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"Evento" is a noun which is often translated as "event", and "congreso" is a noun which is often translated as "conference". Learn more about the difference between "evento" and "congreso" below.
evento(
eh
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behn
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toh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (occurrence)
a. event
El trágico evento ocurrió en la madrugada.The tragic event happened in the early hours of the morning.
2. (organized gathering)
a. event
Van a asistir artistas de diferentes países a este importante evento cultural.Artists from a number of different countries will be attending this important cultural event.
3. (eventuality)
a. event
El evento nos tomó por sorpresa.The event took us by surprise.
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congreso(
kohng
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greh
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soh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (convention)
a. conference
Los directivos de la empresa asistieron al congreso anual de comercio.The executives of the company attended the annual trade conference.
b. congress
Quisiera agradacerles por asistir al congreso anual de la Sociedad Americana del Cáncer.I would like to thank you all for attending the annual congress of the American Cancer Society.
2. (building)
a. Congress building
Hicimos un tour en el Congreso y la casa del presidente.We went on a tour of the Congress building and the president's house.
b. Parliament building
Una llamada anónima aseguró que hay una bomba en el Congreso.An anonymous call claimed there's a bomb in the Parliament building.
Congreso
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
3. (politics)
a. Congress
El Congreso está debatiendo la legalización del matrimonio entre personas del mismo sexo.Congress is debating the legalization of gay marriage.
b. Parliament
El Congreso no autorizó la intervención militar en Siria.Parliament has not authorized military action in Syria.
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