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"Cull" is a noun which is often translated as "el sacrificio", and "elect" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "elegir". Learn more about the difference between "cull" and "elect" below.
cull
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (act of culling)
a. el sacrificio
(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 shepherd's son dreaded the cull, but he knew it was necessary.El hijo del pastor le tenía pavor al sacrificio, pero sabía que era necesario.
b. la matanza selectiva
(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).
Various environmental organizations are against the seal cull.Muchas organizaciones ambientales están en contra de la matanza selectiva de focas.
2. (inferior product)
a. los descartes
(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 chef bought lobster culls at a discounted price to make a stew.El chef compró descartes de bogavante a un precio reducido para hacer un guiso.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to kill)
a. sacrificar
The farmer culled the least healthy of the sheep.El granjero sacrificó a las ovejas menos sanas.
4. (to select)
a. seleccionar
The band culled some of their best live recordings of the previous five years for the album.La banda seleccionó unas de sus mejores grabaciones en vivo de los cinco años anteriores para el álbum.
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elect(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to choose by voting)
a. elegir
If he gets elected, I'm moving to Canada.Si sale elegido, me mudo a Canadá.
2.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(to make a decision)
a. elegir
Many elect to attend university on student loans.Muchos eligen asistir a la universidad con préstamos estudiantiles.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (government)
a. electo
Supporters turned out to hear the acceptance speech of the president elect.Los seguidores se hicieron presentes para escuchar el discurso de agradecimiento del presidente electo.
elects
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
4. (select group of people)
a. los elegidos
(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 elect are promised a place in heaven.A los elegidos les está prometido un lugar en el cielo.
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