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"Emigración" is a noun which is often translated as "emigration", and "inmigración" is a noun which is often translated as "immigration". Learn more about the difference between "emigración" and "inmigración" below.
emigración(
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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. (change of residence)
a. emigration
La emigración de jóvenes aumentó en España a causa de la crisis económica.The emigration of young people from Spain increased because of the financial crisis.
2. (change of habitat)
a. migration
El ornitólogo estudia la emigración de las cigüeñas en la península Ibérica.The ornithologist is studying the migration of storks in the Iberian Peninsula.
3. (group of emigrants)
a. emigrant community (plural)
La emigración del país ha cambiado últimamente. Ahora emigran tantas mujeres como hombres.The country's emigrant community has changed. Now as many women emigrate as men.
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inmigración(
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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. (general)
a. immigration
La inmigración ilegal es un asunto que preocupa al gobierno.Illegal immigration is an issue that the government is worried about.
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