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American English: /ˈkɑmpədəns/
British English: /ˈkɒmpɪt(ə)ns/

Translation of competence in Spanish:


  • 1 (ability) I don't doubt his competence as a teacher, but …
    no dudo de su competencia como profesor, pero …
    a certain level of competence in French
    un cierto nivel (de conocimientos) de francés
    Example sentences
    • Some employees are enthusiastic about their supervisor's competence and skills.
    • She had many friends and related openly and well to me, implying skills in social competence.
    • In our experience, the competence and skills of traditional birth attendants may vary widely across settings.
  • 2 (jurisdiction) (Law) to be within/beyond the competence of the court
    ser/no ser (de la) competencia del tribunal
    Example sentences
    • A court's competence to grant an anti-suit injunction seems to derive from its jurisdiction to adjudicate.
    • But the courts have no competence to nullify, repeal or amend the legislation in question.
    • The Assembly is given competence to exercise legislative authority in respect of those matters falling under the responsibility of the six Northern Ireland Government Departments.
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