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"Determinación" is a noun which is often translated as "determination", and "constancia" is a noun which is often translated as "perseverance". Learn more about the difference between "determinación" and "constancia" below.
determinación(
deh
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tehr
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mee
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nah
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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. (conviction)
a. determination
Admiro la determinación con la que Juan dejó su trabajo sin tener otro antes.I admire Juan's determination for quitting his job without having another one.
b. resolution
Si decides romper con tu pareja, hazlo con determinación y no flaquees.If you decide to break up with your partner, do it with resolution and do not falter.
c. resolve
Nuestro gerente tomó nota de la determinación de Ana y le ofreció un ascenso.Our manager took note of Ana's resolve and offered her a promotion.
2. (resolution)
a. decision
La determinación que tomé de mudarme al extranjero fue muy meditada.The decision I took of moving abroad was a considered decision.
3. (act of establishing)
a. fixing
El director de cuentas se encarga de la determinación de los precios de nuestros productos.The account manager is in charge of fixing the prices of our products.
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constancia(
kohns
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tahn
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syah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (determination)
a. perseverance
El éxito viene con constancia y una estricta ética del trabajo.Success comes with perseverance and a strict work ethic.
2. (evidence)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. proof
Sin constancia de que ella mató a su esposo, no podemos detenerla.Without proof that she killed her husband, we cannot arrest her.
b. record
No hay constancia de su estadía en el Gran Hotel.There is no record of her stay at the Grand Hotel.
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