Quick answer
"Collection" is a noun which is often translated as "la colección", and "group" is a noun which is often translated as "el grupo". Learn more about the difference between "collection" and "group" 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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group(
grup
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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 of things)
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).
There are four groups of fat-soluble vitamins: A, D, E, and K.Existen cuatro grupos de vitaminas liposolubles: A, D, E y K.
2. (number of people)
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).
A group of workers went on strike to protest their inhumane working conditions.Un grupo de trabajadores se fue en huelga para protestar las condiciones laborales inhumanas.
b. la pandilla
(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 group of friends from high school is planning a farewell party.Mi pandilla de amigos del colegio está planeando una fiesta de despedida.
3. (classification)
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).
Chimps and gorillas belong to the same group of animals.El chimpancé y el gorila pertenecen al mismo grupo de animales.
4. (music)
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).
I can't wait to see my favorite group in concert.No puedo esperar a ver mi grupo favorito en concierto.
b. 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).
The group introduced their new single before the release of their new album.El conjunto lanzó su nuevo single antes de publicar su álbum nuevo.
5. (commerce)
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).
The editorial group decides which contents are featured in its publications.El grupo editorial decide qué contenido se incluye en sus publicaciones.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to classify)
a. agrupar
My niece always groups her jelly beans according to color before eating them.Mi sobrina siempre agrupa sus habas de jalea por colores antes de comérselas.
7. (to bring together)
a. agrupar
Group the students by age and distribute the exercises to each one.Agrupa a los estudiantes por edades y reparte los ejercicios a cada uno.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
8. (to form a group)
a. agruparse
When the actor left the hotel, tons of fans grouped around him asking for autographs.Cuando el actor salió del hotel, un montón de fans se agruparon a su alrededor pidiéndole autógrafos.
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