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"Collection" is a noun which is often translated as "la colección", and "collected" is an adjective which is often translated as "compuesto". Learn more about the difference between "collection" and "collected" below.
collection(
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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. (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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collected(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (calm)
a. compuesto
She is a great leader because she's always calm and collected, no matter how stressful things get.Ella es una líder buenísima porque siempre está calma y compuesta, sin importar lo estresantes que se pongan las cosas.
b. sereno
Why don't you come back to talk about this when you're a little more collected?¿Por qué no vuelves para hablar de esto cuando estés un poco más sereno?
2. (literature)
a. completo
I gave my girlfriend the collected works of Emily Dickinson in a single volume.Le regalé a mi novia las obras completas de Emily Dickinson en un solo volumen.
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