Quick answer
"Cull" is a noun which is often translated as "el sacrificio", and "pick out" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "escoger". Learn more about the difference between "cull" and "pick out" 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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pick out
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to choose)
a. escoger
Let's go to the toy store and you can pick something out for yourself.Vámonos a la tienda de juguetes y puedes escoger algo tú mismo.
b. elegir
My grandmother told me to pick out the best apples for her pie.Mi abuela me dijo que eligiera las mejores manzanas para su tarta.
2. (to discern)
a. distinguir
I didn't have on my glasses, so I couldn't pick out the numbers on his license plate.No llevaba mis gafas, así que no pude distinguir los números de su placa.
3. (music)
a. tocar de oído
I have tinnitus, so I can't pick out songs on the piano anymore.Tengo tinnitus, por lo que no ya no puedo tocar canciones de oído en el piano.
4. (to remove)
a. sacar
The magician waved his magic wand and picked a rabbit out of his hat.El mago agitó su varita mágica y sacó un conejo de su sombrero.
5. (to identify)
a. reconocer
I couldn't pick you out in your class's yearbook photo. Your hair was so long then.No podía reconocerte en la foto del anuario de tu clase. Tenías el pelo muy largo en esa época.
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