Quick answer
"Disciplina" is a noun which is often translated as "discipline", and "trato" is a noun which is often translated as "deal". Learn more about the difference between "disciplina" and "trato" below.
disciplina(
dee
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see
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plee
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nah
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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. (instruction)
a. discipline
La señora Mann se encarga de la disciplina en esta escuela.Mrs. Mann is in charge of discipline at this school.
2. (behavior)
a. discipline
Los reclutas todavía carecen de respeto y disciplina.The recruits still lack obedience and discipline.
3. (sports)
a. discipline
La atleta ganó la medalla de plata en los 100 metros llanos. Es la primer medalla que ha obtenido en esa disciplina.The athlete won the silver medal in the 100-meters dash. It's the fist medal she has won in that discipline.
4. (science)
a. discipline
Mis disciplinas favoritas de las ciencias sociales son la lingüística y la antropología.Linguistics and anthropology are my favorite disciplines in the social sciences.
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trato(
trah
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toh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (agreement)
a. deal
Después de horas de negociaciones, las dos partes firmaron un trato.After hours of negotiations, the two sides signed a deal.
b. contract
El trato establece claramente cuánto costarán los servicios.The contract clearly states how much the services will cost.
2. (behavior towards)
a. treatment
Los invitados elogiaron el hotel y el trato que recibieron por parte de sus empleados.The guests praised the hotel and the treatment they were given by its employees.
b. manner
Los empleados tienen que dar un trato cordial a los clientes.Clerks must address customers in a friendly manner.
3. (relationship)
a. dealings (plural)
No tengo trato con ella desde que dijo mentiras sobre mí.I've had no dealings with her since she spread lies about me.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Eliza no tiene trato con Ben desde que rompieron.Eliza has had nothing to do with Ben since they broke up.
Rob tiene poco trato con sus compañeros de trabajo porque él está casado y ellos están solteros.Rob doesn't really interact with his coworkers because he's married and they're single.
4. (form of address)
a. term of address
Cuando hablas con un mayor, deberías usar el trato "usted".You should use the term of address "usted" when talking to an elder.
b. title
Cuando hables con la Reina, puedes usar el trato "su graciosa majestad".When addressing the Queen, you can use the title "Your Most Gracious Majesty."
tratos
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
5. (talks)
a. negotiations
Estoy en tratos con la empresa sobre mi salario.I'm in negotiations with the company about my salary.
6. (legal)
a. abuse
Dalma denunció a su esposo por malos tratos.Dalma accused her husband of physical abuse.
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