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"Estaca" is a noun which is often translated as "stake", and "plantón" is a noun which is often translated as "sapling". Learn more about the difference between "estaca" and "plantón" below.
estaca(
ehs
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tah
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kah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (pointed stick)
a. stake
El cazavampiros le clavó la estaca al vampiro en el corazón.The vampire hunter thrust his stake into the vampire's heart.
b. post
El granjero levantó una cerca con estacas y alambre de púas.The farmer put up a fence with posts and barbed wire.
c. peg (of a tent)
Asegura las cuerdas tensoras de la tienda al suelo con una estaca.Secure the main guys of the tent with a peg.
2. (club)
a. cudgel
Los aldeanos estaban armados con estacas y hondas.The villagers were armed with cudgels and slingshots.
b. stick
Los cabernícolas comenzaron a usar estacas y rocas como armas.The cavemen started using sticks and rocks as weapons.
3. (botany)
a. cutting
Tomé la estaca y la planté en otra maceta.I took the cutting and planted it in another flowerpot.
4. (mining)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. large mining claim
Gracias a la estaca, podremos extraer dos millones de dólares en oro.The large mining claim will allow us to extract two million dollars worth in gold.
b. large mining concession
Nuestra empresa obtuvo la estaca para extraer de las minas de las tierras del estado.Our company obtained the large mining concession to mine on federal land.
5. (cockfighting)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. spur
El gallo negro le clavó la estaca a su rival.The black rooster dug its spurs into its rival.
6. (jeer)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
a. taunt
Ignora su estaca. Iván solo quiere pelearse con alguien.Ignore his taunt. Ivan just wants to pick a fight with somebody.
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plantón(
plahn
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tohn
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (botany)
a. sapling
Ayer plantaron varios plantones en el nuevo parque.Yesterday, many saplings were planted at the new park.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(delay)
a. long wait
Estuve en plantón en el aeropuerto porque se canceló mi vuelo.I had a long wait at the airport after my flight was cancelled.
3. (protest)
Regionalism used in Ecuador
(Ecuador)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Regionalism used in Peru
(Peru)
a. sit-in
Hay un plantón de maestros protestando por el bajo aumento en los salarios.There's a sit-in of teachers protesting the low salary increase.
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