en primer plano
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en primer plano(
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (in the front area of a scene or picture)
a. in the foreground
En primer plano, puede verse al hijo del pintor y, en segundo plano, la casa donde la familia veraneaba.In the foreground, you can see the painter's son, and in the background, the house where the family spent its summers.
b. in close-up
En esa foto, sale su cara en primer plano, y tiene los ojos cerrados.In that photo, her face appears in close-up, and her eyes are closed.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(in a prominent position)
a. in the foreground
El ministro dijo que la cuestión de la salud pública está en primer plano de la agenda política del gobierno.The minister said that the issue of public health is in the foreground of the government's political agenda.
b. in the forefront
La causa gay ha estado siempre en primer plano de nuestra campaña por los derechos humanos.The gay cause has always been in the forefront of our campaign for human rights.
c. at the foreground
La lucha contra el cáncer se sitúa en primer plano de la investigación médica.The fight against cancer is at the foreground of medical research.
d. at the forefront
La líder política lleva más de una década en primer plano de la vida pública.The political leader has been for more than a decade at the forefront of public life.
e. to the fore
Los últimos escándalos han situado el tema de la evasión de impuestos en primer plano.Recent scandals have brought the question of tax evasion to the fore.
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