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"Qualified" is an adjective which is often translated as "capacitado", and "positive" is an adjective which is often translated as "positivo". Learn more about the difference between "qualified" and "positive" below.
qualified(
kwa
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lih
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fayd
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (graduate)
a. titulado (engineer, instructor)
We are not authorized to pay for any repair that is not supervised by a qualified engineer.No estamos autorizados a pagar ninguna reparación que no esté supervisada por un ingeniero titulado.
b. calificado
The school hired a qualified math teacher.La escuela contrató a un maestro de matemáticas calificado.
c. cualificado
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
There's a huge shortage of qualified carpenters.Hay una enorme escasez de carpinteros cualificados.
2. (capable)
a. capacitado
The voters thought he was qualified to lead our country.Los votantes pensaron que estaba capacitado para dirigir nuestro país.
b. capaz
We have a qualified guest speaker who will help us address our water problems.Tenemos un invitado especial capaz que nos ayudará a resolver nuestros problemas de agua.
3. (eligible)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Check with your local school to see if your son is qualified to receive a grant.Averigüe en la escuela más cercana si su hijo reúne los requisitos para recibir un subsidio.
You are not qualified to vote.Usted no reúne los requisitos necesarios para votar.
4. (hedged)
a. con reservas
The mayor gave the plan his qualified approval.El alcalde aprobó el plan con reservas.
b. limitado
My attempt at baking a cake was a qualified success.Mi intento de hornear un pastel tuvo un éxito limitado.
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positive(
pa
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zuh
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dihv
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (good)
a. positivo
The treatment has had a positive effect on patients.El tratamiento ha tenido un efecto positivo en los pacientes.
2. (affirmative)
a. positivo
The pregnancy test was positive.La prueba de embarazo fue positiva.
3. (optimistic)
a. positivo
My mom is the most positive person I know.Mi mamá es la persona más positiva que conozco.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(sure)
a. seguro
Are you positive about the result of the elections?¿Estás seguro del resultado de las elecciones?
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(absolute)
a. verdadero
Talking to you is a positive pleasure.Hablar contigo es un verdadero placer.
6. (electronics)
a. positivo
I didn't place the battery with the positive terminal on the right side.No puse la batería con el polo positivo en el lado correcto.
7. (maths)
a. positivo
The number +5 is a positive integer.El número +5 es un número entero positivo.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
8. (benefit)
a. el aspecto positivo
(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 positives outweigh the negatives.Los aspectos positivos son más que los negativos.
b. la ventaja
(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).
Let's not forget about the positives of social media.No olvidemos las ventajas de las redes sociales.
9. (photography)
a. el positivo
(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).
We developed positives to watch them in the projector.Revelamos positivos para verlos en el proyector.
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