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"Ability" is a noun which is often translated as "la habilidad", and "skill" is a noun which is also often translated as "la habilidad". Learn more about the difference between "ability" and "skill" below.
ability(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (talent)
a. la habilidad
(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 have the ability to sew without using patterns.Tengo la habilidad de coser sin usar patrones.
2. (faculty)
a. la capacidad
(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)
Adaptive ability was crucial in evolution.La capacidad de adaptación fue crucial en la evolución.
b. la aptitud
(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)
He lacks the abilities needed for the job.No reúne las aptitudes necesarias para el trabajo.
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skill(
skihl
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (ability)
a. la habilidad
(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)
Precision is one of his strongest skills.La precisión es una de sus mayores habilidades.
b. la destreza
(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)
He plays the piano with great skill.Toca el piano con mucha destreza.
c. las dotes
(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)
She was known for her skill in gardening.Se le conocía por sus dotes para la jardinería.
d. la aptitud
(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)
Paul doesn't have the skills required for this job.Paul no tiene las aptitudes necesarias para este trabajo.
2. (technique)
a. la técnica
(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)
She is teaching me some skills to read faster.Me está enseñando algunas técnicas para leer más rápido.
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