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"Quality" is a noun which is often translated as "la calidad", and "amount" is a noun which is often translated as "la cantidad". Learn more about the difference between "quality" and "amount" below.
quality(
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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. (degree of excellence)
a. la calidad
(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 quality of their products has deteriorated over the past decade.La calidad de sus productos ha deteriorado en esta última decada.
2. (characteristic)
a. la cualidad
(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).
(of a person)
Kindness is not his best quality.La amabilidad no es su mejor cualidad.
b. la propiedad
(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).
(of an object or substance)
The plants of this family have curative qualities.Las plantas de esta familia tienen propiedades curativas.
3. (excellence)
a. la calidad
(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).
Our aim is to create quality shoes that are also affordable.Nuestro objetivo es crear zapatos de calidad y a precios asequibles.
4. (nature)
a. el carácter
(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).
Her indomitable quality couldn't be destroyed.Su carácter indómito era indestructible.
5. (type)
a. la clase
(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 isn't just one quality of leather.No hay una sola clase de cuero.
6. (sound)
a. el timbre
(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 feelings were reflected in the quality of his voice.Sus sentimientos se reflejaban en el timbre de su voz.
b. el tono
(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 was an odd quality to her voice.El tono de su voz tenía algo extraño.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
7. (excellent)
a. de calidad
We only sell quality products.Solo vendemos productos de calidad.
b. serio
It was a quality firm managed by quality people.Era una empresa seria dirigida por gente seria.
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amount(
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maunt
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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. (quantity)
a. la cantidad
(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).
A large amount of food is thrown away each day.Gran cantidad de comida acaba en la basura a diario.
2. (sum of money)
a. la cantidad
(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 want to know the amount without taxes.Quiero saber la cantidad sin impuestos.
b. la suma
(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 amount reaches $200.La suma asciende a $200.
c. el importe
(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 have received a bill for the amount of $750.Hemos recibido una factura por un importe de $750.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to add up to; used with "to")
a. ascender a
Losses amounted to millions of dollars.Las pérdidas ascendían a millones de dólares.
4. (to be equivalent to; used with "to")
a. equivaler a
That amounts to a refusal.Eso equivale a una negativa.
b. significar
What this amounts to is that you'll have to wait and see.Lo que significa es que tendrás que esperar a ver qué pasa.
5. (to be worth; used with "to")
a. llegar a
She'll never amount to much.Nunca llegará a ser gran cosa.
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