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"Loss" is a noun which is often translated as "la pérdida", and "profit" is a noun which is often translated as "las ganancias". Learn more about the difference between "loss" and "profit" 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. (deprivation of something)
a. la pérdida
(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).
Mary began to learn sign language after suffering from a loss of hearing.Mary empezó a aprender la lengua de señas después de sufrir la pérdida de la audición.
2. (financial)
a. la pérdida
(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 tourism office reported heavy losses the year after the hurricane.La oficina de turismo reportó pérdidas fuertes el año después del huracán.
3. (defeat)
a. la derrota
(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).
Real Madrid's loss to FC Barcelona provoked riots in the stands.La derrota del Real Madrid frente al Barcelona provocó un motín en la tribuna.
4. (death)
a. la pérdida
(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 inconsolable after the loss of her beloved rabbit.Estaba inconsolable después de la pérdida de su querido conejo.
5. (insurance)
a. la pérdida
(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 car was declared a total loss after crashing into a train.El carro fue declarado una pérdida total después de chocar con un tren.
losses
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
6. (amount lost)
a. las bajas
(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).
(military)
The losses suffered during the invasion of Normandy are in the hundreds of thousands. Las bajas sufridas durante la invasión de Normandía llegan a los cientos de miles.
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profit(
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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. (finance)
a. las ganancias
(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 company's profits have been growing steadily this year.Las ganancias de la empresa han crecido de manera constante este año.
b. los beneficios
(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).
Since our expenses have been met for the year, from here on everything that comes in is pure profit.Puesto que nuestros gastos del año se han cubierto, a partir de ahora todo lo que entre serán puros beneficios.
c. las utilidades
(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)
We know that the first year we won't make any profits, but we do expect to from the second year on.Sabemos que el primer año no vamos a sacar utilidades, pero esperamos que a partir del segundo año sí.
2. (advantage)
a. el beneficio
(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).
He used his position to his own profit and let the community suffer.Usó su puesto para su propio beneficio y dejó que la comunidad sufriera.
b. el provecho
(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).
His wife divorced him because he was only interested in his own profit.Su esposa se divorció de él porque solo le interesaba su propio provecho.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to benefit)
a. sacar provecho
He profited greatly from dance classes, even though he never danced professionally.Sacó mucho provecho de sus clases de baile, aunque nunca bailó profesionalmente.
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