effort
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effort(
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fuhrt
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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. (exertion)
a. el esfuerzo
(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).
I carried him with tremendous effort to his bed.Lo llevé con gran esfuerzo hasta la cama.
2. (attempt)
a. el esfuerzo
(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).
You should make an effort and be nicer to your grandma.Podrías hacer un esfuerzo y ser más amable con tu abuela.
b. el intento
(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).
He proposed to her in an effort to make her stay.Le pidió matrimonio en un intento de que se quedara.
3. (operation)
a. la campaña
(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 war effort plunged the country into ruin.La campaña bélica sumió al país en la ruina.
b. la labor
(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).
Several charities are involved in the relief effort.Varias ONG toman parte en las labores de socorro.
4. (achievement)
a. la creación
(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 effort of the artist is discussed in an essay published in 1946.La creación del artista se analiza en un ensayo publicado en 1946.
5. (physics)
a. el esfuerzo
(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).
Speed is a result of the relation between effort exerted to resistance offered.La velocidad resulta de la proporción entre el esfuerzo aplicado y la resistencia ofrecida.
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effort
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (exertion)
a. el esfuerzo
(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).
to make an effort (to do something)hacer un esfuerzo (por hacer algo)
to be worth the effortvaler la pena
put some effort into it!¡podrías hacer un esfuerzo!
2. (attempt)
a. el intento
(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).
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effort [ˈefət]
noun
1 (hard work) esfuerzo (m)
all his effort was directed to ... todos sus esfuerzos iban dirigidos a ...
it was an effort to get up getting up was an effort levantarse resultaba un esfuerzo
put a bit of effort into it! ¡esfuérzate un poco!; ¡pon un poco más de esfuerzo!
to spare no effort to do sth no regatear esfuerzos para hacer algo
without effort sin ningún esfuerzo
he opened the jar without effort
it's not worth the effort no merece la pena
it's well worth the effort merece la pena
2 (attempt) intento (m); tentativa (f)
it's not bad for a first effort no está mal para ser su primer intento or la primera vez que lo intenta
a good effort un feliz intento
in an effort to solve the problem/be polite en un esfuerzo por resolver el problema/ser amable
his latest effort su último intento
what did you think of his latest effort? ¿qué te pareció su última obra?
to make an effort to do sth esforzarse en hacer algo; hacer un esfuerzo por hacer algo
he made no effort to be polite no hizo ningún esfuerzo por ser amable; please make every effort to come haz un esfuerzo por venir; thank you for making the effort to be here gracias por tomarse la molestia de venir
it was a pretty poor effort fue un intento bastante flojo
the war effort los esfuerzos realizados por la población civil durante una guerra
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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