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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (city)
a. municipal
Si quieres hacer ejercicio, hay una piscina municipal cerca de casa.If you're looking to exercise, there's a municipal pool near the house.
b. local
Puedes ir a votar a las elecciones municipales al colegio que le asignen a tu vecindario.You can vote in the local elections at the assigned school in your neighborhood.
c. town
El concejo municipal revisó ayer varios proyectos de ley.The town council revised several bills yesterday.
d. public
Suelo ir mucho a la biblioteca municipal a tomar prestados libros.I go to the public library quite often to borrow books.
e. council (United Kingdom)
Los impuestos municipales subirán en enero pese a que el gobierno dijo que no lo haría.Council taxes will rise in January despite the government saying they wouldn't.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
2. (municipal police)
Regionalism used in Spain
a. police officer
María le explicó al municipal que le habían robado el bolso.María explained to the police officer that her purse was stolen.
b. local policeman (masculine)
El municipal advirtió a los jóvenes de que estaba prohibido beber alcohol en la calle.The local policeman warned the teenagers that drinking alcohol in the street was illegal.
c. local policewoman (feminine)
Mi hermana trabaja como municipal en el centro de la ciudad.My sister works as a local policewoman in the city's center.
d. policeman (masculine)
Nos perdimos y tuvimos que preguntar dónde estábamos a un municipal.We got lost and had to ask a policemen for directions.
e. policewoman (feminine)
Las municipales deben tener los mismos derechos en comisaría que sus compañeros.Policewomen must have the same rights in police stations as their male counterparts.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
3. (politics)
a. local elections
Los candidatos a las municipales defendieron sus propuestas.The candidates at the local elections defended their proposals.
b. municipal elections
Se acercan las municipales y se espera que un alto índice de ciudadanos vote.Municipal elections are close and and a high number of voting citizens is expected.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. town, municipal
2. (elecciones)
a. local
3. (instalaciones)
a. public
las fiestas municipaleslocal o town festival
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (guardia)
Regionalism used in Spain
a. (local) policeman, policewoman
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[+elección] municipal; [+concejo] town; local; [+empleado, oficina] council; [+impuesto] local; council; [+piscina] public
la empresa municipal de transportes the municipal transport company
(guardia) local policeman/policewoman
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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