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"Punto" is a noun which is often translated as "dot", and "coma" is a noun which is often translated as "coma". Learn more about the difference between "punto" and "coma" below.
punto(
poon
-
toh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (small mark)
a. dot
¿Ves ese punto rojo?Do you see that red dot?
b. spot
Hay un punto negro en la pantalla que me tiene fastidiado.There's a black spot on the screen that's driving me crazy.
2. (punctuation)
a. period
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Te falta el punto al final de esta oración.You're missing the period at the end of this sentence.
b. dot
Necesitas poner un punto sobre la jota.You need to put a dot over the letter j.
c. full stop (United Kingdom)
Aquí debería haber usado un punto, no una coma.You should have used a full stop here, not a comma.
3. (sports)
a. point
Mi equipo favorito venció a su rival de muchos años por seis puntos.My favorite team beat its long-time rival by six points.
4. (spatial reference)
a. place
¿Nos vemos en un punto intermedio?Should we meet some place in the middle?
b. spot
Esta placa señala el punto donde se encontraron los dos ejércitos.This placard marks the spot where the two armies met.
5. (temporal reference)
a. point
Hemos llegado al punto que tanto temía.We have reached the point I was afraid of.
b. moment
Me siento feliz en este punto de mi vida.I feel happy at this moment in my life.
6. (grade)
a. point
Señorita Ramos, ¿no me puede dar puntos extras?Miss Ramos, can't you give me extra points?
7. (stock market)
a. point
La bolsa cayó dos puntos ayer.The market fell by two points yesterday.
8. (argument)
a. point
Es un punto válido; creo que debemos reconsiderar nuestro plan.That's a good point; I think we ought to reconsider our plan.
9. (matter)
a. part
El punto más importante lo discutiremos al final.We'll discuss the most important part at the end.
b. point
Hay tres puntos que quiero clarificar.There are three points I want to clarify.
10. (characteristic)
a. point
La impuntualidad es uno de sus puntos débiles.Tardiness is one of his weak points.
11. (medical)
a. stitch
Hoy por fin me quitan los puntos.They're finally taking out my stitches today.
12. (sewing)
a. stitch
Este es un punto básico que se usa para pegar un botón.This is a basic stitch used to sew on a button.
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coma(
koh
-
mah
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (illness)
a. coma
Su hermana estuvo en coma durante tres años antes de despertarse.His sister was in a coma for three years before she woke up.
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
2. (punctuation)
a. comma
Aquí hay que poner una coma después de la cláusula subordinada.You a have to put a comma after the dependent clause.
3. (mathematics)
a. point
Uno coma tres millones de personas murieron en aquella guerra.One point three million people died in that war.
4. (music)
a. comma
El tamaño de la coma depende del sistema de afinación que se utilice.The size of the comma depends on the system of tuning that is used.
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