choice
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choice(
choys
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (alternative)
a. la opción
(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).
I had no choice but to do what he was asking me to do.No me quedó otra opción que hacer lo que me pedía.
2. (act of choosing)
a. la elección
(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).
It's a difficult choice.Es una elección difícil.
3. (what is chosen)
a. la elección
(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).
It is the perfect choice for coffee lovers.Es la elección perfecta para amantes del café.
4. (variety)
a. el surtido
(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).
We have a wide choice of candies for sale.Vendemos un amplio surtido de dulces.
b. la selección
(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).
The program offers a very limited choice of fonts.El programa ofrece una selección muy limitada de fuentes de letra.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (very good)
a. selecto
This is choice meat.Ésta es carne selecta.
6. (offensive)
a. insultante
She had some choice words for her husband when he finally turned up.Utilizó un lenguaje un tanto insultante con su marido cuando por fin apareció.
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choice
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (act, thing chosen)
a. la elección
(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).
to make or take one's choiceelegir, escoger
by choicepor (propia) elección
2. (alternative)
a. la alternativa f, opción
(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).
you have no choice in the matterno tienes otra opción
we had no choice but to do itno tuvimos más remedio que hacerlo
3. (selection)
a. el selección f, surtido
(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).
there isn't much choiceno hay mucho donde elegir
available in a wide choice of colorsdisponible en una amplia gama de colores
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (well chosen)
a. escogido(a)
she used some choice languagesoltó unas cuantas lindezas
5. (food, wine)
a. selecto(a)
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choice [tʃɔɪs]
adjective
1 (selected) selecto; escogido; (high quality) de primera calidad
2 [+example, remark] apropiado; oportuno; [+language] fino
noun
1 (act of choosing) elección (f); selección (f); (right to choose) opción (f)
it's your choice the choice is yours usted elige
for choice preferentemente
it was not a free choice no pude elegir libremente
I did it from choice lo hice de buena gana
he did it but not from choice lo hizo pero de mala gana
to make one's choice elegir
Think carefully before you make your choice
the house of my choice mi casa predilecta
the prince married the girl of his choice el príncipe se casó con la joven que había elegido; the drug/weapon of choice la droga/el arma preferida
to take one's choice elegir
take your choice! ¡elija usted!; ¡escoja usted!
2 (thing chosen) preferencia (f); elección (f)
this book would be my choice este libro es el que yo escogería
3 (variety) surtido (m)
we have a wide choice (Comm) tenemos un gran surtido; you have a wide choice tienes muchas posibilidades
4 (option) opción (f); alternativa (f)
he gave me two choices me dio a elegir entre dos opciones
to have no choice no tener alternativa; no tener opción
he had no choice but to go no tuvo más remedio que ir
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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