Quick answer
"Craft" is a noun which is often translated as "el oficio", and "handicraft" is a noun which is often translated as "la artesanía". Learn more about the difference between "craft" and "handicraft" below.
craft(
krahft
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (trade)
a. el oficio
(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 grandfather taught me the traditional craft of woodworking.Mi abuelo me enseñó el oficio tradicional de carpintería.
b. el arte
(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).
It took me five years to perfect my craft as an artist.Perfeccionar mi arte me llevó cinco años como artista.
2. (transport)
a. la embarcación
(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 craft was severely damaged sunk to the ocean floor.La embarcación estaba gravemente dañada y hundió al fondo del mar.
b. la nave
(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).
Our fighters were ordered to shoot down four unidentified crafts.Ordenaron que nuestros cazas derribaran cuatro naves que no se identificaron.
3. (cunning)
a. la maña
(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).
He solved the riddle through craft and patience.Resolvió el acertijo con maña y paciencia.
b. la astucia
(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 little boy used his craft to outwit the school bullies.El niño utilizó su astucia para burlar a los abusadores de la escuela.
c. la destreza
(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).
He traveled the world thanks to his talent and craft.Viajó por el mundo gracias a su talento y su destreza.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to create)
a. confeccionar
The figurine was crafted in the 18th century.La estatuilla se confeccionó en el siglo XVIII.
b. elaborar
The young director crafted the thriller beautifully.El joven director elaboró el thriller magníficamente.
crafts
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
5. (handicraft)
a. la artesanía
(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).
At the fair you can buy crafts and leather goods.En la feria puedes comprar artesanía y productos de marroquinería.
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handicraft
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (product)
a. la artesanía
(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 sale of handicrafts provide the main source of income for the community.La venta de artesanías constituye la fuente principal de ingreso de la comunidad.
b. el objeto de artesanía
(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 bought a beautiful ceramic handicraft on my trip to Italy.Compré un hermoso objeto cerámico de artesanía en mi viaje a Italia.
2. (activity)
a. la artesanía
(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).
Hundreds of people spend all day engaged in handicraft in this village.Cientos de personas pasan el día entero dedicados a la artesanía en este pueblo.
b. los trabajos manuales
(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).
Regina would rather spend time on the computer than doing handicrafts.Regina prefiere pasar tiempo en la computadora en vez de hacer trabajos manuales.
3. (skill)
a. la destreza manual
(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).
Paco learned his glass-blowing handicraft from his uncle.Paco aprendió la destreza manual del vidrio soplado de su tío.
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