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    Quote Originally Posted by estefaniar View Post
    Hi everybody,

    The source text was about the benefits of laugh and laugh therapy; in other words, why it is important to laugh.

    I think capacidad/poder de adaptarse works well in this context.

    However, it is good to know that resilencia has been included in the DRAE (both entries, physics-related and psychology-related).

    Wow! I don't think I have heard "resilencia" in use before. It does not mean it is wrong. I just did not know it was a Spanish word.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vicente View Post
    "Por otro lado, coincido con CaliforniaMan. El término "resilience" no viene de la psicología originalmente (aunque fue adoptado en forma apropiada y por su sentido figurado) sino de la física. Es la propiedad de una materia/sustancia/objeto para volver a su estado inicial (con la propiedades que tenía en el momento 0)."

    Hi Gentle I don't argue with what you and Californiaman are saying but analaura is right. The term resilient, resilience, resiliency are often used to describe a person's ability to adapt and or recuperate, both physically and emotionally. It is very common to hear that "children are very resilient" when speaking of their ability to overcome emotional trauma. Likewise, when speaking of a physical injury, it is common to say "Don't worry about him, he's very resilient"; or "he has a lot of resiliency"; or "his resilience is amazing".

    I don't know if "resiliencia" is the BEST term in the context of this particular translation but I don't think that it would be incorrect either.

    Cheers!!
    I concur with your assessment. Just one quick note.

    In my mind adaptability is not quite a synonym of resiliency.

    To me if someone is adaptable, it means that they can do with what they have. In other words, they adapt. They do not go back to their original state, they adapt.
    Resiliency on the other hand evokes in me the sensation that whatever it is, it will go back to what it was before. Like the gecko who loses a tail and it regrows a new one.

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