Quick answer
"Clipping" is a noun which is often translated as "el recorte", and "remnant" is a noun which is often translated as "el resto". Learn more about the difference between "clipping" and "remnant" below.
clipping
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el recorte
(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).
Adrian swept up the grass clippings after he mowed the lawn.Adrián barrió los recortes de hierba después de cortar el césped.
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remnant
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (remainder)
a. el resto
(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 cleared away the remnants of dinner and threw them out for the dogs.Se llevó los restos de la cena y los tiró afuera para los perros.
b. el remanente
(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).
Atronomers believe the nebula to be a remnant of a star explosion that took place thousands of years ago.Los astrónomos creen que la nebulosa es el remanente de la explosión de una estrella que tuvo lugar hace miles de años.
c. el vestigio
(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 explorers discovered the remnants of a lost civilization in the jungle.Los exploradores descubrieron en la selva los vestigios de una civilización perdida.
d. el rastro
(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 could discern no remnant of his old pride.A mí no me pareció que quedara rastro alguno de su antiguo orgullo.
2. (something that was left behind)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
That gold watch is the only remnant David has left from his father.Ese reloj de oro es todo lo que le queda a David de su padre.
This table is a remnant of the previous tenants.Esta mesa la dejaron aquí los anteriores inquilinos.
3. (piece of cloth)
a. el retazo
(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 useful to keep a box of remnants for other sewing projects.Resulta útil guardar los retazos sobrantes en una caja para otras labores de costura.
b. el retal
(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 Spain
(Spain)
I made this cushion from a remnant left over from making the curtains.Hice este cojín con un retal que sobró al hacer las cortinas.
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