Translation of prodigy in Spanish:

prodigy

Pronunciation: /ˈprɑːdədʒi; ˈprɒdɪdʒi/

n (pl -gies)

  • 1.1 (gifted person) prodigio (m) child prodigy niño, -ña (m,f) prodigio
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    • 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 (m)
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    • 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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