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"Equivocación" is a noun which is often translated as "mistake", and "error" is a noun which is also often translated as "mistake". Learn more about the difference between "equivocación" and "error" below.
equivocación(
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kee
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boh
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kah
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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. (act of making a mistake)
a. mistake
Quería llamar a mi novia, pero llamé a mi ex por equivocación.I wanted to call my girlfriend, but I called my ex by mistake.
2. (blunder)
a. mistake
Cometí una equivocación y no ordené los libros en orden alfabético.I made a mistake and didn't organize the books in alphabetical order.
b. error
Fue una equivocación haber ido a hacer kayak cuando llovía.Going kayak when it was raining was an error.
c. oversight
La equivocación se produjo por negligencia.The oversight was caused by negligence.
3. (misinterpretation)
a. misunderstanding
No vino nadie porque hubo una equivocación. Debíamos reunirnos a las 6 pm, no a las 6 am.There's nobody here because there was a misunderstanding. We were supposed to meet at 6 pm, not 6 am.
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error(
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rrohr
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (something incorrect)
a. mistake
Creo que sería un error no admitir que tenemos la culpa.I think it would be a mistake not to admit that we're at fault.
b. error
La página no está cargando por causa de un error en el código.The page isn't loading because of an error in the code.
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