Quick answer
"Clay" is a noun which is often translated as "la arcilla", and "grass" is a noun which is often translated as "el césped". Learn more about the difference between "clay" and "grass" below.
clay(
kley
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (wet earth)
a. la arcilla
(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 ancient Babylonians wrote in cuneiform on clay tablets.Los antiguos babilonios escribían en cuneiforme sobre tablillas de arcilla.
b. el barro
(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 artisans of Oaxaca are famous for their black clay pots.Los artesanos de Oaxaca son famosos por sus ollas de barro negro.
2. (modeling material)
a. la plastilina
(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 used to make all kinds of things with clay when we were children.Solíamos hacer de todo con la plastilina cuando éramos niños.
b. la plasticina
(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 Chile
(Chile)
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
I have my backpack ready with paper, pencils, scissors, and clay.Tengo mi mochila lista con papel, lápices, tijeras y plasticina.
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grass(
grahs
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (lawn)
a. el césped
(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).
He fell asleep on the grass, next to his dog.Se quedó dormido en el césped, junto a su perro.
b. el pasto
(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 Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
It makes me angry when the neighbors' dog poos on my grass.Me enoja que el perro de los vecinos haga caca en mi pasto.
c. la grama
(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 Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I love walking barefoot on the grass.Me encanta caminar descalzo sobre la grama.
d. el zacate
(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 Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Cows, sheep, and horses live on grass.Las vacas, las ovejas y los caballos se alimentan de zacate.
e. el sacate
(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 Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
I spent the afternoon lying on the grass, reading a book.Pasé la tarde tumbado en el sacate leyendo un libro.
2. (botany)
a. la hierba
(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 Aztecs used various types of medicinal grasses to heal themselves.Los aztecas usaban varios tipos de hierbas medicinales para curarse.
b. la yerba
(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).
Humans can't eat the same grasses as cows.Los seres humanos no pueden comer las mismas yerbas que las vacas.
3.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(marijuana)
a. la hierba
(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).
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
Smoking grass always makes me hungry.Fumar hierba siempre me da hambre.
b. la mota
(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).
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
How do you feel about smoking a little grass tonight?¿Qué te parece fumar un poco de mota esta noche?
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(informer) (United Kingdom)
a. el chivato
(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 chivata
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
I wouldn't trust Derek. He's a grass!No me fiaría de Derek. ¡Es un chivato!
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to inform on) (United Kingdom)
a. chivarse de
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
If I find out who grassed us to the police, I'll kill them!Si me entero quién se chivó de nosotros a la policía, ¡los mato!
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to inform the police) (United Kingdom)
a. chivarse
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Tim said he wouldn't grass but I don't believe him.Tim dijo que no se chivaría pero no le creo.
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