Quick answer
"Cliff" is a noun which is often translated as "el acantilado", and "precipice" is a noun which is often translated as "el precipicio". Learn more about the difference between "cliff" and "precipice" below.
cliff(
klihf
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (geography)
a. el acantilado
(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).
(by the sea)
No trip to Ireland would be complete without a walk along the beautiful cliffs.Un viaje a Irlanda no está completo sin un paseo por los bellos acantilados.
b. el precipicio
(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 mouth of the cave is about ten feet from the edge of the cliff.La entrada de la cueva está a unos diez pies del borde del precipicio.
c. el risco
(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 would like to try paragliding, but I'm too scared to jump off of a cliff.Me gustaría intentar hacer parapente, pero me da demasiado miedo saltar de un risco.
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precipice
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (geography)
a. el precipicio
(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).
At the end of the road, there was a precipice with a perpendicular drop of more than one hundred feet.Al final del camino, había un precipicio con una caída perpendicular de más de cien pies.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(vast crisis)
a. el abismo
(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 government is leading us to the edge of a financial precipice.Este gobierno nos está conduciendo al borde de un abismo económico.
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