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"Government official" is a noun which is often translated as "el funcionario", and "provisions" is a plural noun which is often translated as "las provisiones". Learn more about the difference between "government official" and "provisions" below.
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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. (profession)
a. el funcionario
(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).
, la funcionaria
(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 reporter cited nine government officials as her sources for the information.La periodista mencionó a nueve funcionarios como sus fuentes de la información.
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provisions
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (food supplies)
a. las provisiones
(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).
Everyone is getting provisions of water and canned food because of the hurricane threat.Todo el mundo está comprando provisiones de agua y comida enlatada por la amenaza de huracán.
b. los víveres
(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 ran out of provisions and we still have a few days of our camping trip.Se nos acabaron los víveres y todavía nos quedan unos días de campamento.
provision
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (act of providing)
a. la provisión
(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 hotel offered the provision of snacks for the conference, free of charge.El hotel ofreció la provisión gratuita de refrigerios para la conferencia.
b. la prestación
(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 association focuses on the provision of welfare assistance to the needy.Esta asociación se dedica a la prestación de ayuda social para los necesitados.
c. el suministro
(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).
They plan to install solar panels for the provision of energy to the library.Están planeando instalar paneles solares para el suministro de energía a la biblioteca.
d. el abastecimiento
(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).
Our company is the world leader in the provision of technology services and products.Nuestra empresa es líder mundial en el abastecimiento de productos y servicios tecnológicos.
3. (something supplied)
a. el suministro
(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 sufficient provisions to feed a family of four.Hay suficientes suministros para alimentar a una familia de cuatro personas.
b. el abastecimiento
(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).
Due to the draught, our provision of water is low.Debido a la sequía, nuestro abastecimiento de agua no es suficiente.
4. (arrangements)
a. las previsiones
(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).
Have you made provisions for retirement? - Well, I have saved a little money.¿Has hecho previsiones para tu retiro? - Bueno, he ahorrado algún dinero.
5. (legal)
a. la estipulación
(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).
Students will receive room and board, in accordance with the contract provisions.Los estudiantes recibirán alojamiento y comida, de conformidad con las estipulaciones del contrato.
b. la disposición
(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).
If you don't agree with this provision, you shouldn't sign the contract.Si no estás de acuerdo con esta disposición, no firmes el contrato.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to provide)
a. abastecer
NASA is sending a spacecraft to provision the International Space Station with food.La NASA va a enviar una nave espacial para abastecer de comida a la Estación Espacial Internacional.
b. aprovisionar
It was necessary to build an aqueduct to provision the village with drinking water.Fue necesario construir un acueducto para aprovisionar la aldea con agua potable.
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