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"Envío" is a noun which is often translated as "delivery", and "correo" is a noun which is often translated as "mail". Learn more about the difference between "envío" and "correo" below.
envío(
ehm
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bee
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oh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (act of sending)
a. delivery
El restaurante ya no ofrece envío a domicilio.The restaurant no longer offers home delivery.
b. dispatch
La fecha de envío estaba puesta en el frente del paquete.The date of dispatch was posted on the front of the package.
c. shipment
El envío de la mercancía fue demorada por la tempestad.The shipment of the merchandise was delayed by the storm.
2. (sent goods)
a. package
El envío debe de llegar hoy porque se lo mandó el jueves.The package should arrive today because it was sent on Thursday.
b. consignment
No quisieron aceptar el envío porque los bienes estaban dañados.They wouldn't accept the consignment because the goods were damaged.
3. (finance)
a. remittance
La computadora me indica que aún no se ha recibido el envío de fondos.The computer is showing me that the remittance of funds has still not been received.
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correo(
koh
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rreh
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oh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (correspondence)
a. mail
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El cartero entrega nuestro correo todos los días a las dos.The mailman delivers our mail every day at two o'clock.
b. post (United Kingdom)
Cuando regresamos de vacaciones, tuvimos mucho correo para revisar.When we returned from vacation, we had a lot of post to sort through.
2. (postal system)
a. mail
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Envié el paquete por correo, así que debería estar allí en unos pocos días.I sent the package by mail, so it should be there in a few days.
b. post (United Kingdom)
Mi abuela es la única persona que conozco que todavía corresponde por correo.My grandmother is the only person I know who still corresponds via post.
3. (postal station)
a. post office
Ella fue al correo para enviar todas las invitaciones.She went to the post office to send out all of the invitations.
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