Quick answer
"Despacho" is a noun which is often translated as "office", and "ambulatorio" is an adjective which is often translated as "outpatient". Learn more about the difference between "despacho" and "ambulatorio" below.
despacho(
dehs
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pah
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choh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (workplace)
a. office
Trabajo en un despacho de cuarenta personas.I work in an office of forty people.
b. study (at home)
Ella tiene una pared llena de sus elogios y logros en su despacho.She has a wall full of her accolades and accomplishments in her study.
2. (sending)
a. dispatch
Aquí solo tomamos pedidos; el despacho se efectúa en otro local.We only take orders here; dispatch is handled at another venue.
3. (message)
a. report (journalism)
Y ahora, para un despacho desde Madrid, vamos a Laura López.And now, for a report from Madrid, we go to Laura Lopez.
b. dispatch (military)
Enviaron un despacho al general diciéndole que se retirara.They sent a dispatch to the general telling him to retreat.
c. communiqué
Se envió un despacho al consulado ordenando la evacuación de todo personal.A communiqué was sent to the consulate ordering the evacuation of all personnel.
4. (vending)
a. sale (uncountable)
El despacho de boletos para el evento especial comenzará esta noche.The sale of tickets for the special event will begin tonight.
5. (shop)
a. store
Voy al despacho para comprar leche. Ahora vuelvo.I'm going to the store to buy some milk. I'll be right back.
6. (workplace furnishings)
a. office furniture
Un nuevo despacho mejoraría el ambiente en el área de trabajo.Some new office furniture would improve the ambiance in the workspace.
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ambulatorio(
ahm
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boo
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lah
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toh
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ryoh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (medicine)
a. outpatient
¿Vas a estar mucho tiempo de permiso? - No, solo es una cirugía ambulatoria, mañana estaré de vuelta.Are you going to be off work for a long time? - No, I'm not. It's just an outpatient surgery, I'll be back tomorrow.
b. out-patient
No hay nada que temer, esta cirugía es un procedimiento ambulatorio que no requiere anestesia.There's nothing to be afraid of; this surgery is an out-patient procedure that doesn't require anesthesia.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (medicine)
a. outpatient clinic
Voy al ambulatorio porque tengo cita con mi médico de cabecera.I'm going to the outpatient clinic because I have an appointment with the family doctor.
b. outpatients' department (United Kingdom)
Una enfermera del ambulatorio le preparará para su cirugía menor.A nurse in the outpatients' department will prepare you for your minor surgery.
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