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"Utility" is a noun which is often translated as "la utilidad", and "skill" is a noun which is often translated as "la habilidad". Learn more about the difference between "utility" and "skill" below.
utility(
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tih
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lih
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di
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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. (usefulness)
a. la utilidad
(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).
Academics had a discussion regarding the utility of summative evaluation.Los académicos tuvieron una discusión sobre la utilidad de la evaluación sumativa.
2. (public service)
a. el servicio público
(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).
Between paying rent and utilities, I'm left with very little for entertainment.Entre el pago del alquiler y los servicios públicos, me queda muy poco para el entretenimiento.
3. (public service company)
a. la empresa de servicio público
(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).
Some analysts suggest that the Internet should be viewed as a utility and regulated as such.Algunos analistas sugieren que el Internet debe verse como una empresa de servicio público y regularse como tal.
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skill(
skihl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (ability)
a. la habilidad
(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).
Precision is one of his strongest skills.La precisión es una de sus mayores habilidades.
b. la destreza
(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 plays the piano with great skill.Toca el piano con mucha destreza.
c. las dotes
(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 was known for her skill in gardening.Se le conocía por sus dotes para la jardinería.
d. la aptitud
(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).
Paul doesn't have the skills required for this job.Paul no tiene las aptitudes necesarias para este trabajo.
2. (technique)
a. la técnica
(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 teaching me some skills to read faster.Me está enseñando algunas técnicas para leer más rápido.
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