Quick answer
"Cluster" is a noun which is often translated as "el grupo", and "collection" is a noun which is often translated as "la colección". Learn more about the difference between "cluster" and "collection" below.
cluster(
kluhs
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tuhr
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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. (collection)
a. el grupo
(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).
(people, houses, stars)
We saw a cluster of stars through the telescope.Vimos un grupo de estrellas por el telescopio.
b. el racimo
(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).
(fruit)
The servant girl offered the emperor a cluster of grapes.La sirvienta le ofreció al emperador un racimo de uvas.
c. el macizo
(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).
(plants)
Plants will grow better when planted as a cluster.Las plantas crecen mejor cuando se plantan en macizos.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to bunch together)
a. apiñarse
Members of the press clustered around the chief of police as he left the station.Los miembros de la prensa se apiñaron en torno del jefe de policía cuando salió de la comisaría.
b. agruparse
Everyone clustered in front of the house to have a picture taken.Todos se agruparon delante la casa para tomar una foto.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to put in a group)
a. agrupar
The boy clustered his favorite toys into a heap.El niño agrupó sus juguetes favoritos en una pila.
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collection(
kuh
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lehk
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shuhn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (group)
a. la colección
(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).
Tracy has an impressive collection of stamps from all over the world.Tracy tiene una colección impresionante de estampillas de todo el mundo.
b. el grupo
(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).
(of people)
Carlos's collection of friends was all standing at the dock waiting for him to disembark.El grupo de amigos de Carlos estaba parado en el muelle esperando que desembarcara.
c. el conjunto
(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 grandmother gave me a collection of plates and glasses that she no longer uses.Mi abuela me regaló un conjunto de platos y vasos que ya no usa.
d. el montón
(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).
When I turned my phone back on, I was surprised by the collection of messages I saw.Cuando encendí mi teléfono de nuevo, me sorprendió el montón de mensajes que vi.
2. (act of collecting)
a. la recogida
(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).
Trash collection is carried out from Monday to Friday.La recogida de la basura se lleva a cabo de lunes a viernes.
b. la recopilación
(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 detective finished her evidence collection and turned everything over to the prosecutor.La detective terminó su recopilación de pruebas y le entregó todo a la fiscalía.
3. (amount of money)
a. la colecta
(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).
We are going to donate the collection from Sunday to the animal shelter.Vamos a donar la colecta del domingo para el refugio de animales.
4. (finance)
a. la recaudación
(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).
Tax collection is expected to increase as unemployment declines.Se espera que la recaudación de impuestos aumente a medida de que disminuya el desempleo.
b. el cobro
(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).
Our rate for successful collection of outstanding debts is down by 30%.Nuestra tasa de éxito en el cobro de deudas pendientes ha bajado un 30%.
5. (literature)
a. la recopilación
(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 author's widow discovered a collection of poems in a box.La viuda del autor descubrió una recopilación de poemas en una caja.
6. (fashion)
a. la colección
(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 young designer has stunned the fashion world with his fresh spring collection.El joven diseñador ha dejado atónito al mundo de la moda con su innovadora colección de primavera.
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