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"Delegación" is a noun which is often translated as "delegation", and "colonia" is a noun which is often translated as "colony". Learn more about the difference between "delegación" and "colonia" below.
delegación(
deh
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leh
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gah
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syohn
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (act of delegating)
a. delegation
La delegación de tareas hará el trabajo más rápido y eficiente.The delegation of tasks will make the job faster and more efficient.
b. devolution (power)
La monarquía se debilitó por la excesiva delegación de la autoridad.The monarchy weakened due to the excessive devolution of authority.
2. (commission)
a. delegation
La delegación más pequeña en las olimpiadas tenía solo dos representantes.The smallest delegation at the Olympics only had two representatives.
3. (government department)
a. local office
Los documentos para solicitar el permiso se entregan en la delegación.The documents to apply for the permit are handed over at the local office.
b. office
Por el momento, no hay citas disponibles en la delegación para gestionar la solicitud.At the moment, there are no available appointments at the office to process the application.
4. (precinct)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. police station
Se llevaron a la delegación al hombre que intentaba robar el coche.The man who was trying to steal the car was taken to the police station.
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colonia(
koh
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loh
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nyah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (territory)
a. colony
Nueva Zelandia tiene una colonia situada en el Océano Pacífico.New Zealand has a colony located in the Pacific Ocean.
2. (group of people)
a. colony (of settlers)
Una colonia proveniente del norte se estableció en este lugar.A colony coming from the north settled in this place.
b. community (of expatriates)
John Dos Passos fue una figura importante de la colonia americana en España.John Dos Passos was a prominent figure of the American community in Spain.
3. (biology)
a. colony
Una colonia de abejas tiene una reina.A colony of bees has a queen bee.
4. (perfume)
a. cologne
Me encanta el olor de esta colonia.I love the smell of this cologne.
5. (housing)
a. residential development
Se están construyendo colonias para los empleados de la compañía.Residential developments are being built for the company employees.
6. (neighborhood)
Regionalism used in Honduras
(Honduras)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. suburb
Me interesa comprar una casa en una colonia tranquila.I'm interested in buying a house in a calm suburb.
7. (holiday residence)
a. camp
Mis hijos pasaron el verano en una colonia.My sons spent the summer at camp.
8. (ribbon)
a. silk ribbon
El vestido tenía detalles hechos con colonia.The dress had details made of silk ribbon.
9. (botany)
Regionalism used in Cuba
(Cuba)
a. Cuban ornamental plant
Estas colonias huelen muy bien.These Cuban ornamental plants smell really nice.
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