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"Despacho" is a noun which is often translated as "office", and "facturación" is a noun which is often translated as "invoicing". Learn more about the difference between "despacho" and "facturación" 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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facturación(
fahk
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too
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rah
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syohn
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (billing)
a. invoicing
Hubo un problema con la facturación porque había un error en la dirección del cliente.There was a problem with the invoicing because the customer's address was wrong.
2. (income)
a. net revenue
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
La empresa obtuvo una facturación de cinco millones de dólares.The company generated a net revenue of five million dollars.
b. turnover (United Kingdom)
La facturación de este trimestre se duplicó en relación con la del periodo anterior.This quarter's turnover doubled that of the previous period.
3. (announcement of arrival)
a. check-in (in an airport)
Te recomiendo que llegues al aeropuerto dos horas antes de que salga el vuelo para la facturación.I recommend that you arrive at the airport two hours before your flight takes off for the check-in.
b. registration (in a railroad station)
Hicimos la facturación y abordamos el tren.We completed registration and boarded the train.
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