Quick answer
"Ages" is a form of "age", a noun which is often translated as "la edad". "License" is a noun which is often translated as "la licencia". Learn more about the difference between "license" and "ages" below.
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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. (permit)
a. la licencia
(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).
All of our export licenses are in order.Todas nuestras licencias de exportación están en orden.
b. el permiso
(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 can't fish in this lake if you don't have a fishing license.No puedes pescar en este lago si no tienes permiso de pesca.
2. (driving permit)
a. la licencia
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
She already has her license, but she doesn't have a car.Ya tiene licencia, pero no carro.
b. el carnet
(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).
My brother got his license on the first attempt, but he's a dreadful driver.Mi hermano se sacó el carnet a la primera, pero es un conductor pésimo.
c. el permiso
(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 Spain
(Spain)
What are you thinking of driving without your license?¿Cómo se te ocurre conducir sin tu permiso?
3. (liberty taken for artistic effect)
a. la licencia
(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).
In the prologue, the author herself acknowledges that she used her poetic license when narrating the facts.En el prólogo, la autora misma admite haber hecho uso de la licencia poética al narrar los hechos.
b. las libertades
(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 film took license with the story from the book.La película se tomó ciertas libertades con la historia del libro
4. (freedom)
a. la licencia
(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).
Sixties rock stars seemed to have been granted a license to behave badly.Las estrellas de rock de los sesenta parecían tener licencia para comportarse mal.
5.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(immorality)
a. el libertinaje
(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 more conservative sectors of society could only see license in all these new freedoms.Los sectores sociales más conservadores no acertaban a ver más que libertinaje en estas nuevas libertades.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to grant permission)
a. autorizar
This guide is licensed to tour you around the park.Este guía está autorizado para mostrarles el parque.
b. conceder un permiso
The council licensed the construction company to build a new skyscraper.El ayuntamiento concedió un permiso a la constructora para construir un nuevo rascacielos.
c. conceder una licencia
The government licensed the pharmaceutical company to cultivate medical cannabis.El gobierno concedió una licencia a la empresa farmacéutica para el cultivo de cannabis con fines medicinales.
7. (to be granted permission; used in the passive voice)
a. tener una licencia
The shop was licensed to sell alcoholic beverages.La tienda tenía una licencia para vender bebidas alcohólicas.
8. (to be permitted; used in the passive voice)
a. estar autorizado
This food coloring is licensed in Europe but not in the U.S.Este colorante alimentario está autorizado en Europa pero no en EE.UU.
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age(
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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. (years lived)
a. la edad
(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).
Please state your age on the application.Por favor, indica tu edad en la solicitud.
2. (period of time)
a. la edad
(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 studied many ancient writings from the Bronze Age in my anthropology class.Estudiamos mucha literatura de la Edad de Bronce en mi clase de antropología.
b. la era
(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).
After his coronation, we were living in the age of the new king.Después de su coronación, vivíamos en la era del nuevo rey.
c. la época
(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 golden age of Mexican cinema was from 1936 to 1959.La época de oro del cine mexicano fue desde 1936 hasta 1959.
3. (old age)
a. la edad
(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 don't know if I left the keys in the car due to age or stress.No sé si dejé las llaves en el carro por la edad o por el estrés.
b. la vejez
(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 knees hurt. I guess it's just age.Me duelen las rodillas. Supongo que solo es la vejez.
4. (adulthood; preceded by "of")
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
A girl comes of age at different ages in different cultures.Una niña alcanza la mayoría de edad a diferentes edades en diversas culturas.
You're not of age yet. You can't go to the bar.No eres mayor de edad. No puedes ir al bar.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to make older)
a. envejecer
It seems that the office of the presidency ages everyone who holds the position.Parece que el cargo de la presidencia envejece a todo el que ocupe el puesto.
6. (culinary)
a. añejar
You have to age Romano cheese for at least nine months.Hay que añejar el queso romano por lo menos nueve meses.
b. criar
We age all of the wine in this section of the winery for five years.Criamos todo el vino en esta sección de la bodega por cinco años.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (to make older)
a. envejecer
When you lose a loved one, it makes you age.Cuando pierdes a un ser querido, te hace envejecer.
8. (culinary)
a. madurar
In order for this wine to reach its peak, it needs to age more.Para que este vino alcance su punto máximo, necesita madurar más.
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