Quick answer
"Force" is a noun which is often translated as "la fuerza", and "strength" is a noun which is also often translated as "la fuerza". Learn more about the difference between "force" and "strength" below.
force(
fawrs
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (strength)
a. la fuerza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It's better to use intelligence than force to win a fight.Es mejor usar la inteligencia que la fuerza para ganar una pelea.
2. (violence)
a. la fuerza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
They'll have to remove me by force!¡Solo me sacarán de aquí a la fuerza!
3. (meteorology)
a. la fuerza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Hurricane force winds are forecast for tonight's storm.Se pronosticaron vientos con fuerza de huracán para la tormenta de esta noche.
4. (influence)
a. la fuerza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Despite what the articles say, he's still a political force.A pesar de lo que dicen los artículos, sigue siendo una fuerza política.
5. (influential person or entity)
a. la fuerza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Young people are obviously a force to be reckoned with.Sin lugar a dudas, los jóvenes son una fuerza a tener en cuenta.
6. (military)
a. la fuerza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He left everything to join the armed forces.Lo dejó todo para unirse a las fuerzas armadas.
7. (validity)
a. la fuerza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
That law has no force in this country.Esa ley no tiene fuerza en este país.
b. vigor
The new regulations came into force last week.El nuevo reglamento entró en vigor la semana pasada.
8. (physics)
a. la fuerza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Pressure is equal to force divided by area.La presión es igual a la fuerza dividida por la superficie.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
9. (to compel)
a. forzar
Don't force the kid to eat what he doesn't like.No fuerces al niño a comer lo que no le gusta.
10. (to impose)
a. imponer
You can't force your beliefs on others.No puedes imponer tus creencias a los demás.
11. (to break open)
a. forzar
The police had to force the door open.La policía tuvo que forzar la puerta.
12. (to push)
a. forzar
Don't force the handle. You're going to break it.No fuerces el pomo. Lo vas a romper.
13. (to obtain by force)
a. arrancar (confession or secret)
They forced a confession out of him.Le arrancaron una confesión.
14. (to produce with effort)
a. forzar
She forced a loud yawn.Forzó un sonoro bostezo.
15. (horticulture)
a. acelerar el crecimiento de
We forced the plants for the exhibit.Aceleramos el crecimiento de las plantas para la exposición.
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strength(
strength
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (physical energy)
a. la fuerza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He used all of his strength to lift the weights.Hizo uso de todas sus fuerzas para levantar las pesas.
2. (fortitude)
a. la fuerza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It took all of her inner strength to finally stand up to her boss.Al final, tuvo que hacer acopio de todas sus fuerzas para enfrentarse a su jefe.
b. la fortaleza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It requires great strength to face such a loss.Enfrentarse a una pérdida así requiere mucha fortaleza.
3. (of a material)
a. la resistencia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The strength of this structure is due to reinforced concrete.La resistencia de esta estructura se debe al hormigón armado.
4. (positive characteristic)
a. el punto fuerte
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The company must analyze their own strengths and weaknesses.La empresa debe estudiar cuáles son sus puntos fuertes y débiles.
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