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American English: /ˈdɪf(ə)rəns/
British English: /ˈdɪf(ə)r(ə)ns/

Translation of difference in Spanish:


  • 1 countable and uncountable 1.1 (dissimilarity) spot the difference (puzzle)
    los 9 ( or 7 etc. ) errores
    encuentre las diferencias (Latin America)
    to tell the difference
    notar or ver la diferencia
    a holiday with a difference
    unas vacaciones diferentes
    Example sentences
    • Structural differences between the various drugs account for the differences in the potential side effects.
    • The differences between the present study and prior work likely represent differences in patient selection.
    • Therefore differences between the experiments could be attributed to differences in genetic background of the species that are not shared.
    Example sentences
    • There is in America a sense of distance from other nations, and of difference from them, which has been long remarked and debated.
    • The question then becomes: how can we free difference from these normative connotations?
    • A quick click on my archives, and I find that there's not much difference from last Christmas.
    1.2to make a/no differenceit could make a difference in or (British) to the outcome
    podría influir en el resultado
    it will make no difference to you
    a ti no te va a afectar
    does it make any difference to you if we go today?
    ¿te es or te da lo mismo si vamos hoy?
    it makes a difference having a computer
    las cosas son muy distintas con una computadora
    would it make a great deal of difference in or (British) to the cost?
    ¿supondría una gran diferencia de precio?
    ¿cambiaría mucho el precio?
    what difference does it make? — it makes all the difference in the world
    ¿qué importa? — importa muchísimo
    an extra $100 would make all the difference
    con 100 dólares más, las cosas serían totalmente diferentes
    it will cost you £5 or as near as makes no difference
    te costará unas 5 libras poco más o menos
    1.3 (change) the difference in him since he started slimming is amazing
    es increíble el cambio que ha dado or cómo ha cambiado desde que empezó a adelgazar
    Example sentences
    • Secondly, it assumes coat armour to be hereditary in the male lines of a family, with differences to distinguish cadet branches.
    1.4 (Mathematics) the difference between six and two is four
    la diferencia entre seis y dos es cuatro
    to split the difference
    dividirse la diferencia (a partes iguales)
    Example sentences
    • If the antecedent is more true than the consequent, then the conditional is less than the maximal truth by the difference between their values.
    • The difference between the expected value and the certainty equivalent is the risk premium for the gamble.
    • It is claimed that there remains a substantial difference between that sum and the full amount of the loss.
  • 2 countable (disagreement) they've had their differences
    han tenido sus diferencias
    to settle or resolve one's differences
    saldar or resolver sus ( or mis etc. ) diferencias
    we put aside our differences
    olvidamos nuestras diferencias
    Example sentences
    • Naturally, we will have our differences and our disputes, but we must be especially wary of the tendency to cast them in terms of a fictitious religious strife.
    • Governments are often beset by internal divisions and dispute, but such differences have traditionally been over politics or policy.
    • In a voluntary society like the church we rely heavily on the ties that bind us together as the body of Christ as a way of resolving our differences and disputes.
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