la aptitud
-the gift
See the entry for aptitud.


A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (natural skill)
a. gift
Aprendió chino en solo un año. Verdaderamente tiene aptitud para los idiomas.He learnt Chinese in just one year. He really has a gift for languages.
b. talent
Necesitas práctica, pero tienes una aptitud natural para el canto.You need practice, but you have a natural talent for singing.
c. flair
Creo que mi hija va a ser actriz; se ve que tiene aptitudes para el drama.I think my daughter is going to be an actress; you can tell she has a flair for drama.
2. (competence)
a. ability
El alcohol afecta tu aptitud para manejar sin peligro, así seas muy buen conductor.Alcohol impairs your ability to drive safely, even if you are a very good driver.
b. aptitude
Los candidatos al puesto deben demostrar sus aptitudes profesionales.The candidates for the position must demonstrate their professional aptitudes.
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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. (general)
a. ability, aptitude
tener aptitud para algoto have an aptitude for something
1 (conveniencia) suitability; fitness;para for
2 (capacidad) aptitude; ability
carece de aptitud he hasn't got the talent; demostrar tener aptitudes to show promise
aptitud para los negocios business sense
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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