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"Debilidad" is a noun which is often translated as "weakness", and "cansancio" is a noun which is often translated as "tiredness". Learn more about the difference between "debilidad" and "cansancio" below.
debilidad(
deh
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bee
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lee
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dahd
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (physical debility)
a. weakness
Intentó levantar la caja pero, por su debilidad, no pudo.He tried to lift the box, but due to his weakness, he couldn't do it.
b. feebleness
Después de un mes en cama, su debilidad no le permitía hacer nada sólo.After a month in bed, his feebleness didn't allow him to do anything by himself.
c. frailty
La debilidad cada vez mayor de mi abuela impidía que disfrutara de su paseo diario.My grandmother's increasing frailty was preventing her from enjyoing her daily walk.
2. (mental debility)
a. weakness
Su falta de decir la verdad era una señal de su debilidad de carácter.Her failure to tell the truth was a sign of her weakness of character.
b. feebleness
Su argumento irracional fue otra prueba de su debilidad mental.His irrational argument was further proof of his mental feebleness.
c. laxness
La debilidad del cuerpo policiaco conllevó a una tragedia en la comunidad.The police force's laxness led to a tragedy in the community.
d. frailty
La obra examina la debilidad humana através de la dinámica entre los dos protagonistas.The play explores human frailty through the dynamic between the two central characters.
3. (fondness)
a. weakness
Irene tiene una debilidad por el mezcal.Irene has a weakness for mezcal.
b. soft spot
Tengo una debilidad por los gatitos.I have a soft spot for kittens.
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cansancio(
kahn
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sahn
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syoh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (fatigue)
a. tiredness
Mi estado constante de cansancio me ha hecho menos sociable.My constant state of tiredness has made me less sociable.
b. weariness
El mayor cansancio viene de la preocupación por el trabajo pendiente.The greatest weariness comes from worrying about unfinished work.
2. (tedium)
a. boredom
No aguanto el cansancio de ver otra telenovela insípida con actores que no saben actuar.I can't stand the boredom of watching another dull soap opera with actors who can't act.
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