Quick answer
"Leaflet" is a noun which is often translated as "el folleto", and "handout" is a noun which is often translated as "la hoja informativa". Learn more about the difference between "leaflet" and "handout" below.
leaflet
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (flyer)
a. el folleto
(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).
You can pick up an explanatory leaflet about giving blood in your doctor's office.Encontrarás un folleto explicativo sobre la donación de sangre en el consultorio de tu médico.
b. el panfleto
(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).
(political)
Trade unionists were giving out leaflets calling for a general strike.Los sindicalistas repartían panfletos convocando a la huelga general.
c. la octavilla
(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).
(political)
The party printed thousands of leaflets and stickers for its campaign.El partido imprimió miles de octavillas y pegatinas para su campaña.
2. (botany)
a. el folíolo
(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).
Each compound leaf has nine to twelve leaflets.Cada hoja compuesta tiene de nueve a doce folíolos.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to distribute leaflets in)
a. repartir folletos en
Parents leafleted the neighborhood to explain the impact of budget cuts on schools.Los padres repartieron folletos en el vecindario para explicar el impacto de los recortes presupuestarios en las escuelas.
4. (to distribute leaflets to)
a. repartir folletos a
We are leafleting tourists who visit the area, alerting them to the situation of the indigenous people.Estamos repartiendo folletos a los turistas que visitan la zona, para concienciarlos de la situación de los indígenas.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to distribute leaflets)
a. repartir folletos
Volunteers go out leafleting and canvassing during the runup to the election.Los voluntarios salen a repartir folletos y hacer campaña durante el período previo a las elecciones.
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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. (leaflet)
a. la hoja informativa
(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 printed out handouts detailing the instructions for completing the project.Imprimí hojas informativas con las instrucciones para completar el proyecto.
b. el apunte
(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 teacher asked the students to use the handout that she passed out for taking notes.La maestra les pidió a los estudiantes que usaran el apunte que les repartió para tomar notas.
c. el handout
(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).
If you look at your handout, you will find the answers in the second column.Si miran el handout, van a encontrar las respuestas en la segunda columna.
d. el folleto
(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).
(advertising)
I picked up a lot of handouts at the conference.Recogí muchos folletos en la conferencia.
2. (money)
a. la limosna
(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).
Silvia felt guilty for not giving the homeless man a handout when she walked by him.Silivia se sintió culpable por no darle una limosna al hombre sin hogar cuando lo pasó en la calle.
b. el donativo
(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).
There is an old lady who sits at the church entrance and asks for handouts every Monday.Hay una anciana que se sienta en la entrada de la iglesia y pide donativos todos los lunes.
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