Quick answer
"Core" is a noun which is often translated as "el centro", and "cornerstone" is a noun which is often translated as "la piedra angular". Learn more about the difference between "core" and "cornerstone" below.
core(
kawr
)
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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cornerstone(
kawr
-
nuhr
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ston
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (architecture)
a. la piedra angular
(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).
Senator Andrews will lay the cornerstone of the new library today.Hoy el senador Andrews colocará la piedra angular de la nueva biblioteca.
2. (key element)
a. la piedra angular
(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).
A free health service remains the cornerstone of the party's program.El servicio de salud gratuito sigue siendo la piedra angular del programa partidario.
b. el pilar
(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).
My grandmother is the cornerstone of our family. She keeps everyone in touch.Mi abuela es el pilar de nuestra familia. Mantiene a todos en contacto.
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