Quick answer
"Commitment" is a noun which is often translated as "el compromiso", and "engagement" is a noun which is also often translated as "el compromiso". Learn more about the difference between "commitment" and "engagement" below.
commitment(
kuh
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miht
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muhnt
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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. (obligation)
a. el compromiso
(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).
Thanks for the invitation, but I have a prior commitment.Gracias por la invitación, pero tengo un compromiso previo.
b. la obligación
(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).
Being the CEO of a company is a major commitment.Ser el director ejecutivo de una empresa es una gran obligación.
2. (pledge)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Don't forget that you made a commitment to help your sister with her homework.No olvides que prometiste ayudar a tu hermana con los deberes.
Will you make a commitment to our community by donating five dollars?¿Te comprometas a la comunidad con una donación de cinco dólares?
3. (devotion)
a. la entrega
(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 athlete won the gold medal thanks to his unwavering commitment to the sport.El atleta ganó la medalla de oro gracias a su entrega inquebrantable al deporte.
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engagement(
ehn
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geyj
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muhnt
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (betrothal)
a. el compromiso
(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).
Richard and Estela announced their engagement in the local press.Richard y Estela anunciaron su compromiso en la prensa local.
2. (period of time)
a. el noviazgo
(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 couple's engagement lasted five years.El noviazgo de la pareja duró cinco años.
3.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(appointment)
a. el compromiso
(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).
Do you have any engagements on your calendar for this Friday night?¿Tienes algún compromiso agendado para este viernes por la noche?
b. la cita
(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 have any engagements for Thursday.No tengo ninguna cita para el jueves.
4. (military)
a. la batalla
(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).
There was a series of engagements along the Eastern border.Hubo una serie de batallas a lo largo de la frontera oriental.
b. el combate
(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).
Their orders were to avoid any direct engagement with the enemy while conducting reconnaissance.Sus órdenes fueron de evitar el combate directo con el enemigo mientras realizaban el reconocimiento.
5. (job contract)
a. el contrato
(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 local restaurant owner heard Angela singing and signed her for a six-month engagement.El propietario de un restaurante local oyó cantar a Ángela y le dio un contrato de seis meses.
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