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"Quarter" is a noun which is often translated as "el cuarto", and "nickel" is a noun which is often translated as "el níquel". Learn more about the difference between "quarter" and "nickel" below.
quarter(
kawr
-
duhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (fourth part)
a. el cuarto
(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 have already eaten three quarters of the pizza.Ya me he comido tres cuartos de la pizza.
b. la cuarta parte
(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 quarter of the population lives in the capital.Una cuarte parte de la población vive en la capital.
2. (period of three months)
a. el trimestre
(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 have several final exams this quarter.Tengo varios exámenes finales este trimestre.
3. (expressing time)
a. menos cuarto
It is a quarter of eight.Son las ocho menos cuarto.
4. (part of a city)
a. el barrio
(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 are some good supermarkets in the Chinese quarter.Hay buenos supermercados en el barrio chino.
5. (place, direction)
a. la parte
(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 policy received criticism from all quarters.La política recibió críticas de todas partes.
6. (coin)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el cuarto de dólar
(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 only cost a quarter.Costó solo un cuarto de dólar.
b. la moneda de 25 centavos
(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).
Do you have a quarter?¿Tienes una moneda de 25 centavos?
7. (astronomy)
a. el cuarto
(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 moon was in its first quarter.La luna estaba en cuarto creciente.
8. (mercy)
a. la clemencia
(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).
He begged, but she gave him no quarter.Le suplicó, pero no tuvo clemencia con él.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
9. (one fourth)
a. cuarto
Their relationship lasted a quarter century.Su relación duró un cuarto de siglo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
10. (to divide)
a. cortar en cuatro
Peel and quarter two potatoes.Pela dos patatas y córtalas en cuatro.
b. descuartizar
They quartered the animal with a knife.Descuartizaron al animal con un cuchillo.
11. (military)
a. alojar
The soldiers were quartered in a nearby town.Los soldados estaban alojados en un pueblo cercano.
b. acuartelar
Officers and men were quartered together.Los oficiales y las tropas estaban acuartelados juntos.
quarters
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
12. (lodgings)
a. las dependencias
(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).
(for staff)
The servants' quarters were right at the top of the house.Las dependencias del servicio estaban en el último piso de la casa.
b. el cuartel
(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).
(military)
He had been confined to quarters because of a misdemeanor.Estaba retenido en el cuartel por una falta que había cometido.
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nickel(
nih
-
kuhl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (metal)
a. el níquel
(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).
Nickel is used for platings because it is resistant to corrosion.El níquel se utiliza para enchapados porque es resistente a la corrosión.
2. (currency)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la moneda de cinco centavos
(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 remember when a chocolate bar only cost you a nickel.Recuerdo cuando una tableta de chocolate solo te costaba una moneda de cinco centavos.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to cover in nickel)
a. niquelar
Many everyday products are nickeled to strengthen them though the metal does tend to tarnish.Muchos productos cotidianos son niquelados para endurecerlos aunque el metal tiende a deslustrarse.
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