Quick answer
"Comeback" is a noun which is often translated as "el regreso", and "setback" is a noun which is often translated as "el revés". Learn more about the difference between "comeback" and "setback" below.
comeback(
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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. (return)
a. el regreso
(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).
Overalls seem to be enjoying a comeback these days.Los overoles parecen estar haciendo su regreso estos días.
b. el retorno
(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).
Michael Jordan's comeback to basketball was one of the most exciting sports events of the nineties.El retorno de Michael Jordan al baloncesto fue uno de los momentos más emocionantes del deporte de los años noventa.
c. la vuelta
(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).
Congratulations on your comeback to the major leagues!¡Felicidades por tu vuelta a las ligas mayores!
2. (sports)
a. la remontada
(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 team made a spectacular comeback from 2-0 to win the game.El equipo hizo una remontada espectacular y pasó del 2-0 a ganar el partido.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(answer)
a. la réplica
(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).
My uncle has a quick wit; he always has a comeback ready.Mi tío tiene mucho ingenio; siempre tiene una réplica lista.
b. la respuesta
(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).
Sometimes it's better to ignore people and suppress whatever comeback you have in your head.A veces es mejor ignorar a la gente y contener cualquier respuesta que tengas en mente.
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setback
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el revés
(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 party suffered a major setback in the recent elections.El partido sufrió un serio revés en las recientes elecciones.
b. el contratiempo
(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).
We've had to overcome a lot of setbacks during this project.Tuvimos que superar muchos contratiempos durante este proyecto.
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