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"Esperanza" is a noun which is often translated as "hope", and "conquista" is a noun which is often translated as "conquest". Learn more about the difference between "esperanza" and "conquista" below.
esperanza(
ehs
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peh
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rahn
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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. (desire)
a. hope
Han perdido toda esperanza de encontrarlos con vida.They have lost all hope of finding them alive.
2. (something or someone that gives hope)
a. hope
La cirugía es la única esperanza que nos queda.Surgery is the only hope we have left.
Tú eres nuestra última esperanza de ganar.You're our last hope of winning.
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conquista(
kohng
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kees
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tah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (act of conquering)
a. conquest
La conquista del Nuevo Mundo deparó grandes riquezas a la corona española.The conquest of the New World brought great wealth to the Spanish crown.
2. (something conquered)
a. conquest
Los reyes se pusieron a fanfarronear sobre sus conquistas en el Oeste.The kings began to brag about their conquests in the West.
3. (act of winning someone's affections)
a. conquest
Juan es un coqueto; siempre anda en plan de conquista.Juan is a flirt; he's always going for the conquest.
4. (person whose affection is won)
a. conquest
Nubia se sintió defraudada cuando supo que era solo una más de las conquistas de Pedro.Nubia felt deceived when she learned she was just one of Pedro's many conquests.
5. (success)
a. win
Nuestro equipo ha logrado su tercera conquista en el campeonato.Our team has obtained its third win in the championship.
b. achievement
El derecho al voto fue una gran conquista para las mujeres en el siglo XX.The right to vote was a great achievement for women in the 20th century.
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