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"Edificación" is a noun which is often translated as "building", and "urbanismo" is a noun which is often translated as "city planning". Learn more about the difference between "edificación" and "urbanismo" below.
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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. (architecture)
a. building
El Castillo de Chapultepec es una edificación impresionante ubicado en el corazón de la Ciudad de México.Chapultepec Castle is an impressive building located in the heart of Mexico City.
b. construction
La torre que visitamos es la edificación más alta que se ha hecho en este siglo.The tower we visited is the tallest construction built in this century.
2. (act of building)
a. building
Alfonso se dedica a la edificación de casas y departamentos.Alfonso works on the building of houses and apartments.
b. construction
La edificación del viejo castillo tomó casi una década.The construction of the old castle took almost a decade.
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urbanismo
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (general)
a. city planning
El departamento de urbanismo aprobó los planes para construir el nuevo puerto deportivo y paseo peatonal.The city planning department approved the plans to build the new marina and promenade.
b. town planning
Verónica tiene un máster en arquitectura y urbanismo.Veronica has a Masters' degree in architecture and town planning.
c. urban planning
El nuevo complejo es un ejemplo excelente del urbanismo reflejando el estilo de vida moderno.The new complex is a great example of urban planning reflecting modern lifestyles.
d. urbanism
Estudios recientes de urbanismo demuestran que se necesitan mas vías de acceso al centro de la ciudad.Recent urbanism studies show that more access roads to the city center are needed.
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