cardinal
noun
1. (religious) 
The cardinals congregated to choose the next pope.Los cardenales se congregaron para elegir al próximo papa.
2. (animal) 
I saw a beautiful red cardinal singing in the yard.Vi un hermoso cardenal rojo que cantaba en el jardín.
3. (number) 
We've learned the cardinals in Spanish, and now we're going to learn the ordinals.Hemos aprendido los número cardinales en español y ahora vamos a aprender los ordinales.
adjective
4. (of great signficance) 
a. cardinal 
Simplifying your prose is one of the cardinal principles of good writing.La prosa sencilla es uno de los principios cardinales de la buena escritura.
b. capital 
He was sentenced to death for the cardinal sin of gluttony.Fue condenado a muerte por el pecado capital de la gula.
Honesty is the cardinal rule in this household.Honestidad es la regla fundamental en esta familia.
d. esencial 
It is of cardinal importance that this matter be kept strictly confidential.Es de importancia esencial que este asunto se mantenga estrictamente confidencial.
5. (related to numbers or directions) 
a. cardinal 
North, south, east, and west are the four cardinal directions.Norte, Sur, Este y Oeste son los cuatro puntos cardinales.
We use cardinal numbers to count things, and ordinal numbers to order things.Utilizamos los números cardinales para contar las cosas, y los números ordinales para ordenarlas.
cardinal
Noun
1. (religion) 
a. el cardenal (M) 
adjective
2. (importance, significance) 
a. capital, cardinal 
cardinal numbernúmero cardinal
cardinal sinspecados capitales
cardinal virtuesvirtudes cardinales
cardinal [ˈkɑːdɪnl]
adjective
cardinal
a cardinal rule una regla primordial or fundamental
A cardinal rule of medicine is: Above all do no harm Use it or lose it. This is the cardinal rule for preserving sexual vigor beyond middle age
of cardinal importance de capital importancia
...a matter of cardinal importance Teachers are important, but they are not of cardinal importance as they are in Zen
noun
(Rel) cardenal (m)
modifier
cardinal number (n) (Mat) número (m) cardinal
cardinal point (n) punto (m) cardinal
cardinal sin (n) (Rel) pecado (m) capital
cardinal virtue (n) virtud (f) cardinal
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adjective
1. (main) 
a. cardinal 
"Respeta al prójimo" es nuestro principio cardinal."Respect your fellow man" is our cardinal rule.
cardinal
adjective
1. (general) 
a. cardinal 
cardinal
adjective
cardinal
Phrases with "cardinal"
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cardinal number
el número cardinal
Phrases with "cardinal"
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punto cardinal
cardinal point
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