Listen to an audio pronunciation
vs
Listen to an audio pronunciation
Quick answer
"Efecto" is a noun which is often translated as "effect", and "causa" is a noun which is often translated as "cause". Learn more about the difference between "efecto" and "causa" 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.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
causa(
kow
-
sah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (origin)
a. cause
Aún no se conoce la causa del incendio.The cause of the fire is still unknown.
2. (motive)
a. cause
El comportamiento del profesor fue causa de despido.The teacher's behavior was cause for dismissal.
b. reason
No había causa alguna para lo sucedido, pero a veces la vida es así.There was no reason for what happened, but life is like that sometimes.
3. (ideal)
a. cause
Quiero donar dinero a una causa que ayude a los huérfanos.I want to donate money to a cause that helps orphans.
4. (legal)
a. lawsuit
Si no encontramos una manera de lidiar con la causa, vamos a tener graves problemas.If we don't find a way to deal with the lawsuit, we're going to have a serious problem.
b. case
Al final, el sindicato ganó la causa contra el estado.Finally, the union won the case against the state.
5. (culinary)
Regionalism used in Peru
(Peru)
a. tuna and potato terrine
Si vas a Perú, tienes que probar la causa.If you go to Peru, you have to try their tuna and potato terrine.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
SpanishDict is the world's most popular Spanish-English dictionary, translation, and learning website.
© Curiosity Media Inc.  |  Ver en español
SOCIAL NETWORKS
APPS