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general staff

Translation of general staff in Spanish:

noun

  • estado (masculine) mayor
    Example sentences
    • The creation of these three administrative commands allowed Marshall, the army's chief of staff, and his general staff to control operations and plans.
    • In an inauguration ceremony for the exercises, the commanders of the general staffs of Russia and China laid wreaths at a World War II memorial.
    • After 1871, the German system of mass peacetime conscription and a general staff to plan future wars based on railway deployment was copied throughout Europe.

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    onces

    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.