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"Equipo" is a noun which is often translated as "team", and "instalaciones" is a plural noun which is often translated as "facilities". Learn more about the difference between "equipo" and "instalaciones" below.
equipo(
eh
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kee
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poh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (group)
a. team
FC Barcelona, para mí, es el mejor equipo de fútbol del universo entero.I think FC Barcelona is the best soccer team in the entire universe.
2. (materials)
a. equipment
La fotógrafa recogió todo su equipo y pasó a la siguiente sesión.The photographer gathered all of her equipment and moved on to the next shoot.
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instalaciones(
eens
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tah
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lah
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syoh
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nehs
)
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (site and equipment)
a. facilities
Los estudiantes están recaudando fondos para el mejoramiento de las instalaciones escolares.The students are raising funds to improve the school facilities.
b. installations
Creo que van a cerrar varias instalaciones militares en este país.I think they're going to close a number of military installations in this country.
instalación
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
2. (process)
a. installation
Hay que obtener presupuestos para la instalación de la calefacción central.We need to get quotations for the installation of central heating.
b. setting up
Este manual lo orientará en el proceso de instalación del nuevo disco duro en su computadora.This manual will guide you through the process of setting up the new hard drive on your computer.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Aunque la instalación de paneles solares es costosa, vale la pena hacerlo.Even though putting in solar panels is expensive, it's worth doing.
¿Quién tiene que pagar la instalación del ascensor?Who's responsible for paying for the lift to be installed?
3. (equipment)
a. system
Tuvimos que reemplazar toda la instalación eléctrica, incluso los disyuntores y los cables.We had to replace the entire electrical system, including the circuit breakers and the wiring.
4. (exhibit)
a. installation
¿Qué impresión te hizo la instalación artística?What did you think of the art installation?
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