Translation of department in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /dɪˈpɑːrtmənt; dɪˈpɑːtmənt/


  • 2 2.1 [Govt] ministerio (m), secretaría (f) (Méx) the Department of Education el Ministerio de Educación, la Secretaría de Educación (Méx) the Department of Defense el Ministerio de Defensa, la Secretaría de Defensa (Méx) the Department of State, the State Department (in (US) ) el Departamento de Estado (norteamericano) 2.2 (AmE) [Adm] the police/fire department el cuerpo de policía/bomberos
  • 3 [Educ] departamento (m) the Latin/history department el departamento de latín/historia
  • 4 (area of competence, responsibility) [colloquial/familiar] cooking is my husband's department la cocina es cosa de mi marido [familiar/colloquial], de cocinar se encarga mi marido sewing? I'm not much good in that department ¿coser? yo no soy muy buena en ese terreno

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