qué posición juegas?
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (to place)
a. colocar
I positioned the pen between the books so that it wouldn't fall off the table.Coloqué la pluma entre los libros para que no se cayera de la mesa.
b. posicionar
The figures were positioned side by side on the shelf.Las figuras estaban posicionadas lado a lado en el estante.
c. situar
We positioned the taller people in the back for the photo.Situamos a los más altos atrás para la foto.
d. apostar (military)
The soldiers positioned themselves on the front line.Los soldados se apostaron en la primera línea.
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