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"Cognizant" is an adjective which is often translated as "consciente", and "aware" is an adjective which is also often translated as "consciente". Learn more about the difference between "cognizant" and "aware" below.
cognizant
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(general)
a. consciente
Ted has demonstrated that he is cognizant of his authority, but not of his responsibility.Ted ha demostrado ser consciente de su autoridad, pero no de su responsabilidad.
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aware(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (mindful)
a. consciente
When traveling in a foreign city, one must always be aware of one's surroundings.Cuando se visita una ciudad extranjera, uno siempre tiene que ser consciente de lo que le rodea.
2. (having knowledge)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Is uncle Bob dead? - Not that I'm aware of.¿Está muerto el tío Bob? - Que yo sepa no.
Jackie first became aware that Luis liked her when he gave her some flowers.Jackie se dio cuenta de que le gustaba a Luis cuando le regaló unas flores.
3. (knowledgeable)
a. enterado
Lucy is very politically aware and wants to make a difference in the world.Lucy está muy enterada de temas políticos y quiere hacer una diferencia en el mundo.
b. concienciado
Young people are very aware about what's happening to the environment.Los jóvenes están muy concienciados sobre lo que está pasando con el medio ambiente.
c. despierto
Fernanda is very aware for a little girl. She has a very large vocabulary.Fernanda es muy despierta para ser una niñita. Tiene un vocabulario muy amplio.
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