Quick answer
"Condominium" is a noun which is often translated as "el condominio", and "townhouse" is a noun which is often translated as "el ayuntamiento". Learn more about the difference between "condominium" and "townhouse" below.
condominium(
kan
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dih
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mih
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ni
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uhm
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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. (building)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el condominio
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I pulled up in the parking lot of the condominium and pressed the bell for number 6.Paré en el parking del condominio y toqué el timbre del número 6.
b. el bloque de pisos
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
We met in the lobby of the condominium.Nos encontramos en el vestíbulo del bloque de pisos.
2. (apartment)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el apartamento
(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've decided to sell our house and buy a condominium instead.Decidimos vender nuestra casa y comprar un apartamento en su lugar.
b. el departamento
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Nico owns a lovely two-bed condominium down in San Miguel.Nico tiene un lindo departamento de dos dormitorios allá por San Miguel.
c. el piso
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
The Donaldsons live in a luxury waterfront condominium in Florida.Los Donaldson viven en un piso de lujo a orillas de un lago en Florida.
3. (joint rule)
a. el condominio
(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 Hebrides became an Anglo-French condominium in 1906.En 1906, las Hébridas pasaron a ser un condominio anglo-francés.
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townhouse(
taun
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haus
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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. (general) (United Kingdom)
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).
William went to the townhouse to get a building permit.William se fue al ayuntamiento para conseguir un permiso de construcción.
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).
The council meets every first Thursday at the townhouse.El consejo se reúne cada primer jueves en la municipalidad.
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