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"Distrito" is a noun which is often translated as "district", and "circunscripción" is a noun which is also often translated as "district". Learn more about the difference between "distrito" and "circunscripción" below.
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (general)
a. district
Nos mudamos del centro y nos instalamos en el distrito norte de la ciudad.We moved from downtown to the northern district of the city.
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circunscripción
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (area)
a. district
Se enviaron refuerzos militares a la circunscripción para ayudar a combatir al enemigo.Military reinforcements were sent to the district to help fight the enemy.
2. (politics)
a. district
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
La votación en las elecciones varía dependiendo de las circunscripciones.Voting in the elections varies depending on the different districts.
b. constituency (United Kingdom)
Si fuera por los votos de esta circunscripción, el primer ministro habría sido otra persona.If it was down to the votes in this constituency, we would have someone else as prime minister.
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