Quick answer
"Cutting" is a noun which is often translated as "el esqueje", and "chopping" is a noun which is often translated as "cortar". Learn more about the difference between "cutting" and "chopping" below.
cutting(
kuh
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dihng
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (botany)
a. el esqueje
(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).
We've got enough cuttings to plant ten rose bushes.Tenemos suficientes esquejes para plantar diez rosales.
2. (cut out newspaper article) (United Kingdom)
a. el recorte
(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've brought you a newspaper cutting of an article I thought might interest you.Te traje un recorte de periódico de un artículo que pensé que te interesaría.
3. (film)
a. el montaje
(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 clever cutting in the movie forms connections between seemingly unrelated scenes.El montaje ingenioso de la película forma conexiones entre escenas que al parecer no son relacionadas.
b. la edición
(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).
Everything has been filmed, so now we move on to the cutting.Todo ha sido rodado, entonces ahora seguimos a la edición.
4. (cleared area for transportation) (United Kingdom)
a. la trinchera
(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).
A crew is going to dynamite this area for the railway cutting.Un equipo va a dinamitar esta área para la trinchera ferroviaria.
b. la zanja
(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).
They widened the cutting to allow more room for cargo trains.Agrandaron la zanja para tener más espacio para los trenes de carga.
c. el desmonte
(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 initial cutting for the canal's opening was not deep enough.El desmonte inicial para la entrada del canal no fue lo suficiente hondo.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (harshly critical)
a. cortante
He immediately regretting saying such cutting words to her.Se arrepintió inmediatamente de haber dicho tales palabras cortantes.
b. hiriente
Her cutting words made me burst into tears.Sus palabras hirientes me hicieron echarme a llorar.
c. mordaz
He tried to upset me with his cutting remark.Trató de molestarme con su comentario mordaz.
6. (causing physical pain)
a. cortante
The cutting wind nearly froze my ears solid.El viento cortante casi me congela las orejas por completo.
7. (sharp)
a. cortante
The knife has a serrated cutting edge.El cuchillo tiene un filo cortante dentado.
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chopping
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. cortar (verb)
Once all the chopping is done, you can stack the wood on the pile over there.Una vez que termines de cortar, puedes amontonar la leña en aquella pila.
b. el cortado
(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 chopping of the pieces has to be done with precision.El cortado de las piezas debe hacerse con precisión.
c. picar (verb)
If you do all the chopping, I'll get the meat going in the pan.Si tú picas todo, yo prepararé la carne en la sartén.
d. el picado
(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).
With this blender, the chopping of the ice is done in the blink of an eye.Con esta licuadora, el picado del hielo se hace en un abrir y cerrar de ojos.
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