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privilege

Pronunciation: /ˈprɪvəlɪdʒ/

Translation of privilege in Spanish:

noun/nombre

c and u
  • 1.1 (special right) privilegio (masculine) parliamentary/congressional privilege uncountable/no numerable inmunidad (feminine) parlamentaria
    Example sentences
    • The bill, piloted by acting Foreign Affairs Minister Danny Montano, is meant to grant certain privileges and immunities to the ACS.
    • A citizen or class of citizens may not be granted privileges or immunities not granted on the same terms to all citizens.
    • In earlier times, people from wealthy families enjoyed great privileges not available to working-class and poor people.
    1.2 (honor) (no plural/sin plural) privilegio (masculine), honor (masculine) I had the privilege of speaking to her in person tuve el privilegio or el honor de hablar con ella en persona it is my privilege to be able to introduce … tengo el honor or el privilegio de presentarles a …
    Example sentences
    • ‘It is a great honour and privilege to receive this award, especially in such a forum,’ he commented.
    • He did, however, describe the awards haul as ‘a real privilege, a tremendous honour and a real achievement’.
    • It's an immense privilege and honour to lead the council and I'm very proud of what has been achieved in the last three years.

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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.