incumbencia
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incumbencia(
een
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koom
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behn
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syah
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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. (obligation)
a. responsibility
Los delitos relacionados a las drogas ilegales son incumbencia de la policía federal.Illegal drug-related crimes are the responsibility of the federal police.
2. (matter of interest)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
No puedo creer que le preguntaras a Nina cuánto pesaba. ¡No es asunto de tu incumbencia!I can't believe you asked Nina how much she weighed. That's none of your business!
No es de mi incumbencia preocuparme por si completen el proyecto a tiempo o no. No soy su gerente.It's not my job to worry about whether they finish the project on time. I'm not their manager.
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incumbencia
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a.
es/no es de nuestra incumbenciait is/isn't a matter for us, it falls/doesn't fall within our area of responsibility
no es asunto de tu incumbenciait's none of your business
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incumbencia
(obligación) obligation; duty; (competencia) concern
no es de mi incumbencia it is no concern of mine; it is not my job
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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