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collection

Pronunciation: /kəˈlekʃən/

Translation of collection in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (of evidence) recopilación (feminine); (of rent, debts) cobro (masculine); (of taxes) recaudación (feminine) (before noun/delante del nombre) a debt collection agency una agencia de cobro a morosos 1.2 uncountable/no numerable (act of fetching) the goods are ready for collection puede recoger or pasar a buscar las mercancías children must wait for collection by their parents los niños deben esperar a que sus padres los recojan or pasen a buscar 1.3 countable/numerable (of mail, refuse) recogida (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • From today, Tuesday, all items that cannot be disposed of in regular collections can be dropped off at the centre.
    • The crisis is affecting all aspects of life in the rural community with refuse collections and postal services to farms affected by the restrictions placed on people entering and leaving farmland.
    • The post office has refused to make collections from a post box but as soon as the cameras are in, I shall be writing in the hope the box will be reopened.
  • 3 countable/numerable (group — of objects) colección (feminine); (— of people) grupo (masculine) coin/butterfly collection colección de monedas/mariposas the designer's winter collection la colección de invierno del modisto
    Example sentences
    • First, a call from the salesman to tell me the car had arrived and was in process of being ‘made ready’ for collection on Thursday.
    • Household waste presented for collection in refuse sacks or cardboard boxes will not be collected by Council staff.
    • Then, it must be left ready for collection by a designated collector.
    Example sentences
    • The Orkney Vintage Club's Orkney Cavalcade 2005 saw a collection of old vehicles drive around the West Mainland.
    • Poland has a healthy collection of death metal bands, including Vader and Behemoth.
    • Youngsters made a beeline for a table bearing a colourful collection of party hats, masks and whistles.

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The name of Spain's state-run post office is correos. Stamps can be bought in an estanco, although certified or express mail must be sent from a post office (estafeta or oficina de correos). Postboxes in Spain are silver with red and yellow hoops. There are also red boxes for urgent mail. In Latin America correo, in the singular, means both a post office and the mail system.