potential
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potential(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (possible)
a. potencial
There's a potential client for our house.Hay un cliente potencial para nuestra casa.
b. en potencia
My cousin is a potential singer. I'm sure he'll be a star.Mi primo es un cantante en potencia. Estoy segura de que será una estrella.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (capacity)
a. el potencial
(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).
We want to develop each student's potential at this school.Queremos desarrollar el potencial de cada estudiante en esta escuela.
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potential
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el potencial
(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).
to have potentialtener potencial
she failed to fulfill her potentialno llegó a explotar todo su potencial
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (general)
a. potencial
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potential [pəˈtenʃəl]
adjective
en potencia
potential earnings ganancias (f) potenciales; a potential prime minister un primer ministro en ciernes; a potential threat una posible amenaza
noun
1 (possibilities) potencial (m); (ability) capacidad (f)
to have potential mostrar gran potencial
...his potential for violence The potential for violence is great
the war potential of this country el potencial bélico de este país; our potential for increasing production nuestras posibilidades de incrementar la producción; he hasn't yet realized his full potential todavía no ha desarrollado plenamente su potencial
The school strives to help pupils achieve their full potential
to have the potential to do sth [+person] tener aptitudes or capacidad para hacer algo; the meeting has the potential to be a watershed la reunión puede llegar a ser un acontecimiento decisivo
2 (Electricity and Electronics) (Mat) (Fís) potencial (m)
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Phrases with "potential"
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you have potential
tienes potencial
full potential
máximo potencial
have the potential to
tener el potencial de
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