strength

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strength(
strehngkth
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (physical energy)
a. la fuerza
(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)
He used all of his strength to lift the weights.Hizo uso de todas sus fuerzas para levantar las pesas.
2. (fortitude)
a. la fuerza
(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)
It took all of her inner strength to finally stand up to her boss.Al final, tuvo que hacer acopio de todas sus fuerzas para enfrentarse a su jefe.
b. la fortaleza
(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)
It requires great strength to face such a loss.Enfrentarse a una pérdida así requiere mucha fortaleza.
3. (of a material)
a. la resistencia
(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)
The strength of this structure is due to reinforced concrete.La resistencia de esta estructura se debe al hormigón armado.
4. (positive characteristic)
a. el punto fuerte
(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 company must analyze their own strengths and weaknesses.La empresa debe estudiar cuáles son sus puntos fuertes y débiles.
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strength
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (power; of person)
a. la fuerza
(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)
2. (of nail, rope)
a. la resistencia
(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)
3. (of currency)
a. la fortaleza
(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)
4. (of emotion, light, sound)
a. la intensidad
(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)
5. (of alcohol)
a. la graduación
(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 be at full strengthtener el cupo completo
to be under strengthestar por debajo del cupo
in strengthen gran número
to go from strength to strengthir cada vez mejor
on the strength of…atendiendo a…
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strength [streŋθ]
noun
1 (might, energy) (for particular task) fuerzas (f); (general attribute) fuerza (f)
he hadn't the strength to lift it no tenía fuerzas para levantarlo; his strength failed him le fallaron las fuerzas; she swims to build up the strength in her muscles nada para fortalecer los músculos or coger fuerza en los músculos
you don't need strength to take part in this sport he leant against the wall, fighting for the strength to continue
you don't know your own strength no controlas tu propia fuerza; you'll soon get your strength back pronto recobrarás las fuerzas or te repondrás
he no longer has the strength to cry out
to save one's strength ahorrar las energías
you must save your strength for the journey tomorrow
with all my strength con todas mis fuerzas
I tried with all my strength to push him off
2 (fortitude) fortaleza (f); fuerzas (f); (firmness) [of belief, conviction] firmeza (f)
something gave me the strength to overcome the difficulty his strength is an inspiration to me in my life
his help gives me the strength to carry on su ayuda me da fortaleza or fuerzas para seguir adelante
he has been a constant source of strength and support the political strength of the Soviet Union
strength of character fortaleza (f) or firmeza (f) de carácter
she showed great strength of character
to draw strength from sth sacar fuerzas de algo
I draw strength from the millions of women in the same situation both families have drawn strength from their shared loss to [gather] strength
the independence movement is gathering strength el movimiento independiente está cobrando fuerza
... as public enthusiasm for Blair's reforms gather strength
give me strength! ¡Dios dame paciencia! (informal)
inner strength fuerza interior
any manager requires inner strength to be successful you need extraordinary strenghth of mind to achieve what he has achieved we were worried that he wouldn't have the strength of mind to withstand the pressure you need \strength of mind\ to stand up for yourself
strength of purpose determinación (f)
show: show of strength
3 (sturdiness) [of material, structure, frame] resistencia (f)
he checked the strength of the cables the strength of a nail, wall, wood the strength of the coach frame he owes his life to the strength of the vehicle
4 (power) [of argument] lo convincente; solidez (f); [of claim, case, evidence] peso (m); [of protests] lo enérgico
he was clearly rattled by the strength of the protests
[of magnet, lens, drug] potencia (f); [of wind] fuerza (f); [of alcohol] graduación (f)
everything depends on the strength of the forces of gravity around you it's oscillation depends on the strength of the gravitational field a tropical storm is gaining strength in the Eastern Atlantic the earth's electro-magnetic fields vary in strength and magnetism in different parts of the ocean he has lost his driving licence because of the strength of his tranquilisers the strength of the dose required their decision to cut the strength of their gin from 40 per cent to 37.5 per cent it's very alcoholic, sometimes near the strength of port the strength of the wind determines how difficult the game will be
on the strength of that success she applied for promotion en base a ese éxito, solicitó un ascenso
he was recruited on the strength of his communication skills lo contrataron en virtud de or debido a su aptitud para comunicarse
she got her job on the strength of her technical know-how she was later promoted to deputy director on the strength of her charity work he moved into high society on the strength of his skills as an osteopath and on the strength of his rock star beginnings I went along to interview him they gave him a job on the strength of a tape he made in his bedroom
5 (intensity) [of emotion] intensidad (f); fuerza (f); [of sound] potencia (f); [of colour] intensidad (f)
he warned the government not to underestimate the strength of feeling among voters advirtió al gobierno que no subestimara la intensidad or fuerza de los sentimientos de los votantes
I find it hard to find words to describe the strength of my feelings on seeing them again the wine has lots of strength of flavour a scale for measuring the strength of chillies
6 [of currency] (value) valor (m); (high value) solidez (f); fuerza (f)
our decision will depend on the strength of the pound nuestra decisión dependerá del valor de la libra
the strength of the pound
exports fell owing to the strength of the pound las exportaciones bajaron debido a la solidez or la fuerza de la libra
the drop was caused by the pound's strength against the dollar
7 (good point, asset) punto (m) fuerte
take into account your own strengths and weaknesses
their chief strength is technology su punto fuerte es la tecnología
the book's strength lay in its present-day depiction of Tokyo organization is the strength of a good army
to go from strength to strength
his movie career is going from strength to strength su carrera cinematográfica marcha viento en popa; the company has gone from strength to strength la empresa ha ido teniendo un éxito tras otro
8 (in number) número (m); (Mil) (Police) efectivos (m)
he has promised to increase the strength of the police force ha prometido incrementar los efectivos de la policía
the strength of the squad was increased to 14 when two more detectives were assigned to the case elite forces, comprising about one-tenth of the strength of the army
to be at full strength [+army] disponer de todos sus efectivos; (Dep) [+team] contar con todos sus jugadores; [+office] contar con todo el personal
his supporters were there in strength or had come in strength sus partidarios habían acudido en masa
his friends were there [in] strength
to be on the strength (gen) formar parte de la plantilla; (Mil) formar parte del regimiento
we'd like to have you on the strength
to take sb on to the strength admitir a algn en la plantilla; (Mil) admitir a algn en el regimiento
to be under or below strength
the team was under or below strength due to injuries el equipo contaba con pocos jugadores debido a las lesiones; two people are off sick so we're a bit under or below strength dos de los empleados se encuentran enfermos y estamos un poco cortos de personal; his army was seriously under or below strength su ejército contaba con poquísimos efectivos
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