Quick answer
"Objective" is a noun which is often translated as "el objetivo", and "target" is a noun which is often translated as "el blanco". Learn more about the difference between "objective" and "target" below.
objective(
uhb
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jehk
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dihv
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (aim)
a. el objetivo
(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).
Our objective is to secure the port against an enemy invasion.Nuestro objetivo es asegurar el puerto contra una invasión enemiga.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (without bias)
a. objetivo
The accountant presented an objective analysis of the accounts.El contador presentó un análisis objetivo de las cuentas.
3. (grammar)
a. de complemento directo
Your homework is to write down all the objective pronouns you find on page 17.La tarea es anotar todos los pronombres de complemento directo que se encuentran en la página 17.
b. acusativo
In Latin, nouns change form to differentiate between the subjective and the objective case.En latín, los sustantivos cambian su forma para diferenciar el caso nominativo del acusativo.
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target(
tar
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giht
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (sport)
a. el blanco
(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 played darts and I hit the target twice.Jugamos a los dardos y di dos veces en el blanco.
2. (goal)
a. el objetivo
(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 set myself a target to earn a million dollars by the time I'm 30.Me propuse como objetivo ganar un millón de dólares para los 30.
3. (military)
a. el objetivo
(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 soldier aimed at the target and shot.El soldado apuntó al objetivo y disparó.
4. (person on receiving end)
a. el blanco
(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).
He's the target of all their jokes.Es el blanco de todas las bromas.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to choose as a target)
a. ir dirigido a
The campaign targets teenagers.La campaña va dirigida a los adolescentes.
b. elegir como objetivo
They mainly targeted arms factories and military bases.Eligieron como objetivo principalmente fábricas de armamento y bases militares.
6. (to direct)
a. dirigir
The new software is targeted at the banking sector.El nuevo software va dirigido al sector bancario.
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