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"Coherent" is an adjective which is often translated as "coherente", and "consistent" is an adjective which is often translated as "constante". Learn more about the difference between "coherent" and "consistent" below.
coherent
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (logical and consistent)
a. coherente
The narrative structure of the novel is not very coherent.La estructura narrativa de la novela no es muy coherente.
b. congruente
The city lacks a coherent transportation policy.La ciudad carece de una política de transporte congruente.
2. (able to speak coherently)
a. capaz de hablar coherentemente
Elly wasn't coherent. She sounded as if she'd been drinking.Elly no era capaz de hablar coherentemente. Parecía que había estado bebiendo.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (without variation)
a. constante
My boss was demoted for his consistent failure to raise sales.Mi jefe fue degradado por sus constantes fracasos en aumentar las ventas.
2. (in agreement with)
a. coherente
The defendant's actions are consistent with those of a psycopath.Las acciones del acusado son coherentes con las de un psicópata.
b. congruente
The lawyer's alibi wasn't consistent with his secretary's testimony.La coartada del abogado no era congruente con el testimonio de su secretaria.
c. consecuente
The priest was not consistent with his teachings.El sacerdote no eran consecuente con sus enseñanzas.
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