Quick answer
"Limit" is a noun which is often translated as "el límite", and "limitation" is a noun which is often translated as "la limitación". Learn more about the difference between "limit" and "limitation" below.
limit(
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miht
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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. (ultimate point)
a. el límite
(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).
Triathletes push their bodies to the limit.Los triatletas llevan sus cuerpos al límite.
b. el colmo
(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 kids pushed me to the limit of my patience.Los niños llevaron mi paciencia al colmo.
2. (boundary)
a. el límite
(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 police caught the suspects when they were leaving the city limits.La policía atrapó a los sospechosos cuando traspasaban los límites de la ciudad.
3. (restriction)
a. el límite
(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).
I have a $400 credit limit.Tengo un límite de crédito de $400.
4. (mathematics)
a. el límite
(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 teacher asked us to find the limit of the function.El maestro nos pidió encontrar el límite de la función.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to delimit)
a. limitar
I have to limit my sugar intake.Tengo que limitar mi consumo de azúcar.
b. restringir
That cell phone carrier limits your data use after you have used more than 3 GB.Esa compañía de teléfono celular restringe el uso de datos cuando se haya usado más de 3 GB.
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limitation
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (restriction)
a. la limitación
(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 memorandum of association of the company imposes limitations on the number of shares that can be acquired.La escritura de constitución de la sociedad impone limitaciones al número de acciones de esta que se pueden adquirir.
b. la restricción
(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 was unwilling to accept any limitation of her freedom.No estaba dispuesta a aceptar restricción alguna a su libertad.
2. (legal)
a. la prescripción
(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 is a three-year limitation on claims for injury, which has now expired.Hay una prescripción de tres años para las reclamaciones por lesiones, que ya venció.
limitations
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
3. (weaknesses)
a. las limitaciones
(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).
You have to know your own limitations, and don't attempt anything you know you can't do.Tienes que conocer tus propias limitaciones, y no intentar hacer algo que sabes que no puedes hacer.
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