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prodigy

Pronunciation: /ˈprɑːdədʒi; ˈprɒdɪdʒi/

Translation of prodigy in Spanish:

noun/nombre (plural -gies)

  • 1.1 (gifted person) prodigio (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • The story begins in Russia, where the young chess prodigy tore through distinguished grand master opposition like a sickle through soft grain.
    • By age 7, Nikolay was already recognized as a young chess prodigy, and at age 11, he was invited to one of the best chess schools in the Ukraine.
    • Western cultures tend to praise those who make difficult tasks appear easy because of their own exceptional ability, as in the child prodigy phenomenon.
    1.2 (unusual thing) prodigio (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Chirac praised the bridge's designers and builders for creating ‘a prodigy of art and architecture a new emblem of French civil engineering’.
    • Unlike the neoconservative apologists for the Republican attempt to rip off the poor, he is a genuinely original thinker, as well as a prodigy of learning.
    • At 79, she is a prodigy of youthful energy in hoisting a hefty bundle of old tricks.

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