Quick answer
"Occasion" is a noun which is often translated as "la ocasión", and "possibility" is a noun which is often translated as "la posibilidad". Learn more about the difference between "occasion" and "possibility" below.
occasion(
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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. (time)
a. la ocasión
(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 still haven't found the right occasion to ask for her hand in marriage.Aún no he encontrado la ocasión adecuada para pedirle matrimonio.
b. el momento
(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 remember my daughter's birth as an occasion of immense happiness.Recuerdo el nacimiento de mi hija como un momento de inmensa felicidad.
2. (event)
a. el acontecimiento
(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).
Ana and Paco's wedding is this year's biggest occasion.La boda de Ana y Paco es el acontecimiento más grande del año.
b. la ocasión
(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).
If you're going to the theatre, that red dress is perfect for the occasion.Si vas al teatro, ese vestido rojo es perfecto para la ocasión.
3. (cause)
a. el motivo
(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).
There's no occasion for alarm; this is just a fire drill.No hay motivo para alarmarse, esto es solo un simulacro de incendio.
b. la razón
(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's no occasion to be worried. I'm here with you.No hay razón para preocuparse. Aquí estoy contigo.
c. la ocasión
(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).
Her testimony might give occasion to retaliation.Su testimonio podría dar ocasión a represalias.
4. (opportunity)
a. la ocasión
(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).
Change your job as soon as you have the occasion.Cambia de trabajo en cuanto se te presente la ocasión.
b. la oportunidad
(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 wish I had the occasion to travel when I was young.Ojalá hubiera tenido la oportunidad de viajar cuando era joven.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
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A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(to cause)
a. ocasionar
His latest book occasioned controversy among critics and readers.Su último libro ocasionó polémica entre los críticos y los lectores.
b. causar
I occasioned an argument between my sons for getting involved in their business.Causé una pelea entre mis hijos por meterme en sus asuntos.
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possibility(
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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. (prospect)
a. la posibilidad
(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).
Is there any possibility that you'll be home later today?¿Hay alguna posibilidad de que estés en casa hoy más tarde?
possibilities
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
2. (potential)
a. las posibilidades
(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).
Her business idea has great possibilities.Su idea de negocios tiene excelentes posibilidades.
b. el potencial
(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 invention has real possibilities for becoming a new form of transportation.Su invento tiene verdadero potencial de llegar a ser una nueva forma de transporte.
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