weakness

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weakness(
wik
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nuhs
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (feebleness)
a. la debilidad
(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)
Your weakness is due to a lack of iron.Su debilidad se debe a la falta de hierro.
b. la falta de solidez
(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 team demonstrated weakness during the whole match.El equipo mostró falta de solidez durante todo el partido.
2. (weak point)
a. el punto débil
(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 soldiers loaded the cannons to attack the weakness in the fortress.Los soldados prepararon los cañones para atacar el punto débil de la fortaleza.
3. (soft spot)
a. la debilidad
(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)
I'm trying to avoid eating junk food, but I have a weakness for hot dogs.Estoy intentando evitar la comida chatarra, pero tengo debilidad por los perritos calientes.
b. la flaqueza
(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)
My friends know I love heavy metal, but they have no idea that musicals are my weakness.Mis amigos saben que me encanta el heavy metal, pero no tienen ni idea de que los musicales son mi flaqueza.
4. (ineffectuality)
a. la falta de carácter
(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)
Mike's weakness cost him the position in the company.La falta de carácter de Mike le costó el puesto en la empresa.
b. la flaqueza
(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 government has shown weakness since the war began.El gobierno ha mostrado flaqueza desde que comenzó la guerra.
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weakness
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. la debilidad
(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. (weak point)
a. el punto débil, defecto
(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)
to have a weakness for something/somebodysentir or tener debilidad por algo/alguien
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weakness [ˈwiːknɪs]
noun
1 (in body) debilidad (f); [of bone, fingernail] fragilidad (f); [of structure] falta (f) de solidez; lo endeble
because of the weakness of the bones, they easily break many are anxious about the weakness of the structure following last week's bombing
2 (ineffectuality) [of person] falta (f) de carácter; [of government, management] flaqueza (f); debilidad (f)
many put his behaviour down to weakness all his actions are characterised by weakness government weakness over Europe has sent the stock market tumbling the company's problems stem from management weakness many have blamed government weakness the weakness of the Russian army there is a weakness in their defences
3 (weak point) punto (m) débil
there's no doubt that her lack of tact is a weakness his only weakness is his temper Henman's serve is his only real weakness
4 (soft spot) debilidad (f)
I'm afraid doughnuts are my weakness me temo que los donuts son mi debilidad
to have a weakness for sth tener debilidad por algo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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