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"Bureau" is a noun which is often translated as "el departamento", and "agency" is a noun which is often translated as "la agencia". Learn more about the difference between "bureau" and "agency" below.
bureau(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (government organization)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el departamento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The detectives relied on help from the state's Bureau of Investigations to find the killer.Los detectives dependían de la ayuda del Departamento de Investigaciones del estado para encontrar al asesino.
2. (office providing services)
a. la agencia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I booked the tickets for my vacation at the travel bureau near my house.Reservé los billetes para mis vacaciones en la agencia de viajes cerca de mi casa.
b. la oficina
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Unfortunately, many politicians are trying to defund the bureau of education.Lamentablemente, muchos políticos están tratando de cortar los fondos para la oficina de educación.
3. (chest of drawers)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la cómoda
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Could you put these washed clothes in the bureau for me?¿Me pones esta ropa lavada en la cómoda?
4. (writing desk) (United Kingdom)
a. el escritorio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The writer sat down at his bureau and scribbled furiously.El escritor se sentó frente a su escritorio y se puso a escribir frenéticamente.
b. el buró
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My secretary left my messages on my bureau for me while I was away.Mi secretaria me dejó los mensajes en mi buró mientras estaba afuera.
c. el secreter
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
An antique mahogany bureau stood against one wall.Un secreter antiguo de caoba estaba colocado contra una de las paredes.
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agency(
ey
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jihn
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si
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (business)
a. la agencia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My brother works as a graphic designer at an advertising agency.Mi hermano trabaja como diseñador gráfico en una agencida de publicidad.
2. (branch)
a. la delegación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I don't know where exactly, but I know that he works for some agency of the federal government.No sé exactamente dónde, pero sé que trabaja para alguna delegación del gobierno federal.
3. (administrative organization)
a. el organismo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Fernando gained first-hand experience at a human rights agency.Fernando obtuvo experiencia práctica trabajando en un organismo de derechos humanos.
b. la agencia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Local environmental protection agencies are campaigning against surface mining.Las agencias de protección ambiental locales están haciendo campañas en contra de la minería a cielo abierto.
4. (intervention)
a. la acción
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Seeds may be dispersed through the agency of wind, water, and gravity, among other things.Las semillas se pueden dispersar por acción del viento, el agua y la gravedad, entre otras cosas.
b. la intervención
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Marisol got the job through the agency of influential friends.Marisol consiguió el puesto mediante la intervención de amigos influyentes.
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