Quick answer
"Journal" is a noun which is often translated as "el diario", and "periodical" is a noun which is often translated as "la publicación periódica". Learn more about the difference between "journal" and "periodical" below.
journal(
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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. (diary)
a. el diario
(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).
Sarah was furious to find out that her brother had read her journal.Sarah se puso furiosa al descubrir que su hermano había leído su diario.
2. (publication)
a. la revista
(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 golf journal comes out once a month.La revista de golf sale una vez al mes.
b. el periódico
(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).
Did you see the article today about the stock market in the journal?¿Viste el artículo hoy sobre la bolsa de valores en el periódico?
3. (nautical)
a. el diario de navegación
(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 captain instructed the ensign to record the ship's position in the journal.El capitán le instruyó al alférez que registrara la posición de la nave en el diario de navegación.
4. (accounting)
a. el libro diario
(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 manager notes the day's receipts in the journal.El gerente anota los recibos del día en el libro diario.
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periodical
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (publication)
a. la publicación periódica
(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).
Erica is reading periodicals in the library to find information for her project.Erica está leyendo publicaciones periódicas en la biblioteca para encontrar información para su proyecto.
b. la revista
(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).
Their monthly periodical is published exclusively online.Su revista mensual se publica exclusivamente en línea.
c. el boletín
(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).
Karl writes a weekly periodical for farmers.Karl escribe un boletín semanal para granjeros.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (recurring)
a. periódico
The park issues periodic reminders to citizens that it depends on donations for maintenance.El parque emite recordatorios periódicos a los ciudadanos de que su mantenimiento depende de donaciones.
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