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destino
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destino(
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (fortune)
a. destiny
Mi abuelo decía que el trabajo duro, no el destino, hace rica a la gente.My grandfather said that hard work, not destiny, makes people rich.
b. fate
Algunos dicen que fue planeado y otros que simplemente fue el destino.Some say it was planned, and others say it was simply fate.
2. (end of a journey)
a. destination
Pasajeros con destino final de Caracas, favor de abordar por la puerta 11.Passengers with Caracas as their final destination, please board at gate 11.
3. (position)
a. post
Le dieron un destino en contaduría.They gave her a post in accounting.
b. posting
Su primer destino en la fuerza naval fue una base en San Diego.His first posting in the navy was at a base in San Diego.
4. (purpose)
a. use
Debo encontrar un destino para este regalo que me dio mi suegra.I need to find some use for this gift my mother-in-law gave me.
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destino
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (sino)
a. destiny, fate
su destino era convertirse en estrella de cineshe was destined to become a movie star
2. (rumbo)
a. destination
(ir) con destino a(to be) bound for o going to
un vuelo con destino a…a flight to…
el tren con destino a La Pazthe train for La Paz, the La Paz train
pasajeros con destino a Chicago, embarquen por puerta 6passengers flying to Chicago, please board at gate 6
3. (empleo, plaza)
a. position, post
le han dado un destino en las Canariashe's been posted to the Canaries
4. (finalidad)
a. use, function
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destino
1 (suerte) destiny; fate
es mi destino no encontrarlo I am fated not to find it; el destino lo quiso así it was destined to happen; rige los destinos del país he rules the country's fate
2 [de avión, viajero] destination
"a franquear en destino" "postage will be paid by the addressee"; van con destino a Londres they are going to London; (Náutica) they are bound for London; ¿cuál es el destino de este cuadro? where is this picture going o for?; salió con destino al aeropuerto she set off for the airport; con destino a Londres [+avión, carta] to London; [+pasajeros] for London; [+barco] bound for London
salir con destino a
3 (puesto) [de empleado] job; post; [de militar] posting; [de funcionario] placement
¿qué destino tienes? where have you been placed?; buscarse un destino de sereno to look for a job as a night watchman
destino público public appointment
4 (uso) use; purpose
dar destino a algo to find a use for sth
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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