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"Entierro" is a noun which is often translated as "burial", and "inhumación" is a noun which is also often translated as "burial". Learn more about the difference between "entierro" and "inhumación" below.
entierro(
ehn
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tyeh
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rroh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (act of burying)
a. burial
El cuerpo fue trasladado al cementerio para el entierro.The body was taken to the cemetery for the burial.
2. (ceremony)
a. funeral
Fue muy triste acudir al entierro del abuelo.It was very sad to got to grandpa's funeral.
3. (tomb)
a. grave
Todos pusieron flores alrededor del entierro.Everyone put flowers around the grave.
4. (hidden treasure)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. buried treasure
Llevan años buscando el misterioso entierro en la isla.They've been looking for the buried treasure on the island for years.
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inhumación(
een
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oo
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mah
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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.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(act of interring)
a. burial
La ceremonia de inhumación de la joven fue demasiado triste para todos.The young girl's burial ceremony was too sad for everyone.
b. interment
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
Además de los demás documentos, se necesita el permiso del panteón para proceder con la inhumación.In addition to the other documents, you need the cemetery's authorization to proceed with the interment.
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