difference

USAGE NOTE
This word is often used in the plural in the sense shown in 3).
difference(
dihf
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rihns
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (dissimilarity)
a. la diferencia
(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).
(F)
I see no difference in size between the small and the medium.No veo diferencia de tamaño entre la pequeña y la mediana.
2. (mathematics)
a. la diferencia
(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).
(F)
The difference between nine and four is five.La diferencia entre nueve y cuatro es cinco.
3. (disagreement)
a. la diferencia
(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).
(F)
You'll have to resolve your differences if you want to work together.Van a tener que resolver sus diferencias si quieren trabajar juntos.
4. (positive impact)
a. la diferencia
(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).
(F)
We were about to go bankrupt, but the new CEO made a difference.Estábamos a punto de ir a la quiebra, pero el nuevo director ejecutivo hizo la diferencia.
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difference
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (disparity)
a. la diferencia
(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).
(F)
that doesn't make any differenceeso no cambia nada
it makes no difference (to me)(me) da igual or lo mismo
that makes all the differenceeso cambia mucho las cosas
a car with a differenceun coche distinto a los demás
to pay the differencepagar la diferencia
a difference of opinionuna diferencia de opiniones
2. (disagreement)
a. la diferencia f, discrepancia
(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).
(F)
we have to settle our differencestenemos que resolver nuestras diferencias
difference [ˈdɪfrəns]
noun
1 (dissimilarity) diferencia (f);between entre
they can't tell the difference between right and wrong
I see no difference between them no veo diferencia alguna entre ellos; a car with a difference un coche diferente or especial; that makes all the difference eso cambia totalmente la cosa; it makes no difference da igual; da lo mismo; it makes no difference to me me da igual or lo mismo; it will make no difference to us nos dará igual or lo mismo; no nos afectará en lo más mínimo; what difference does it make? ¿qué más da?; it makes a lot of difference importa mucho
2 (between numbers, amounts) diferencia (f)
I'll pay the difference yo pagaré la diferencia
3 (change)
the difference in her is amazing! ¡cuánto ha cambiado!
4 (quarrel) riña (f)
a difference of opinion un desacuerdo
we've had our differences in the past they had a slight difference of opinion and John came home with a black eye Martin and Andy had a difference of opinion that seemed to herald the end of their long partnership
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