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esfera
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esfera(
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feh
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (shape)
a. sphere
Ya que tienen deformaciones, ni la tierra ni la luna son esferas perfectas.As they have some irregularities, neither the earth nor the moon are perfect spheres.
2. (part of a clock)
a. face
Creo que los relojes de pulsera con esfera redonda son muy elegantes.I think wristwatches with round faces are very elegant.
3. (area)
a. sphere
Al doctor Gómez le gusta leer sobre temas ajenos a su esfera de actividad normal.Doctor Gómez likes to read about things outside his usual sphere of activity.
b. field
Daniel se entusiasma mucho al hablar de los avances en la esfera de telecomunicaciones.Daniel gets very excited when talking about advances in the field of telecommunications.
4. (social group)
a. circle
Los piercings no se aceptan en muchas esferas de la sociedad.Piercings are unacceptable in many social circles.
5. (spherical ornament)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. ball
Compramos unas esferas de vidrio para el árbol de Navidad.We bought some glass balls for the Christmas tree.
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esfera
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (figura)
a. sphere
esfera celestecelestial sphere
esfera terrestre(terrestrial) globe
2. (de reloj)
a. face
3. (círculo social)
a. circle
las altas esferas de la políticahigh political circles
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esfera
1 (Geografía) (Matemáticas) sphere
en forma de esfera spherical
esfera celeste celestial sphere
esfera terrestre globe
2 (Técnica) [de reloj] face
esfera impresora (Tipografía) golf ball
3 (campo) sphere; field
el proyecto ha sido autorizado por las altas esferas the project has had the go-ahead from the top authorities o the upper echelons
esfera de acción scope; range
esfera de actividad sphere of activity
esfera de influencia sphere of influence
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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