Quick answer
"Clubs" is a form of "club", a noun which is often translated as "el club". "Spades" is a form of "spade", a noun which is often translated as "la pala". Learn more about the difference between "clubs" and "spades" below.
club(
kluhb
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (association)
a. el club
(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 is a member of the chess club in his school.Él es miembro del club de ajedrez en su escuela.
2. (nightclub)
a. la discoteca
(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 stayed at the Spanish club until six in the morning!¡Nos quedamos en la discoteca española hasta las seis de la mañana!
b. el club
(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 prefer a club with reasonable prices and good dancing.Prefiero un club que tenga precios razonables y baile bueno.
c. el antro
(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 Honduras
(Honduras)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
I want to go to that chill club that doesn't charge a cover.Quiero ir a ese antro tranquilo que no cobra para entrar.
3. (weapon)
a. el garrote
(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 used a club to break the window.Utilizó un garrote para romper la ventana.
b. la porra
(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 saw Mr. Green in the kitchen with the club.Vi al Sr. Green en la cocina con la porra.
4. (sports)
a. el palo
(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'm going to play with my new set of clubs today.Hoy voy a jugar con mi nuevo juego de palos.
5. (card games)
a. el trébol
(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).
Which card do you have? Is it the two of clubs?¿Cuál carta tienes? ¿Es el dos de tréboles?
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to hit with an object)
a. apalear
The gang clubbed the innocent victim.La banda apaleó a la víctima inocente.
b. pegarle a
You have to club the box with a rock to get it open.Hay que pegarle a la caja con una roca para abrirla.
c. aporrear
When I walked in, they were clubbing the poor animal.Cuando entré, estaban aporreando al pobre animal.
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spade
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (tool)
a. la pala
(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).
Our eccentric neighbor began digging a ditch around his house with just a spade.Nuestro vecino eccéntrico comenzó a cavar una zanja alrededor de su casa con solo una pala.
2. (card games)
a. la pica
(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).
Cindy realized that Fred had to have the last spade in the deck.Cindy se dio cuenta de que Fred habría de tener la última pica en la baraja.
b. la espada
(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).
(Spanish deck)
Diego was dealt a hand without a single spade.Le repartieron a Diego una mano sin una sola espada.
3.
A word or phrase that is gravely offensive and taboo in all contexts (e.g. nigger, cunt).
(extremely offensive)
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(black person)
a. el negro
(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 negra
(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 was called a spade and told he wasn't welcome.Lo llamaron negro y le dijeron que no era bienvenido.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to move with a spade)
a. palear
We need to spade this pile of soil onto the truck.Necesitamos palear este montón de tierra al camión.
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