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"Equilibrio" is a noun which is often translated as "balance", and "balance" is a noun which is also often translated as "balance". Learn more about the difference between "equilibrio" and "balance" below.
equilibrio(
eh
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kee
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lee
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bryoh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (stability)
a. balance
Perdí el equilibrio y me caí al suelo.I lost my balance and fell to the ground.
2. (harmony)
a. balance
Lo ideal es lograr un equilibrio entre la responsabilidad y la libertad.The ideal is to achieve a balance between responsibility and freedom.
3. (equanimity)
a. level-headedness
Su manera de actuar refleja un gran equilibrio.Her way of acting reflects great level-headedness.
b. stability
Nadie duda de su equilibrio mental, pero su comportamiento es un tanto irracional.Nobody doubts his mental stability, but his behavior is somewhat irrational.
4. (mechanics)
a. equilibrium
La estática es una rama de la mecánica que estudia el equilibrio de los cuerpos.Statics is a branch of mechanics concerned with the equilibrium of objects.
5. (chemistry)
a. equilibrium
Si la concentración no varía, la reacción ha alcanzado el equilibrio.When concentration doesn't change, the reaction has reached equilibrium.
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balance(
bah
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lahn
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seh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (financial operation)
a. balance
Cariño, llegaré a casa tarde porque estoy haciendo un balance de las cuentas anuales de la empresa.Honey, I'm going to be home late because I'm doing a balance of the company's annual accounts.
2. (financial document)
a. balance sheet
Martina, dile al contador que quiero el balance en mi mesa hoy.Martina, tell the accountant that I want the balance sheet on my desk today.
b. balance
No hay registro de esa transacción en el balance de pagos.There's no record of that transaction in the balance of payments.
3. (list)
a. inventory
Se descubrió que varios artículos faltaban cuando realizamos el balance.Several items came up missing when we did inventory.
b. stocktaking (United Kingdom)
Al final de año, los empleados hacen el balance de los artículos que quedan en el almacén.At the end of the year, the employees do the stocktaking of the items left in the warehouse.
4. (result)
a. outcome
Todavía tenemos que esperar un mes para conocer el balance total del experimento.We still have to wait a month to know the total outcome of the experiment.
5. (appraisal)
a. evaluation
Este artículo presenta un balance sobre la situación de Venezuela.This article presents an evaluation of the Venezuelan situation.
b. assessment
Este test es un balance para entender cómo funciona el sistema en circunstancias reales.This test is an assessment to understand how the system works under real-life circumstances.
c. stock
Si haces balance de tus logros, verás que tienes mucho de lo que estar orgullosa.If you take stock of all your accomplishments, you'll see you have a lot to be proud of.
d. toll (deaths)
En este momento se estima que el balance de víctimas mortales es superior a 200.The death toll is now estimated to be over 200.
6. (amount of money in an account)
a. balance
El balance de tu cuenta corriente es demasiado bajo para que uses tu tarjeta de débito para esta compra.The balance in your checking account is too low for you to use your debit card on this purchase.
7. (furniture)
Regionalism used in Cuba
(Cuba)
a. rocking chair
Mi abuela tarareaba en el balance en el rincón.My grandmother was humming in the rocking chair in the corner.
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