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"Interim" is an adjective which is often translated as "interino", and "provisional" is an adjective which is often translated as "provisional". Learn more about the difference between "interim" and "provisional" below.
interim
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (provisional)
a. interino
The team named an interim coach.El equipo nombró un entrenedor interino.
b. provisional
The agency is following its director's interim guidelines until permanent regulations can be approved.La agencia está siguiendo las directrices provisionales del director hasta que se aprueben normas permanentes.
c. provisorio
The governor suspended executions as an interim solution.El gobernador suspendió las ejecuciones como solución provisoria.
2. (finance)
a. a cuenta
The company paid shareholders interim dividends in March.La empresa pagó dividendos a cuenta a los accionistas en marzo.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (intervening time)
a. el ínterin
(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).
Katie starts her new job in two months. In the interim she plans to relax on the beach.Katie comienza su nuevo trabajo en dos meses. En el ínterin planea relajarse en la playa.
b. el interín
(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).
David is going to buy a new computer. In the interim, he has been working at a cybercafe.David va a comprar una nueva computadora. Durante el interín, ha estado trabajando en un cibercafé.
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provisional
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. provisional
The country needed a provisional head of state until a new leader could be elected.El país necesitaba un jefe de estado provisional hasta que un nuevo líder pudiera ser elegido.
b. provisorio (Southern Cone)
After you complete the initial requirements, you can apply for a provisional driver's license.Después de cumplir los requisitos iniciales, puedes solicitar una licencia de manejo provisoria.
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