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"Imitation" is a noun which is often translated as "la imitación", and "fake" is an adjective which is often translated as "falso". Learn more about the difference between "imitation" and "fake" below.
imitation
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (act of imitating)
a. la imitación
(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 can't read sheet music, because I only learned to play the violin through imitation.No puedo leer partituras, porque aprendí a tocar el violín por imitación.
2. (copy)
a. la imitación
(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 art appraiser told us that the painting we had was merely an imitation.La tasadora de arte nos dijo que el cuadro que teníamos era una mera imitación.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (not authentic)
a. de imitación
Do you think this bracelet is real or made of imitation gold?¿Crees que esta pulsera es real o está hecha de oro de imitación?
b. falso
I wear imitation furs, because they're more humane.Llevo pieles falsas porque son menos crueles.
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fake(
feyk
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (not authentic)
a. falso
They used fake guns for the bank robbery.Usaron pistolas falsas para el robo del banco.
b. de imitación
It's fake leather. That's why it's so cheap.Es cuero de imitación. Por eso es tan barato.
2. (falsified)
a. falso
It's patently obvious that this passport is fake.Se nota a la legua que este pasaporte es falso.
3. (insincere)
a. falso
I wouldn't believe a word Maggie says. She's really fake.No me creería nada de lo que dice Maggie. Es muy falsa.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to pretend)
a. fingir
The boy faked he was sick to skip school.El niño fingió que estaba enfermo para no ir a la escuela.
5. (to copy)
a. imitar
He can fake his dad's voice over the phone.Él puede imitar la voz de su papá por teléfono.
6. (to forge)
a. falsificar
She faked her mom's signature on her report card.Ella falsificó la firma de su mamá en su boletín de notas.
7. (sports)
a. fintar
The Packers faked a field goal and threw to the end zone instead.Los Packers fintaron un gol de campo y tiraron en vez a la zona de anotación.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
8. (imitation)
a. la falsificación
(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).
Her birth certificate was a fake.Su acta de nacimiento era una falsificación.
9. (imposter)
a. el farsante
(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 farsante
(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 surgeon turned out to be a fake.El cirujano resultó ser un farsante.
b. el impostor
(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 impostora
(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 author turned out to be a complete fake.El autor resultó ser un impostor total.
10. (sports)
a. la finta
(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 soccer player did a fake to confuse the opponent.El jugador de fútbol hizo una finta para confundir al oponente.
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