errand
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errand(
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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. (short trip to do or get something)
a. el mandado
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Do you have any errands to do? - Yes, I need to go to the post office, the bank, and the pharmacy.¿Tienes que hacer algún mandado? - Sí, tengo que ir al correo, al banco y a la farmacia.
I need to run some errands later today, so I'm going to leave the office early.Tengo que hacer unos mandados más tarde, así que voy a salir de la oficina temprano.
b. el recado
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
My mom asked me to run some errands for her, but I lost the list and I don't know what to do.Mi mamá me pidió que le hiciera algunos recados, pero perdí la lista y no sé qué hacer.
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errand
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el recado
(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).
b. el mandado
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
to run errands for somebodyhacerle los recados or
errand boychico de los recados cadete m
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errand [ˈerənd]
noun
recado (m); mandado (m); especially (LAm)
to run errands hacer recados; errand of mercy tentativa (f) de salvamento
modifier
errand boy (n) recadero (m); mandadero (m); especially (LAm)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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