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"Operation" is a noun which is often translated as "la operación", and "performance" is a noun which is often translated as "el rendimiento". Learn more about the difference between "operation" and "performance" below.
operation(
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puh
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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. (medicine)
a. la operación
(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).
He was unable to walk for three weeks after the operation.No pudo caminar durante tres semanas después de la operación.
b. la intervención quirúrgica
(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 is recovering from an operation she had last week.Se está recuperando de una intervención quirúrgica a la que fue sometida la semana pasada.
2. (activity)
a. la operación
(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).
He was the head of CIA operations in Beirut.Era el jefe de las operaciones de la CIA en Beirut.
3. (act of functioning)
a. el funcionamiento
(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 power plant will not be in operation until next year.La central eléctrica no entrará en funcionamiento hasta el año que viene.
4. (mission)
a. la operación
(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).
Three men were arrested in an undercover police operation.Tres hombres fueron detenidos en una operación secreta de la policía.
5. (use)
a. el uso
(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).
They are keeping a close eye on the operation of the new planning system.Están vigilando de cerca el uso del nuevo sistema de planificación.
b. el manejo
(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 expert advises them on the operation of the electronic equipment they use in their jobs.El experto los asesora en el manejo de los equipos electrónicos que utilizan en su trabajo.
6. (business)
a. la operación
(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 is a huge operation, employing 240,000 people worldwide.La empresa es una operación enorme que tiene 240,000 empleados en todo el mundo.
7. (computing)
a. la operación
(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).
This is a computer that will process a million operations per second.Esta es una computadora capaz de procesar un millón de operaciones por segundo.
8. (mathematics)
a. la operación
(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).
Students should not rely solely on calculators to perform mathematical operations.Los estudiantes no deben recurrir siempre a las calculadoras para ejecutar las operaciones matemáticas.
operations
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
9. (commerce)
a. las operaciones
(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).
Newman oversees the company's mining operations in Chile.Newman supervisa las operaciones mineras de la empresa en Chile.
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performance(
puhr
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fawr
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muhns
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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. (effectiveness)
a. el rendimiento
(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).
This car offers the best performance in its class.Este coche ofrece el mejor rendimiento de cualquier otro en su categoría.
b. el desempeño
(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 Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
The manager praised his employee's performance.El gerente alabó el desempeño de su empleada.
c. el comportamiento
(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).
(economy)
Economists have been tracking the performance of the yen against the dollar.Economistas han estado siguiendo el comportamiento del yen frente al dólar.
d. la actuación
(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).
(sports)
After the fourth loss in a row, fans began to complain about the team's performance.Después de la cuarta derrota seguida, los fanáticos comenzaron a quejarse sobre la actuación del equipo.
2. (theater)
a. la representación
(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 are two performances of the new play per day.Están ofreciendo dos representaciones por día de la nueva obra.
b. la función
(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 prefer to attend the four o'clock performance with the kids.Prefiero ir a la función de las cuatro con los niños.
c. la sesión
(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 will have to go to the late performance.Tendremos que ir a la sesión de noche.
3. (rendition)
a. la interpretación
(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 gave the best performance of her career in her last movie.Ella dio la mejor interpretación de su carrera en su última película.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(exaggerated action)
a. el número
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
My daughter always makes a performance of cleaning her room.Mi hija siempre monta un número cuando limpia su cuarto.
5. (linguistics)
a. la actuación
(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).
Performance describes both the production and comprehension of a language.La actuación describe tanto la producción como la comprensión de un lenguaje.
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