Quick answer
"Devolución" is a noun which is often translated as "return", and "reembolso" is a noun which is often translated as "reimbursement". Learn more about the difference between "devolución" and "reembolso" 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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reembolso(
rreh
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ehm
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bohl
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soh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (finance)
a. reimbursement (of expenses)
Para obtener el reembolso de los gastos, es necesario presentar los recibos.In order to get a reimbursement for the expenses, you need to submit the receipts.
b. refund (of a deposit)
El inquilino tendrá derecho al reembolso del depósito una vez finalizado el contrato.The tenant will be entitled to a refund of the deposit once the contract is terminated.
c. repayment (of a debt)
El reembolso de la deuda será pagadero en marzo del año que viene.The debt is due for repayment in March next year.
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