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"Interés" is a noun which is often translated as "interest", and "desconfianza" is a noun which is often translated as "distrust". Learn more about the difference between "interés" and "desconfianza" below.
interés(
een
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teh
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rehs
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (importance)
a. interest
La asociación hotelera ha editado un folleto con información sobre los lugares de interés turístico.The hotel association has published a brochure with information about places of interest to tourists.
2. (curiosity)
a. interest
Carolina ha mostrado un interés por las plantas y los animales desde pequeña.Carolina has shown an interest in plants and animals since she was little.
3. (self-interest)
a. benefit
Por tu propio interés, debes mantener esa información en secreto.For your own benefit, you should keep that information secret.
b. interest
¿No ves que está en tu interés que se quede Ricardo?Can't you see that it is in your interest for Ricardo to stay?
4. (finance)
a. interest
Tengo una hipoteca con el 11% de interés.I have a mortgage at 11% interest.
5. (pastime)
a. interest
David cuenta el buceo entre sus varios intereses.Diving is one of David's many interests.
intereses
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
6. (commerce)
a. interests
Pablo tiene intereses en varias inmobilarias en la China.Pablo has interests in various construction companies in China.
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desconfianza(
dehs
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kohm
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fyahn
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sah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (general)
a. distrust
Le tengo desconfianza a ese hombre. Yo no me subiría al auto con él.I feel distrust toward that man. I wouldn't get in the car with him.
b. mistrust
Los ciudadanos sienten cierta desconfianza hacia los políticos.The citizens feel a certain mistrust toward politicians.
c. suspicion
La miré con desconfianza porque me ha mentido antes.I looked at her with suspicion because she has lied to me before.
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