Quick answer
"Falcon" is a noun which is often translated as "el halcón", and "hawk" is a noun which is also often translated as "el halcón". Learn more about the difference between "falcon" and "hawk" below.
falcon(
fahl
-
kihn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (animal)
a. el halcón
(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 falcon's distinctive, tapered wings make it one of the fastest birds in the world.Las alas distintivas y alargadas del halcón lo hacen uno de los pájaros más veloces del mundo.
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hawk(
hak
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (animal)
a. el halcón
(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 hawk hovered over its prey, waiting for the right moment to attack.El halcón sobrevolaba su presa esperando el momento preciso para atacar.
2. (politics)
a. el halcón
(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).
Smith is just another hawk who supports military intervention in Libia.Smith es otro halcón que apoya la intervención militar en Libia.
b. el partidiario de la línea dura
(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).
, la partidiaria de la línea dura
(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 military budget was increased by the hawks in Congress.Los partidiarios de la línea dura en el Congreso aumentaron el presupuesto de defensa.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to sell)
a. pregonar
I walked down the dorm hallway hawking my old books to freshmen.Caminé por el pasillo del dormitorio pregonando mis viejos libros a los estudiantes de primer año.
b. vender
I'm going to hawk my paintings at the fair.Voy a vender mis pinturas en la feria.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to clear one's throat)
a. carraspear
David hawked before beginning his speech.David carraspeó antes de empezar su discurso.
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