Quick answer
"Consequence" is a noun which is often translated as "la consecuencia", and "effect" is a noun which is often translated as "el efecto". Learn more about the difference between "consequence" and "effect" below.
consequence(
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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. (result)
a. la consecuencia
(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 lives were lost as a consequence of the earthquake.Muchas vidas se perdieron como consecuencia del terremoto.
b. el resultado
(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).
Mold is a consequence of long-term dampness.El moho es un resultado de la humedad a largo plazo.
2. (importance)
a. la importancia
(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).
Ben is depressed and feels like nothing in his life is of consequence.Ben está deprimido y siente como si nada en su vida tuviera importancia.
b. la trascendencia
(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).
He has yet to say anything of consequence during his campaign.Todavía no ha dicho nada de trascendencia durante su campaña.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Don't pay any attention to Irene. She's of no consequence.No le hagas caso a Irene. Es insignificante.
Persia was no longer a player of any consequence on the world scene.Persia había dejado de ser un actor que valiera la pena tener en cuenta en la escena mundial.
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effect(
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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. (result)
a. el efecto
(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).
Children begin to understand the nature of cause and effect around the age of eight.Los niños empiezan a entender la naturaleza de causa y efecto alrededor de los ocho años de edad.
b. la consecuencia
(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 strike has had effects beyond what we had imagined.La huelga ha tenido consecuencias más allá de lo que nos habíamos imaginado.
2. (impression)
a. el efecto
(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 violin music had a soothing effect on the restaurant patrons.La música de violín tuvo un efecto calmante sobre los clientes del restaurante.
b. la impresión
(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 wrestler wore a skull mask for effect.El luchador llevaba una máscara de calavera para hacer una impresión.
3. (meaning)
a. la intención
(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).
Have you reported your dissatisfaction? - I wrote an email to that effect.¿Ha reportado su descontento? - Escribí un correo con esa intención.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to bring about)
a. efectuar
The new administration strives to effect positive results in all areas.La nueva gerencia se esmera en efectuar resultados positivos en todas las áreas.
b. lograr
This new medicine should effect an improvement within 24 hours.Esta nueva medicina debe lograr una mejoría dentro de 24 horas.
c. llevar a cabo
We intend to effect not only changes in behavior, but changes in attitude as well.Pretendemos llevar a cabo no solo cambios de comportamiento, sino cambios de actitud también.
effects
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
5. (property)
a. los efectos
(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).
After surviving the hurricane, all his personal effects could fit into one box. Después de sobrevivir el huracán, todos sus efectos personales cabían en una sola caja.
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