character
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character(
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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. (fiction)
a. el personaje
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The main character of the story is a woman named Jane.El personaje principal de la historia es una mujer que se llama Jane.
b. el carácter
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
She's my least favorite character in the film.Es el carácter de la película que menos me gusta.
2. (personality)
a. el carácter
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
That comedian has a lot of character.Esa comediante tiene mucho carácter.
b. la personalidad
(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).
All my children have a strong character.Todos mis hijos tienen una personalidad fuerte.
3. (nature)
a. el carácter
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It is worth protecting the wild character of these lands.Merece la pena proteger el carácter indómito de estas tierras.
4. (characteristic)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He behaved completely out of character.Se comportó de una forma totalmente impropia de él.
The project is impressive and so much in character with the city.El proyecto es impresionante y tan acorde con la ciudad.
5. (good name)
a. la reputación
(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).
That reporting was nothing less than character assassination.Ese reportaje no fue sino una destrucción de su reputación.
6. (originality)
a. el carácter
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It's a little coastal village full of character.Es un pequeño pueblo costero con mucho carácter.
7.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(person)
a. el tipo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la tipa
(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).
He's such a weird character.Es un tipo tan raro.
b. el personaje
(m) means that a noun is masculine. 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 was a real character.Mi abuela era todo un personaje.
8. (computing)
a. el carácter
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The code combines single-byte and double-byte characters.El código combina caracteres de un y doble byte.
9. (written symbol)
a. el carácter
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I wish I could read Chinese characters.Me encantaría saber leer caracteres chinos.
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character
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (in novel, play)
a. el personaje
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
character actoractor especializado en personajes poco convencionales
character sketchdescripción de un personaje, semblanza f
2. (personality)
a. el carácter
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to be in/out of characterser/no ser típico de él/ella, etc .
to have/lack charactertener/no tener carácter
a person of good characteruna persona íntegra
character assassinationcampaña de desprestigio
character referencereferencias fpl
3. (law)
a.
character witnesstestigo que declara en favor del buen carácter del acusado
4. (person)
a. el personaje
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
he's quite a character!es todo un personaje
5. (letter)
a. el carácter
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
6. (computers)
a.
character setjuego de caracteres
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character [ˈkærɪktəʳ]
noun
1 (nature) [of thing] carácter (m); naturaleza (f); [of person] carácter (m); personalidad (f)
a man of good character un hombre de buena reputación; to bear a good character tener buena reputación; that is more in character for him eso es más típico de él; his sudden concern for me was completely out of character (for him) su inesperado interés por mí no era nada típico de él
2 (in novel, play) (person) personaje (m); (role) papel (m)
chief character protagonista (m)
3 (energy, determination) carácter (m)
a man of character un hombre de carácter; he lacks character le falta carácter
4 (person) tipoatipa (informal) (m) (f);a tipa individuoaindividua (m) (f);a individua
he's a very odd character es un tipo muy raro (informal); he's quite a character es todo un personaje
5 (Comput) (Tip) (Bio) carácter (m)
modifier
character actor (n) actor (m) de carácter
character actress (n) actriz (f) de carácter
character assassination (n) difamación (f)
character code (n) (Comput) código (m) de caracteres
character part (n) (Teat) papel (m) de carácter
character reference (n) informe (m); referencia (f)
character set (n) (Tip) juego (m) de caracteres
character sketch (n) esbozo (m) de carácter
character space (n) (Tip) espacio (m) (de carácter)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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