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skill

noun /skil/
cleverness at doing something, resulting either from practice or from natural ability
destreza, habilidad
This job requires a lot of skill.
a job or activity that requires training and practice; an art or craft
técnica, arte
the basic skills of reading and writing.
skilful adjective ( skillful) having, or showing, skill
hábil, diestro
a skilful/skillful surgeon It was very skilful/skillful of you to repair my bicycle.
skilfully adverb ( skillfully)
hábilmente
She skilfully/skillfully carved the wood.
skilfulness noun ( skillfulness)
habilidad
skilled adjective (opposite unskilled) (of a person etc ) having skill, especially skill gained by training
experto, cualificado
a skilled craftsman She is skilled at all types of dressmaking.
(of a job etc) requiring skill
especializado
a skilled trade.
skilful is spelt with -l- (not -ll-).
Translations of “skill”
in Korean 기술…
in Arabic مَهارة…
in French adresse, habileté, technique…
in Italian abilità…
in Chinese (Traditional) 技能,技巧…
in Russian умение, мастерство…
in Turkish beceri, hüner, marifet…
in Polish umiejętność…
in Portuguese habilidade, destreza…
in German das Geschick, die Kenntnis…
in Catalan destresa, habilitat…
in Japanese 技術, 熟練, 腕前…
in Chinese (Simplified) 技能,技巧…
(Definition of skill from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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