Quick answer
"Outlook" is a noun which is often translated as "la perspectiva", and "prospect" is a noun which is often translated as "la posibilidad". Learn more about the difference between "outlook" and "prospect" 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. (attitude)
a. la perspectiva
(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).
Brian discussed his outlook on the justice system.Brian habló de su perspectiva sobre el sistema de justicia.
b. el punto de vista
(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).
Miriam's presentation changed my outlook on the new product.La presentación de Miriam cambió mi punto de vista sobre el nuevo producto.
c. la actitud
(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).
Something unexpected happened, and now I have a whole new outlook on life.Sucedió algo inesperado, y ahora tengo una actitud completamente nueva ante la vida.
d. las miras
(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).
Gregorio is a person with a broad outlook and free spirit.Gregorio es una persona de amplias miras y con espíritu libre.
2. (prospects)
a. las perspectivas
(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 employment outlook for the new year is good.Las perspectivas de empleo para el año nuevo son buenas.
b. el panorama
(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 outlook for the petroleum industry is bleak.El panorama para la industria petrolera es sombrío.
3. (weather)
a. la previsión
(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 outlook for today is sunshine and warm weather.La previsión de hoy es que hará sol y temperaturas cálidas.
4. (view) (United Kingdom)
a. la vista
(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 outlook from the top is definitely worth the climb.Sin dudas, la vista desde la cumbre justifica la escalada.
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prospect
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (possibility)
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).
We knew the coach had given up any prospect of winning when he sent Marvin into the game.Sabíamos que el entrenador había renunciado a cualquier posibilidad de ganar cuando hizo entrar a Marvin.
b. la perspectiva
(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).
Researchers say that a new diabetes treatment offers the prospect of eliminating injections.Los investigadores afirman que un nuevo tratamiento para la diabetes ofrece la perspectiva de eliminar las inyecciones.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Economists say there is no prospect of a recession any time soon.Los economistas sostienen que no es probable que haya una recesión en lo inmediato.
There isn't much prospect of convincing Sylvia to support our cause.Es poco probable que convenzamos a Sylvia a apoyar nuestra causa.
2. (view)
a. el panorama
(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 balcony commanded a stunning prospect of the valley.El balcón ofrece un panorama del valle espectacular.
b. la vista
(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).
They stood on a hill with a beautiful prospect in front of them and green forests all around.Estaban sobre una colina con una hermosa vista delante de ellos y bosques verdes por todas partes.
c. la perspectiva
(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).
Sitting in the shade on a tropical beach and reading a good book is a pleasant prospect.Sentarme a la sombra en una playa tropical y leer un buen libro es una perspectiva agradable.
3. (candidate)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Gerardo seems to be a great prospect for manager.Al parecer Gerardo tiene muchas posibilidades de ocupar el cargo de gerente.
I don't think he's a poor prospect. He's just not my preference.No es que piense que no promete mucho. Simplemente no es el que prefiero.
4. (potential customer)
a. el posible cliente
(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).
, la posible cliente
(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).
Victor places ads in the local newspaper to generate prospects for his furniture business.Víctor coloca anuncios en el periódico local para generar posibles clientes para su negocio de muebles.
5. (mining)
a. el probable yacimiento
(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 rare earth prospect was discovered in Peru, including platinum and palladium.Se descubrió un probable yacimiento de tierras raras en Perú, donde habría platino y paladio.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to explore for)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
My great-grandfather prospected for gold for months before finding the mother lode.Mi bisabuelo buscó oro durante meses antes de encontrar la veta madre.
The mining company is prospecting for a new source of lithium.La empresa minera está prospectando el lugar en busca de una nueva fuente de litio.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (to explore)
a. prospectar
I think they should prospect the area and see how likely it is that they'll be able to extract gas.Creo que deberían prospectar la zona y ver qué probabilidades hay de que se pueda extraer gas.
b. explorar
The company prospected the forest land in search of minerals.La empresa exploró el terreno boscoso en busca de minerales.
prospects
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
8. (future possibilities)
a. el porvenir
(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).
Young graduates are looking for jobs with good prospects.Los jóvenes graduados están buscando puestos de trabajo con buen porvenir.
b. las perspectivas de futuro
(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).
With her Harvard education, she has ample prospects.Con un título de Harvard, tiene abundantes perspectivas de futuro.
c. las perspectivas
(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).
Juan got a job with prospects for promotion, and worked his way up the ladder in the company.Juan consiguió un puesto con perspectivas de promoción, y subió la escalera en la empresa.
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