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"Embalse" is a noun which is often translated as "reservoir", and "depósito" is a noun which is often translated as "warehouse". Learn more about the difference between "embalse" and "depósito" below.
embalse(
ehm
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bahl
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seh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (deposit)
a. reservoir
El embalse de la localidad está casi vacío porque no ha llovido mucho.The reservoir of the town is almost empty because it hasn't rained much.
b. dam
El embalse tiene una capacidad de un millón de metros cúbicos de agua.The dam has a capacity of one million cubic meters of water.
2. (retention)
a. damming
El ayuntamiento baraja el embalse de agua como medida de precaución para épocas de sequía.The local government is considering the damming of water as a precaution for times of drought.
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depósito(
deh
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poh
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see
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toh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (storage facility)
a. warehouse
"Tengo más tallas de ese modelo de zapato en el depósito", dijo el vendedor."I have more sizes of that model of shoes in the warehouse," said the clerk.
b. store
Este cuarto sirve de depósito. Aquí guardamos los muebles viejos.This room is used as store. Here we keep the old furniture.
c. dump (for waste)
Los residuos en el depósito no se pueden reciclar.The waste in the dump cannot be recycled.
2. (finance)
a. deposit
El depósito bancario aparecerá en tu cuenta en 24 horas.The bank deposit will be processed into your account in 24 hours.
3. (military)
a. depot
Los rebeldes robaron 25 rifles del depósito de armas.The rebels stole 25 rifles from the arms depot.
b. dump
Una chispa en el depósito de municiones provocó la explosión.A spark in the ammunition dump caused the explosion.
4. (vessel)
a. tank
Llamé al plomero porque el depósito del inodoro no se llena.I called the plumber because the toilet tank isn't filling.
5. (dregs)
a. deposit
Guido limpió el depósito de levadura que quedó en el fondo del barril de cerveza.Guido removed the yeast deposit on the bottom of the beer keg.
b. sediment
Durante el proceso de destilación, en el recipiente se comenzó a formar un depósito.Sediment began to form in the vessel during the distillation process.
6. (guaranty)
a. deposit
El arrendador no quería devolverme el depósito porque rompí una ventana.The landlord didn't want to return my deposit because I broke a window.
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