Quick answer
"Core" is a noun which is often translated as "el centro", and "center" is a noun which is also often translated as "el centro". Learn more about the difference between "core" and "center" below.
core(
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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. (central part)
a. el centro
(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).
Ew, there's a worm in the core of this apple.Guácala, hay un gusano en el centro de esta manzana.
The Earth's core is extremely hot.El centro de la Tierra está extremadamente caliente.
b. el núcleo
(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).
We need to find a way of cooling the core of the reactor in an emergency situation.Necesitamos encontrar una manera de enfriar el núcleo del reactor en caso de emergencia.
2. (fruit)
a. el corazón
(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).
Only the core of the fruit was left on the plate.Solo quedó el corazón de la fruta en el plato.
3. (essential component)
a. el meollo
(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 core of the problem is that your father doesn't approve that we are getting married.El meollo del problema es que tu padre no aprueba que nos casemos.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to remove the pit)
a. quitar el corazón a
Some people don't peel or core apples.Algunas personas ni pelan ni le quitan el corazón a las manzanas.
b. deshuesar
I cut my finger when I was trying to core a peach.Me corté el dedo tratando de deshuesar un melocotón.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (principal)
a. central
Our core problem is that we can't access the database.Nuestro problema central es que no podemos acceder a la base de datos.
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center(
sehn
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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. (middle area)
a. el centro
(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).
There is a new Spanish restaurant in the center of town.Hay un nuevo restaurante español en el centro de la ciudad.
2. (culinary)
a. el relleno
(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 chocolate has a delicious hazlenut center.Este chocolate tiene un delicioso relleno de avellana.
3. (focus)
a. el centro
(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).
Alexandra shouts when she talks because she likes being the center of attention.Alexandra grita al hablar porque le gusta ser el centro de atención.
4. (place for specific activity)
a. el centro
(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).
We are going to meet at the sports center to work out.Vamos a encontrarnos en el centro deportivo para hacer ejercicio.
5. (politics)
a. el centro
(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 media says he's a right of center candidate.Los medios de comunicación dicen que es un candidato de centro derecha.
6. (sports)
a. el centro
(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).
(football)
Chris will be playing center for the Rams this season.Chris jugará de centro para los Rams esta temporada.
b. el pivote
(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).
(basketball)
He was recruited to play center for Duke University.Fue reclutado para jugar de pivote en la Universidad de Duke.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (to place in the center)
a. centrar
Center the painting between the two windows.Centra el cuadro entre las dos ventanas.
8. (to concentrate)
a. centrar
The police centered their investigation on the husband because all the evidence pointed to him.La policía centró la investigación en el esposo porque todas las pruebas apuntaban a él.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
9. (to concentrate; used with "on")
a. centrarse en
The mayor's speech centered on the recent shooting incident.El discurso del alcalde se centró en el incidente del reciente tiroteo.
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