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"Exhibición" is a noun which is often translated as "exhibition", and "preparación" is a noun which is often translated as "preparation". Learn more about the difference between "exhibición" and "preparación" below.
exhibición(
ehk
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see
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bee
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syohn
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (exhibit)
a. exhibition
¿Quieres venir a la exhibición de fotografía conmigo?Would you like to come to the photography exhibition with me?
b. display
No toleramos las exhibiciones públicas de cariño en esta institución.We don't tolerate public displays of affection in this institution.
c. show
Michael asistió a una exhibición aeroespacial en Londres.Michael attended an aviation show in London.
2. (film)
a. showing
Esta noche habrá una exhibición privada de la nueva película de Woody Allen.Tonight, there will be a private showing of Woody Allen's new movie.
3. (payment)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. installment
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
La póliza del seguro se puede pagar en dos exhibiciones.The insurance policy can be paid in two installments.
b. instalment (United Kingdom)
Lo siento señor, pero tiene que cubrir la cuota en una sola exhibición.I'm sorry, sir, but you need to cover the fee in a single instalment.
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preparación(
preh
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pah
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rah
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syohn
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (act of preparing)
a. preparation
La preparación de los salteados orientales lleva más tiempo que la cocción.The preparation of Asian stir-fries takes longer than the cooking.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Tomar este examen sin una preparación de al menos dos semanas es poco serio.Administering this exam without giving us at least two weeks to study is unreasonable.
La preparación de la boda significó un enorme esfuerzo.Preparing for the wedding required a great deal of effort.
2. (knowledge)
a. education
Muchos alumnos terminan la secundaria con poca preparación y fracasan en la universidad.Many students graduate from high school with poor education and can't succeed in college.
3. (experience)
a. training
A la mayoría de los postulantes les falta preparación en contabilidad.A majority of the candidates lack training in accountancy.
4. (physical fitness)
a. training
Creo que necesitarás un poco más preparación si quieres superarme en la próxima carrera.I think you'll need a bit more training if you want to beat me in the next race.
5. (medicine)
a. preparation
El farmacéutico me dijo que tendrá la preparación lista para mañana.The pharmacist told me that the preparation will be ready tomorrow.
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