engagement
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engagement(
ehn
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geyj
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muhnt
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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. (betrothal)
a. el compromiso
(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).
Richard and Estela announced their engagement in the local press.Richard y Estela anunciaron su compromiso en la prensa local.
2. (period of time)
a. el noviazgo
(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).
The couple's engagement lasted five years.El noviazgo de la pareja duró cinco años.
3.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(appointment)
a. el compromiso
(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).
Do you have any engagements on your calendar for this Friday night?¿Tienes algún compromiso agendado para este viernes por la noche?
b. la cita
(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).
I don't have any engagements for Thursday.No tengo ninguna cita para el jueves.
4. (military)
a. la batalla
(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).
There was a series of engagements along the Eastern border.Hubo una serie de batallas a lo largo de la frontera oriental.
b. el combate
(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).
Their orders were to avoid any direct engagement with the enemy while conducting reconnaissance.Sus órdenes fueron de evitar el combate directo con el enemigo mientras realizaban el reconocimiento.
5. (job contract)
a. el contrato
(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).
A local restaurant owner heard Angela singing and signed her for a six-month engagement.El propietario de un restaurante local oyó cantar a Ángela y le dio un contrato de seis meses.
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engagement
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (to be married)
a. el compromiso
(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).
2. (period)
a. el noviazgo
(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).
engagement ringanillo de pedida or de compromiso
3. (appointment)
a. el compromiso
(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).
4. (military action)
a. el batalla f, combate
(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).
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engagement [ɪnˈɡeɪdʒmənt]
noun
1 (to marry) compromiso (m); (period of engagement) noviazgo (m)
they announced their engagement yesterday anunciaron su compromiso ayer; the engagement lasted ten months el noviazgo duró diez meses; the engagement is announced of Miss A to Mr B la Srta. A y el Sr. B han anunciado su compromiso (matrimonial)
2 (appointment) compromiso (m); cita (f)
I have a previous engagement ya tengo un compromiso
3 (undertaking) compromiso (m)
to enter into an engagement to do sth comprometerse a hacer algo
4 (Mil) (battle) batalla (f); combate (m)
5 (contract) contrato (m)
a long engagement at a theatre un contrato largo con un teatro
modifier
engagement book (n) dietario (m); (at work) agenda (f) de trabajo
engagement diary (n)
engagement book See culture box in entry engagement.
engagement party (n) fiesta (f) de compromiso
engagement ring (n) anillo (m) de compromiso or de pedida
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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