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"Entrega" is a noun which is often translated as "delivery", and "entregarse" is a reflexive verb which is often translated as "to surrender". Learn more about the difference between "entrega" and "entregarse" below.
entrega(
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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. (act of delivering)
a. delivery
La entrega de los documentos se realizará en presencia de cinco testigos.The delivery of the documents will be carried out in the presence of five witnesses.
2. (something shipped or delivered)
a. shipment
Enviaremos su pedido en dos entregas diferentes, pero las recibirá el mismo día.We will ship your order in two different shipments, but you'll get them the same day.
b. delivery
El recepcionista dice que hay una entrega para ti, señorita Jones.The receptionist said there's a delivery for you, Miss Jones.
3. (restitution)
a. handover
Los terroristas acordaron la entrega de los rehenes previo pago de cinco millones de dólares.The terrorists agreed to the handover of the hostages in exchange for a payment of five million dollars.
b. surrender
El acto de entrega de las armas robadas suponía el fin de la guerra.The surrender of the stolen weapons meant an end to the war.
4. (part of a series)
a. installment (of book, collection)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Este domingo sacan la primera entrega de una nueva colección de libros en el periódico.The first installment in a new book collection will be published in the newspaper this Sunday.
b. instalment (of book, collection) (United Kingdom)
Cada mes recibimos una nueva entrega de la enciclopedia que estamos coleccionando.We receive one new instalment of the encyclopedia we are collecting every month.
c. fascicle (of book)
Esta novela se publicó originalmente en entregas semanales.This novel was first published in weekly fascicles.
d. issue (of magazine)
Al final, conseguí coleccionar las 50 entregas de la revista de viajes que quería.I finally managed to collect the 50 issues of the travel magazine I wanted.
e. episode (of TV series)
Ayer tenía que trabajar y me perdí la entrega de aquella telenovela que me gusta.I had to work yesterday and I missed the episode of that soap I like.
5. (diligence)
a. dedication
Me impresionó el nivel de entrega que muestra todo el personal del hospital.I was impressed by the level of dedication shown by all the staff at the hospital.
b. devotion
El niño sigue vivo gracias a la entrega de su madre.The child is still alive thanks to his mother's devotion.
c. commitment
Apreciamos mucho los esfuerzos y la entrega de los profesores que consagran sus vidas a enseñar a los jóvenes.We greatly appreciate the efforts and commitment of the teachers who dedicate their lives to educating young people.
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entregarse(
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A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
1. (to yield)
a. to surrender
La tropa se entregó al anochecer.The troops surrendered at nightfall.
b. to turn oneself in
El ladrón se entregó a la policía.The thief turned himself in to the police.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (to dedicate oneself)
a. to devote oneself
Entregó su vida a la oración.She devoted her life to prayer.
3. (to give in)
a. to succumb to
Estaba tan triste que se entregó al alcohol.He was so sad that he succumbed to alcohol.
entregar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to hand in or over)
a. to turn in
El ensayo es para entregar la última semana de clases.The essay is to be turned in the last day of classes.
b. to submit
Hemos de entregar el informe cuanto antes.We have to submit the report as soon as possible.
c. to give
Hoy me han entregado las llaves de la casa.I have been given the keys to the house today.
5. (to transport)
a. to deliver
El mensajero entregó el paquete a tiempo.The courier delivered the package on time.
6. (to transfer)
a. hand over
Lo obligaron a entregar el poder al nuevo ministro.He was forced to hand over power to the new minister.
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