Quick answer
"Lake" is a noun which is often translated as "el lago", and "etc." is an abbreviation which is often translated as "etc.". Learn more about the difference between "lake" and "etc." below.
lake(
leyk
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (body of water)
a. el lago
(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).
Lake Titicaca is the largest in South America.El lago Titicaca es el más grande de Sudamérica.
2. (pigment)
a. la laca
(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 altar's shine is due to the covering of lake.El brillo del altar se debe a la capa de laca.
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etc.
An abbreviation is the shortened form of a word or group of words (e.g. "UFO" = "unidentified flying object"; "p." = "page").
abbreviation
1. (et cetera)
a. etc.
We went to the market to buy fish, meat, fruit, etc.Fuimos al mercado a comprar pescado, carne, fruta, etc.
b. etcétera
The winner thanked his wife and children, his friends, his colleagues, etc.El ganador dio las gracias a su mujer e hijos, amigos, compañeros, etcétera.
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