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preparation / preparación
 
preparation   [ˌprepəˈreɪʃən]   -noun
1. (=prior activity, development)   preparaciónoun (f)
·few things distracted him from the preparation of his lectures
·pocas cosas le distraían de la preparaciónoun de sus clases
·the person responsible for food preparation
·la persona encargada de preparar la comida
·education should be a preparation for life
·la educaciónoun debería servir de preparaciónoun para la vida
a. her latest novel has been four years [in] preparation =   lleva cuatro años preparando su última novela
·he is learning French in preparation for his new job
·está aprendiendo francénoun para prepararse para su nuevo trabajo
2. preparations   preparativos masculine plural   (for   ,para   de
·I helped with the preparations for the party
·ayudé con los preparativos para or de la fiesta
·to [make] preparations (for something/to do something)
·hacer preparativos (para algo/para hacer algo)
·he'll have to make preparations for the funeral
·tendrá que hacer los preparativos del or para el funeral
3. (culinary, cooking , pharmacy)
(=substance)   preparado (m)
4. (British, Great Britain)   (in public schools)
(=homework)   deberes masculine plural
 
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