Quick answer
"County" is a noun which is often translated as "el condado", and "province" is a noun which is often translated as "la provincia". Learn more about the difference between "county" and "province" below.
county(
kaun
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ti
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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. (territorial division of a U.S. state)
a. el condado
(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).
Many of the names of the counties in the state of Maine are of Native American origin.Muchos condados del estado de Maine tienen nombres indígenas.
2. (territorial division of the United Kingdom)
a. el condado
(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 grew up in the county of Norfolk, and her accent is typical of that region.Creció en el condado de Norfolk y tiene el acento típico de la región.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (of high society) (United Kingdom)
a. aristócrata
Her family is county; she grew up in a beautiful Victorian mansion.Su familia es aristócrata; creció en una hermosa mansión victoriana.
b. distinguido
My boyfriend is of royal blood, and his family is very county.Mi novio es de sangre noble, y su familia es muy distinguida.
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province(
pra
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vihns
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (geography)
a. la provincia
(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).
Bariloche is in the province of Río Negro, Argentina.Bariloche está en la provincia de Río Negro, Argentina.
2. (domain)
a. el campo
(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).
Physics aren't my province. I'm an English teacher.La física no es mi campo. Soy profesora de inglés.
b. el terreno
(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 wish I could answer your question, but it's not really in my province.Ojalá pudiera contestar su pregunta, pero no es exactamente mi terreno.
3. (church jurisdiction)
a. el arzobispado
(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 Church isn't very happy with some of the changes he's made in his province.La Iglesia no está muy contenta con algunos de los cambios que ha hecho en su arzobispado.
4. (responsibility)
a. la competencia
(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 police only enforce the law. Changing the law isn't their province.La policía solo hace cumplir la ley; cambiarla está fuera de su competencia.
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