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"Efecto" is a noun which is often translated as "effect", and "billar" is a noun which is often translated as "pool". Learn more about the difference between "efecto" and "billar" below.
efecto(
eh
-
fehk
-
toh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (result)
a. effect
El tratamiento tuvo el efecto deseado en el paciente.The treatment had the desired effect on the patient.
2. (impact)
a. effect
El maltrato tiene un efecto negativo en el desarrollo del niño.Abuse has a negative effect on a child's development.
b. impression
Su actitud arrogante causó un efecto negativo en los presentes.Her arrogant attitude made a bad impression on the people there.
3. (aim)
a. purpose
Y a los efectos que le convengan, le envío este documento.Accordingly, I am duly sending you this document for whatever purposes it may be required.
4. (commerce)
a. stock
El resto de los efectos se encuentra en la bodega.The rest of the stock is in the warehouse.
5. (finance)
a. bill of exchange
El banco hizo unos cargos por el efecto.The bank charged a fee for the bill of exchange.
b. draft
Se tiene que firmar el efecto para que tenga validez.The draft needs to be signed in order to be valid.
6. (validity)
a. effect
La ley entró en efecto en junio de este año.This law came into effect in June this year.
7. (spinning motion)
a. spin
Arturo le dio un golpe con efecto a la pelota.Arturo put a spin on the ball.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¿Cómo se le da efecto a la pelota?How do you get the ball to swerve?
Juan estuvo practicando para darle efecto al balón.Juan has been practicing making the ball swerve.
8. (trick)
a. effect
La película sobre el espacio tiene unos efectos especiales asombrosos.The space movie has some amazing special effects.
efectos
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
9. (possessions)
a. goods
El dueño de la empresa tuvo que vender todos sus efectos como resultado de la quiebra.Bankruptcy caused the owner of the company to have to sell all his possessions.
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billar(
bee
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yahr
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (game)
a. pool (with 16 balls)
Mi amigo Carlos juega muy bien al billar.My friend Carlos shoots a great game of pool.
b. billiards (with 3 balls)
Cuando juegas al billar, tienes que ponerle tiza al taco con frecuencia.When playing billiards, you need to chalk the cue stick often.
c. snooker (with 22 balls)
El billar inglés se juega en unas mesas muy grandes.English snooker is played on large tables.
2. (furniture)
a. billiard table
Quiero poner un billar en el sótano de la casa, pero no sé si cabrá.I want to put a billiard table in the basement, but I'm not sure it will fit.
3. (establishment)
a. billiard hall
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Mi papá va todos los sábados al billar a jugar con sus amigos.My dad goes to the billiard hall every Saturday to play with his friends.
b. pool hall
La música fuerte y el humo de cigarrillo de este billar me desagradan.The loud music and cigarrette smoke at this pool hall bother me.
billares
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
4. (penny arcade)
a. amusement arcade
Pasamos un rato muy divertido jugando hockey de mesa en los billares.We had a fun time playing air hockey at the amusement arcade.
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