Quick answer
"Counterfeit" is an adjective which is often translated as "falsificado", and "forge" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "forjar". Learn more about the difference between "counterfeit" and "forge" below.
counterfeit(
kaun
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tuhr
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fiht
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (bogus)
a. falsificado
The police have arrested a man for distributing counterfeit money.La policía ha detenido a un hombre por la distribución de dinero falsificado.
b. falso
Lori's sickened by the minister's counterfeit concern for the poor. He keeps the donations for himself.A Lori le da asco la falsa preocupación del ministro para con los pobres. Se queda con los donativos para él mismo.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (forgery)
a. la falsificación
(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).
One of the bills he paid me with turned out to be a counterfeit.Uno de los billetes con los que me pagó resultó ser una falsificación.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to forge)
a. falsificar
The gang counterfeits small bills that people are less likely to scrutinize.La banda falsifica billetes pequeños que la gente es menos propensa a examinar.
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forge(
fawrj
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to make or shape from metal)
a. forjar
The blacksmith forged an axe using an ancient technique.El herrero forjó un hacha utilizando una técnica muy antigua.
2. (to develop)
a. forjar (a bond)
Kelly forged a close bond with her grandparents when her parents died.Cuando murieron sus padres, Kelly forjó un estrecho vínculo con sus abuelos.
b. fraguar (a plan)
The army forged a plan to rescue the hostages.El ejército fraguó un plan para rescatar a los rehenes.
3. (to counterfeit)
a. falsificar
Courtney forged her mom's signature on a note to her teacher.Courtney falsificó la firma de su mamá en una nota a la maestra.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to progress)
a. avanzar
The ship forged through the swells at the river mouth on its way to open waters.El barco avanzaba remontando las olas en la desembocadura del río, camino del mar abierto.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (workshop)
a. la forja
(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).
My grandfather worked at a forge where they made swords.Mi abuelo trabajaba en una forja en la que hacían espadas.
6. (factory)
a. la fundición
(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).
This silverware was made at the town's forge.Estos cubiertos fueron fabricados en la fundición de la ciudad.
7. (furnace)
a. la forja
(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).
Graham uses a gas forge for making knives.Graham utiliza una forja de gas para hacer cuchillos.
b. la fragua
(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 make my sculptures using a coal fired forge.Para hacer mis esculturas, utilizo una fragua que se alimenta de carbón.
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