Quick answer
"Coincidence" is a noun which is often translated as "la coincidencia", and "serendipity" is a noun which is often translated as "la serendipia". Learn more about the difference between "coincidence" and "serendipity" below.
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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. (chance event)
a. la coincidencia
(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).
What a coincidence that we're in the same class!¡Qué coincidencia que estamos en la misma clase!
b. 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).
By some strange coincidence, I ran into my cousin in Moscow.Por alguna extraña casualidad, me topé con mi primo en Moscú.
2. (simultaneous occurrence)
a. la coincidencia
(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 coincidence of his visit and the outbreak of the scandal had been carefully planned.La coincidencia de su visita y el estallido del escándalo se había planeado con sumo cuidado.
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serendipity
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (happy chance)
a. la serendipia
(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).
Many scientific discoveries have happened by serendipity.Muchos descubrimientos científicos se han producido por serendipia.
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