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"Aduanas" is a form of "aduana", a noun which is often translated as "customs". "Comercio exterior" is a noun which is often translated as "foreign trade". Learn more about the difference between "aduanas" and "comercio exterior" below.
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (border office)
a. customs
Revisaron mi equipaje en la aduana.My luggage was checked at customs.
2. (tax)
a. duty
Si traes esa cantidad de efectivo tienes que pagar aduana en la frontera.If you're carrying that amount of cash, you need to pay duty at the border.
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (general)
a. foreign trade
El comercio exterior desempeña un papel importante en la economía del país, que exporta más de lo que importa.Foreign trade plays an important role in the economy of the country, that exports more than it imports.
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