Quick answer
"Functioning" is a noun which is often translated as "el funcionamiento", and "performance" is a noun which is often translated as "el rendimiento". Learn more about the difference between "functioning" and "performance" below.
functioning(
fuhngk
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shuh
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nihng
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (operation)
a. el funcionamiento
(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).
Certain vitamins and minerals are important for the proper functioning of the brain.Ciertas vitaminas y minerales son importantes para el buen funcionamiento del cerebro.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (in operation)
a. en funcionamiento
After the collapse of the coal industry, there is only one functioning mine left in this area.Tras el colapso de la industria del carbón, en esta zona solo queda una mina en funcionamiento.
3. (working properly)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Our aim is to rehabilitate patients so that they can become functioning members of society.Nuestro objetivo es rehabilitar a los pacientes para que puedan funcionar correctamente en la sociedad.
The country no longer has a functioning democracy.Ya no puede decirse que el país tenga una democracia.
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performance(
puhr
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fawr
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muhns
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (effectiveness)
a. el rendimiento
(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).
This car offers the best performance in its class.Este coche ofrece el mejor rendimiento de cualquier otro en su categoría.
b. el desempeño
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
The manager praised his employee's performance.El gerente alabó el desempeño de su empleada.
c. el comportamiento
(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).
(economy)
Economists have been tracking the performance of the yen against the dollar.Economistas han estado siguiendo el comportamiento del yen frente al dólar.
d. la actuación
(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).
(sports)
After the fourth loss in a row, fans began to complain about the team's performance.Después de la cuarta derrota seguida, los fanáticos comenzaron a quejarse sobre la actuación del equipo.
2. (theater)
a. la representación
(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).
There are two performances of the new play per day.Están ofreciendo dos representaciones por día de la nueva obra.
b. la función
(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).
I prefer to attend the four o'clock performance with the kids.Prefiero ir a la función de las cuatro con los niños.
c. la sesión
(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).
We will have to go to the late performance.Tendremos que ir a la sesión de noche.
3. (rendition)
a. la interpretación
(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).
She gave the best performance of her career in her last movie.Ella dio la mejor interpretación de su carrera en su última película.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(exaggerated action)
a. el número
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
My daughter always makes a performance of cleaning her room.Mi hija siempre monta un número cuando limpia su cuarto.
5. (linguistics)
a. la actuación
(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).
Performance describes both the production and comprehension of a language.La actuación describe tanto la producción como la comprensión de un lenguaje.
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