Quick answer
"Face" is a noun which is often translated as "la cara", and "jaw" is a noun which is often translated as "la mandíbula". Learn more about the difference between "face" and "jaw" 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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jaw(
ja
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (anatomy)
a. la mandíbula
(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 had a firm jaw and an aquiline nose.Tenía mandíbula firme y nariz aguileña.
b. la quijada
(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).
These dolphins have around 30 pairs of teeth in each jaw.Estos delfines tienen alrededor de 30 pares de dientes en cada quijada.
2. (tool)
a. la mordaza
(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).
The jaws are designed to hold flat or round objects.Las mordazas están diseñadas para sujetar objetos planos o redondos.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(talk)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Let's go and have a jaw over some dinner.Vamos a charlar mientras cenamos.
These committee meetings are just endless jaw.Esas reuniones del comité no son más que cháchara interminable.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(to talk)
a. charlar
Those two would sit and jaw for hours.Esos dos se sentaban a charlar durante horas.
jaws
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
5. (anatomy)
a. las fauces
(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).
The goat managed to escape from the jaws of the crocodile.La cabra logró escaparse de las fauces del cocodrilo.
6.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(opening)
a. la boca
(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).
The train disappeared into the jaws of the tunnel.El tren entró en la boca del túnel y desapareció.
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