Translation of qualify in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈkwɒlɪfʌɪ//ˈkwɑləˌfaɪ/

transitive verb

  • 1

    (equip, entitle)
    to qualify sb for sth/to + inf
    • his experience should qualify him for a better post su experiencia debería permitirle acceder a un puesto mejor
    • this degree qualifies you to practice anywhere in Europe este título te habilita / te faculta para ejercer en cualquier parte de Europa
    • their low income qualifies them for some benefits sus bajos ingresos les dan derecho a recibir ciertas prestaciones
  • 2

    • 2.1(limit)

      I'd like to qualify the statement I made earlier quisiera matizar lo que expresé anteriormente haciendo algunas salvedades (/ puntualizaciones etc. )
      • We would note that Mr South qualified his initial assertion by the use of the word ‘generally’.
      • Had he not died in 1855, before Andersen had written his most stringent tales, he might well have qualified his criticism.
      • He admits to being quite pleased with the new book, only to qualify his response immediately.
      • The 10 inch thin-crust pizzas met with heavily qualified praise.
      • However, he quickly qualified his comments by advising his council colleagues that his knowledge came from other people rather than from any personal experiences.
      • But Joe's assertions of fact about what happened four years ago were qualified by his similar assertion that he has a very bad recollection of what happened four years ago.
      • John signed the management representation letter without qualifying the positive assertions about the company's tax filings and liabilities.
      • But I still find it necessary to qualify my statement of devotion, making it clear that I recognize why my taste for the band may seem problematic.
      • He paused for a few seconds before qualifying his chief complaint.
      • In spite of criticism from the pulpits, he refused to qualify his unequivocal statements.
      • To Barber's credit, he frequently qualifies the overgeneralized statements he makes in one part of his book when he revisits the issues in other parts.
      • I usually qualify my advice by saying I was an MP, not a Chemical Corps officer.
      • Many of the parents qualified their comments about punitive interventions with statements about the ineffectiveness of their efforts.
      • The general gave the order to open fire without qualifying the order.
      • He qualified his previous statement that there was no reason why the claimants should not have put the roof right by saying that the claimants had no reason to believe that they were at risk of a flood.
      • With 1,800 plays to his name, I could almost break my journalist's rule of always qualifying an absolute to say THE most prolific.
      • Other pollsters ask their respondents to qualify their answers, instead of giving simple yes-or-no replies.
      • I am sorry, I should qualify the answer that I gave your Honour before.
      • What they are failing to do is to qualify their offers by underlining their limitations.
      • He then qualified his response, saying he wouldn't recognize Rampton ‘if he walked in the door.’

    • 2.2Linguistics

      • Misconduct is not defined in the 1999 Act nor is the term qualified by any adjective such as ‘serious’ or ‘gross’.
      • The entire catalogue of exceptions under Article XX is qualified by an introductory clause commonly termed the chapeau.
      • So the adjectival clause qualifies conduct, not anybody's state of mind.
      • In the context of the Patent, ‘foam’ is qualified by the adjective ‘silicone’ which undoubtedly is a technical word.
      • Yes, and I accept - that is why the expression ‘used for public worship’ does qualify both nouns.
      • In my view, the present perfect is forbidden when the verb is qualified by an adverbial referring to a time period, except if the time period includes the present.
      • I qualify the word ‘disadvantage’ by the adjective ‘special’ - and he explains the purpose.
      • Soon after I find myself in my Russian class, learning that adjectives have to correspond with the nouns they qualify.
      • Let me begin by assuming, contrary to your submission, that the concluding words qualify only the words ‘any land risk’.
      • The constituent that comes before a head in a phrase to qualify its meaning has the function of modifier.
      • Attributive genitives are linked to the nouns they qualify by a system of connective particles.
      • Secondly, the misconduct is qualified by the word ‘serious’.
      • The word can be applied to the removal of any part of the body, but it is usually restricted to removal of part of a limb, unless the word is qualified, as in ‘amputation of the nose’.
      • However the Butterworths edition of the Use Classes Order suggests that those words qualify the whole of the definition.
      • When nouns are used as adjectives they do not, as adjectives do, qualify a single noun or group of nouns; rather they qualify general ideas spread over a wider area.
      • In other words ‘deliberate’ was qualified by ‘malicious’ to bring the meaning into line with ‘wilful’.
      • With great respect, we accept that depending upon what noun it is qualifying, it will mean quite radically different things.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (gain professional qualification)
    terminar la carrera
    recibirse Latin America
    recibirse de algo Latin America
    to qualify as sth sacar el título de algo
    • he hopes to qualify as an architect next year espera recibirse de arquitecto el año que viene
    • But from now on, a fair salary is going to be whatever it costs to get qualified people in the profession.
    • He then ran for the senator and lost, so that qualified him of course to run for president, and he turned out to be the greatest president in American history.
    • Though your graduation certificate won't qualify you as a professional guide, it will certainly look impressive on the wall of your den back home.
    • The source said they were all signed-up soldiers and as such would be expected to take part in the same activities as other fully qualified soldiers.
    • It was an invaluable experience, though, and he passed a coaching course that qualifies him to manage a fourth division side.
    • In addition, Advanced Placement course credits qualified him for sophomore standing in his first year in college.
    • He is also qualified as a teacher of English as a foreign language.
    • The skippers and mates are professionally qualified yachtsmen and women but the others, volunteers from across Defence, have often never stepped onto a yacht before.
    • Ms. Feldman did not complete her course to qualify her as a cosmetics advisor until November, 1997.
    • We are having trouble attracting qualified new members to the profession and more experienced teachers are leaving as soon a possible.
    • Advice workers carry out difficult and demanding work for pay most professionally qualified people would reject out of hand.
    • If it does not qualify me as a teacher, label my advice the ramblings of an old fool, and seek a teacher in whom you have confidence.
    • Licensing Boards ensure that qualified individuals only practice in that profession.
    • This promotion of pharmacy may attract more qualified students to the profession.
    • But the issue was quite clear: it was whether those people were qualified to practise, not a matter of how long it had taken them to get there.
    • You might argue that he is an exception, but intellectual innovations usually come from the younger, less established, less qualified people.
    • We regularly undertake surveys of newly qualified doctors, to establish their career choices and progression.
    • Today, a three-year stay at a company practically qualifies an employee for a long-service award, while the idea of a one-company career went out with the typewriter.
    • There are few qualified teachers or other professionals who are able to work on a semi-voluntary basis.
    • How on earth can learners be satisfactorily taught by someone who did not undergo any teacher training course while qualified teachers roam the streets jobless?
  • 2

    to qualify for sth clasificarse para algo
  • 3

    (be entitled)
    to qualify ( for sth) tener derecho ( a algo)
    • they qualify for help tienen derecho a recibir asistencia
  • 4formal

    to qualify as sth sacar el título de algo
    • he qualifies as a Romantic puede considerárselo (como) un romántico