obligation
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obligation
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (requirement)
a. la obligación
(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).
In many Latin American countries, citizens have a legal obligation to vote.En muchos países latinoamericanos, los ciudadanos tienen la obligación legal de votar.
b. 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).
A week before the ceremony the actor sent a message declining the invitation due to professional obligations.Una semana antes de la ceremonia el actor envió un mensaje rechazando la invitación por compromisos profesionales.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I felt an obligation to post a picture from sunny Florida to make you forget about the snow in Minnesota.Me sentí obligado a publicar una foto desde la soleada Florida para hacerte olvidar la nieve en Minnesota.
Teams are under no obligation to pay players who suffer non-football injuries.Los equipos no están obligados a pagarles a los jugadores que sufren lesiones ajenas a la práctica del fútbol.
2. (legal)
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).
Many employers are unable to meet their tax obligations as a result of the financial crisis.Muchos empleadores no pueden hacer frente a sus compromisos impositivos como consecuencia de la crisis financiera.
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obligation
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la obligación
(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).
to be under an obligation to somebodytener una obligación para con alguien
to be under an obligation to do somethingestar obligado(a) a hacer algo
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obligation [ˌɒblɪˈɡeɪʃən]
noun
obligación (f)
without obligation (in advert) sin compromiso
no obligation to buy sin compromiso a comprar
it is your obligation to see that ... le cumple a usted comprobar que; to be under an obligation to sb/to do sth estar comprometido con algn/a hacer algo; to lay or put sb under an obligation poner a algn bajo una obligación; to meet/fail to meet one's obligations hacer frente a/faltar a sus compromisos; of obligation (Rel) de precepto
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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