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"Cabo" is a noun which is often translated as "cape", and "al fin" is an adverb which is often translated as "at last". Learn more about the difference between "cabo" and "al fin" below.
cabo(
kah
-
boh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (geography)
a. cape
El Cabo de Hornos fue nombrado por la ciudad de Hoorn.Cape Horn was named after the city of Hoorn.
2. (rank)
a. corporal (army, marines)
Mi tío era cabo en la guerra de Vietnam.My uncle was a corporal in the Vietnam war.
b. petty officer (navy)
Nací cuando mi papá era corporal.I was born when my father was a petty officer.
c. sergeant (police)
Mi hermana estaba muy orgullosa cuando llegó al grado de cabo.My sister was really proud when she reached the rank of sergeant.
3. (end piece)
a. end
Ahora toma el cabo de cada cordón y haz un nudo.Now take the end of each lace and make a knot.
b. stub
No sé cómo puedes escribir con ese cabo de lapicero.I don't know how you can write with that pencil stub.
4. (string)
a. strand
Hoy les voy a enseñar a hacer una trenza de cinco cabos.Today, I'm going to teach you how to make a braid with five strands.
b. thread
Quítale los cabos sueltos de esta camisa, por favor.Take these loose threads off this shirt, please.
5. (nautical)
a. line
Se desató el cabo y el barco se fue mar adentro.The line came undone and the boat floated out to sea.
6. (handgrip)
a. handle
Agarra el cabo de la pala con las dos manos, hijo.Grab the handle of the shovel with both hands, son.
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al fin(
ahl
 
feen
)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (eventually)
a. at last
El concierto ya empieza. - ¡Al fin! Ya me estaba poniendo impaciente.The concert is about to begin. - At last! I was growing impatient.
b. finally
Cuando al fin nos trajeron la comida, ya se nos había quitado el hambre.When they finally brought us our food, we weren't hungry any more.
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