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"Demanda" is a noun which is often translated as "demand", and "consumo" is a noun which is often translated as "consumption". Learn more about the difference between "demanda" and "consumo" below.
demanda(
deh
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mahn
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dah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (order)
a. demand
El gerente fue despedido porque no podía cumplir con las demandas del Director General.The manager was fired because he could not meet the CEO's demands.
b. request
El conserje está encargado de atender cada demanda de los huéspedes.The concierge is in charge of handling all of the guests' requests.
2. (legal)
a. lawsuit
Juan ha interpuesto una demanda contra su jefe por prácticas laborales injustas.Juan has filed a lawsuit against his boss for unfair labor practices.
b. claim
Lucía va a presentar una demanda de perjuicios contra el conductor en el accidente.Lucia is going to file a claim for damages against the driver from the accident.
3. (commerce)
a. demand
Ante la gran demanda, nuestros esfuerzos de producción han aumentado.Given the high demand, our production efforts have increased.
4. (endeavor)
a. attempt
Valiente como era, el rebelde murió en la demanda de derrocar a la corona.As brave as he was, the rebel died in his attempt to overthrow the Crown.
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consumo(
kohn
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soo
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moh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (act of consuming)
a. consumption
Hay que estar consciente de su consumo de dulces si quieres bajar de peso.You have to be conscious of your candy consumption if you want to lose weight.
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