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"Hacha" is a noun which is often translated as "ax", and "área" is a noun which is often translated as "area". Learn more about the difference between "hacha" and "área" below.
hacha(
ah
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chah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (tool)
a. ax
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El leñador cortó el árbol con un hacha.The lumberjack cut down the tree with an ax.
b. axe (United Kingdom)
No había motosierras, así que tuvieron que usar unas hachas.There were no chainsaws, so they had to use axes.
2. (light)
a. large candle
Montresor prendió el hacha y guió a Fortunato hacia las catacumbas.Montresor lit a large candle and led Fortunato into the catacombs.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(skilled person)
a. ace
Gloria es un hacha con las computadoras.Gloria is a computer ace.
b. whiz
Es un hacha en matemáticas.He's a whiz at math.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(skilled)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. really good
Mi hermana hará el pastel porque es bien hacha para cocinar.My sister will make the cake because she's really good at cooking.
b. brilliant
Tú eres muy hacha para resolver problemas. ¿Me das una mano?You're brilliant at solving problems. Can you give me a hand?
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(alert)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Este es un barrio peligroso. Tienes que estar hacha todo el tiempo.This is a dangerous neighborhood. You have to be cautious at all time.
Vas a perder tu vuelo si no te pones hacha cuando hacen los anuncios.You will miss your flight if you don't pay attention when they're making the announcements.
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área(
ah
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reh
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ah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (zone)
a. area
Nuestras oficinas están dentro del área metropolitana de Washington DC.Our offices are located within the metropolitan area of Washington DC.
Estas áreas protegidas aportan beneficios importantes para el bienestar humano.These protected areas offer significant benefits for human well-being.
2. (mathematics or geometry)
a. area
Si el radio de un círculo es tres pulgadas, ¿cuál es el área?If the radius of a circle is three inches, what is the area?
3. (sector)
a. area
Nuestra empresa quiere contratar más profesionales en el área de la tecnología de la información.Our company wants to hire more professionals in the area of information technology.
b. field
En este país se ha progresado poco en el área de la educación especial.Little progress has been made in the field of special education in this country.
4. (sports)
a. penalty area
Ese futbolista se luce hasta llegar al área, pero no convierte goles.This soccer player is brilliant till he reaches the penalty area, but he can't score goals.
5. (measurement)
a. are (100 square meters)
En algunos países todavía se utiliza el área para medir un terreno.In some countries the are is still used for measuring the size of plots of land.
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