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"Estrella" is a noun which is often translated as "star", and "sol" is a noun which is often translated as "sun". Learn more about the difference between "estrella" and "sol" below.
estrella(
ehs
-
treh
-
yah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (astronomy)
a. star
Las estrellas brillaban como diamantes en el cielo nocturno.The stars were shining like diamonds in the night sky.
2. (shape)
a. star
La estrella en su pecho indica que él es el capitán del equipo.The star on his chest indicates that he is the captain of the team.
3. (prominent figure)
a. star
Muchas estrellas de la industria harán apariciones especiales en la ceremonia.Many stars of the industry will make special appearances at the ceremony.
4. (in ranking)
a. star
Al restaurante nuevo le dieron tres estrellas.They gave the new restaurant three stars.
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sol(
sohl
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (astronomy)
a. sun
Galileo Galilei declaró que la tierra gira alrededor del sol.Galileo Galilei declared that the Earth revolves around the sun.
2. (light rays)
a. sunshine
El sol me calienta.The sunshine warms me.
3. (familiar)
a. darling
Ven aquí mi sol.Come here my darling.
4. (music)
a. G
Para tocar sol en la trompeta, hay que dejar las válvulas abiertas.In order to play G on the trumpet, you need to leave the valves open.
b. sol (solfege)
Mi maestro de canto me enseñó cómo entonar correctamente el sol.My singing teacher taught me how to correctly sing sol.
c. so (solfege)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Ahora puedo tocar casi todas las notas salvo el sol.Now I can play almost every note except for so.
5. (currency)
Regionalism used in Peru
(Peru)
a. sol
El viaje en taxi desde el aeropuerto de Lima me costó unos 60 soles.The taxi ride from Lima's airport cost me about 60 soles.
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