la iniciativa
-the initiative
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (drive)
a. initiative
Mi hija tiene mucha iniciativa; se inscribió ella sola en el concurso de poesía.My daughter has a lot of initiative; she entered herself in the poetry contest.
2. (proposal)
a. initiative
A la profesora le gustó la iniciativa de los alumnos de plantar un árbol al mes.The teacher loved the students' initiative to plant a tree every month.
3. (opportunity)
a. initiative
Debemos tomar la iniciativa y decidir nuestro futuro.We must take the initiative and decide our future.
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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. (propuesta)
a. proposal, initiative
2. (cualidad, capacidad)
a. initiative
tener iniciativato have initiative
tomar la iniciativato take the initiative
iniciativa privadaprivate enterprise
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1 (capacidad emprendedora) initiative
iniciativa de paz peace initiative; bajo su iniciativa on his initiative; por iniciativa propia on one's own initiative; carecer de iniciativa to lack initiative; tomar la iniciativa to take the initiative
iniciativa privada private enterprise
2 (liderazgo) leadership
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