Quick answer
"Complex" is an adjective which is often translated as "complejo", and "complexity" is a noun which is often translated as "la complejidad". Learn more about the difference between "complex" and "complexity" below.
complex(
kam
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plehks
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kuhm
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plehks
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (complicated)
a. complejo
My health insurance plan is too complex even for me, and I'm a doctor.Mi plan de seguro médico es demasiado complejo aún para mí, y soy médico.
b. complicado
It's too complex to explain in five minutes.Es demasiado complicado para explicar en cinco minutos.
2. (grammar)
a. complejo
A complex sentence must have an independent clause and a dependent clause.Una oración compleja debe incluir una cláusula independiente y una cláusula dependiente.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (group of buildings)
a. el complejo
(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).
Juan lives in an apartment complex near the beach.Juan vive en un complejo de departamentos cerca de la playa.
4. (psychology)
a. el complejo
(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).
She has a complex resulting from the time she spent in jail.Tiene un complejo como resultado del tiempo que pasó en la cárcel.
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complexity(
kuhm
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plehk
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sih
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di
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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. (general)
a. la complejidad
(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 complexity of the situation makes it impossible to sum up in under five minutes.La complejidad de la situación hace que sea imposible de resumir en menos de cinco minutos.
b. lo complejo
A good fiction author finds a balance between simplicity and complexity.Un buen autor de ficción encuentra un equilibrio entre lo simple y lo complejo.
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