Quick answer
"Jack" is a noun which is often translated as "el gato", and "lantern" is a noun which is often translated as "el farol". Learn more about the difference between "jack" and "lantern" below.
jack(
jahk
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (tool)
a. el gato
(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 need to change a flat tire, and the jack is broken.Tengo que cambiar un neumático pinchado y el gato está roto.
b. la gata
(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).
(Andes)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
The spare tire and the jack are in the trunk.La goma de auxilio y la gata están en el maletero.
2. (electricity)
a. la hembra de enchufe
(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).
Can you help me install this cable jack?¿Podrías ayudarme a poner esta hembra de enchufe?
b. la toma
(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 plug goes into this jack.El enchufe va en esta toma.
3. (card games)
a. la jota
(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).
(in French deck)
You can play either a jack or a queen.Puedes tirar una jota o una reina.
b. la sota
(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).
(in Spanish deck)
Tim manged to win the hand with his jack.Tim consiguió ganar la mano con su sota.
4. (bowling)
a. el boliche
(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 players throw their balls at the jack.Los jugadores lanzan las bolas al boliche.
5. (fish)
a. el lucio
(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).
We didn't fish much today, just a couple of jacks.Hoy no pescamos mucho, solo un par de lucios.
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(man)
a. 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).
Every jack that took part in that war will be scarred for life.Cada uno de los tipos que participó en esa guerra tendrá una cicatriz de por vida.
b. el quisque
(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)
That's the sports car that every jack wants to own.Ese es el deportivo que todo quisque quisiera tener.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(to steal)
a. afanar
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
I just saw you trying to jack that blind man's money!¡Te vi tratando de afanar el dinero del ciego!
Jack
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
8. (name)
a. Jack
My brother is called Jack, after my grandfather.Mi hermano se llama Jack, como mi abuelo.
jacks
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
9. (game)
a. los cantillos
(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 only thing kids could do for fun was to play jacks.La única diversión que tenían los niños era jugar a los cantillos.
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lantern(
lahn
-
tuhrn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (lamp)
a. el farol
(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 entrance was lit by a lantern which hung from a hook above the door.La entrada estaba illuminada por un farol que colgaba de un gancho por encima de la puerta.
b. la linterna
(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).
At the end of the celebrations, hundreds of paper lanterns were released into the night sky.Al terminar los festejos, se soltaron centenares de linternas de papel en el cielo nocturno.
c. el fanal
(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).
(of lighthouse)
Just below the lantern is a narrow walkway around the lighthouse.Justo debajo del fanal hay un pasillo estrecho alrededor del faro.
2. (architecture)
a. la linterna
(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).
In the center of the roof above the apse is a lantern with stained glass windows.En el centro del techo por encima del ábside, hay una linterna con ventanas de vidrio de colores.
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