INSTITUTIONS: meaning and examples
Today we continue answering questions from our readers. Today's question comes from Gemma.
Good Morning. I would like to know the correct word for "instituciones" (por ej: el gobierno, el parlamento, el tribunal constitucional, etc.) and "institucional" (por ej: el día 12 se celebrará la ceremonia institucional del día de la hispanidad). Thank you very much. Gemma Escobedo.
It is basically the same in English. Institution is a noun and institutional is the adjective form.
Today's word is: Institution (noun)
Meaning 1: A large important organisation that has a particular objective (a bank, a university, etc.).
He works for a very important financial institution.
Meaning 2: A building where people with special needs are taken care of, for example old or mentally ill people.
Paradise Acres is a wonderful place for elderly people. I like it because it seems more like a home and not an institution.
Meaning 3: A custom or system that has existed for a long time in a society.
Many say that fish and chips have become a British institution.
The adjective institutional can be used in English like you have used it in Spanish.
A very sombre institutional ceremony was held to honour those who had died in the war.
I hope that helps Gemma.
If you have any questions about today's Daily Vitamin, please post them in the Daily Vitamin Plus! forum section on our website.
Have a great day!