Quick answer
"Tramites" is a form of "tramitar", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to process". "Diligencias" is a plural noun which is often translated as "formalities". Learn more about the difference between "diligencias" and "tramites" below.
diligencias(
dee
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lee
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hehn
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syahs
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A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (legal)
a. formalities (plural)
Vamos al ayuntamiento para hacer todas las diligencias judiciales para casarnos.We're going to the town hall to go through all the legal formalities for us to get married.
b. proceedings (plural)
El acusado dijo muy poco durante las diligencias judiciales.The defendant said very little during the judicial proceedings.
diligencia
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
2. (close attention)
a. diligence
Ejecutó todas las responsabilidades de su trabajo con gran diligencia.She carried out all the responsibilities of her job with great diligence.
3. (haste)
a. speed
Volvió de la farmacia con diligencia para que su esposa no tuviera que sufrir ni un momento más.He returned from the pharmacy with speed so that his wife wouldn't have to suffer a moment more.
4. (task)
a. errand
El mensajero iba con la diligencia de informarle al rey la derrota de su ejército.The messenger went with the errand of informing the king of the defeat of his army.
b. job
Tengo la diligencia de supervisar esta transacción.I have the job of overseeing this transaction.
5. (transport)
a. stagecoach
La marquesa vio que venían los ladrones por la ventanilla de su diligencia.The marchioness saw that the thieves were coming from the window of her stagecoach.
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tramitar(
trah
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mee
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tahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to arrange)
a. to process
El Centro Nacional de Visas está tramitando la visa de mi esposa.The National Visa Center is processing my wife's visa application.
b. to apply for
Tengo que tramitar el pasaporte antes de comprar el boleto.I need to apply for my passport before I buy the ticket.
c. to negotiate
Un agente tramitó un préstamo de 10,000 dólares.A broker negotiated a loan for 10,000 dollars.
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