Quick answer
"Competence" is a noun which is often translated as "la capacidad", and "competency" is a noun which is often translated as "la competencia". Learn more about the difference between "competence" and "competency" below.
competence(
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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. (ability)
a. la capacidad
(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).
Intercultural competence is an important prerequisite for leaders in multinational ventures.La capacidad intercultural es un requisito previo importante para los líderes en los negocios multinacionales.
b. la competencia
(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).
After a long losing streak, the fans began to doubt his competence as a coach.Después de una larga racha de pérdidas, los hinchas comenzaron a dudar de su competencia como entrenador.
2. (legal)
a. la competencia
(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).
They ruled that the lower court had competence to hear the case; therefore, they dismissed the case.Dictaminaron que el tribunal inferior tenía la competencia para conocer el caso; por lo tanto, se sobreseyó.
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competency
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (proficiency)
a. la competencia
(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 commentator questioned the candidate's competency to be president.El comentarista cuestionó la competencia del candidato para ser presidente.
2. (legal)
a. la competencia
(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 competency of the defendant to stand trial will have to be assessed.Seré necesario evaluar la competencia del acusado para ser enjuiciado.
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