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"Gentleness" is a noun which is often translated as "la dulzura", and "kindness" is a noun which is often translated as "la amabilidad". Learn more about the difference between "gentleness" and "kindness" below.
gentleness
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (good nature)
a. la dulzura
(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).
Everyone loved my sister on account of her gentleness and happy nature.Todo el mundo adoraba a mi hermana por su dulzura y su temperamento alegre.
b. la mansedumbre
(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).
Petronella was a lovely cat, who showed nothing but gentleness and affection even when the children were rough with her.Petronella era una gata preciosa, que era todo mansedumbre y afecto incluso cuando los niños la trataban bruscamente.
2. (tenderness)
a. la ternura
(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 was a gentleness in Tony's eyes as he stroked Amelia's cheek.Había ternura en los ojos de Tony cuando acarició la mejilla de Amelia.
3. (gentle action)
a. la suavidad
(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 gentleness of this nettle shampoo means you can use it every day without damaging your hair.La suavidad de este champú de ortigas quiere decir que puedes utilizarlo todos los días sin dañar tu cabello.
4. (care)
a. el cuidado
(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).
You need to handle these instruments with extreme gentleness.Hay que tratar estos instrumentos con sumo cuidado.
5. (lack of steepness)
a. la suavidad
(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 the gentleness of the slope, I find it tiring walking up to the house.Me cuesta subir a la casa a pie, a pesar de la suavidad de la pendiente.
6. (lightness)
a. la suavidad
(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 great here, with the smell of the pine trees, the gentleness of the breeze, and the warmth of the sun.Se está muy bien aquí, con el olor de los pinos, la suavidad de la brisa y el calor del sol..
7. (delicacy)
a. la delicadeza
(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).
Maurice upbraided her but with a gentleness that made his criticism less hurtful.Maurice la reprendió, pero con una delicadeza que hizo que su crítica fuera menos hiriente.
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kindness(
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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. (quality)
a. la amabilidad
(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'm very grateful for the kindness shown to me by the nurses who looked after me.Agradezco mucho la amabilidad que me mostraron las enfermeras que me cuidaban.
b. la bondad
(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).
Siempre recordaré tu bondad hacia mi familia.I shall always remember your kindness toward my family.
2. (act)
a. el favor
(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).
It would be a kindness to everyone if you could get Toby to leave.Les harías un favor a todos si pudieras hacer que se vaya Toby.
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