Quick answer
"Chance" is a noun which is often translated as "la oportunidad", and "possibility" is a noun which is often translated as "la posibilidad". Learn more about the difference between "chance" and "possibility" below.
chance(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (opportunity)
a. la oportunidad
(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).
If you give me the chance, I'll prove to you that I'm worthy.Si me das la oportunidad, te demostraré lo que valgo.
b. la ocasión
(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).
When are you going to wash the car? - I'll do it when I get a chance.¿Cuándo vas a lavar el coche? - Lo haré cuando tenga ocasión.
c. la chance
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
They should give their relationship one more chance.Deberían darle a la relación una chance más.
2. (probability)
a. la posibilidad
(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).
Martha has a slight chance of winning the election.Martha tiene una pequeña posibilidad de ganar las elecciones.
3. (fate)
a. la casualidad
(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).
It was pure chance that they met twice in the same day.Fue pura casualidad que se encontraran dos veces el mismo día.
b. la suerte
(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).
Whether you win or lose at the casino is a matter of chance.Ganar o perder en el casino es cuestión de suerte.
c. el azar
(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).
It's an important event. We must plan ahead and leave nothing to chance.Es un evento importante. Debemos planificar bien y no dejar nada al azar.
4. (risk)
a. el riesgo
(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 investment was a bit of a chance, but it paid off.La inversión tuvo un poco de riesgo, pero valió la pena.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (accidental)
a. casual
They were reunited by a chance encounter.Volvieron a verse a raíz de un encuentro casual.
b. fortuito
Fleming made a chance discovery that would change the course of medicine: penicillin.Fleming hizo un descubrimiento fortuito que cambiaría el rumbo de la medicina: la penicilina.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to run the risk of)
a. arriesgarse a
It's a good idea to leave early so you don't chance missing the bus.Es buena idea salir temprano para no arriesgarse a perder el autobús.
7. (to happen)
a. dar la casualidad de que
He chanced to arrive home at the same time as his father.Dio la casualidad de que llegó a la casa al mismo tiempo que su papá.
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possibility(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (prospect)
a. la posibilidad
(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).
Is there any possibility that you'll be home later today?¿Hay alguna posibilidad de que estés en casa hoy más tarde?
possibilities
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
2. (potential)
a. las posibilidades
(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).
Her business idea has great possibilities.Su idea de negocios tiene excelentes posibilidades.
b. el potencial
(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).
His invention has real possibilities for becoming a new form of transportation.Su invento tiene verdadero potencial de llegar a ser una nueva forma de transporte.
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