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"Diputación" is a noun which is often translated as "council", and "ayuntamiento" is a noun which is often translated as "city council". Learn more about the difference between "diputación" and "ayuntamiento" below.
diputación(
dee
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poo
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tah
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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. (provincial government)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. council
La diputación de Salamanca aprobó una moción presentada por el PP.The council of Salamanca passed a motion proposed by PP.
2. (delegation)
a. deputation
La diputación representa a los vecinos afectados por los robos.The deputation represents those neighbors affected by burglaries.
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ayuntamiento(
ah
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yoon
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tah
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myehn
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toh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (organization)
a. city council
El ayuntamiento restauró varios edificios antiguos de la ciudad.The city council restored several of the city's old buildings.
b. town council
El ayuntamiento se traslada a otro edificio.The town council is moving to a new building.
2. (building)
a. city hall
¿Has visto el nuevo ayuntamiento?Have you seen the new city hall?
b. town hall
El novio tuvo que ir al ayuntamiento para cancelar la boda.The groom had to go to the town hall to cancel the wedding.
3.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(sexual relations)
a. intercourse
La corte real determinará si el caballero tuvo ayuntamiento con la doncella.The royal court will determine if the knight had intercourse with the damsel.
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