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"Menú" is a noun which is often translated as "menu", and "carta" is a noun which is often translated as "letter". Learn more about the difference between "menú" and "carta" below.
menú(
meh
-
noo
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (list of food options)
a. menu
¿Podrías pedirle al mesero que me traiga un menú?Could you ask the waiter to bring me a menu?
2. (collection of dishes)
a. set menu
Para mí el menú del día y para ella un chocolate caliente.I'll have today's set menu and she'll have a hot chocolate.
3. (computing)
a. menu
Selecciona la opción de copiar del menú.Select the copy option from the menu.
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carta(
kahr
-
tah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (written communication)
a. letter
Ya no se escriben tantas cartas como antes.People do not write as many letters as they used to.
2. (list of dishes)
a. menu
¡Camarero! La carta, por favor.Waiter! The menu, please.
3. (card games)
a. card
A esta baraja le faltan cinco cartas.This deck is missing five cards.
4. (document)
a. charter
La Carta de las Naciones Unidas se firmó en 1945.The Charter of the United Nations was signed in 1945.
5. (cartography)
a. map (land)
Tiene una carta topográfica de Canadá sobre su escritorio.He has a topographic map of Canada above his desk.
b. chart (sea)
Necesitaremos una carta náutica para navegar la mar.We will need a nautical chart to sail the sea.
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