familiarity
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familiarity(
fuh
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mihl
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yeh
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rih
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di
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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)
a. la familiaridad
(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 was surprised at his familiarity with such complicated philosophical concepts.Me sorprendió su familiaridad con conceptos filosóficos tan complejos.
b. el conocimiento
(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).
She would rather not go to a country unless she has at least some familiarity with its language.Prefiere no visitar un país si no tiene al menos un conocimiento básico del idioma.
2. (quality of being well-known)
a. la familiaridad
(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 was bored with the familiarity of everything around her, and wanted a change of scene.Le aburría la familiaridad de todo lo que la rodeaba y quería un cambio de aires.
3. (informality)
a. la confianza
(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 familiarity of our relationship with the teacher made the learning process more enjoyable.La confianza que teníamos con el profesor hacía más ameno el proceso de aprendizaje.
b. la familiaridad
(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 work with these troubled children, we need to create an atmosphere of familiarity and trust.Para trabajar con niños conflictivos como estos, es necesario crear un ambiente de familiaridad y confianza.
4. (inappropriate informality)
a. el exceso de familiaridad
(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).
His hand on my arm was a familiarity I felt uncomfortable with.El que me pusiera la mano en el brazo fue un exceso de familiaridad que me hizo sentir incómoda.
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familiarity
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (intimacy)
a. la familiaridad f, confianza
(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).
familiarity breeds contemptdonde hay confianza da asco
2. (acquaintance)
a. la familiaridad
(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).
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familiarity [fəˌmɪlɪˈærɪtɪ]
noun
1 [of sight, event etc] familiaridad (f)
Tony was unnerved by the uncanny familiarity of her face
2 (knowledge, acquaintance) conocimiento (m);with de
familiarity breeds contempt donde hay confianza hay asco
3 (intimacy) [of tone etc] familiaridad (f); confianza (f); frescura (f); exceso (m) de familiaridad;
4 familiarities familiaridades (f); confianzas (f)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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