distinction

distinction(
dihs
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dihngk
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shihn
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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. (difference)
a. la distinción
(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)
There's a fine distinction between flattery and praise.Hay una distinción sutil entre la adulación y el elogio.
b. 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)
Can you explain the distinction between alligators and crocodiles?¿Puedes explicar la diferencia entre los caimanes y los cocodrilos?
2. (excellence)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Our dean is certainly a man of distinction.Nuestro decano es sin duda un hombre distinguido.
The biologist became a scholar of distinction within her field. La bióloga llegó a ser una académica destacada dentro de su área.
b. la distinción
(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)
Tolstoy is a writer of distinction.Tolstói es un escritor de distinción.
3. (honor)
a. el honor
(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).
(M)
I had the distinction of knowing her.Tuve el honor de conocerla.
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distinction
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (difference)
a. la distinción
(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)
to make or draw a distinction betweenestablecer una distinción entre
2. (honor)
a. el honor
(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).
(M)
3. (ironic)
a.
I had the distinction of coming lastme correspondió el honor de ser el último
4. (excellence)
a.
a writer/scientist of distinctionun escritor/científico destacado
with distinctionde manera sobresaliente
5. (school and university)
a. el sobresaliente
(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).
(M)
distinction [dɪsˈtɪŋkʃən]
noun
1 (difference) distinción (f)
to draw a distinction between hacer una distinción entre
2 (eminence) distinción (f)
a man of distinction un hombre distinguido; a writer of distinction un escritor destacado; to gain or win distinction distinguirse;as como; you have the distinction of being the first a usted le corresponde el honor de ser el primero
3 (Univ) (Educ) sobresaliente (m)
he got a distinction in English le dieron un sobresaliente en inglés
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