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"Donación" is a noun which is often translated as "donation", and "convocar" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to call". Learn more about the difference between "donación" and "convocar" below.
donación(
doh
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nah
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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 donating)
a. donation
La donación de bienes no estará gravada con impuestos.Taxes will not be levied on the donation of assets.
2. (something given as a gift)
a. donation
La parroquia fue renovada gracias a las donaciones de los fieles.The parish was revamped with the donations of the faithful.
3. (medicine)
a. donation
Hoy estoy vivo gracias a la donación de órganos.I'm alive today thanks to organ donation.
4. (legal)
a. gift
La empresa realizó una donación de $220,000 al hospital.The company made a gift of $220,000 to the hospital.
b. donation
Asegúrate de que descuentes cualquier dinero que diste como donación a las organizaciones benéficas.Make sure to deduct any money that you gave as a donation to charity.
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convocar(
kohm
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boh
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kahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to convoke)
a. to call
El comité ejecutivo del sindicato convocó una huelga.The union's executive committee called a strike.
b. to convene
El presidente convocó la asamblea el 15 de octubre.The president convened the meeting on October 15th.
c. to summon
Jorge fue convocado para servir en el jurado.Jorge was summoned to serve on the jury.
d. to organize
Los vecinos convocaron una manifestación en contra de la deforestación.The neighbors organized a demonstration against deforestation.
e. to announce
Se convocó una rueda de prensa en el ayuntamiento para presenciar la toma de protesta del nuevo presidente.A press conference was announced at the city hall to witness the inauguration of the new mayor.
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