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"Elecciones" is a plural noun which is often translated as "election", and "votos" is a plural noun which is often translated as "wishes". Learn more about the difference between "elecciones" and "votos" below.
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A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (politics)
a. election
Votamos en las primeras elecciones democráticas luego de décadas de dictadura.We voted in the first democratic election after decades of dictatorship.
b. elections
No voté en las elecciones primarias.I didn't vote in the primary elections.
elección
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
2. (selection)
a. choice
Mis padres influyeron en mi elección de carrera universitaria.My parents influenced my choice of major.
3. (appointment)
a. election
Quisiera felicitar a Pablo por su elección como tesorero.I'd like to congratulate Pablo on his election as treasurer.
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votos
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (expression of a desire)
a. wishes
Me despedí en la carta expresando mis mejores votos por su pronta recuperación.I signed off the letter with my best wishes for a speedy recovery.
voto
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (choice in an election)
a. vote
El partido recibió menos votos de los esperados en las elecciones.The party got fewer votes than expected in the elections.
3. (right to vote)
a. vote
Las mujeres tuvieron voto mucho después que los hombres.Women got the vote long after men did.
4. (expression of a preference)
a. vote
Mi voto a favor de quedarnos en casa no sirvió para nada porque los demás querían salir.My vote in favor of staying at home didn't work because the rest wanted to go out.
5. (religious)
a. vow
La monja hizo un voto de castidad antes de entrar en el convento.The nun made a vow of chastity before entering the convent.
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