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"Expectativa" is a noun which is often translated as "expectation", and "anticipación" is a noun which is often translated as "anticipation". Learn more about the difference between "expectativa" and "anticipación" below.
expectativa(
ehks
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pehk
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tah
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tee
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bah
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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. (aspiration)
a. expectation
La expectativa es que me den el trabajo para irme a vivir con mi novio.The expectation is that I'll get the job and then move in with my boyfriend.
b. hope
María tiene pocas expectativas de aprobar el examen sin haber estudiado.Maria has little hope of passing the exam without having studied.
2. (likelihood)
a. prospect
El doctor dijo que la expectativa de que se produzca una pronta mejoría es alta.The doctor said that the prospect of a speedy recovery was high.
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anticipación(
ahn
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tee
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see
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pah
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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 anticipating)
a. anticipation
Este informe se centra en la anticipación de futuros problemas que podrían surgir durante la obra.This report focuses on the anticipation of the future problems that may arise during the works.
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