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"Evidencia" is a noun which is often translated as "evidence", and "constancia" is a noun which is often translated as "perseverance". Learn more about the difference between "evidencia" and "constancia" below.
evidencia(
eh
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bee
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dehn
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syah
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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. (confirmation)
a. evidence
Los detectives no encontraron evidencia de que se tratara de un asesinato.The detectives found no evidence that it was a murder.
b. proof
Estas cartas son evidencia de que los concejales conspiraron contra el alcalde.These letters are proof that the city councilors plotted against the mayor.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Ya es hora de rendirte a la evidencia y admitir que te equivocaste.It's time to bow to the evidence and admit that you are wrong.
Ramírez se rindió ante la evidencia, se dio cuenta de que lo habían atrapado y confesó que era culpable.Ramirez faced the facts, realized that he'd been caught, and confessed he was guilty.
2. (condition of being evident)
a. obviousness
A pesar de la evidencia de su embarazo, nadie le cedió el asiento.In spite of the obviousness of her pregnancy, nobody gave up their seat for her.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Una investigación científica puso en evidencia la falsedad de la supuesta cura.A scientific investigation demonstrated the falsity of the alleged cure.
El entrevistador dejó al político en evidencia con preguntas incisivas.The interviewer showed the politician up with incisive questions.
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constancia(
kohns
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tahn
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syah
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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. (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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