Quick answer
"Devolución" is a noun which is often translated as "return", and "oferta" is a noun which is often translated as "offer". Learn more about the difference between "devolución" and "oferta" below.
devolución(
deh
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boh
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loo
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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. (act of returning)
a. return
Nuestro país reclama la devolución de las obras de arte robadas durante la ocupación.Our country demands the return of the works of art stolen during the occupation.
Hay que ir a la tienda para ver lo de la devolución de ese suéter horrible que te regaló tu tía.We need to go to the store to see about the return of that horrible sweater your aunt sent you.
2. (finance)
a. refund
Si no puedes usar la entrada, se la puedes vender a alguien o pedir la devolución del dinero.If you can't use the ticket, you can sell it to somebody or ask for a cash refund.
b. return
Envié la solicitud para que me hagan la devolución de los impuestos.I filed an application for my tax return.
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oferta(
oh
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fehr
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tah
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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. (proposal)
a. offer
Hemos recibido su oferta de comprar nuestra empresa.We have received your offer to buy our company.
b. bid
Estaremos aceptando ofertas para el trabajo de techado hasta el fin del mes.We will be accepting bids for the roofing job through to the end of the month.
c. tender
La compañía ha invitado a todos los grupos interesados a entregar una oferta para el contrato.The company has invited all interested parties to put in a tender for the contract.
2. (reduced price)
a. sale
Todos los estilos de invierno están en oferta hasta el domingo.All winter styles are on sale until Sunday.
b. offer
Esta oferta especial solo está disponible para los primeros 50 clientes.This special offer is only available to the first 50 customers.
3. (economics)
a. supply
Quiero que escribas un reporte sobre la oferta y demanda del petróleo en África.I want you to write a report on the supply and demand of petroleum in Africa.
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