Quick answer
"Obsession" is a noun which is often translated as "la obsesión", and "infatuation" is a noun which is often translated as "el encaprichamiento". Learn more about the difference between "obsession" and "infatuation" below.
obsession(
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seh
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shihn
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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. (general)
a. la obsesión
(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 wife tolerates my obsession with model trains.Mi esposa tolera mi obsesión con las maquetas de trenes.
Son, your obsession with bowties has gone too far.Hijo, tu obsesión con los corbatines ha ido demasiado lejos.
b. la manía
(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 little cousin had an obsession with the Backstreet Boys until she turned 15.Mi prima menor tenía una manía con los Backstreet Boys hasta que cumplió 15 años.
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infatuation
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (intense passion)
a. el encaprichamiento
(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).
Infatuation makes you act crazy, but love calms you.El encaprichamiento te hace actuar como loco, pero el amor te calma.
b. el capricho pasajero
(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 love of one person beats the infatuation of multiple girls.El amor de una mujer vence al capricho pasajero por múltiples muchachas.
c. la pasión pasajera
(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).
Teenagers often have infatuations with certain bands.Los adolescentes suelen tener pasiones pasajeras por ciertas bandas.
d. el enamoramiento
(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).
As a young girl, I had many literary infatuations.De pequeña, tuve muchos enamoramientos literarios.
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