facility
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facility(
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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. (amenities)
a. la instalación
(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).
This hotel offers a gym, a pool, and other modern facilities.Este hotel ofrece un gimnasio, una piscina, e instalaciones muy modernas.
b. el servicio
(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).
The sanitary facilities in the school are in disrepair.Los servicios sanitarios del colegio están deteriorados.
2. (building complex)
a. el complejo
(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).
The new sports facility will open to the public next month.El nuevo complejo deportivo se abrirá al público el mes que viene.
b. el centro
(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).
The local government is planning to build a large hospital facility in our city.El gobierno local tiene planes para construir un gran centro hospitalario en nuestra ciudad.
3. (finance)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The car dealer offers credit facility for buying a new car.El concesionario ofrece facilidades de pago para la compra de carros nuevos.
We will have to get a bank facility to keep our business running.Vamos a necesitar un crédito bancario para mantener nuestro negocio funcionando.
4. (features)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Internet calls are a wonderful communication facility.Las llamadas por Internet son un gran servicio de comunicación.
My new watch has a facility for tracking my physical activity.Mi nuevo reloj tiene una función para hacer un seguimiento del ejercicio que hago.
5. (ease)
a. la facilidad
(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).
Young children can make friends with great facility.Los niños pequeños pueden hacer nuevos amigos con gran facilidad.
b. la habilidad
(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).
She has facility for crafting things.Ella tiene habilidad para las manualidades.
c. la capacidad
(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 didn't know you had such facility for public speaking!¡No sabía que tenías tanta capacidad para la oratoria!
d. la facultad
(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).
With age, I have been losing the facility to use my imagination.Con la edad, he ido perdiendo la facultad de usar mi imaginación.
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facility
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (ease)
a. la facilidad
(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).
to do something with great facilityhacer algo con gran facilidad
facilitiesinstalaciones fpl
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facility [fəˈsɪlɪtɪ]
noun
1 (equipment, place) instalación (f)
the hotel's facilities are open to non-residents las instalaciones del hotel están abiertas a los no residentes
facilities include massages, underwater jet massage pool, rehabilitation pool equipped with handgrips and armrests, bubbling baths and whirlpools the hotel has it's own pool and exercise facility
the flat has no cooking facilities el piso no está equipado para cocinar; recreational facilities instalaciones (f) recreativas; sports facilities instalaciones (f) deportivas
a manufacturing and assembly facility
2 (service, provision) servicio (m)
the main facility is the library el servicio principal es la biblioteca; the company offers day-care facilities for children la empresa ofrece un servicio de guardería para los niños; toilet facilities servicios (m); aseos (m); transport facilities servicios (m) de transporte
3 (Economics)
credit facilities facilidades (f) (de pago); crédito (m); overdraft facility crédito (m) al descubierto
the cheapest way of borrowing from a bank is to have an overdraft facility a bank account with an overdraft facility is worth negotiating a £500 overdraft facility
4 (function) función (f)
the oven has an automatic timing facility el horno dispone de una función de reloj automático; the watch has a stopwatch facility el reloj también posee la función de cronómetro; there's a facility for storing data dispone de un servicio de almacenamiento de datos
5 (centre) centro (m)
a state facility for women prisoners un centro penitenciario estatal para mujeres
Denver General Hospital (a locked psychiatric facility for those accused of criminal acts) the museum has a facility where students can work
a medical facility un centro médico; un punto de asistencia médica; a nuclear facility un complejo nuclear
they will not agree to inspection of their nuclear facilities a [storage] facility Japan has not yet begun to build a permanent storage facility for radioactive waste
6 (talent, ease) facilidad (f)
he had a facility for languages tenía facilidad para los idiomas; se le daban bien los idiomas
You have a real facility for financing reciprocal-trade deals with Brazil she had an amazing facility for presenting facts in order and concisely
he writes with great facility escribe con gran facilidad
He had always spoken with facility, that was no problem human beings can forget with remarkable facility she speaks with equal facility in Japanese and Russian
7 (ability) habilidad (f); facultad (f); (capacity) capacidad (f)
humans have lost the facility to use their sense of smell los humanos han perdido la habilidad or la facultad de utilizar el olfato; the new model has the facility to reproduce speech el nuevo modelo tiene la capacidad de or es capaz de reproducir el habla
I really must use the facilities the use of this territory as an emergency facility for the troops
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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