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"Desventaja" is a noun which is often translated as "disadvantage", and "ventaja" is a noun which is often translated as "advantage". Learn more about the difference between "desventaja" and "ventaja" below.
desventaja(
dehs
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behn
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tah
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hah
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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. (general)
a. disadvantage
¿Cuáles son las desventajas de trabajar desde casa?What are the disadvantages of working from home?
b. drawback
Los efectos secundarios del tratamiento son una de sus desventajas.The side effects of the treatment are one of its drawbacks.
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ventaja(
behn
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tah
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hah
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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. (benefit)
a. advantage
¿Qué ventaja tiene arrendar un carro respecto a comprarlo?What advantage is there to leasing a car over buying one?
2. (in a competition)
a. lead
Con medio segundo de ventaja, el corredor venció a su adversario.With a half-second lead, the runner defeated his opponent.
3. (job benefit)
a. perk
La mejor ventaja que ofrece nuestra empresa es la de vacaciones ilimitadas.The best perk our company offers is unlimited vacation time.
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