prudencia

prudencia(
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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. (carefulness)
a. care
Por favor, ten prudencia cuando muevas el florero de porcelana.Please handle the porcelain vase with care.
b. caution
Usa la sierra con extrema prudencia o te lastimarás.Use the saw with extreme caution or you might hurt yourself.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Si invertimos el dinero con prudencia, podremos obtener beneficios de hasta un 12%.If we invest the money cautiously, we can make up to a 12% profit.
Mi padre siempre considera todas las posibilidades con prudencia.My father always considers all the options carefully.
2. (good sense)
a. sound judgment
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Erica tomó una decisión apresurada por falta de prudencia.Erica made a rash decision due to her lack of sound judgment.
b. sound judgement (United Kingdom)
El general era reconocido por su inteligencia, intuición y prudencia.The general was known for his intelligence, intuition, and sound judgement.
3. (religious)
a. prudence
Las monjas me enseñaron lo beneficiosas que son la prudencia y la discreción.The nuns taught me the benefits of prudence and discretion.
b. wisdom
El santo era un hombre de gran ponderación y prudencia.The saint was a man of great deliberation and wisdom.
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prudencia
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (cuidado, cautela)
a. caution, care
2. (previsión, sensatez)
a. prudence
con prudenciacarefully, cautiously
3. (moderación)
a. moderation
con prudenciain moderation
prudencia
(cuidado) care; caution; (cordura) wisdom; prudence; (sensatez) sound judgment; soundness
actuar con prudencia to be careful o cautious; el problema debe ser analizado con prudencia the problem must be carefully studied
La OTAN ha acogido con prudencia el anuncio de la retirada serbia de Sarajevo
extremar la prudencia to proceed with extreme caution
Ha habido tramos de la CN-630 a su paso por la ciudad, que parecía como una pista de hielo, al no entrar nada el sol, por lo que los conductores de vehículos tenían que [extremar la prudencia.]
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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