Quick answer
"Liberation" is a noun which is often translated as "la liberación", and "release" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "liberar". Learn more about the difference between "liberation" and "release" below.
liberation
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (freedom from oppression)
a. la liberación
(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 troops fought bravely for the liberation of their country from the invaders.Las tropas lucharon con valentía por la liberación de su país de los invasores.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to free)
a. liberar
The king has proclaimed that he will release all prisoners of war.El rey ha proclamado que liberará a todos los prisioneros de guerra.
b. soltar
I opened the cage and released the bird.Abrí la jaula y solté al pájaro.
c. poner en libertad
Officials decided to release the prisoner due to lack of evidence against him.Los oficiales decidieron poner el preso en libertad por falta de evidencia en su contra.
2. (to stop holding)
a. soltar
Release my hand, sir!¡Suéltame la mano, señor!
3. (to make public)
a. lanzar
I'm so excited that the Clockwork Oranges have released their new album.Estoy tan emocionada que las Naranjas Mecánicas hayan lanzado su nuevo álbum.
b. estrenar (cinema)
Do you know when they're going to release the new fantasy movie?¿No sabes cuándo van a estrenar la nueva película de fantasía?
4. (to emit)
a. desprender
If a factory releases harmful fumes, it ought to be closed.Si una fábrica desprende gases nocivos, debería cerrarse.
b. emitir
Some plants release a pleasant odor when crushed.Algunas plantas emiten un olor agradable al molerse.
5. (mechanics)
a. soltar
I think you need to press here to release the spring.Creo que hay que pisar aquí para soltar el muelle.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
6. (freedom from incarceration)
a. la liberación
(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 release of the political prisoner was a calculated move.La liberación del preso político fue una jugada calculada.
b. la puesta en libertad
(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).
His release generated a positive reaction from the Hispanic community.Su puesta en libertad generó una respuesta positiva de la comunidad hispana.
7. (publication)
a. la publicación
(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).
(books)
The bookstore will be celebrating the release of Isabel Allende's new novel on Tuesday.La librería celebrará la publicación de la nueva novela de Isabel Allende el martes.
b. el lanzamiento
(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).
(books)
She's going to organize a party to celebrate the release of her novel.Va a organizar una fiesta para celebrar el lanzamiento de su nueva novela.
c. la puesta en venta
(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).
(records)
The date for the release of their new album has been announced on social media.La fecha de la puesta en venta de su nuevo disco se anunció por las redes sociales.
d. el estreno
(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).
(cinema)
The release of the movie provoked a backlash against the meat industry.El estreno de la película provocó una reacción violenta contra la industria cárnica.
e. el comunicado
(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).
(written message)
The government issued a release condemning the recent riots.El gobierno publicó un comunicado para condenar las manifestaciones recientes.
8. (recording)
a. el disco
(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).
(music)
Their new release already has 10,000 downloads.Su nuevo disco ya tiene 10,000 descargas.
b. el estreno
(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).
(cinema)
All new releases are shown in the biggest theater.Todos los nuevos estrenos se proyectan en la sala más grande.
9. (emission of gases)
a. la emisión
(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 release of toxic gases into the atmosphere is a concern for all of us.La emisión de los gases tóxicos a la atmósfera es problema de todos.
10. (relaxation)
a. el alivio
(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).
Practicing yoga always makes me feel a sense of release.Practicar el yoga siempre me da un sentimiento de alivio.
11. (photography)
a. el disparador
(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).
Half-press the release to help you compose your photo.Presione el disparador hasta la mitad para poder componer la foto mejor.
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