Quick answer
"Core" is a noun which is often translated as "el centro", and "kernel" is a noun which is often translated as "el grano". Learn more about the difference between "core" and "kernel" 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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kernel(
kuhr
-
nuhl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (seed)
a. el grano
(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).
(grain)
I wonder how many kernels are in an ear of corn.Me pregunto cuántos granos hay en una mazorca de maíz.
Laura pulled back the husk, revealing the most beautiful, yellow corn kernels.Laura quitó la cáscara, mostrando los más bonitos y amarillos granos de maíz.
b. la pepita
(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).
(fruit)
You can throw out the kernels in the center of the melon.Puedes tirar las pepitas en el centro del melón.
c. la almendra
(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).
(nut)
The monkey removed the kernel from the nut and discarded the shell.El mono sacó la almendra del fruto seco y desechó la cáscara.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(most important part)
a. 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).
I think you've failed to comprehend the kernel of the problem.Creo que no acabas de comprender el núcleo del problema.
b. 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 kernel of the issue is that there aren't enough volunteers.El meollo del asunto es que no hay suficientes voluntarios.
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(small amount)
a. el grano
(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 isn't even a kernel of truth in the rumors they're spreading about me.No hay ni un grano de verdad de los rumores que están diciendo sobre mi.
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