colación
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colación(
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syohn
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (refreshment)
a. light meal
Comámonos una colación ahora porque la cena va a ser muy tarde.Let's have a light meal now because dinner is going to be really late.
b. snack
Los niños suelen llevar fruta a la escuela para la colación de media mañana.Children tend to take fruit to school for their mid-morning snack.
c. collation
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
En la vigilia no sirvieron cena pero ofrecieron una buena colación.They didn't serve dinner at the vigil, but a nice collation was offered.
2. (culinary)
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. candy
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
¡Qué ricas colaciones hay por Navidad!There's some great candy around at Christmas!
b. cookies
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Te invito a tomar una taza de té con unas colaciones.Let me buy you a cup of tea and some cookies.
c. sweets (United Kingdom)
Melinda llevó unas colaciones a clase el día del cumpleaños para compartir con los amigos.Melinda took some sweets in to class on her birthday to share with her friends.
d. biscuits (United Kingdom)
Mi tía me regaló una caja de ricas colaciones surtidas.My aunt gave me a box of delicious assorted biscuits.
3. (check)
a. comparison
He preparado una colación detallada de los estados de cuenta para identificar cualquier actividad inusual.I've done a detailed comparison of the bank statements to identify any unusual activity.
4. (university graduation)
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
a. conferral
Mañana es la colación de grados a los estudiantes de maestrías en la universidad.Tomorrow we have the conferral of degrees for Master's students at the university,
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colación
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (para comer)
a. snack
2. (colloquial)
a.
sacar o traer algo a colaciónto bring something up
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colación
1 (mención)
sacar o traer a colación to mention; bring up
2 (refrigerio) light meal; collation (formal)
3 (comparación) collation; comparison
4 (Latinoamérica) (dulce) box of sweets
5 (Univ) conferral
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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