Quick answer
"Desarrollo" is a noun which is often translated as "development", and "gestión" is a noun which is often translated as "management". Learn more about the difference between "desarrollo" and "gestión" below.
desarrollo(
deh
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sah
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rroh
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yoh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (evolution, betterment)
a. development
El desarrollo industrial es vital para la economía de un país.Industrial development is vital for the economy of a country.
2. (progress)
a. development
La buena nutrición es clave para el desarrollo de un niño.Good nutrition is key for a child's development.
b. growth
Para fomentar el desarrollo de una planta se necesitan luz y agua.To encourage the growth of a plant, you need light and water.
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gestión(
hehs
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tyohn
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (business)
a. management
Estoy a cargo de la gestión de personal.I'm in charge of personnel management.
2. (politics)
a. administration
En general, su gestión dejó al país en buen estado.Overall, his administration left the country in good hands.
3. (procedure)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Tengo que hacer unas gestiones en el centro de la ciudad.I have to do some business downtown.
Estamos a punto de terminar las gestiones para comprar la casa.We've almost finished the process of buying the house.
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