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"Ética" is a noun which is often translated as "ethics", and "valor" is a noun which is often translated as "value". Learn more about the difference between "ética" and "valor" below.
ética(
eh
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tee
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kah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (branch of philosophy)
a. ethics
Hay filósofos que estudian las normas de conducta que dicta la ética.There are philosophers who study the rules of behavior established by ethics.
2. (set of principles)
a. ethics
Con el comportamiento que tuvo, Juan ha demostrado no tener ningún tipo de ética.By the way he has behaved, Juan has proved that he has no ethics whatsoever.
b. ethic (of specific group)
Se crió en la ética del trabajo y en la idea de valerse por sí mismo.He was brought up on the work ethic and the idea of managing on his own.
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valor(
bah
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lohr
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (worth)
a. value
Las pinturas de ese artista han aumentado mucho en valor.That artist's paintings have greatly increased in value.
2. (efficacy)
a. validity
Un examen de nivel básico no tiene valor para un estudiante avanzado.A basic level exam has no validity for advanced students.
3. (behavior)
a. bravery (courage)
Se reconocieron los soldados por su valor excepcional.The soldiers were recognized for their exceptional bravery.
b. nerve (shamelessness)
Ese diseñador tiene mucho valor al decir que la gente fea no debe usar su ropa.That designer has a lot of nerve saying that ugly people shouldn’t wear his clothes.
4. (finance)
a. security
Por invertir en valores, Warren Buffet se hizo uno de los hombres más ricos del mundo.By investing in securities, Warren Buffet became one of the richest men in the world.
5. (music)
a. value
Una redonda en un compás de 4/4 tiene un valor de cuatro tiempos.A whole note in a 4/4 bar has a value of four beats.
valores
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
6. (principles)
a. values
Mi abuela piensa que la juventud de hoy no tiene ningunos valores.My grandmother thinks that today's youth has no values.
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