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knack

 (năk)
n.
1. A special talent or skill, especially one difficult to explain or teach: a knack for writing song lyrics.
2. A tendency or pattern of behavior: "Lincoln had a knack for involving himself in fights where the odds were against him" (Joshua Wolf Shenk).
3. Archaic
a. A clever trick.
b. A knickknack.

[Middle English knakke, from Middle Dutch cnacken, to strike, crack, probably of imitative origin.]

knack

(næk)
n
1. a skilful, ingenious, or resourceful way of doing something
2. a particular talent or aptitude, esp an intuitive one
[C14: probably variant of knak sharp knock, rap, of imitative origin]

knack

(næk)

n.
1. a special skill, talent, or aptitude.
2. a clever or adroit way of doing something.
3. Archaic. a knickknack; trinket.
[1325–75; Middle English: trick; perhaps same word as knak sharp-sounding blow]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.knack - a special way of doing something; "he had a bent for it"; "he had a special knack for getting into trouble"; "he couldn't get the hang of it"
endowment, natural endowment, talent, gift - natural abilities or qualities

knack

knack

noun
1. The proper method for doing, using, or handling something:
Informal: hang.
2. Natural or acquired facility in a specific activity:
Informal: know-how.
3. An innate capability:
Translations
مَهارَه، بَراعَه
håndelag
knacktruc
handlag
įgūdis
ķēriensprasme

knack

[næk] N it's just a knackes un truco que se aprende
to get or learn the knack of (doing) sthagarrar el truco or (Sp) el tranquillo a (hacer) algo
she has the knack of making people feel at hometiene el don de hacer que la gente se sienta cómoda a su alrededor
you have the knack for drawing animalstienes mucha habilidad para dibujar animales
he seems to have the knack of rubbing people up the wrong wayno sé cómo se las arregla pero siempre acaba cayéndole mal a la gente

knack

[ˈnæk] n
to have the knack of doing sth → avoir le coup pour faire qch
Some of the village boys had the knack of imitating her voice → Certains des garçons du village avaient le coup pour imiter sa voix.
there's a knack → il y a un truc
There's a knack to doing this → Il y a un truc pour faire ça., Il y a un coup à prendre.

knack

nTrick m, → Kniff m; (= talent)Talent nt, → Geschick nt; there’s a (special) knack (to it)da ist ein (gewisser) Trick or Kniff dabei; there’s a (special) knack to opening itda ist ein Trick or Kniff dabei, wie man das aufbekommt; to get the knack of doing something(es) herausbekommen, wie man etw macht; you’ll soon get the knack of itSie werden den Dreh bald rausbekommen or raushaben; I never really got the knack of itich habe den Trick nie richtig herausbekommen; I’ve lost the knackich bekomme or kriege (inf)das nicht mehr hin or fertig; she’s got a knack of saying the wrong thingsie hat ein Geschick or Talent, immer das Falsche zu sagen

knack

[næk] nabilità, capacità
to get the knack of sth → farsi la mano in qc
to have the knack of doing sth → avere l'abilità di fare qc
to learn the knack of doing sth → imparare la tecnica per fare qc
there's a knack to doing this → c'è un trucco per fare questo

knack

(nӕk) noun
the ability to do something skilfully and easily. It took me some time to learn the knack of making pancakes.
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