A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (series of stages)
a. procedure
El trámite para obtener el pasaporte es muy sencillo.The procedure to get the passport is very simple.
b. step
En la página web se detallan todos los trámites necesarios para la obtención del visado.All the necessary steps for obtaining a visa are specified on the webpage.
c. process
Mi pasaporte está en trámite de renovación.My passport is in the process of being renewed.
2. (progression towards another stage)
a. step
A veces no es tan fácil el trámite hacia la vida laboral.Sometimes the step into working life is not that easy.
3. (convention)
a. formality
La última entrevista es puro trámite.The last interview is a mere formality.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
4. (bureaucratic procedure)
a. red tape
La construcción del edificio está paralizada debido a unos trámites.The construction of the building has been brought to a halt due to red tape.
b. paperwork
Para obtener la ciudadanía hay que hacer muchos trámites.Obtaining citizenship involves a lot of paperwork.
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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. (gestión)
a. formal step
de trámiteroutine, formal
1 (fase) step; stage
obtener un visado implica toda una serie de trámites there are a number of steps o stages involved in obtaining a visa; tuvimos que hacer muchos trámites antes de abrir el negocio we had a lot of paperwork to do before we could start the business; estoy harto de tantos trámites I'm fed up with all this red tape o form-filling
2 (formalidad) formality
este examen es puro trámite, ya tienes el puesto asegurado this exam is purely a formality, you've already got the job
3 (proceso) procedure
para acortar los trámites lo hacemos así to make the procedure shorter we do it this way; de trámite: el gobierno se limita a resolver asuntos de trámite the government is dealing only with routine business matters; en trámite in hand; lo tenemos en trámite we have the matter in hand; we are pursuing the matter; el proyecto de ley está en trámite parlamentario the bill is going through parliament
patente en trámite patent pending; patent applied for
trámites judiciales court proceedings
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