knack

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knack(
nahk
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (talent)
a. la habilidad
(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).
(F)
As an actor, he has a real knack for embodying the characters he plays.Como actor, tiene una verdadera habilidad para encarnar los personajes que interpreta.
b. el don
(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).
(M)
The speaker at the rally had a knack for rousing the audience to action.El orador que habló en la concentración tenía el don de empujar al público a la acción.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I don't know what to do with Diego. He has a real knack for getting himself into trouble.No sé qué hacer con Diego. Se las arregla para meterse en problemas.
The chef has a knack for making amazing dishes out of ordinary ingredients.El chef se da maña para hacer platos increíbles a partir de ingredientes comunes.
2. (strategy)
a. el truco
(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).
(M)
I should just give up. I'll never learn the knack of this.Debo darme por vencido. Nunca voy a aprender el truco para hacer esto.
b. el tranquillo
(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).
(M)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
It took me a while to figure out, but I think I finally got the knack of it.Me costó mucho tiempo, pero creo que finalmente le he cogido el tranquillo a eso.
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knack
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. la habilidad f, maña
(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).
(F)
to have the knack of or a knack for doing somethingtener habilidad or darse maña para hacer algo
to get the knack of somethingpillarle or
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knack [næk]
noun
it's just a knack es un truco que se aprende; to get or learn the knack of (doing) sth agarrar el truco or el tranquillo a (hacer) algo (informal); (Esp)
to have the knack of for doing sth
she has the knack of making people feel at home tiene el don de hacer que la gente se sienta cómoda a su alrededor; you have the knack for drawing animals tienes mucha habilidad para dibujar animales; he seems to have the knack of rubbing people up the wrong way no sé cómo se las arregla pero siempre acaba cayéndole mal a la gente
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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