Quick answer
"Convention" is a noun which is often translated as "el congreso", and "conference" is a noun which is often translated as "la conferencia". Learn more about the difference between "convention" and "conference" below.
convention(
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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. (conference)
a. el congreso
(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 we arrived at the convention, we realized that we had left Gerald at the hotel.Cuando llegamos al congreso, nos dimos cuenta de que habíamos dejado a Gerald en el hotel.
b. la convención
(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).
Comic-Con is an international convention for fans of comics, video games, and much more.La Comic-Con es una convención internacional para fans de los cómics, los videojuegos y mucho más.
2. (usual practice)
a. el convencionalismo
(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).
She is a woman who does not like to go by conventions.Se trata de una mujer a la que no le gusta seguir los convencionalismos.
b. la convención
(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 were certain workplace conventions I had to get used to when I moved to Germany.Había ciertas convenciones laborales a las que me tuve que acostumbrar cuando me mudé a Alemania.
c. la costumbre
(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).
Convention dictates that the bride should wear something blue, something borrowed, and so on.Según la costumbre, la novia debe llevar algo azul, algo prestado y demás.
3. (agreement)
a. el convenio
(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 nations who signed the convention agreed to reduce their carbon emissions by five percent.Las naciones que firmaron el convenio acordaron reducir sus emisiones de carbono un cinco por ciento.
b. la convención
(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).
This group has violated the recently approved human rights convention.Este grupo violó la convención de derechos humanos que acaba de aprobarse.
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conference(
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frihns
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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. (meeting)
a. la conferencia
(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).
After a brief conference with his advisers, the president addressed the press.Tras una breve conferencia con sus asesores, el presidente se dirigió a la prensa.
b. la reunión
(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).
A staff conference was convened to discuss the budget.Se convocó una reunión del personal docente para discutir el presupuesto.
2. (large event)
a. el congreso
(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).
She has to give a paper at a conference on international development and the environment.Tiene que presentar una ponencia en un congreso sobre el desarrollo internacional y el medio ambiente.
b. la conferencia
(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).
He will attend a four-day conference on the future of Antarctica.Asistirá a una conferencia de cuatro días sobre el futuro de la Antártida.
3. (sports)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la liga
(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).
They're the best team in the Northeast Conference.Son el mejor equipo de la liga del noreste.
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