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"Fire drill" is a noun which is often translated as "el simulacro de incendio", and "precinct" is a noun which is often translated as "el distrito policial". Learn more about the difference between "fire drill" and "precinct" below.
fire drill
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el simulacro de incendio
(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).
We all had to stand outside during the fire drill, and it was raining.Todos tuvimos que quedarnos afuera durante el simulacro de incendio, y estaba lloviendo.
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precinct
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (police district)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el distrito policial
(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).
There are always at least 12 police cars patrolling the precinct at any given time.Siempre hay por los menos 12 coches de policía patrullando el distrito policial en todo momento.
b. la jurisdicción policial
(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 crime rate in our precinct has been steadily growing.El índice de criminalidad en nuestra jurisdicción policial ha estado creciendo en forma sostenida.
2. (police station)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la comisaría
(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).
Let's take them down to the precinct for questioning.Vamos a llevarlos a la comisaría para interrogarlos.
b. la delegación
(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).
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
You'll need to go pay a fine at the precinct to get your license back.Tendrás que ir a pagar una multa en la delegación para recuperar tu licencia.
3. (electoral district)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el distrito electoral
(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).
This precinct had a very high turnout in the last election.Este distrito electoral tuvo una muy alta participación en las últimas elecciones.
b. la circunscripción
(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).
We need more volunteers to work at the polls in our precinct.Necesitamos más voluntarios para trabajar en las urnas en nuestra circunscripción.
precincts
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
4. (grounds)
a. los límites
(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).
There is limited parking in the hospital precincts for visitors.Hay estacionamiento para visitas limitado en los límites del hospital.
b. el recinto
(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 trees and flowers are all in bloom in the cathedral precincts.Los árboles y las flores están totalmente en flor en el recinto de la catedral.
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