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"Inclination" is a noun which is often translated as "la inclinación", and "tendency" is a noun which is often translated as "la tendencia". Learn more about the difference between "inclination" and "tendency" below.
inclination
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (slope)
a. la inclinación
(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).
Because of this inclination, rain water tends to flow away from the house.Debido a esta inclinación, el agua de la lluvia suele fluir en sentido contrario de la casa.
2. (tendency)
a. la tendencia
(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).
Yolanda has this inclination to blow things out of proportion.Yolanda tiene la tendencia de hacer una tormenta en un vaso de agua.
b. la inclinación
(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).
My natural inclination would have been to do the exact opposite of what you're suggesting.Mi inclinación natural habría sido hacer justamente lo contrario de lo que sugieres.
3. (desire)
a. las ganas
(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).
Hattie didn't feel much inclination to go out that night, but her sister dragged her out.Hattie no tenía muchas ganas de salir esa noche, pero su hermana la sacó a rastras.
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tendency
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (inclination)
a. la tendencia
(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).
Sorry, I'll shut up now. I have the tendency to talk too much.Discúlpame, ya me callo. Tengo la tendencia de hablar demasiado.
b. la inclinación
(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).
Our son began to display artistic tendencies at a very a young age.Nuestro hijo empezó a mostrar tendencias artísticas desde muy corta edad.
2. (trend)
a. la tendencia
(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 prevalent political tendency in this town is conservatism.En este pueblo predomina una tendencia política conservadora.
3. (medicine)
a. la propensión
(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).
Kristen has the tendency to get dizzy if she doesn't eat frequently.Kristen tiene propensión a marearse si no come frecuentemente.
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