Quick answer
"Lip" is a noun which is often translated as "el labio", and "face" is a noun which is often translated as "la cara". Learn more about the difference between "lip" and "face" below.
lip(
lihp
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (anatomy)
a. el labio
(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).
Monica tripped and cut her lip on the edge of a chair.Monica tropezó y se cortó el labio en el borde de una silla.
2. (edge of opening)
a. el borde
(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 bought some blown glass cups that have a cobalt blue stripe around the lip.Compramos unos vasos de vidrio soplado que tienen una franja de azul cobalto por el borde.
b. el pico
(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).
Wipe the lip of the jug so the orange juice doesn't drip on the tablecloth.Limpia el pico de la jarra para que no caigan gotas de jugo de naranja sobre el mantel.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(insolence)
a. la insolencia
(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'm tired of your lip. Carry on like that and you'll be grounded.Estoy harta de tu insolencia. Sigue así y quedarás castigado.
b. la impertinencia
(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).
Pablo got in trouble for giving lip to the teacher today.Pablo se metió en problemas por su impertinencia con el profesor hoy.
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face(
feys
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (anatomy)
a. la cara
(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).
She protected her face from the cold with her scarf.Se protegió la cara del frío con la bufanda.
b. el rostro
(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 expression on her face said it all.La expresión de su rostro lo decía todo.
2. (person)
a. la cara
(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).
It was very nice to arrive at a place with so many familiar faces.Fue muy agradable llegar a un sitio con tantas caras conocidas.
3. (expression)
a. la cara
(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).
They put on a brave face after hearing the bad news.Pusieron buena cara a las malas noticias.
4. (surface)
a. la faz
(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).
She had completely vanished from the face of the Earth.Había desaparecido por completo de la faz de la Tierra.
b. la fachada
(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).
They are renovating the face of city hall.Están renovando la fachada del ayuntamiento.
c. la superficie
(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).
Write what the contents are on the face of the box.Escribe los contenidos sobre la superficie de la caja.
d. la cara
(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).
(coin)
There is an inscription on the face of the coin.Hay una inscripción en la cara de la moneda.
e. la esfera
(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).
(clock)
The crystal protects the face of the clock.El vidrio protege la esfera del reloj.
f. la pared
(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).
(mountain)
Today we are going to climb that face of the cliff.Hoy vamos a escalar esa pared del acantilado.
5. (aspect)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Due to the changing face of Europe, the treaty could not be signed.Debido a la cambiante fisonomía de Europa, no se pudo firmar el tratado.
Tonight's report focuses on the hidden face of campaign finance.El informe de esta noche se centra en el aspecto oculto de las finanzas de campañas.
6. (insolence)
a. el descaro
(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).
She had the face to come back after all she had done.Tuvo el descaro de volver después de todo lo que había hecho.
7. (typography)
a. el tipo de letra
(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).
It's probably best to avoid using novelty faces on your résumé.Quizá sea mejor evitar usar tipos de letra efectistas en tu currículum.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
8. (to be opposite)
a. dar a
My room faces the sea.Mi habitación da al mar.
b. mirar a
We prefer to sit facing the window.Preferimos sentarnos mirando a la ventana.
9. (to confront)
a. afrontar
We have to face the consequences of our actions.Hemos de afrontar las consecuencias de nuestros actos.
b. hacer frente
You have to face your problems to solve them.Tienes que hacer frente a tus problemas para solucionarlos.
c. enfrentarse
If you don't face him, you are a coward.Si no te enfrentas a él, eres un cobarde.
10. (to cover)
a. recubrir
The wall of the building was faced with hundreds of glass pieces.El muro del edificio estaba recubierto de cientos de trozos de cristal.
b. forrar (sewing)
The skirt was faced with satin.La falda estaba forrada de raso.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
11. (to be oriented)
a. mirar
The living room windows face eastward, so the room gets great light in the morning.Las ventanas de la sala de estar miran hacia el este, así que el cuarto recibe bastante luz por la mañana.
12. (to turn)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I didn't know which way to face.No sabía en qué dirección volverme.
Soldiers, right face!¡Soldados, a la derecha!
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