Quick answer
"Favor" is a noun which is often translated as "el favor", and "to-do" is a noun which is often translated as "el lío". Learn more about the difference between "favor" and "to-do" below.
favor(
fey
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vuhr
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (help)
a. el favor
(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).
I only did it as a favor to Berta.Solamente lo hice como un favor para Berta.
2. (approval)
a. el favor
(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 fact that the store is locally owned is a point in its favor.El hecho de que la tienda tenga dueños locales es un punto a su favor.
b. la aceptación
(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).
This new line of beauty products has quickly gained the favor of the public.Esta nueva línea de productos de belleza ha ganado la aceptación del público rápidamente.
c. la acogida
(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 soap opera has not found the favor of the target audience and will be canceled.La telenovela no tuvo acogida entre la audiencia y será cancelada.
3. (small present)
a. el recuerdo
(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).
Their wedding favors were very unusual.Dieron unos recuerdos de boda muy fuera de lo corriente.
b. el regalito
(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).
Candy and erasers are typical kids party favors.Los caramelos y gomas de borrar son los típicos regalitos de las fiestas de niños.
c. la sorpresa
(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 Smith's gave really cute favors at their daughter's birthday party.Los Smith dieron unas sorpresas muy lindas en la fiesta de cumpleaños de su hija.
4.
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)
(token)
a. la prenda
(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 princess gave the knight a favor and he wore it everywhere.La princesa le regaló una prenda al caballero y él la llevaba puesta a todas partes.
b. el favor
(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 lady gave her lover a favor before he went to joust.La dama le dio a su amante un favor antes de que se fuera a la justa.
5. (favoritism)
a. el favoritismo
(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 mayor showed favor to people from his church when awarding city contracts.El alcalde mostró favoritismo por la gente de su iglesia cuando otorgó los contratos de la ciudad.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to approve of)
a. estar a favor de
The community favors an ambitious reforestation project.La comunidad está a favor de un proyecto ambicioso de reforestación.
b. ser partidario de
He favored Velazquez in the elections, but Uribe won.Fue partidario de Velázquez en las elecciones, pero ganó Uribe.
7. (to lean toward)
a. favorecer
Dan favored his youngest son, and his oldest son resented it.Dan favorecía a su hijo menor, y su hijo mayor lo resentía.
b. preferir
As a business person, Andy favors any politician who promises to lower taxes.Como empresario, Andy prefiere cualquier político que prometa bajar los impuestos.
c. tratar con favoritismo
The girls complained that the teacher favored the boys in math class.Las niñas se quejaron de que el maestro trataba con favoritismo a los niños en la clase de matemáticas.
8. (to resemble)
a. salir a
Fernanda favors her father while her brother favors their mother.Fernanda salió a su papá mientras que su hermano salió a su mamá.
b. parecerse a
People think Guillermo's uncle is his father, because he favors him more than his father.La gente cree que el tío de Guillermo es su papá, porque se parece más a él que a su papá.
9. (to facilitate)
a. favorecer
The wind shifted direction at half time of the game, and favored the offense on the second half.El viento cambió de dirección en el descanso del partido, y favoreció a la ofensiva en el segundo tiempo.
10. (to oblige)
a. honrar
We would like to thank you for favoring our home with your presence today.Les agradecemos que hoy estén honrando nuestra casa con su presencia.
b. dignar
It was a great honor for the conference attendants that the governor favored them with welcoming remarks.Fue un gran honor para los conferencistas que el gobernador se dignara a darles un saludo de bienvenida.
favors
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
11.
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)
(sexual intimacy)
a. los favores
(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).
As she disrobed, Elliot wondered how he had been fortunate enough to have this beauty bestow her favors upon him.Mientras ella se desvestía, Elliot se preguntaba cómo habría tenido la suerte de que esta belleza le otorgara sus favores.
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to-do(
tuh
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du
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(general)
a. el lío
(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 factory workers raised a big to-do when they heard about the layoffs.Los trabajadores de la fábrica armaron un gran lío cuando se enteraron de los despidos.
b. el jaleo
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
There was a to-do on the street below our window late last night.Hubo un jaleo en la calle debajo de nuestra ventana ayer por la noche.
c. el follón
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
You know there'll be a big to-do if Kim doesn't get her way.Ya sabes que habrá follón si Kim no se sale con la suya.
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