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"Destino" is a noun which is often translated as "destiny", and "términos" is a plural noun which is often translated as "terms". Learn more about the difference between "destino" and "términos" below.
destino(
dehs
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tee
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noh
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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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términos(
tehr
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mee
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nohs
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A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (legal)
a. terms
El demandante reclama que no se cumplió con los términos en el contrato.The plaintiff claims there was a breach of the terms in the contract.
término
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (ending)
a. end
Al término de la ceremonia, decidimos ir caminando a casa.At the end of the ceremony, we decided to walk home.
b. conclusion
Su carrera como actor tuvo un término y ahora trabaja como director.His acting career came to its conclusion and now he works as a director.
3. (duration)
a. term
Las partes no podrán dedicarse a otra actividad comercial durante el término del presente contrato.Parties shall not engage in other commercial activities during the term of the present contract.
b. period
Tienes que cancelar la deuda en el término de un mes.You have to pay off the debt within the period of a month.
4. (position)
a. place
En primer término, deberíamos de haber asignado más recursos a nuestras subsidiarias.We should have allocated more resources to our subsidiaries In the first place,
5. (word)
a. term
Forte es el término musical para decir fuerte."Forte" is the musical term that means "loud."
6. (mathematics)
a. term
Resta el primer término y divide la diferencia por 24.Subtract the first term and divide the difference by 24.
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