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commute
American English: /kəˈmjut/
British English: /kəˈmjuːt/

Translation of commute in Spanish:

intransitive verb

  • viajar todos los días
    (entre el lugar de residencia y el de trabajo)

transitive verb

  • 1.1 (reduce)
    (sentence/punishment)
    the death sentence was commuted to one of life imprisonment
    le conmutaron la pena de muerte por la de cadena perpetua
    1.2 (change, convert) [formal] (payment)to commute something into/for something
    conmutar algo por algo
    Example sentences
    • Under these conditions, direct labor service duties were commuted for money payments.
    • Many of these men were probably employed in respect of lands who had commuted their military obligation for cash, although others were employed entirely in their own right.
    • Landlords had commuted most labor rents and rents in kind into contractual money rents by around 1600.

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    In some Andean countries, particularly Chile, onces is a light meal eaten between five and six p.m., the equivalent of "afternoon tea" in Britain. In Colombia, on the other hand, onces is a light snack eaten between breakfast and lunch. It is also known as mediasnueves.