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"Calculation" is a noun which is often translated as "el cálculo", and "estimation" is a noun which is often translated as "la estimación". Learn more about the difference between "calculation" and "estimation" below.
calculation
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (mathematics)
a. el cálculo
(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).
The engineers checked their calculations for the bridge project one more time.Los ingenieros revisaron los cálculos para el proyecto del puente una vez más.
2. (estimate)
a. el cálculo
(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).
According to my calculations, we'll need seven boxes.De acuerdo con mis cálculos, necesitaremos siete cajas.
3. (careful thought with selfish aims)
a. el cálculo
(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).
The government's decision to sign an agreement with our former enemy is the result of political calculation.La decisión del gobierno de firmar un acuerdo con nuestro anterior enemigo es el resultado del cálculo político.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He achieved his success by eliminating his opponents one at a time using cold calculation.Triunfó eliminando a sus oponentes uno a uno de manera fría y calculadora.
Laura's vengeance was carried out with cold calculation.La venganza de Laura se llevó a cabo con frialdad y de forma calculadora.
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estimation
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (rough calculation)
a. la estimación
(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).
The Treasury makes estimations of economic growth for each quarter.El tesoro público hace estimaciones del crecimiento económico para cada trimestre.
2. (judgment)
a. el juicio
(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).
In my estimation, Simon is not up to the job.A mi juicio, Simon no está a la altura del trabajo.
b. la opinión
(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).
Lesley's subsequent behavior confirmed my estimation of her.El comportamiento posterior de Lesley confirmó mi opinión de ella.
3. (esteem)
a. la estima
(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).
The thousands who turned out for his funeral are proof of the estimation in which he was held.Los miles de personas que acudieron a su entierro son testimonio de la estima que se le tenía.
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