Quick answer
"Figure" is a noun which is often translated as "la figura", and "table" is a noun which is often translated as "la mesa". Learn more about the difference between "figure" and "table" below.
figure(
fihg
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yuhr
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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. (physique)
a. la figura
(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 became quite distracted when he saw the model's incredible figure.Se distrajo un poco al ver la estupenda figura del modelo.
b. el tipo
(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 soccer player had a very muscular figure.El futbolista tenía un tipo muy musculoso.
2. (digit)
a. la cifra
(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 have a nice house thanks to her six-figure salary.Tienen una buena casa gracias a su sueldo de six cifras.
3. (iconic person)
a. la figura
(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).
Charlie Parker was one of the most important figures in the history of jazz.Charlie Parker fue una de las figuras más importantes de la historia del jazz.
4. (amount)
a. la cifra
(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).
As this is a preliminary meeting, let's decide on an approximate figure for the budget.Como se trata de una reunión preliminar, lleguemos a un acuerdo en una cifra aproximada para el presupuesto.
5. (image)
a. la figura
(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).
For a diagram of a eukaryotic cell, see figure 15A.Para ver un diagrama de una célula eucariota, consulta la figura 15A.
b. la ilustración
(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 figure on the left contrasts the poverty levels in the United States and Canada.La ilustración a la izquierda contrasta el nivel de pobreza entre Estados Unidos y Canadá.
6. (fine arts)
a. la figura
(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 molded the figure in the shape of a dolphin.Moldeó la figura en forma de delfín.
7. (music)
a. la figura
(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).
I'm having a really hard time with the figure in the fourth bar.Me está costando mucho la figura en el cuarto compás.
8. (geometry)
a. la figura
(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).
Find the area of the following geometric figures.Determina el área de las siguientes figuras geométricas.
9. (shape)
a. la figura
(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 carved the figure of a bull into the trunk of the tree.Grabó la figura de un toro en el tronco del árbol.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
10. (to feature)
a. figurar
Stories written by this author had never figured in any popular anthologies.Los cuentos escritos por este autor nunca habían figurado en ninguna antología popular.
b. ocupar un lugar
Complaints about noise pollution figured prominently in letters to the newspaper.Las quejas por la contaminación acústica ocupaban un lugar prominente en las cartas al periódico.
c. ocupar un papel
I don't understand why this issue didn't figure more prominently in your discussions.No entiendo por qué este asunto no ocupaba un papel más prominente en sus discusiones.
11.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to make sense)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
It figures that I would lose my keys on the day I have to drive to work.Claro que pierdo mis llaves el día que tengo que conducir al trabajo.
She’s late again? Well, that figures!¿Llega tarde otra vez? ¡Pues, no me extraña nada!
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
12. (to reckon)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. figurarse
They're still not here. I figure they must have gotten lost.Todavía no están aquí. Me figuro que se habrán perdido.
b. imaginarse
I figure she'll resign over this.Me imagino que dimitirá por esto.
c. calcular
She figures the project will cost more than it will be worth.Calcula que el proyecto costará más de lo que vale.
13. (to incorporate)
a. figurar
Your equations are sound, but you haven't figured the variables into the last expression.Tus ecuaciones son correctas, pero no has figurado las variable a la última expresión.
figures
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
14. (statistics)
a. las estadísticas
(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 survey revealed some startling figures about the economy.La encuesta reveló unas estadísticas sorprendentes sobre la economía.
b. los datos
(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 latest figures indicate that there has been an increase in unemployment.Los últimos datos señalan que ha habido un aumento del paro.
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table(
tey
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buhl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (furniture)
a. la mesa
(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 want to buy a table and six chairs for the dining room.Quieren comprar una mesa y seis sillas para el comedor.
2. (seated individuals)
a. la mesa
(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 waiter took the order from our table.El camarero tomó nota de nuestra mesa.
3. (chart)
a. la tabla
(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).
My daughter is learning her multiplication tables at school.Mi hija está aprendiendo sus tablas de multiplicar en la escuela.
The periodic table shows the chemical elements.La tabla periódica muestra los elementos químicos.
4. (for negotiations)
a. la mesa
(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 lawyer put the offer on the table, but the client declined it.El abogado puso una propuesta sobre la mesa, pero el cliente la rechazó.
5. (geography)
a. la meseta
(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).
Madrid is located on a high table in the center of Spain.Madrid está situada en una alta meseta en el corazón de España.
6. (sports)
a. la liga
(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).
Our team is leading the table.Nuestro equipo lidera la liga.
b. la clasificación
(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 three teams at the foot of the table will be relegated.Los últimos tres equipos de la clasificación descenderán.
7. (food)
a. la mesa
(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).
My parents' Christmas table was always an extravagant affair.La mesa navideña de mis padres siempre fue un evento extravagante.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
8. (to postpone)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. postergar
Why don't we table this matter until the next meeting?¿Por qué no postergamos este tema hasta la próxima reunión?
b. posponer
The discussion about the passage of the bill was tabled for a later date.La discusión sobre la adopción del proyecto de ley se pospuso para una fecha posterior.
9. (to propose) (United Kingdom)
a. presentar
They wanted to table the bill, but could not summon the necessary support.Querían presentar el proyecto de ley, pero no pudieron conseguir el apoyo necesario.
10. (to list)
a. presentar en forma de tabla
Would you rather we table the data, or graph it?¿Prefieres que presentemos los datos en forma de tabla, o en forma de gráfico?
b. tabular
Table the names and telephone numbers of the students going on the field trip.Tabula los nombres y números de teléfono de los alumnos que van a la excursión.
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