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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (main)
a. central
The central bank plays an important role in the country's economy.El banco central desempeña un papel importante en la economía del país.
b. fundamental
The central obstacle to hiring skilled workers in our area is the lack of housing.El obstáculo central para la contratación de trabajadores calificados en nuestra zona es la falta de viviendas.
c. principal
The central aim of our association is to provide wholesome activities for children after school.El objetivo principal de nuestra asociación es proporcionar actividades sanas para los niños después de la escuela.
d. primordial
Sustainable production of nutritious food is central to the health of our population.La producción sostenible de alimentos nutritivos es primordial para la salud de nuestra población.
2. (in the middle)
a. central
The central part of the state can expect heavy rain this evening.La parte central del estado puede esperar fuertes lluvias esta noche.
3. (near or at the city center)
a. céntrico
I used to live in a more central location, but I prefer the peace of the suburbs.Antes vivía en un lugar más céntrico, pero prefiero la tranquilidad de los suburbios.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The Prado Museum is located in central Madrid.El Museo del Prado se encuentra en el centro de Madrid.
With a central location in the industrial area, the hotel is really convenient.El hotel es muy cómodo por estar ubicado en el centro de la zona industrial.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g., cat, groovy).
(telephone exchange)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la central telefónica
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My grandmother switched calls at the central from 1930 to 1962.Mi abuela gestionaba llamadas en la central telefónica desde 1930 hasta 1962.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. central
2. (in convenient location)
a. céntrico(a)
3. (in importance)
a. central, primordial
it is central to our planses el eje sobre el que giran nuestros planes
Central Londonel centro de Londres
our hotel is quite centralnuestro hotel es bastante céntrico
Central AmericaCentroamérica, América Central
Central Americancentroamericano(a)
central bankbanco central
central characterpersonaje m central, protagonista mf
Central EuropeEuropa Central
Central Europeancentroeuropeo(a)
central governmentgobierno central
central heatingcalefacción central
4. (aut)
central lockingcierre centralizado
central nervous systemsistema nervioso central
5. (computers)
central processing unitunidad central de proceso
central reservationmediana f
Central Standard Timehora oficial del meridiano 90°
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central [ˈsentrəl]
1 (in the middle) central
the houses are arranged around a central courtyard las casas están distribuidas alrededor de un patio central
2 (near the centre of town) [+house, office, location] céntrico
I'm looking for somewhere more central busco algo más céntrico; his flat is very central su piso está muy céntrico; it's in central Paris está en el centro de París
3 (principal) [+figure, problem, idea, fact] central; fundamental; [+role] fundamental; [+aim] principal
of central importance de la mayor importancia; primordial; the issue of Aids is central to the plot of the film el tema del SIDA es fundamental en el argumento de la película; it is central to our policy es un punto clave de nuestra política
4 (Admin) (Pol) [+committee, planning, control etc] central
(US) (exchange) central (f) telefónica
Central America (n) Centroamérica (f); América (f) Central
Central Asia (n) Asia (f) Central
central bank (n) banco (m) central
central casting (n) (Cine) departamento (m) de reparto or casting
a Texan farmer straight from or out of central casting un granjero tejano de pura cepa or con toda la barba
He looks like a sea captain straight out of central casting He might have been sent from Central Casting as an Irish pub character
Central Daylight Time (n) (US) horario (m) de verano de la zona central (de Estados Unidos)
Central Europe (n) Europa (f) Central
central government (n) gobierno (m) central
central heating (n) calefacción (f) central
central locking (n) (Aut) cierre (m) centralizado
central nervous system (n) sistema (m) nervioso central
central processing unit (n) (Comput) unidad (f) central de proceso
central reservation (n) (Britain) (Aut) mediana (f)
Central Standard Time (n) (US) horario (m) de la zona central (de Estados Unidos)
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