influence
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influence(
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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. (effect)
a. la influencia
(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).
Latin had a great influence on many modern languages.El latín tuvo gran influencia en muchas lenguas modernas.
b. los efectos
(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 singer was clearly under the influence of drugs or alcohol.El cantante claramente estaba bajo los efectos del alcohol o de drogas.
2. (power)
a. la influencia
(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).
Can you use your influence to get him a job?¿Puedes usar tu influencia para conseguirle un trabajo?
3. (source of influence)
a. la influencia
(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).
You are definitely a good influence on my son.No hay duda que ejerces una buena influencia sobre mi hijo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to have an effect on)
a. influir en
The fluctuation in prices influenced the market. La fluctuación de los precios influyó en el mercado.
b. influenciar
Luke's mother's disease influenced his whole life.La enfermedad de la madre de Luke influenció su vida entera.
c. influir
When you started singing, was your style influenced by anyone in particular?Cuando empezaste a cantar, ¿tu estilo estuvo influido por alguien en especial?
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influence
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la influencia
(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 be a good/bad influence on somebodytener una buena/mala influencia en alguien
to have influence over/with somebodytener influencia sobre/con alguien
a man of influenceun hombre influyente
under the influence (of drink)bajo los efectos del alcohol
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (general)
a. influir en, influenciar
he is easily influencedse deja influir fácilmente
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influence [ˈɪnflʊəns]
noun
influencia (f);on sobre
a man of influence un hombre influyente; to have an influence on sth [+person] tener influencia en or sobre algo; influir en or sobre algo; to be a good/bad influence on sb ejercer buena/mala influencia sobre algn; to bring every influence to bear on sb ejercer todas las presiones posibles sobre algn; to have influence with sb tener influencias con algn; tener enchufe con algn (informal); to have influence over sb tener influencia or ascendiente sobre algn; to be under the influence of drink/drugs estar ebrio/drogado; under the influence borracho
transitive verb
[+person] influenciar; influir en; [+action, decision] influir en or sobre
what factors influenced your decision? ¿qué factores influyeron en tu decisión?; don't let him influence you no te dejes influenciar por él; the novelist has been influenced by Torrente el novelista ha sufrido la influencia de or está influido por Torrente; to be easily influenced ser muy influenciable
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "influence"
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bad influence
mala influencia
under the influence
bajo los efectos
have an influence
influir
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