core
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core(
kawr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (central part)
a. el centro
(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).
Ew, there's a worm in the core of this apple.Guácala, hay un gusano en el centro de esta manzana.
The Earth's core is extremely hot.El centro de la Tierra está extremadamente caliente.
b. el núcleo
(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 need to find a way of cooling the core of the reactor in an emergency situation.Necesitamos encontrar una manera de enfriar el núcleo del reactor en caso de emergencia.
2. (fruit)
a. el corazón
(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).
Only the core of the fruit was left on the plate.Solo quedó el corazón de la fruta en el plato.
3. (essential component)
a. el meollo
(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 core of the problem is that your father doesn't approve that we are getting married.El meollo del problema es que tu padre no aprueba que nos casemos.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to remove the pit)
a. quitar el corazón a
Some people don't peel or core apples.Algunas personas ni pelan ni le quitan el corazón a las manzanas.
b. deshuesar
I cut my finger when I was trying to core a peach.Me corté el dedo tratando de deshuesar un melocotón.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (principal)
a. central
Our core problem is that we can't access the database.Nuestro problema central es que no podemos acceder a la base de datos.
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core
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of apple)
a. el corazón
(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).
2. (of earth, nuclear reactor)
a. el núcleo
(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 hard core of supportun núcleo sólido de apoyo
he's rotten to the coreestá corrompido hasta la médula
3. (school)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
core curriculumasignaturas troncales
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (apple)
a. quitar el corazón a
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core [kɔːʳ]
noun
1 [of fruit] corazón (m); [of earth] centro (m); núcleo (m); [of cable, nuclear reactor] núcleo (m)
2 [of problem etc] esencia (f); meollo (m); [of group etc] centro (m)
English to the core inglés hasta los tuétanos; rotten to the core corrompido hasta la médula; shocked to the core profundamente afectado; a hard core of resistance un núcleo or foco arraigado de resistencia; the hard core of unemployment los parados que tienen pocas posibilidades de salir de esa situación
transitive verb
[+fruit] deshuesar
modifier
core business (n) actividad (f) principal
core curriculum (n) (Educ) asignaturas (f) comunes
core memory (n) (Comput) memoria (f) de núcleos
core subject (n) (Educ) (Univ) asignatura (f) común
core time (n) periodo (m) nuclear
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "core"
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core values
los valores fundamentales
hard-core
duro
hard core
el núcleo
soft-core
blando
core classes
las clases principales
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