Quick answer
"Decisión" is a noun which is often translated as "decision", and "criterio" is a noun which is often translated as "criterion". Learn more about the difference between "decisión" and "criterio" below.
decisión(
deh
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see
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syohn
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (resolution)
a. decision
María tomó la decisión de dejar su trabajo e irse de la ciudad.Maria made the decision to quit her job and move away from the city.
2. (resoluteness)
a. decisiveness
La mujer le dijo a su familia con gran decisión que iba a dar a su hijo en adopción.The woman told her family with great decisiveness that she was giving her child up for adoption.
b. determination
Solo una persona llena de decisión sería capaz de sobrevivir en esas condiciones extremas.Only a person of great determination would be capable of surviving in those extreme conditions.
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criterio(
kree
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teh
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ryoh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (rule)
a. criterion
¿Cuáles son los criterios de evaluación para seleccionar a los candidatos?What are your selection criteria for selecting applicants?
2. (sense)
a. judgment
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Mi madre tiene buen criterio y sabrá cuál es la mejor opción.My mother has good judgment and will know which is the best option.
b. judgement (United Kingdom)
Tu falta de criterio es inquietante. ¿Cómo no te diste cuenta de que lo que hacías estaba mal?Your lack of judgement is disturbing. How did you not realize that what you were doing was wrong?
c. discretion
Yo puedo arreglar la gotera. ¿O prefieres que llame a un plomero? - Lo dejo a tu criterio.I can fix the leak myself. Or do you want me to call a plumber? - I'll leave it to your discretion.
d. discernment
Para mejorar tu criterio, es importante seguir tus instintos.Following your instincts is important to strengthening your discernment.
3. (viewpoint)
a. opinion
Según mi criterio, los empleados deberían poder vestirse como quieran.In my opinion, employees should be free to dress the way they want.
b. view
Compartimos el criterio de que los alumnos deben llevarse menos tarea a casa.We share the view that students should be given less homework.
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