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"talent" in British English

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talentnoun

uk   /ˈtæl.ənt/  us   /ˈtæl.ənt/
  • talent noun (NATURAL ABILITY)

B1 [C or U] (someone who has) a natural ability to be good at something, especially without being taught: Her talent for music showed at an early age. His artistic talents were wasted in his boring job.

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  • talent noun (ATTRACTIVE PEOPLE)

[U] UK slang mainly humorous people who are sexually attractive: There was plenty of talent at the party last night.
talentless
adjective uk   /ˈtæl.ən.t.ləs/  us   /ˈtæl.ən.t.ləs/
(Definition of talent from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"talent" in American English

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talentnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈtæl·ənt/
a special natural ability to do something well, or people who have this ability: [C] His talents are being wasted in that job. [U] The baseball scouts are looking for new talent.
talented
adjective  us   /ˈtæl·ən·tɪd/
A very young and talented violinist was the guest soloist.
(Definition of talent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"talent" in Business English

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talentnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈtælənt/
a natural skill or ability: The successful candidate will have both talent and drive. The company benefited from her expertise and talents in sales.a talent for sth He had a great talent for business.
HR a person or people with a natural skill or ability: The company has shown that it can attract and retain top talent. Other industries facing a talent shortage can easily outsource jobs overseas. He's considered one of the greatest talents in the programming world.
(Definition of talent from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “talent”
in Korean 재능…
in Arabic مَوْهِبة…
in Malaysian bakat…
in French talent…
in Russian талант…
in Chinese (Traditional) 天分, 天分,天賦, 天才,有天分者…
in Italian talento…
in Turkish yetenek, kabiliyet, istidat…
in Polish talent, zdolności…
in Spanish talento, aptitudes…
in Vietnamese tài năng…
in Portuguese talento, dom…
in Thai ความสามารถพิเศษ…
in German das Talent…
in Catalan talent, do…
in Japanese 才能, 素質…
in Chinese (Simplified) 天分, 天分,天赋, 天才,有天分者…
in Indonesian bakat…
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