Quick answer
"Winning" is an adjective which is often translated as "ganador", and "win" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "ganar". Learn more about the difference between "winning" and "win" below.
winning(
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nihng
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (victorious)
a. ganador
It takes discipline to become a winning team.Se requiere de disciplina para llegar a ser un equipo ganador.
b. vencedor
The winning movie at the film festival was a story about a boxer's life.La película vencedora en el festival de cine fue una historia sobre la vida de un boxeador.
2. (bringing victory)
a. de la victoria
Number 17 scored the winning goal.El número 17 anotó el gol de la victoria.
b. decisivo
He made an amazing, winning shot in the final seconds of the game.Hizo un increíble remate decisivo en los últimos segundos del partido.
3. (appealing)
a. encantador
He's got a winning smile, but it'll take more than that to win the debate.Tiene una sonrisa encantadora pero se necesitará más que eso para ganar el debate.
b. irresistible
Tricia will go far in life with her combination of intelligence and winning personality.Tricia logrará mucho en la vida con su combinación de inteligencia y personalidad irrestistible.
winnings
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
4. (amount won)
a. las ganancias
(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).
Her lottery winnings come to $10,000 a month for 25 years.Sus ganancias de lotería ascienden a $10,000 al mes por 25 años.
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win(
wihn
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to be victorious)
a. ganar
If we win this match we're through to the final.Si ganamos este partido, pasamos a la final.
2. (to be awarded)
a. ganar (prize, medal)
The American team won the gold medal in three swimming categories.El equipo americano ganó la medalla de oro en tres categorías de natación.
b. obtener (contract, legislative seat)
The incumbent won the transportation contract for another five years.El titular obtuvo el contrato de transporte para cinco años más.
3. (to acquire)
a. conseguir
I ran in the student council elections and won more than half of the votes.Me presenté a las elecciones del consejo escolar y conseguí más de la mitad de los votos.
b. ganarse
Thanks to his honesty, he won the confidence of the company director.Gracias a su honestidad, se ganó la confianza del jefe de la empresa.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to be victorious)
a. ganar
Did the match start already? Who's winning?¿Ha empezado ya el partido? ¿Quién va ganando?
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (victory)
a. la victoria
(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 win in the final round was a completely unexpected result for the team.La victoria en la ronda final fue un resultado totalmente inesperado para el equipo.
b. el triunfo
(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 young tennis player added another win in last night's match.El joven jugador de tenis sumó otro triunfo en el partido de anoche.
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