An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (related to race)
a. étnico
New York City is considered a melting pot because it is home to numerous ethnic groups.La ciudad de Nueva York se considera un crisol porque es el hogar de numerosos grupos étnicos.
b. racial
Numerous ethnic conflicts within the region sparked the civil war that broke out.Numerosos conflictos raciales en la región provocaron que estallara la guerra civil.
2. (culturally distinct)
a. étnico
Mary listens to a lot of ethnic music so as to diversify her album collection.Mary escucha mucha música étnica para diversificar su colección de álbumes.
b. exótico
I have fairly boring tastes, since I'm not really a fan of ethnic foods.Tengo unos gustos bastante aburridos porque no me gusta mucho la comida exótica.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. étnico(a)
ethnic cleansinglimpieza étnica
ethnic minorityminoría étnica
ethnic [ˈeθnɪk]
1 (racial) [+origin, community] étnico; [+conflict, tension] racial
2 (non-Western) [+music] étnico; [+food, jewellery] exótico
we sampled a number of ethnic dishes from different parts of the world
especially (US) (person) miembro de una minoría étnica
white ethnic miembro de una minoría étnica de raza blanca
Anyone who doesn't watch rugby league is a hoof, an ethnic, senile or comes from Melbourne the presence of ethnics in the audience obligated immigrant impersonators to behave with some degree of sensitivity Curiously, the very same intellectuals and journalists who bent over backward to understand the growing solidarity of Blacks, Hispanics, and Native Americans refused to give White ethnics the academic attention they deserve Proximity to fellow ethnics is not necessary for a person to maintain social cohesion and in-group identity. he was not concerned about being a figure to whom Slavic Americans would look for a hero. But some ethnics do not wish to abandon their heritage
ethnic cleansing (n) limpieza (f) étnica
ethnic group (n) etnia (f); grupo (m) étnico
ethnic minority (n) minoría (f) étnica
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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