Quick answer
"Contour" is a noun which is often translated as "el contorno", and "outline" is a noun which is also often translated as "el contorno". Learn more about the difference between "contour" and "outline" below.
contour(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (outline)
a. el contorno
(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).
Jen used a lip pencil to define the contour of her lips.Jen utilizó un lápiz de labios para definir el contorno de sus labios.
2. (topograpy)
a. la curva de nivel
(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 can tell this is a very steep mountain because the contours are very close together.Puedo determinar que es una montaña muy empinada porque las curvas de nivel están muy juntas.
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outline(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (shape)
a. el contorno
(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's going to make sure the door fits the outline of the frame.Va a comprobar que la puerta encaja con el contorno del marco.
b. la silueta
(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 outline of a horse could be seen on the hill.En la colina se veía la silueta de un caballo.
c. el perfil
(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 drawing is a simple outline of his mother's face.El dibujo es un sencillo perfil del rostro de su madre.
2. (drawing)
a. el esbozo
(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 is an outline of a building he never got to build.Este es un esbozo de un edificio que nunca llegó a construir.
b. el bosquejo
(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 is just an outline of what the sculpture might look like.Esto es solo un bosquejo de cómo podría verse la escultura.
c. el boceto
(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've drawn an outline of the first prototype.He dibujado un boceto del primer prototipo.
3. (summary)
a. el resumen
(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 outline encompasses the ideas I present in the article.Este resumen abarca las ideas que presento en el artículo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to sketch)
a. esbozar
She'll outline a picture of an animal, and the kids will have to add the details.Ella esbozará el dibujo de un animal y los niños tendrán que añadir los detalles.
b. perfilar
The protesters outlined a triangle in the center of the park.Los manifestantes perfilaron un triángulo en el centro del parque.
5. (to summarize)
a. resumir
Now I'd like to outline our strategy for the election.Ahora me gustaría resumir nuestra estrategia para las elecciones.
b. explicar a grandes rasgos
I'll outline our expectations so that everyone knows what to do.Explicaré a grandes rasgos nuestras expectativas para que todos sepan lo que tienen que hacer.
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