cake

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cake(
keyk
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (culinary)
a. el pastel
(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 baked a birthday cake for you.Te he preparado un pastel de cumpleaños.
b. la torta
(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).
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
My aunt Brenda's chocolate cake is my favorite.La torta de chocolate de mi tía Brenda es mi favorita.
c. la tarta
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Their wedding cake had seven tiers.Su tarta nupcial tenía siete pisos.
d. el bizcocho
(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).
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
We're going to have cake and ice cream for dessert.De postre vamos a tener un bizcocho y helado.
2. (block of soap)
a. la pastilla
(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).
My neighbor gave me three homemade cakes of soap.Mi vecina me regaló tres pastillas de jabón caseras.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to be covered)
a. estar cubierto
Her face was completely caked with makeup. She looked a bit ridiculous.Su cara estaba completamente cubierta de maquillaje. Se veía un poco ridícula.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to harden)
a. endurecerse
The mud had caked on the carpet.El barro se había endurecido en la alfombra.
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cake
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (food)
a. la pastel m, tarta
(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).
2. (small)
a. el pastel
(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).
a birthday cakeuna tarta de cumpleaños
a wedding cakeun pastel de boda
cake shoppastelería f
cake tinmolde m
3. (of soap)
a. la pastilla
(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).
4. (idioms)
a.
it's a piece of cakeestá tirado, es facilísimo
5. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a.
that really takes the cake!¡esto es el colmo!
6. (prov)
a.
you can't have your cake and eat itno se puede estar en misa y repicando
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (general)
a.
her shoes were caked with mudtenía los zapatos llenos de barro seco
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cake [keɪk]
noun
1 (large) tarta (f); pastel (m); torta (f); (LAm) (small) pastel (m); queque (m); (LAm) (sponge, plain) bizcocho (m); pan (m) dulce
the way the national cake is divided la forma en que está repartida la tarta or está repartido el pastel nacional
it's a piece of cake es pan comido; está tirado (informal)
to go or sell like hot cakes venderse como rosquillas
to have one's cake and eat it
he wants to have his cake and eat it quiere nadar y guardar la ropa
that takes the cake! ¡es el colmo!
2 (bar) [of chocolate] barra (f); [of soap] pastilla (f)
transitive verb
caked with mud embarrado; cubierto de barro seco
intransitive verb
[+blood] coagularse; [+mud] endurecerse;
modifier
cake mix (n) polvos (m) para hacer pasteles
cake shop (n) pastelería (f)
cake tin (n) (for baking) bizcochera (f); (for storing) caja (f) de pastel
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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