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"Cinch" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "asegurar", and "piece of cake" is a phrase which is often translated as "pan comido". Learn more about the difference between "cinch" and "piece of cake" below.
cinch
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to ensure)
a. asegurar
With that shot, Oliver cinched the game for his basketball team.Con ese tiro, Oliver aseguró el partido para su equipo de baloncesto.
2. (to tighten)
a. asegurar
Sam pulled the last strap over the top of the canoe and then cinched it inside the car.Sam pasó la última correa por encima de la canoa y después la aseguró dentro del carro.
b. cinchar (horseback riding)
The rider cinched the saddle and then mounted the horse.El jinete cinchó la montura y después montó el caballo.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(easy task)
a. el pan comido
(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 word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Once we get past the construction, the rest of the trip will be a cinch.Una vez que atravesemos las obras, el resto del viaje será pan comido.
4. (horseback riding)
a. la cincha
(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 cinch was too loose, and the saddle started to slip.La cincha estaba demasiado floja, y la montura empezó a resbalarse.
5. (certainty)
a. la cosa segura
(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).
Don't sweat the audition or worry about getting in; it'll be a cinch.No te preocupes por la audición ni por que no te admitan; es una cosa segura.
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piece of cake
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(very easy)
a. pan comido
Did you pass the test? - Yes, it was a piece of cake.¿Pasaste el examen? - Sí, fue pan comido.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (culinary)
a. la rebanada de pastel
(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).
Do you want a piece of cake for dessert?¿Quieres una rebanada de pastel de postre?
b. la porción de torta
(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 South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
Silvia served herself a piece of cake.Silvia se sirvió una porción de torta.
c. la rebanada de tarta
(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 Spain
(Spain)
I'd like a small piece of cake. I'm on a diet.Quiero una pequeña rebanada de tarta. Estoy a dieta.
d. la rebanada de bizcocho
(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 Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
Do you want to share a piece of cake?¿Quieres compartir una rebanada de bizcocho?
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