Quick answer
"Certain" is an adjective which is often translated as "seguro", and "specific" is an adjective which is often translated as "específico". Learn more about the difference between "certain" and "specific" below.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (definite)
a. seguro
What is certain is that technology will keep advancing.Lo que es seguro es que la tecnología seguirá avanzando.
2. (convinced)
a. seguro
I can't be completely certain, it's just a suspicion.No estoy completamente segura, es solo una sospecha.
3. (particular)
a. cierto
Certain things are better left unsaid.Ciertas cosas es mejor callárselas.
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specific
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (particular)
a. específico
All gluten-free products are placed in a specific aisle of the supermarket.Todos los productos sin gluten se encuentran en un pasillo específico del supermercado.
b. concreto
Normally I don't recommend installing a cleaning app, but in this specific case it is necessary.Normalmente no recomiendo instalar una aplicación de limpieza, pero en este caso concreto es necesario.
2. (precise)
a. preciso
He didn't give specific instructions.No dio instrucciones precisas.
b. concreto
Could you be a little more specific?¿Podrías ser un poco más concreto?
3. (medicine and biology)
a. específico
A cough is not a specific symptom to tuberculosis.La tos no es un síntoma específico de la tuberculosis.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (medicine)
a. el específico
(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).
Ecballium elaterium is a specific for chronic cystitis.El Ecballium elaterium es un específico para la cistitis crónica.
specifics
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
5. (details)
a. los detalles
(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).
Click on the following link to learn more about the specifics of the conference program.Haz clic en el siguiente enlace para obtener más detalles sobre el programa del congreso.
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