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"Delegación" is a noun which is often translated as "delegation", and "municipio" is a noun which is often translated as "municipality". Learn more about the difference between "delegación" and "municipio" 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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municipio(
moo
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nee
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see
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pyoh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (district)
a. municipality
El municipio comprende los tres pueblos de la isla.The municipality encompasses the three towns on the island.
b. town
El municipio tiene aproximadamente 5,000 habitantes.The town has approximately 5,000 inhabitants.
2. (government body)
a. town council
El municipio va a montar conciertos al aire libre.The town council is going to put on open-air concerts.
b. local council
Los diputados del municipio van a votar sobre el futuro de la mansión.The members of the town council are going to vote on the future of the mansion.
3. (building)
a. town hall
Fui al municipio para registrar a votar, pero estaba cerrado.I went to the town hall to register to vote, but it was closed.
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