initiative
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initiative(
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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. (enterprise)
a. la iniciativa
(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).
We're looking for people with initiative and a desire to help the world.Buscamos a gente con iniciativa y un deseo de ayudar al mundo.
2. (first step)
a. la iniciativa
(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).
Luz and her friends are very glad that she took the initiative to start up the book group.Luz y sus amigos están muy contentos de que ella haya tomado la iniciativa de comenzar la tertulia literaria.
3. (measure)
a. la iniciativa
(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 government has announced a series of initiatives to help single-parent families.El gobierno ha anunciado una serie de iniciativas para ayudar a las familias monoparentales.
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initiative
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la iniciativa
(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 take the initiativetomar la iniciativa
on one's own initiativepor iniciativa propia
she lacks initiativele falta iniciativa
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initiative [ɪˈnɪʃətɪv]
noun
iniciativa (f)
to use one's initiative obrar por propia iniciativa; on one's own initiative por iniciativa propia; motu propio; to take the initiative tomar la iniciativa
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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