competition
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competition(
kam
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puh
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tih
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shuhn
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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. (contest)
a. el concurso
(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).
My brother entered the competition but didn't win.Mi hermano participó en el concurso pero no ganó.
b. la competencia
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Tomorrow I will participate in an athletics competition.Mañana participaré en una competencia de atletismo.
c. la competición
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
The competition was really tight.La competición estuvo muy reñida.
2. (rivalry)
a. la competencia
(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 competition between them was fierce.Entre ellos había mucha competencia.
3. (commerce)
a. la competencia
(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).
We beat the competition to it.Nos adelantamos a la competencia.
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competition
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (contest)
a. el concurso
(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).
2. (in sport)
a. la competición
(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).
b. la competencia
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
3. (rivalry)
a. la competencia
(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).
to be in competition with somebodycompetir con alguien
the competitionla competencia
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competition [ˌkɒmpɪˈtɪʃən]
noun
1 (competing) competencia (f); rivalidad (f)
in competition with en competencia con; there was keen competition for the prize se disputó reñidamente el premio
there was keen competition in the race
2 (Comm) competencia (f)
unfair competition competencia desleal
3 (contest) concurso (m); (eg for Civil Service posts) oposición (f); (Dep) competición (f)
to go in for a competition enter a competition inscribirse en or presentarse a un concurso
60 places to be filled by competition 60 vacantes a cubrir por oposición
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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