Quick answer
"Destino" is a noun which is often translated as "destiny", and "regla" is a noun which is often translated as "ruler". Learn more about the difference between "destino" and "regla" below.
destino(
dehs
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tee
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noh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (fortune)
a. destiny
Mi abuelo decía que el trabajo duro, no el destino, hace rica a la gente.My grandfather said that hard work, not destiny, makes people rich.
b. fate
Algunos dicen que fue planeado y otros que simplemente fue el destino.Some say it was planned, and others say it was simply fate.
2. (end of a journey)
a. destination
Pasajeros con destino final de Caracas, favor de abordar por la puerta 11.Passengers with Caracas as their final destination, please board at gate 11.
3. (position)
a. post
Le dieron un destino en contaduría.They gave her a post in accounting.
b. posting
Su primer destino en la fuerza naval fue una base en San Diego.His first posting in the navy was at a base in San Diego.
4. (purpose)
a. use
Debo encontrar un destino para este regalo que me dio mi suegra.I need to find some use for this gift my mother-in-law gave me.
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regla(
rreh
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glah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (instrument)
a. ruler
Usamos una regla para dibujar cuadrados.We used a ruler to draw squares.
b. rule
Me hace falta una regla para medir las longitudes de estas tablas.I need a rule to measure the lengths of these boards.
2. (norm)
a. rule
La maestra nos explicó las reglas del juego.The teacher explained the rules of the game.
3. (menstruation)
a. period
No ha tenido la regla este mes.She hasn't had her period this month.
4. (control)
a. moderation
Trato de comer con regla para sentirme bien.I try to eat in moderation to feel well.
5. (mathematics)
a. operation
Los niños aprenden las cuatro reglas básicas en los primeros años de la escuela.Children learn the four basic operations in their first years of school.
6. (religion)
a. rule
La regla de San Agustín es la regla monástica más antigua de la iglesia occidental.The rule of St. Augustine is the oldest monastic rule in the Western church.
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