Share this entry

American English: /ˈtælənt/
British English: /ˈtalənt/

Translation of talent in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 uncountable and countable (aptitude, skill) to have musical/artistic talent
    tener talento musical/artístico
    she has a talent for languages
    tiene mucha facilidad para los idiomas
    with his usual talent for saying the wrong thing
    con su habilidad característica para meter la pata [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • A talent for design and beauty makes visual art or architecture a good choice of profession.
    • By dint of hard work and determination Piper used his natural artistic talent and practical skills to great effect.
    • Madison is a refreshing mature artist with natural talent and strong views about all aspects of her music and career.
    1.2 uncountable (talented people)
    gente (feminine) con talento
    Example sentences
    • He had come all the way from a small village to watch the best of talent gathered from all over the country.
    • On the field he reads the game very well and possesses immense talent.
    • The news is sure to please the Gigg Lane faithful, who relish watching home-grown talent.
    1.3 uncountable (attractive women or men) (British English) [colloquial]they were eying up the talent
    estaban pasando revista al personal presente [humorous]
    not much talent here tonight!
    ¡esta noche no hay nadie que valga la pena!
  • 2 countable (History)
    Example sentences
    • So set my ransom as you wish, tribune -- calculated in talents not sesterces.
    • Each amount mentioned is a combination of an amount in gold - a fraction of a gram in each case — and an amount in talents.

Definition of talent in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources


    Next Score:
    Word of the day sarcasmo
    sarcasm …
    Cultural fact of the day


    Mezcal is an alcoholic drink similar to tequila obtained in Mexico by distilling the juice or aguamiel extracted from roasted tips of the maguey plant. Bottles of mezcal are usually sold containing a gusano, the larva of an insect that lives on the maguey. This is said to enhance the flavor.