Translation of compulsory in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /kəmˈpʌlsəri/


  • [attendance] obligatorio; [retirement/saving] forzoso compulsory education enseñanza (f) or escolaridad (f) obligatoria compulsory liquidation liquidación (feminine) forzosa
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    • Military service is still compulsory in Russia and men aged 18 serve two years.
    • All he had to look forward to in this country was death, a prison camp or compulsory military service.
    • The completion of a training programme is now one of the compulsory requirements of the scheme.

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Most first names in Spanish-speaking countries are those of saints. A person's santo, (also known as onomástico in Latin America and onomástica in Spain) is the saint's day of the saint that they are named for. Children were once usually named for the saint whose day they were born on, but this is less common now.