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"Envío" is a noun which is often translated as "delivery", and "mensajería" is a noun which is often translated as "courier service". Learn more about the difference between "envío" and "mensajería" 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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mensajería(
mehn
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sah
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heh
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ree
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ah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (messenger service)
a. courier service
La mensajería es más cara que antes. ¡Enviar una carta hoy me costó el doble!The courier service is much more expensive than before! Sending a letter today cost me twice as much!
2. (messenger firm)
a. messenger company
Nuestra mensajería tiene menos demanda que antes porque la gente envía más correos electrónicos.Our messenger company has less demand than before because people are sending more e-mails.
b. courier company (United Kingdom)
Trabajo en una mensajería por las mañanas enviando paquetes a los clientes.I work at a courier company in the mornings delivering parcels to clients.
3. (telecommunications)
a. messaging
Gracias a la mensajería instantánea podemos estar en contacto constante con nuestros amigos.Thanks to instant messaging we can be in constant touch with our friends.
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