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"Donación" is a noun which is often translated as "donation", and "fondos" is a plural noun which is often translated as "funds". Learn more about the difference between "donación" and "fondos" below.
donación(
doh
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nah
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syohn
)
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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fondos(
fohn
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dohs
)
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (finance)
a. funds
Los fondos recaudados se destinarán a comprar nuevos libros para la biblioteca.The funds raised will be used to buy new books for the library.
fondo
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (lowest part)
a. bottom
Hay muchas hojas de té en el fondo de la taza.There are a lot of tea leaves at the bottom of the mug.
b. bed (of a river or stream)
Pudimos ver muchos renacuajos en el fondo del arroyo.We could see a lot of tadpoles on the creek bed.
3. (farthest part)
a. back (room)
Al fondo de la habitación encontrarás los refrescos.At the back of the room you'll find the refreshments.
b. end (alley, street)
Vamos a poner las cajas al fondo de la calle para que las recoja el camión de la basura.We're going to put the boxes at the end of the street so that the garbage truck picks them up.
4. (backdrop)
a. background
Pintó unas flores rojas sobre un fondo verde.She painted red flowers on a green background.
5. (essence)
a. heart
¿Qué está al fondo de este comportamiento tuyo?What is at the heart of this behavior of yours?
b. bottom
Hay que averiguar qué está al fondo de esta controversia.We need to find out what is at the bottom of this controversy.
6. (monetary organization)
a. fund
Establecieron un fondo para ayudar a los estudiantes de escasos recursos.They established a fund to help low-income students.
7. (catalog)
a. collection
El fondo de la biblioteca incluye más de 10,000 libros.The library's collection includes more than 10,000 books.
8. (dimension)
a. depth
El apartamento es angosto, es cierto, pero tiene mucho fondo.The apartment is narrow, it's true, but it has a lot of depth.
9. (fitness)
a. stamina
Este centrocampista tiene mucho fondo; podría jugar dos partidos seguidos.This midfielder has a lot of stamina; he could play two games in a row.
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