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"Despedida" is a noun which is often translated as "farewell", and "agradecimiento" is a noun which is often translated as "gratitude". Learn more about the difference between "despedida" and "agradecimiento" below.
despedida(
dehs
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peh
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dee
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dah
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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. (the act of saying goodbye)
a. farewell
Cuando llegó el momento de despedida, Fabiola rompió en llanto.When the moment to say farewell arrived, Fabiola broke down in tears.
b. goodbye
Fue una despedida un poco incómoda, ¿no crees?That was kind of an awkward goodbye, don't you think?
2. (celebration)
a. going-away party
Vamos a tener una despedida para mi amiga Mariela.We are having a going-away party for my friend Mariela.
b. send-off
¡Qué hermosa despedida tuvieron para las tropas!What a lovely send-off they held for the troops!
c. farewell party
Bertha tuvo una despedida para su hermana cuando se mudó a Londres.Bertha had a farewell party for her sister when she moved to London.
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agradecimiento(
ah
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grah
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deh
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see
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myehn
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toh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (gratefulness)
a. gratitude
Por favor acepta este regalo como un símbolo de agradecimiento por todo lo que has hecho por nosotros.Please accept this gift as a sign of gratitude for everything you've done for us.
Sara expresó su agradecimiento por la honestidad de Melissa.Sara expressed her gratitude for Melissa's honesty.
b. appreciation
Queremos comprarle un regalo a nuestra maestra de baile para mostrarla nuestro agradecimiento.We want to buy our dance teacher a present to show her our appreciation.
c. thanks
Queremos expresar nuestro agradecimiento a toda la tripulación por hacer este crucero un éxito.We would like to express our thanks to the entire crew for making this cruise a success.
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