Quick answer
"Facilities" is a form of "facility", a noun which is often translated as "la instalación". "Amenities" is a form of "amenity", a noun which is often translated as "el servicio". Learn more about the difference between "facilities" and "amenities" below.
facility(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (amenities)
a. la instalación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This hotel offers a gym, a pool, and other modern facilities.Este hotel ofrece un gimnasio, una piscina, e instalaciones muy modernas.
b. el servicio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The sanitary facilities in the school are in disrepair.Los servicios sanitarios del colegio están deteriorados.
2. (building complex)
a. el complejo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The new sports facility will open to the public next month.El nuevo complejo deportivo se abrirá al público el mes que viene.
b. el centro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The local government is planning to build a large hospital facility in our city.El gobierno local tiene planes para construir un gran centro hospitalario en nuestra ciudad.
3. (finance)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The car dealer offers credit facility for buying a new car.El concesionario ofrece facilidades de pago para la compra de carros nuevos.
We will have to get a bank facility to keep our business running.Vamos a necesitar un crédito bancario para mantener nuestro negocio funcionando.
4. (features)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Internet calls are a wonderful communication facility.Las llamadas por Internet son un gran servicio de comunicación.
My new watch has a facility for tracking my physical activity.Mi nuevo reloj tiene una función para hacer un seguimiento del ejercicio que hago.
5. (ease)
a. la facilidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Young children can make friends with great facility.Los niños pequeños pueden hacer nuevos amigos con gran facilidad.
b. la habilidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She has facility for crafting things.Ella tiene habilidad para las manualidades.
c. la capacidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I didn't know you had such facility for public speaking!¡No sabía que tenías tanta capacidad para la oratoria!
d. la facultad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
With age, I have been losing the facility to use my imagination.Con la edad, he ido perdiendo la facultad de usar mi imaginación.
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amenity
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (feature or service)
a. el servicio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The San Francisco cable car is a signature amenity of the city.El tranvía de San Francisco es un servicio distintivo de la ciudad.
b. la comodidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The residents of our community enjoy fine amenities such as a fitness center, walking trails, and a café.Los residentes de nuestra comunidad gozan de excelentes comodidades como un gimnasio, senderos para caminar y una cafetería.
c. los amenities
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
(Southern Cone)
The amenities of our apartment tower include a pool and a gym.Los amenities de nuestra torre incluyen una alberca y un gimnasio.
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