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"Espejo" is a noun which is often translated as "mirror", and "tablas" is a plural noun which is often translated as "stalemate". Learn more about the difference between "espejo" and "tablas" below.
espejo(
ehs
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peh
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hoh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (glass reflecting surface)
a. mirror
Me vi en el espejo, pero no me reconocí con mi nuevo corte de cabello.I saw myself in the mirror, but I didn't recognize myself with my new haircut.
2. (representation)
a. reflection
El artista dice que su obra es un espejo de las creencias de la juventud de hoy.The artist says that his work is a reflection of the beliefs of today's youth.
b. mirror
Las novelas de Jane Austen son espejo de la sociedad georgiana.Jane Austen's novels are a mirror of Georgian society.
3. (paragon)
a. model
El protagonista del libro se proclama el espejo de la caballería moderna.The protagonist of the novel proclaims himself to be the model of modern chivalry.
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tablas(
tah
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blahs
)
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (chess)
a. stalemate
Después de tres días de juego, la partida terminó tablas.After three days of play, the game ended in a stalemate.
b. draw
La partida terminó tablas cuando ningún jugador veía una forma de ganar.The game ended in a draw when neither player saw a way to win.
2. (theater)
a. stage
Subió a las tablas por primera vez a la edad de tres.She went on stage for the first time at the age of three.
3. (bullfighting)
a. barrier
El picador corrió para las tablas.The picador ran for the barrier.
tabla
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
4. (long, flat piece)
a. board (wood)
Construyó una casa de tablas en el bosque.He built a house of boards in the woods.
b. plank (wood)
El pirata lo obligó a caminar por la tabla.The pirate made him walk the plank.
c. slab (stone)
Tenemos una hermosa tabla de mármol que vamos a usar en la cocina.We have a beautiful slab of marble we are going to use in the kitchen.
5. (fold)
a. pleat
Dicen que las faldas de tablas volverán a estar de moda esta primavera.They say skirts with pleats will be back in fashion this spring.
6. (graphic representation)
a. table
De acuerdo con la tabla de distancias, hay 620 kilómetros de Madrid a Barcelona.According to the distance table, it is 620 kilometers from Madrid to Barcelona.
7. (art)
a. panel
Un óleo sobre tabla fue descubierto en la excavación del templo antiguo.An oil on panel was discovered in the excavation of the ancient temple.
8. (long, narrow table)
a. counter
El empleado colocó la mercancía en la tabla.The clerk laid the merchandise out on the counter.
9. (sports)
a. surfboard
Las olas están buenísimas. ¡Vamos, agarra tu tabla!The waves are sick. Come on, grab your surfboard!
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