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Usage note
This word must be preceded by the definite article in the sense shown in 3).
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (attack)
a. criticism
No soporto las críticas de mi hermano hacia mi forma de hacer las cosas.I can't stand my brother's criticism of how I do things.
2. (assessment of a piece of work)
a. review
El nuevo cómic del escritor recibió malas críticas en la prensa.The writer's new comic got bad reviews in the press.
b. critique
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(written by an expert)
El afamado actor publicó una crítica extensa y profunda sobre la obra de teatro.The famous actor published an extensive, in-depth critique of the play.
3. (group of critics)
a. critics (plural)
La crítica coincide en que es la mejor película del director.The critics agree that it's the director's best film.
4. (malicious talk)
a. gossip
La cantante está cansada de las constantes críticas a su vida personal.The singer is tired of the constant gossip about her personal life.
5. (analysis)
a. criticism
Victoria publicó un artículo en una revista de crítica literaria.Victoria published an article in journal of literary criticism.
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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. (juicio, análisis)
a. review
esa novela ha recibido muy buenas críticasthat novel has had very good reviews
crítica literarialiterary criticism
2. (conjunto de críticos)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
la críticathe critics
3. (ataque)
a. criticism
le han llovido muchas críticashe has received a barrage of criticism
lanzó duras críticas contra el proyectoshe severely criticized the project
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1 (censura) criticism
recibir duras críticas to be severely criticized; come in for severe criticism; lanzó duras críticas contra el Gobierno he levelled fierce criticism at the Government; he launched a fierce attack on the Government
2 (en periódico, revista) review; (ensayo, libro) critique
la crítica (los críticos) the critics
; (p)
ser bien recibido por la crítica to be well received by the critics
4 (actividad) criticism; (chismes) gossip
crítica literaria literary criticism
crítica teatral dramatic criticism
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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