Quick answer
"Letter" is a noun which is often translated as "la carta", and "mail" is a noun which is often translated as "el correo". Learn more about the difference between "letter" and "mail" below.
letter(
leh
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duhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (written note)
a. la carta
(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 love receiving handwritten letters via snail mail.Me encanta recibir cartas escritas a mano por correo normal.
2. (written sign)
a. la letra
(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 just need five letters to complete the crossword.Me faltan solo cinco letras para completar el crucigrama.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to print with letters)
a. estampar con letras
The cover of the book was lettered in ancient script.La portada del libro estaba estampada con letras antiguas.
letters
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
4.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(erudition)
a. las letras
(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).
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
The scholar was a man of letters.El erudito era un hombre de letras.
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mail(
meyl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (letters and parcels)
a. el correo
(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).
Have you checked the mail today?¿Has chequeado el correo hoy?
b. la correspondencia
(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 put all of the mail on the kitchen table.Puse toda la correspondencia en la mesa de la cocina.
c. la carta
(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).
You didn't get any mail, sorry.No recibiste ninguna carta, perdón.
2. (postal services)
a. el correo
(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 think my grandma is the only person who still corresponds via mail.Creo que mi abuela es la única persona que todavía corresponde por correo.
b. el servicio postal
(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'm afraid mail is not the most efficient avenue for communication.Me temo que el servicio postal no es la vía más eficiente para la comunicación.
3. (armor)
a. la malla
(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 knight's mail deflected the arrow.La malla del caballero desvió la flecha.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to dispatch)
a. enviar por correo
I mailed her birthday card yesterday, so it should arrive on time.Envié su tarjeta de cumpleaños por correo ayer, así que debería llegar a tiempo.
b. mandar por correo
It will be difficult to mail such a heavy package.Será difícil mandar por correo un paquete tan pesado.
c. echar al correo
We finally mailed the last of the wedding invitations yesterday.Por fin echamos al correo las últimas invitaciones de boda de ayer.
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