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A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (connections)
a. contacts
Consiguió el puesto porque tiene influencias en la empresa.She got the job because she has contacts in the company.
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
2. (sway)
a. influence
Mi mamá dice que mi nuevos amigos son una mala influencia.My mom says that my new friends are a bad 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. (poder)
a. influence
tuvo gran influencia sobre el resultado de las eleccionesit had a considerable influence on the result of the election, it heavily influenced the result of the election
bajo la influencia de la anestesiaunder (the influence of) the anesomethingetic
influenciascontacts, pull
consiguió ese puesto por influenciasshe got that job through knowing the right people
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1 (influjo) influence
Cervantes ejerció gran influencia en su poesía Cervantes had a great influence on his poetry; sus pinturas tienen influencia modernista his pictures show a modernist influence; la tele tiene influencia negativa sobre mis hijos telly has o is a bad influence on my children; ya no tiene influencia dentro del gobierno he now has no influence in the government; tiene influencia con el jefe she has influence with the boss; actuó bajo la influencia de las drogas he acted under the influence of drugs
2 influencias (contactos) contacts
siempre se vale de sus influencias he always uses his contacts
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