Difference between "Votar" and "Botar" in Spanish
- It comes from the word "voto" (in English: vote). Voting in an election. To have an opinion in a meeting.
Todos los parlamentares votaron a favor del nuevo decreto.
(All the parliamentarians voted in favor of the new decree.)
- To throw away something.
Juan bota la basura todos los días.
(Juan throws out the garbage every day.)
- To bounce (a ball).
El balón botó delante del portero.
(The ball bounced in front of the goalkeeper.)
- To launch (ship).
Botaron el barco recién construido.
(A newly built ship was launched.)
- To dismiss, to kick out.
Tuvo varios problemas y lo botaron del colegio.
(He had several problems and he was kicked out of the college.)
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