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American English: /ˌɪkˈspɪriəns/
British English: /ɪkˈspɪərɪəns/
, /ɛkˈspɪərɪəns/

Translation of experience in Spanish:


  • 1 uncountable (knowledge gained) to know something by o from experience
    saber algo por experiencia
    I know from my own experience I can only speak from my own experience
    yo solo puedo juzgar basándome en mi propia experiencia
    a bitter experience
    una amarga experiencia
    that hasn't been my experience
    ese no ha sido mi caso
    experience of life
    experiencia de la vida
    that week was the worst in her experience
    aquella fue la peor semana de su vida
  • 2 uncountable (professional, practical) no previous experience required
    no se requiere experiencia previa
    have you (had) any teaching experience?
    ¿tiene experiencia docente or en la enseñanza?
    experience of computers an advantage
    se valorará experiencia en informática
    Example sentences
    • In fact, my experience on the ground in the region also highlights an extremely difficult road ahead.
    • A couple of people on our steering committee had contacts and direct experience with people in Africa.
    • Students, as you may already know through experience or observation, do not have much money.
    Example sentences
    • Along the way, your team gains experience and develops their skills.
    • How did he gain the necessary experience in public relations consulting?
    • We send officers abroad to gain experience and pass that knowledge to the other members.
  • 3 countable (something experienced) a whole new experience for me
    una experiencia completamente nueva para mí
    a religious/spiritual experience
    una experiencia religiosa/espiritual
    a real gastronomic experience
    toda una aventura gastronómica

transitive verb

  • 1 (live through, undergo)
    encontrarse con
    to experience hardship
    pasar penurias
    Example sentences
    • About half the people who experience traumatic events and have a diagnosable psychiatric injury do not seek medical help.
    • Participants could return after one week if they experienced adverse events or deterioration.
    • We will experience events reflecting the inner world to match the outer.
  • 2 (feel)
    Example sentences
    • These were living, breathing souls who could experience pain and emotions just as well as we can!
    • We intend to provide an opportunity for others to experience the joy and also comfort our faith brings to us.
    • I kept experiencing these sensations of feeling really hot, as if in a fever.

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