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"Espada" is a noun which is often translated as "sword", and "capa" is a noun which is often translated as "layer". Learn more about the difference between "espada" and "capa" below.
espada(
ehs
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pah
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dah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (general)
a. sword
Las armas de fuego han reemplazado las espadas en las guerras modernas.Firearms have replaced swords in modern warfare.
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capa(
kah
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pah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (covering)
a. layer
Puse una capa gruesa de salsa de chocolate sobre mi helado.I put a thick layer of chocolate sauce on my ice cream.
2. (class)
a. sector
Las capas sociales más marginadas no albergan grandes esperanzas para el futuro.The most marginalized social sectors do not have high hopes for the future.
3. (sleeveless garment)
a. cape
El torero provocaba el toro con su capa.The bullfighter taunted the bull with his cape.
b. cloak
El señor Smedley se puso la capa y salió caminando a la noche.Lord Smedley put on his cloak and walked out into the night.
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