Quick answer
"Despacho" is a noun which is often translated as "office", and "consultorio" is a noun which is also often translated as "office". Learn more about the difference between "despacho" and "consultorio" below.
despacho(
dehs
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pah
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choh
)
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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consultorio(
kohn
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sool
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toh
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ryoh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (commerce)
a. office
Me voy a reunir con mi abogado en su consultorio mañana por la mañana.I will be meeting with my lawyer at his office tomorrow morning.
2. (medicine)
a. doctor's office
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
La verdadera salud comienza afuera del consultorio.Real health begins outside the doctor's office.
b. surgery (United Kingdom)
Dr. Suárez te podrá ver en su consultorio el miércoles a las 3 pm.Dr. Suarez can see you in his surgery on Wednesday at 3 pm.
3. (consulting firm)
a. consultancy
Contratamos un consultorio de arquitectos para diseñar la casa club.We hired an architecture consultancy to design the club house.
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