Tuesday, 7 April 2015


Today's word is: "departamento" = department
In Spanish, “departamento” is a masculine noun of French origin, which means department and is used in:
  • El Departamento de Estado (the State Department);

Other Spanish expressions with the word “departamento” are:
  • Departamento de atención al cliente (customer service department)
  • Departamento de compras (purchasing department)
  • Departamento de contabilidad (accounts department)
  • Departamento de mercadotecnia (marketing department)
  • Departamento de recursos humanos (human resources department)
  • Departamento de ventas (sales department)
  • Jefe de departamento (head of department/ department head)
  • Tienda por departamentos* (department store)


* Often known also as “grandes almacenes

Love-Spanish.com loves the word "departamento" in the YouTube clip: quique neira -un departamento.mp4

For more on the word "departamento", visit: Wordreference.com/es/en/ Departamento

*NB 'Click' on the speaker icon next to the word “departamentoin the link to hear the word pronounced.

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