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"Éxito" is a noun which is often translated as "success", and "fracaso" is a noun which is often translated as "failure". Learn more about the difference between "éxito" and "fracaso" below.
éxito(
ehk
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see
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toh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (favorable outcome)
a. success
Para lograr el éxito en la escuela, hay que estudiar mucho.To achieve success in school, you must study a lot.
2. (popular song)
a. hit
Alejandro Fernández tiene un éxito tras otro.Alejandro Fernandez has one hit after another.
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fracaso(
frah
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kah
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soh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (loss)
a. failure
Al final, la operación entera fue un fracaso.In the end, the whole operation was a failure.
2. (figurative)
a. disaster
Su actuación en la película fue un fracaso total.Her performance in the movie was a total disaster.
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