Quick answer
"City hall" is a noun which is often translated as "el ayuntamiento", and "town hall" is a noun which is also often translated as "el ayuntamiento". Learn more about the difference between "city hall" and "town hall" below.
city hall(
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hal
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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. (institution)
a. el ayuntamiento
(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 zoning change had to be approved by city hall.El cambio de uso de suelo tuvo que haber sido aprobado por el ayuntamiento.
b. el cabildo
(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).
We have to petition city hall so that they order a water test.Hay que presentar una petición al cabildo para que se realice una inspección del agua.
c. la municipalidad
(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).
City hall employs more than five hundred workers.La municipalidad emplea más de quinientos trabajadores.
2. (building)
a. la alcaldía
(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).
They got married at city hall before their big church wedding.Se casaron en la alcaldía antes de la boda en la iglesia.
b. el palacio municipal
(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 mayor's office is at city hall.La oficina del alcalde es en el palacio municipal.
c. la casa consistorial
(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).
The plenary meeting starts in the main auditorium of city hall at 5pm.Comienza el pleno en el salón principal de la casa consistorial a las 5pm.
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town hall(
taun
 
hal
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el ayuntamiento
(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).
There is a demonstration at town hall this weekend to protest the proposed skyscraper.Hay una manifestación en el ayuntamiento este fin de semana para protestar contra el rascacielos propuesto.
b. la municipalidad
(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).
Reporters arrived at town hall and demanded to speak with the mayor.Los reporteros llegaron a la municipalidad y exigieron hablar con el alcalde.
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