Quick answer
"Cull" is a noun which is often translated as "el sacrificio", and "select" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "seleccionar". Learn more about the difference between "cull" and "select" 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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select(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to choose)
a. seleccionar
She was selected for the post from among dozens of candidates.Fue seleccionada para el puesto de entre docenas de candidatos.
b. elegir
Our sommelier will select your wine for you.Nuestro sumiller elegirá su vino.
c. escoger
You may select any of the remaining three prizes.Puede escoger cualquiera de los tres premios restantes.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (carefully chosen)
a. selecto
We use our most select grapes for this vintage.Utilizamos nuestras uvas más selectas para este reserva.
b. de primera calidad
The store offers a wide range of the most select cheeses.La tienda ofrece una amplia selección de quesos de primerísima calidad.
3. (only available to an elite)
a. selecto
It is a very select club. Businessmen and politicians are among its members.Se trata de un club muy selecto. Entre sus miembros se cuentan hombres de negocios y políticos.
b. de élite
She attended a select boarding school, where she received the finest education.Asistió a un internado de élite, donde recibió la mejor educación.
c. exclusivo
They live in one of Paris's most select neighborhoods.Viven en uno de los barrios más exclusivos de París.
4. (part of an elite)
a. elegido
They were among the select few allowed into that secret society.Ellos estaban entre los pocos elegidos que formaban parte de esa sociedad secreta.
b. privilegiado
Only a select few can afford that watch.Solo una minoría privilegiada se puede permitir ese reloj.
c. selecto
We played for a select audience of VIPs and dignitaries.Tocamos ante un selecto público de personas VIP y dignatarios.
d. distinguido
That restaurant had always a very select clientele.Ese restaurante tuvo siempre una clientela muy distinguida.
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