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capacidad motriz

English translation: motor skills

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Spanish term or phrase:capacidad motriz
English translation:motor skills
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22:17 May 16, 2010
    The asker opted for community grading. The question was closed on 2010-05-19 23:54:38 based on peer agreement (or, if there were too few peer comments, asker preference.)

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Medical - Medical: Health Care
Spanish term or phrase: capacidad motriz
The sentence reads like this:

"Evolutivamente los enfermos con distrofia muscular pierden la capacidad motriz hacia los diez o doce años de edad..."

Here's the thing: I found different equivalents for "capacidad motriz": motor skill, motor capacity and motor ability...

Which is the most suitable in this context for you?

Lincoln Burrows
motor skills

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Laura Rodriguez
Local time: 23:03
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3 +4motor skills
Laura Rodriguez
4 +2motor abilityCecilia Rey

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4 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +4
motor skills



Laura Rodriguez
Local time: 23:03
Native speaker of: Native in GalicianGalician, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 4
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agree  David Russi
8 mins

agree  xxxOmar H:
1 hr

agree  brainfloss
3 hrs

agree  J Celeita: I like Cecilia's too but I hear this one more often.
3 hrs

neutral  Cecilia Rey: en enlace que das es para el término "habilidades motoras" (y no "capacidad")
3 hrs
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31 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +2
motor ability

Quantification of muscle strength and motor ability in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy on steroid therapy

Note added at 33 mins (2010-05-16 22:51:21 GMT)

Reducing motor function is a common feature of old age, characterized by a gradual loss of motor ability ranging from mild reduction in bulk, muscle strength...

Note added at 42 mins (2010-05-16 23:00:12 GMT)


Así como "capacidad motriz" y "habilidad motriz" son dos cosas muy diferentes, lo mismo sucede con "motor skill" y "motor ability".

skill ==> habilidad (destreza).
ability ==> capacidad (en este caso la capacidad de poder moverse)

Los enfermos van perdiendo la "capacidad motriz".

Cecilia Rey
Local time: 19:03
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Spanish
PRO pts in category: 4

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Roberto Lipani: sugiero "motor capability" como sinónimo
26 mins
  -> Gracias, Roberto.

agree  liz askew: motor ability.
8 hrs
  -> Thank you, Liz.
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