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talent

Pronunciation: /ˈtælənt/

Translation of talent in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 u and c (aptitude, skill) talento (masculine) 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/familiar]
    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/no numerable (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/no numerable (attractive women or men) (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] they were eying up the talent estaban pasando revista al personal presente [humorous/humorístico] not much talent here tonight! ¡esta noche no hay nadie que valga la pena!
  • 2 countable/numerable [History/Historia] talento (masculine)
    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.

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