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"Saco" is a noun which is often translated as "sack", and "chaqueta" is a noun which is often translated as "jacket". Learn more about the difference between "saco" and "chaqueta" below.
saco(
sah
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koh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (pouch)
a. sack
En su saco, tenía todo lo que necesitaba para sobrevivir en la tierra salvaje.In his sack, he had everything he needed to survive in the wilderness.
b. bag
Llevo sacos reutilizables al supermercado para ser menos derrochador.I bring reusable bags to the grocery store to be less wasteful.
2. (light coat)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. jacket
Se veía muy bien esa noche con su saco formal.He looked very good that night in his formal jacket.
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chaqueta(
chah
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keh
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tah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (clothing)
a. jacket
Ponte la chaqueta. Hace frío hoy.Put the jacket on. It's cold outside today.
Esa chaqueta queda bien con los pantalones morados.That jacket looks good with the purple pants.
b. blazer
Una chaqueta es una prenda muy versátil.A blazer is a very versatile garment.
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