el esfuerzo
-the effort
See the entry for esfuerzo.


A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (use of force)
a. effort
Estamos haciendo un gran esfuerzo para defender nuestro país.We are making a big effort to defend our country.
2. (physics)
a. force
¿Cuánto esfuerzo se necesita para que esta máquina funcione?How much force is needed to make this machine work?
3. (engineering)
a. stress
La fuerza de la gravedad exige mucho esfuerzo sobre los edificios altos.The force of gravity exerts a lot of stress on tall buildings.
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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. (general)
a. effort
hacer esfuerzos, hacer un esfuerzoto make an effort, to try hard
estoy haciendo esfuerzos por no llorarI'm trying hard not to cry
haz un último esfuerzo, ya verás como ahora lo consiguesmake one last attempt, you'll do it this time!
sin esfuerzoeffortlessly
1 (de fuerza física, intelectual) effort
sin esfuerzo effortlessly; without strain; hacer un esfuerzo to make an effort; no perdonar esfuerzos para conseguir algo to spare no effort to achieve sth; no hizo el más mínimo esfuerzo por agradar he made absolutely no effort at all to be nice; he didn't make the slightest effort to be nice; bien vale la pena el esfuerzo it's well worth the effort
2 (vigor) spirit; vigour; vigor; (EEUU)
con esfuerzo with spirit
3 (Mecánica) stress
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