finesse
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finesse(
fih
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nehs
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (skill)
a. la delicadeza
(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).
Sandra was already gifted with the finesse of a seasoned attorney.Sandra ya contaba con la delicadeza de una abogada avezada.
The attaché handled the meeting with the foreign dignitaries with finesse.El agregado mostró delicadeza en la junta con los dignatarios extranjeros.
b. la finura
(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 young Russian pianist plays with startling speed and finesse.El joven pianista ruso toca con velocidad y finura impresionantes.
2. (discretion)
a. la diplomacia
(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 is a very delicate situation we will need to handle with finesse for everyone to come out happy.Esta es una situación delicada que vamos a tener que manejar con mucha diplomacia para que todo el mundo salga satisfecho.
3. (card games)
a. el impasse
(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).
Lee's finesse wasn't good enough, and he lost the trick.El impasse de Lee no fue suficiente y perdió la baza.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to dodge)
a. esquivar
The senator has a way of finessing probing questions like this.El senador tiende a esquivar preguntas penetrantes como esta.
5. (to accomplish skillfully)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Lindsey always seems to finesse things so that they go her way.Lindsey tiene mucha maña para hacer que las cosas siempre se hagan a su manera.
Somehow or other, Esteban finessed a first-class seat on the flight without paying any extra.De un modo u otro Esteban se las apañó para conseguir un asiento de primera clase en el vuelo sin tener que pagar extra.
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finesse
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la finura
(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 handled the matter with great finessellevó el asunto con mucha mano izquierda or delicadeza
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finesse [fɪˈnes]
noun
1 (in judgement) finura (f); delicadeza (f); (in action) diplomacia (f); sutileza (f); (cunning) astucia (f);
2 (Cards) impasse (m)
transitive verb
hacer el impasse a
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finar
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finar(
fee
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nahr
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (general)
a. to pass away
El profesor Aranda finó anoche a los 89 años.Professor Aranda passed away last night at the age of 89.
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finar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (formal)
a. to pass away
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finar
intransitive verb
(morir) to pass away (eufemismo); die
pronominal verb
finarse (desear) to long; yearn;por for;
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