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congress

Pronunciation: /ˈkɑːŋgrəs; ˈkɒŋgres/

Translation of congress in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (conference) congreso (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • In the past, disputes at Green party congresses were often vehement and passionate, although usually conducted on a very low level.
    • At the same time, the party congress was instructive in exposing the political background of the latest round of anti-foreigner and German nationalist agitation.
    • Hundreds of psychologists from all over the world attend our annual conventions, and hundreds of U.S. psychologists attend international congresses and other overseas meetings each year.
    1.2
    (Congress)
    (in US) el Congreso (de los Estados Unidos)

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