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"Escultura" is a noun which is often translated as "sculpture", and "talla" is a noun which is often translated as "size". Learn more about the difference between "escultura" and "talla" below.
escultura(
ehs
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kool
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too
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rah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (fine arts)
a. sculpture
La escultura es un arte que particularmente requiere paciencia.Sculpture is an art that particularly requires patience.
2. (work of art)
a. sculpture
En el medio del parque, hay una escultura de un caballo.There is a sculpture of a horse in the middle of the park.
b. carving
La escultura de madera fue destruida en el incendio.The wood carving was destroyed in the fire.
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talla(
tah
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yah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (clothing)
a. size
Edna usa una talla seis de vestidos y una talla siete de zapatos.Edna wears a size six dress and size seven shoes.
2. (artwork)
a. carving (wood)
Andrés hizo una talla de un pez de un pedazo de secuoya.Andres made a carving of a fish from a piece of sequoia.
b. cutting (jewel)
La talla del Diamante Hope fue encargada por el rey Louis XIV en 1668.The cutting of the Hope Diamond was ordered by King Louis XIV in 1668.
c. sculpture (stone)
Tienes que poder ver la talla dentro del mármol antes de empezar.You have to be able to see the sculpture inside the marble before beginning.
3. (of a person)
a. height
La enfermera midió mi talla y mi peso y calculó mi índice de masa corporal.The nurse measured my height and weight and calculated my body mass index.
4. (moral and intellectual)
a. stature
A pesar de su falta de estatura, es un hombre de gran talla.Despite his lack of height, he is a man of great stature.
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