challenge
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challenge(
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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. (difficult task)
a. el reto
(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).
It was quite a challenge to climb the mountain.Supuso un gran reto escalar la montaña.
b. el desafío
(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 are facing several challenges at this stage of the project.Nos enfrentamos con varios desafíos a estas alturas del proyecto.
2. (competition)
a. el reto
(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).
The swordsman took up his rival's challenge.El espadachín aceptó el reto de su rival.
3. (legal)
a. la recusación
(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).
The defense attorney lodged a challenge to the juror, stating that he was biased.El abogado defensor presentó una recusación al miembro del jurado, diciendo que era parcial.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to issue a challenge)
a. desafiar
The contestant challenged the former champion.El participante desafió al anterior campeón.
b. retar
They challenged us to a race.Nos retaron a una carrera.
5. (to dispute)
a. poner en duda
The new evidence challenges the former theory.La nueva evidencia pone en duda la teoría anterior.
b. cuestionar
Teenagers love to challenge authority.A los adolescentes les encanta cuestionar la autoridad.
6. (to stimulate)
a. constituir un desafío para
Sara is looking for a new job that will challenge her more.Sara busca un trabajo nuevo que consituya un desafío mayor para ella.
b. suponer un reto para
Ben needs extra work to challenge him in class.Ben necesita tareas adicionales en clase que supongan un reto para él.
7. (legal)
a. recusar
The juror was challenged because he knew the victim.El miembro del jurado fue recusado porque conocía a la víctima.
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challenge
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (exacting task, to duel)
a. el desafío m, reto
(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).
2. (competition)
a. la competición
(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).
b. la competencia
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
to issue/accept a challengelanzar/aceptar un desafío
to enjoy a challengedisfrutar con las tareas difíciles
the job presents a real challengeel trabajo constituye un auténtico reto
leadership challengeasalto al liderato or a la presidencia
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to a contest, fight)
a. desafiar, retar
to challenge somebody to do somethingdesafiar or retar a alguien a hacer algo
you need a job that will challenge younecesitas un trabajo que represente un reto para ti
4. (statement, authority)
a. cuestionar, poner en duda
she challenged his right to decidepuso en duda que él tuviera derecho a decidir
5. (military)
a. dar el alto a
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challenge [ˈtʃælɪndʒ]
noun
1 (to game, fight etc) desafío (m); reto (m); [of sentry] alto (m)
to issue a challenge to sb desafiar a algn; to rise to the challenge ponerse a la altura de las circunstancias
... the new Germany must rise to the challenge of its enhanced responsibilities rising to the challenge, he proceeded to answer the minister's criticisms While everyone else was uncovering their assets (ie taking their clothes off), the TV action girl failed to rise to the challenge and turned up in the British Gas commercials with a dowdy tracksuit it is clear that Mr Heseltine could win - if he fails to rise to the challenge, he will find the tide slipping away from him They rose to the challenge of entertaining 80 schoolchildren for an afternoon
to take up a challenge aceptar un desafío
2 (bid) (for leadership etc) intento (m);for por
Vigo's challenge for the league leadership la tentativa que hace el Vigo para hacerse con el liderato de la liga
3 desafío (m); reto (m)
this task is a great challenge esta tarea representa un gran desafío; the challenge of the 21st century el reto del siglo XXI; the challenge of new ideas el reto de las nuevas ideas
4 (Jur) recusación (f)
transitive verb
1 (to duel) desafiar; retar; [+sentry] dar el alto a
2 [+speaker] hablar en contra de
to challenge sb to do sth desafiar or retar a algn a que haga algo
I challenge you to name her
3 (dispute) [+fact, point] poner en duda
I challenge that conclusion dudo que esa conclusión sea acertada
4 (Jur) recusar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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