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"Advantages" is a form of "advantage", a noun which is often translated as "la ventaja". "Downsides" is a form of "downside", a noun which is often translated as "el inconveniente". Learn more about the difference between "advantages" and "downsides" below.
advantage(
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vahn
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tihj
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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. (superiority)
a. la ventaja
(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)
The advantage of showering at the gym is that you save money on your water bill.La ventaja de ducharse en el gimnasio es que ahorras dinero en la factura del agua.
2. (gain)
a. el beneficio
(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)
My colleagues' mistakes will work in my advantage when it comes to a promotion.Los errores de mis colegas revertirán en mi beneficio a la hora de un ascenso.
b. el provecho
(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)
Try to take advantage of the situation.Intenta sacarle provecho a la situación.
3. (tennis)
a. la ventaja
(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 win a tennis game, a player must have a two-point advantage.Para ganar un partido de tenis, un jugador debe tener una ventaja de dos puntos.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (to benefit)
a. favorecer
The queen's family was openly advantaged by the king. That's how it came to be one of the most powerful families in England.El rey favoreció abiertamente a la familia de la reina. Así es como se convirtió en una de las familias más poderosas de Inglaterra.
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downside(
daun
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sayd
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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. (general)
a. el inconveniente
(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)
The only downside I can see to this plan is that we need to invest more money in the early stages.El único inconveniente que veo de este plan es que tenemos que invertir más dinero en la primera etapa.
b. la desventaja
(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 can see all the positives but there must be a downside somewhere.Veo todos los puntos positivos pero tiene que haber alguna desventaja en algún lado.
c. lo malo
The downside to getting these cheap tickets is that you have to sit in the middle seat.Lo malo de conseguir estos pasajes baratos es que te tienes que sentar en el asiento del medio.
d.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
On the downside, fuel consumption is much higher.Por el lado negativo, el consumo de combustible es mucho más elevado.
On the downside, you won't have so much free time to go out with your friends.Tiene el inconveniente de que no tendrás tanto tiempo libre para salir con tus amigos.
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