Quick answer
"Face" is a noun which is often translated as "la cara", and "hit" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "golpear". Learn more about the difference between "face" and "hit" below.
face(
feys
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (anatomy)
a. la cara
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She protected her face from the cold with her scarf.Se protegió la cara del frío con la bufanda.
b. el rostro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The expression on her face said it all.La expresión de su rostro lo decía todo.
2. (person)
a. la cara
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It was very nice to arrive at a place with so many familiar faces.Fue muy agradable llegar a un sitio con tantas caras conocidas.
3. (expression)
a. la cara
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
They put on a brave face after hearing the bad news.Pusieron buena cara a las malas noticias.
4. (surface)
a. la faz
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She had completely vanished from the face of the Earth.Había desaparecido por completo de la faz de la Tierra.
b. la fachada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
They are renovating the face of city hall.Están renovando la fachada del ayuntamiento.
c. la superficie
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Write what the contents are on the face of the box.Escribe los contenidos sobre la superficie de la caja.
d. la cara
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(coin)
There is an inscription on the face of the coin.Hay una inscripción en la cara de la moneda.
e. la esfera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(clock)
The crystal protects the face of the clock.El vidrio protege la esfera del reloj.
f. la pared
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(mountain)
Today we are going to climb that face of the cliff.Hoy vamos a escalar esa pared del acantilado.
5. (aspect)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Due to the changing face of Europe, the treaty could not be signed.Debido a la cambiante fisonomía de Europa, no se pudo firmar el tratado.
Tonight's report focuses on the hidden face of campaign finance.El informe de esta noche se centra en el aspecto oculto de las finanzas de campañas.
6. (insolence)
a. el descaro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She had the face to come back after all she had done.Tuvo el descaro de volver después de todo lo que había hecho.
7. (typography)
a. el tipo de letra
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It's probably best to avoid using novelty faces on your résumé.Quizá sea mejor evitar usar tipos de letra efectistas en tu currículum.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
8. (to be opposite)
a. dar a
My room faces the sea.Mi habitación da al mar.
b. mirar a
We prefer to sit facing the window.Preferimos sentarnos mirando a la ventana.
9. (to confront)
a. afrontar
We have to face the consequences of our actions.Hemos de afrontar las consecuencias de nuestros actos.
b. hacer frente
You have to face your problems to solve them.Tienes que hacer frente a tus problemas para solucionarlos.
c. enfrentarse
If you don't face him, you are a coward.Si no te enfrentas a él, eres un cobarde.
10. (to cover)
a. recubrir
The wall of the building was faced with hundreds of glass pieces.El muro del edificio estaba recubierto de cientos de trozos de cristal.
b. forrar (sewing)
The skirt was faced with satin.La falda estaba forrada de raso.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
11. (to be oriented)
a. mirar
The living room windows face eastward, so the room gets great light in the morning.Las ventanas de la sala de estar miran hacia el este, así que el cuarto recibe bastante luz por la mañana.
12. (to turn)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I didn't know which way to face.No sabía en qué dirección volverme.
Soldiers, right face!¡Soldados, a la derecha!
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hit(
hiht
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to strike)
a. golpear
He hit the table angrily.Golpeó la mesa furiosamente.
b. pegar
The woman hit the robber with her purse.La mujer le pegó al ladrón con su cartera.
2. (sports)
a. golpear (ball games or boxing)
You need to hit the ball in such a way that it's difficult for the fielders to catch it.Hay que golpear la pelota de tal manera que a los fildeadores les sea difícil atraparla.
b. pegar (ball games or boxing)
It seems the well-known boxer hit his opponent when he was still on the floor.Parece que el boxeador famoso le pegó a su contrincante cuando todavía se encontraba en el suelo.
c. batear (baseball)
Mark hit more home runs than his brother that season.Aquella temporada Mark bateó mas jonrones que su hermano.
3. (to collide with)
a. chocar contra
The truck hit the wall with such an impact that it exploded.El camión chocó contra la pared con tanta fuerza que explotó.
4. (to knock)
a. golpear
The raindrops hit the tin roof noisily.Las gotas de lluvia golpeaban el techo de lata con gran estruendo.
5. (to reach)
a. dar en
The marksman's bullet hit the center of the target perfectly.La bala del tirador dio en el centro mismo del blanco.
b. alcanzar
The bullet hit him in the arm.La bala le alcanzó en el brazo.
c. llegar a
The storm is likely to hit the city during the night.Es probable que la tormenta llegue a la ciudad de noche.
6. (to attain)
a. alcanzar
The weatherman says that temperatures will hit a record high today.El meteorólogo dice que las temperaturas hoy alcanzarán niveles récord.
7. (to affect negatively)
a. afectar
His wife leaving him must have hit him hard.El que su mujer lo abandonara ha debido afectarlo mucho.
8. (to encounter)
a. tropezar con
The plane hit a few patches of turbulence.El avión tropezó con algunas zonas de turbulencia.
9. (to dawn on)
a. entender
It hit me that I am responsible for my own happiness.Por fin entendí que soy responsable por mi propia felicidad.
b. darse cuenta de
It suddenly hit her that she was under no obligation to do this if she didn't want to.De pronto se dio cuenta de que no tenía obligación alguna de hacer eso si no quería.
10. (to press)
a. dar a
If you're ready to record, I'll hit the button.Si estás lista para grabar, le doy al botón.
b. pulsar
It will automatically save when you hit return.Se guardará automáticamente cuando pulses la tecla de retorno.
c. presionar
I was so tired, I hit the snooze button three times this morning.Estaba tan cansado que presioné el botón de repetición tres veces esta mañana.
d. hacer clic en (computing)
Don't forget to hit the save button before you exit the program.No te olvides de hacer clic en el botón Guardar antes de salir del programa.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
11. (to strike)
a. golpear
Don't hit so hard.No golpees tan fuerte.
12. (to collide)
a. chocar
She died instantly when the truck hit.Al chocar el camión murió en el acto.
13. (to arrive)
a. llegar
The tsunami hit at three in the morning.Et tsunami llegó a las tres de la madrugada.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
14. (blow)
a. el golpe
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It would take a strong hit to launch the ball over the fence.Haría falta un golpe fuerte para lanzar la pelota por encima de la cerca.
b. el impacto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
One of the targets received a direct hit and the other was sprayed by shrapnel.Uno de los objetivos recibió un impacto directo y el otro recibió una lluvia de metralla.
15. (accurate shot)
a. la blanco
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He made three hits out of five shots.De cinco lanzamientos, hizo tres blancos.
16. (computing)
a. la visita
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(to a web page)
We are hoping for many more hits on our site following the new advertising campaign.Esperamos muchas más visitas a nuestro sitio a raíz de la nueva campaña publicitaria.
b. el resultado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(of an internet search)
There are 20,000 hits for that term.Al buscar ese término se obtienen 20,000 resultados.
17. (success)
a. el éxito
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Her most recent song was a big hit.Su última canción fue un gran éxito.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
18. (successful)
a. de gran éxito (invariable)
My dream would be to write a hit musical.Mi mayor ilusión sería crear un musical de gran éxito.
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