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"Envío" is a noun which is often translated as "delivery", and "recepción" is a noun which is often translated as "reception". Learn more about the difference between "envío" and "recepción" 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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recepción(
rreh
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sehp
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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. (welcome)
a. reception
Agradezco mucho a Paloma y Paco la calurosa recepción que me brindaron.I am very grateful to Paloma and Paco for the warm reception they gave me.
2. (admission)
a. receipt
Tienes que familiarizarte con todos los aspectos del negocio, desde la producción y la recepción de mercancias hasta la expedición y venta.You need to familiarize yourself with all aspects of the business, from production and receipt of goods to dispatch and sale.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
La recepción de certificados será de lunes a viernes, de 9 a 2 pm.Certificates will be admitted between 9 and 2 pm from Monday to Friday.
Se cerró la recepción de fotografías para el concurso.The deadline for submitting photos to the competition has now passed.
3. (registration place)
a. reception
La inscripción al congreso se paga en la recepción.The registration fee for the conference should be paid at reception.
b. reception desk
Fui a la recepción del hotel a pedir que me cambiaran de habitación.I went to the hotel reception desk to ask for a change of room.
4. (telecommunications)
a. reception
Este radio viejo no tiene buena recepción.This old radio doesn't get very good reception.
5. (party or ceremony)
a. reception
Se organizó una recepción en honor de los veteranos.A reception in honor of the veterans was arranged.
6. (education)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. ceremony
Esta tarde se llevará a cabo la recepción de los egresados.The graduation ceremony will take place this afternoon.
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