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tale

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tale(
teyl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (story)
a. el cuento
(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).
(M)
We're publishing a new collection of folk tales for children.Vamos a publicar una nueva colección de cuentos folklóricos para niños.
b. la historia
(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).
(F)
I'll tell you a tale of a faraway land.Les contaré la historia de una tierra lejana.
c. el relato
(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).
(M)
I'm teaching a short course on American fantastic tales next semester.El próximo semestre doy un curso sobre relatos fantásticos norteamericanos.
2. (lie)
a. el cuento
(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).
(M)
Stop telling tales; I know exactly where you went yesterday.Déjate de cuentos, sé exactamente dónde estuviste ayer.
b. la patraña
(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).
(F)
You tell so many tales that I can't trust you.Cuentas tantas patrañas que no puedo confiar en ti.
c. el chisme
(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).
(M)
Gloria told me her husband is taking her to Paris. - You can't believe any of her tales.Gloria me dijo que su marido la iba a llevar a París. - No se pueden creer nada de sus chismes.
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tale
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (story)
a. la historia
(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).
(F)
2. (legend)
a. el cuento
(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).
(M)
she lived to tell the talevivió para contarlo
3. (lie)
a. la cuento m, patraña
(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).
(F)
to tell tales (about somebody)contar patrañas (sobre alguien)
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tale [teɪl]
noun
1 (story) cuento (m); historia (f)
he told us the tale of his adventures nos contó sus aventuras; he had quite a tale to tell vaya historia que tenía para contar; it tells its own tale habla por sí solo
a collection of poems, stories and folk tales the plot is woven around several different tales the media have been filled with tales of horror and loss a property analyst, full of cheery tales about soaring share prices the lack of evidence tells a tale
Tales of King Arthur Leyendas (f) del Rey Arturo
the Canterbury Tales
sound the alarm, or we shan't live to tell the tale toca el timbre, o no salimos vivos de esto; toca el timbre, o no lo contamos; few people get caught in an avalanche and live to tell the tale muy poca gente sobrevive una avalancha
you lived to tell the tale this time but who knows how far you can push your luck she was dragged before the managing director, yet lived to tell the tale
2 (fabrication) cuento (m); patraña (f)
to tell tales (out of school) (inform) chivarse; chismear
you can't keep anything secret around her, she always tells tales to her mother teachers hate children who tell tales about their friends
(fib) contar cuentos
David's mother was worried because he was always telling her tales.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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