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"Quest" is a noun which is often translated as "la búsqueda", and "pursuit" is a noun which is often translated as "la persecución". Learn more about the difference between "quest" and "pursuit" below.
quest(
kwehst
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (search)
a. la búsqueda
(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 a generalized quest for success in our society that is leading us nowhere.Hay una búsqueda generalizada del éxito en nuestra sociedad que no nos lleva a ningún lado.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to search)
a. ir en busca de
In the book, the characters are questing for a magical object that will supposedly bring world peace.En el libro, los personajes van en busca de un objeto mágico que supuestamente traerá paz al mundo.
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pursuit(
puhr
-
sut
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (chase)
a. la persecución
(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 police and the two thieves were involved in a high speed pursuit on the highway.La policía y los dos ladrones protagonizaron una persecución a alta velocidad por la carretera.
b. la caza
(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 dogs set off in pursuit of the fox through the woods.Los perros salieron en caza del zorro por el bosque.
2. (investigation)
a. la busca
(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).
It is a bit difficult to go shopping with her, because she is always in pursuit of a bargain.Es un poco difícil ir de compras con ella, porque siempre está en busca de una ganga.
b. la búsqueda
(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 no longer cares about money and is now more interested in the pursuit of happiness.A ella ya no le importa el dinero y ahora le interesa más la búsqueda de la felicidad.
3. (activity)
a. la actividad
(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 new student center offers new facilities in which students can engage in a range of recreational pursuits.El nuevo centro estudiantil ofrece nuevas instalaciones en los que los estudiantes pueden participar en una gama de actividades recreativas.
b. el interés
(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).
Now that she has retired, she has more time to continue in her literary pursuits.Ahora que se ha jubilado, tiene más tiempo para continuar con sus intereses literarios.
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