US: /ˈtæɫənt/
UK: /tˈælənt/

English Vietnamese dictionary

talent /'tælənt/
  • danh từ
    • tài, tài ba, tài năng, tài cán
      • a man of great talent: một người tài cao
      • to wrap up one's talent in a napkin: đề tài mai một
    • người có tài, nhân tài
      • to call upon all the talents: kêu gọi tất cả nhân tài
    • khiếu, năng khiếu
      • to have a talent for...: có năng khiếu về...
    • (the talent) (thể dục,thể thao), (từ lóng) những người đánh cuộc (đánh cá) không chuyên (đối lại với chuyên nghiệp)
    • talăng (đơn vị trọng lượng xưa)
    • talăng (đơn vị tiền tệ cổ Hy lạp)

Advanced English dictionary

+ noun
1 [C, U] ~ (for sth) a natural ability to do sth well: to have great artistic talent + a man / woman of many talents + She showed considerable talent for getting what she wanted. + a talent competition / contest / show (= in which people perform, to show how well they can sing, dance, etc.)
2 [U, C] people or a person with a natural ability to do sth well: There is a wealth of young talent in British theatre. + He is a great talent.
3 [U] (BrE, slang) people who are sexually attractive: He likes to spend his time chatting up the local talent.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 ability, power, gift, faculty, flair, genius, facility, aptitude, capacity, knack, ingenuity, forte, strength; endowment:
Bill's extraordinary talent for playing the trombone was widely acclaimed.
2 tendency, proclivity, propensity, penchant, predilection, predisposition, bent, inclination:
Annabel certainly has a talent for saying the wrong thing.

Collocation dictionary


considerable, enormous, exceptional, extraordinary, formidable, genuine, great, major, outstanding, prodigious, rare, real, remarkable, special, tremendous, undoubted, unique | God-given, inborn, innate, natural, raw
Hard work is important, but it is no substitute for raw talent.
| hidden, undiscovered | mediocre | fresh, new
The company is always looking out for new talent.
| young | precocious | home-grown, local
one of the few teams that relies on home-grown talent
| top
We are losing our top talent to other countries who pay more.
| acting, artistic, creative, literary, managerial, musical, scientific, vocal, writing


have, possess
The lad has undoubted talent.
| demonstrate, display, reveal, show | flaunt, show off
The banquet gave the chef a chance to flaunt his talents.
| direct, redirect, turn
After making her name as a singer, she turned her talents to acting.
| discover, recognize, spot, unearth
She has a keen eye for spotting talent. United have unearthed a real talent in this young defender.
| build (on), cultivate, develop, harness, make the most of, nurture, realize, tap, use, utilize
an effort to develop his creative talents to the full The theatre visits schools to tap young talent.
| squander, waste
His parents accused him of wasting his talents and abilities.


Her talents lay in organization.


scout, spotter | competition, contest, show


of ~
He is a violinist of exceptional talent.
| with/without ~
kids with musical talent
| ~ for
You have a natural talent for storytelling.


a man/woman, etc. of many talents, a pool of talent
Hollywood directors have a marvellous pool of acting talent to draw from.
| a wealth of talent
There is a wealth of talent out there in our schools.

Concise English dictionary

+natural abilities or qualities
+a person who possesses unusual innate ability in some field or activity