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"Destino" is a noun which is often translated as "destiny", and "parcela" is a noun which is often translated as "plot". Learn more about the difference between "destino" and "parcela" below.
destino(
dehs
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tee
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noh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (fortune)
a. destiny
Mi abuelo decía que el trabajo duro, no el destino, hace rica a la gente.My grandfather said that hard work, not destiny, makes people rich.
b. fate
Algunos dicen que fue planeado y otros que simplemente fue el destino.Some say it was planned, and others say it was simply fate.
2. (end of a journey)
a. destination
Pasajeros con destino final de Caracas, favor de abordar por la puerta 11.Passengers with Caracas as their final destination, please board at gate 11.
3. (position)
a. post
Le dieron un destino en contaduría.They gave her a post in accounting.
b. posting
Su primer destino en la fuerza naval fue una base en San Diego.His first posting in the navy was at a base in San Diego.
4. (purpose)
a. use
Debo encontrar un destino para este regalo que me dio mi suegra.I need to find some use for this gift my mother-in-law gave me.
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parcela(
pahr
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seh
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lah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (piece of land)
a. plot
Compré una parcela de 15 acres en las afueras de la ciudad.I bought a 15-acre plot on the outskirts of the city.
b. plot of land
La parcela fue arrendada por dos años.The plot of land was leased for two years.
c. parcel
Le compré una parcela a mi vecino para construir un granero.I bought a parcel from my neighbor to build a barn.
d. lot
Los niños usan la parcela abandonada para jugar al fútbol.Children use the abandoned lot to play soccer.
2. (agriculture)
a. small farm
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
En la parcela plantamos tomates.We planted tomatoes on the small farm.
b. smallholding (United Kingdom)
En la parcela construimos una huerta y un invernadero.We built an orchard and a greenhouse on the smallholding.
3. (portion)
a. area
La investigación todavía tiene parcelas oscuras que necesitan ser clarificadas.There still are gray areas in the research that need to be cleared up.
b. part
Una parcela de mi trabajo se perdió en el incendio.Part of my work was lost during the fire.
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