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American English: /əˈpɔɪntmənt/
British English: /əˈpɔɪntm(ə)nt/

Translation of appointment in Spanish:


  • 1 countable (arrangement to meet)
    (with doctor, hairdresser) hora (feminine)
    cita (feminine)
    I have to make an appointment with my lawyer
    tengo que concertar una cita con mi abogado
    I phoned the hairdresser's/doctor's to make an appointment
    llamé a la peluquería/al médico para pedir hora or una cita
    do you have an appointment?
    ¿tiene cita/hora?
    I've got an appointment at the hairdresser's at two
    tengo hora or una cita a las dos en la peluquería
    he failed to keep the appointment
    no acudió or no se presentó a la cita
    I can't go, I've got an appointment
    no puedo ir, tengo una cita or un compromiso
    I have a dinner appointment
    tengo (que asistir a) una cena
    viewing by appointment only
    concertar cita para visitar
    we met by appointment at a cafe
    nos dimos cita or nos citamos en un café
    Example sentences
    • We were building a house in Isleworth, and I had made an appointment to meet a friend of ours on the site.
    • We felt she was a genuine caller and an officer made an appointment to meet her; the lady did not turn up.
    • Parents may feel free to contact Mary at the school and arrange for an appointment to meet her.
  • 2 2.1 uncountable and countable (act of appointing) his appointment to the post was expected
    se esperaba su nombramiento or designación para el cargo
    they sent her a letter of appointment
    le mandaron el nombramiento
    by appointment to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (in UK)
    proveedores de SM la reina Isabel II
    Example sentences
    • And he then made a series of more or less statesmanlike appointments to senior positions.
    • This was his first visit to Bulgaria after his recent appointment to the position.
    • Moreover, when his appointments to the key positions of Secretary of State, National Security Adviser and Defence Secretary are examined, a clearer picture emerges.
    2.2 countable (post) [formal] appointments in publishing, publishing appointments
    ofertas (feminine plural) de empleo en el campo editorial
    the post is a Presidential appointment
    el titular del cargo es nombrado por el presidente
    she was a surprise appointment
    fue un nombramiento inesperado
    (before noun) appointments bureau or agency (British)
    agencia (feminine) de empleo
    Example sentences
    • The vast majority of the advisers are not civil servants, but political appointments hand-picked by ministers.
    • Published papers are also distributed to selected appointments, so your work has a good chance of reaching the right eyes.
    • The news comes in the wake of a national survey that found that one in five new secondary school appointments are rated as unsatisfactory by headteachers.
    Example sentences
    • The decor is unmistakably high class with the fixtures, fittings and appointments setting a relaxed yet cultured atmosphere.
    • In her update of Olympia, entitled Tribeca, an older, clothed woman and a naked young man of Asian descent sit in a loft space furnished with modern appointments.
    • The table appointments are also of very high quality, with the black and silver chopsticks being exceptional.
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