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"Expedición" is a noun which is often translated as "expedition", and "consulado" is a noun which is often translated as "consulate". Learn more about the difference between "expedición" and "consulado" below.
expedición(
ehks
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peh
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dee
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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. (trip)
a. expedition
El viernes haremos una expedición arqueológica a Atapuerca.We will go on an archeological expedition to Atapuerca next Friday.
2. (group of travelers)
a. expedition
Al amanecer, la expedición inició la travesía de regreso.At dawn, the expedition began the return journey.
3. (act of dispatching)
a. shipping
La expedición del paquete se demoró de modo que recibirá las mercaderías dentro de tres días.The shipping of the package was delayed, so you will receive the goods in three days.
b. dispatch
El gerente de logística es responsable de planificar el despacho de mercaderías para reponer existencias en todos los almacenes.The logistics manager is responsible for planning the dispatch of goods to restock all warehouses.
c. shipment
La empresa cobra una suma adicional por la expedición de mercaderías al exterior.This company charges you extra for the shipment of goods overseas.
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consulado(
kohn
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soo
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lah
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doh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (headquarters)
a. consulate
Cuando viví en Perú fui al consulado de España para renovar mi pasaporte.When I lived in Peru I went to the Spanish consulate to renew my passport.
2. (position)
a. consulship
Durante el consulado de Napoléon tuvo lugar una conspiración contra el gobierno.During Napoleon's consulship there was a plot against the government.
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