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"Departamento" is a noun which is often translated as "department", and "apartamento" is a noun which is often translated as "apartment". Learn more about the difference between "departamento" and "apartamento" below.
departamento(
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pahr
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (division)
a. department (of a company or an institution)
Me han trasladado al departamento de mercadeo.I've been transferred to the marketing department.
Es la catedrática del departamento de historia.She's head of the History Department.
2. (dwelling)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. apartment
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
¿Podemos cenar en tu casa? Mi departamento es demasiado pequeño para tanta gente.Can we have dinner at your house? My apartment is too small for so many people.
b. flat (United Kingdom)
Estoy buscando un departamento amueblado en el centro.I'm looking for a furnished flat in the centre of town.
3. (district)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. department
En este departamento se pagan los impuestos más altos del país.We pay the highest taxes in the country in this department.
4. (space)
a. compartment
¿Hay un departamento para fumadores en el tren?Is there a smoking compartment in the train?
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apartamento(
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pahr
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tah
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mehn
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (dwelling)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. apartment
Mi apartamento está a la vuelta de la esquina.My apartment is just around the corner.
b. flat (United Kingdom)
Me cambié de apartamento y ahora vivo cerca de la casa de mis papás.I moved flats and now I'm living near my parents' house.
2. (small dwelling)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. small apartment
Mi hermana vive en un apartamento de 20 metros cuadrados.My sister lives in a small 20-square-meter apartment.
b. small flat (United Kingdom)
David alquiló un apartamento en Ibiza que solo tiene espacio para una cama y una silla.David rented a small flat in Ibiza that only has space for a bed and a chair.
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