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A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (surrounding area)
a. vicinity
Un hombre vendía drogas en las cercanías del colegio de mi hijo.A man was selling drugs in the vicinity of my son's school.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
La clínica está en las cercanías de mi casa.The clinic is quite near my house.
Ya no vive nadie en las cercanías de la central nuclear.These days, no one lives in the area around the nuclear power starion.
2. (urban edge)
a. outskirts
La planta está ubicada en las cercanías de Barcelona.The plant is situated on the outskirts of Barcelona.
b. suburbs
A Dorotea le gusta vivir en las cercanías, ya que hay buena comunicación con el centro.Dorotea likes living in the suburbs as there are good transport links to the center.
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
3. (juxtaposition)
a. closeness
La cercanía del cometa a la Tierra les brindará oportunidades únicas a los astrónomos.The comet's closeness to the Earth will offer astronomers some unique opportunities.
b. nearness
Escogimos este hotel por su cercanía a la playa.We chose this hotel because of its nearness to the beach.
c. proximity
La cercanía con los clientes es muy importante para esta empresa.In this company, proximity to our customers is really important.
4. (proximity in time)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Crece la expectativa ante la cercanía de las elecciones.Expectation is growing as the elections get closer.
Dada la cercanía de Navidad, nos queda poco tiempo para comprar regalos.Given how close Christmas is, there isn't much time left to buy presents.
5. (warm relationship)
a. closeness
La cercanía de los dos data de su infancia.The closeness of the two of them dates back to their childhood.
b. close relationship
La cercanía con mi familia me ha ayudado mucho.The close relationship I have with my family has helped me enormously.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (cualidad)
a. nearness, closeness
cercaníasoutskirts, suburbs
en las cercanías deon the outskirts of
tren de cercaníaslocal train
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1 (proximidad) nearness; proximity
2 cercanías (alrededores) neighbourhood
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(suburbios) outskirts; suburbs
tren de cercanías suburban train; commuter train
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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