Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Thursday November 22, 2012

cara, noun:
side; cheek

La cara refers primarily to your face.

Tiene la cara alargada.
He has a long face.

Another meaning of cara is the face of a mountain:

Intentaron ascender por la cara norte.
They tried to climb the north face.

La cara also denotes the side of a CD, or a piece of paper:

un folio escrito por las dos caras
a sheet of paper with writing on both sides

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