experience
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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. (knowledge gained)
a. la experiencia
(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).
I know from personal experience how difficult it is to find a job in this area.Sé por experiencia propria lo difícil que es encontrar un trabajo en este campo.
2. (professional practice)
a. la experiencia
(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).
I have 15 years' teaching experience.Tengo 15 años de experiencia en la docencia.
3. (event)
a. la experiencia
(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).
Seeing the sunrise over Machu Picchu was an amazing experience.Ver el amanecer sobre Machu Picchu fue una experiencia increíble.
b. la aventura
(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).
Visiting Madrid when Franco was still in power was a real experience.Visitar Madrid cuando Franco aún estaba en el poder fue una verdadera aventura.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to feel)
a. experimentar
I experience a sharp sensation in my teeth when sipping a hot beverage.Experimento una sensación aguda en los dientes cuando tomo una bebida caliente.
b. sentir
Do you experience any dizziness when you stand up?¿Sientes mareos al ponerte de pie?
5. (to live through)
a. sufrir
Edgar experienced a terrible accident last year.Edgar sufrió un accidente terrible el año pasado.
b. tener
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experience
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la experiencia
(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).
he still lacks experiencetodavía le falta experiencia
to learn from experienceaprender de la experiencia
in my experiencesegún mi experiencia
she had a nasty experiencele pasó una cosa terrible
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (general)
a. experimentar
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experience [ɪksˈpɪərɪəns]
noun
1 (knowledge) experiencia (f)
to learn by experience aprender por la experiencia; I know from bitter/personal experience lo sé por mi amarga experiencia/por experiencia propia; he has no experience of grief/being out of work no conoce la tristeza/el desempleo
2 (skill, practice) práctica (f); experiencia (f)
he has plenty of experience tiene mucha práctica; have you any previous experience? ¿tiene usted experiencia previa?; practical experience experiencia (f) práctica; teaching experience experiencia (f) docente; a driver with ten years' experience un conductor con diez años de experiencia
3 (event) experiencia (f); aventura (f)
to have a pleasant/frightening experience tener una experiencia agradable/aterradora; it was quite an experience fue toda una experiencia
transitive verb
(feel) [+emotion, sensation] experimentar; (suffer) [+defeat, loss, hardship] sufrir; [+difficulty] tener; tropezar con
he experiences some difficulty/pain in walking tiene dificultades/dolor al andar; he experienced a loss of hearing after the accident después del accidente, sufrió una pérdida del oído
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