la prensa
-the press
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (printed publications)
a. press
Ya no tengo acceso a la prensa digital española.I no longer have access to the Spanish press online.
b. newspapers
La prensa del día se agotó en dos horas.The day's newspapers were sold out in two hours.
c. papers
Leí en la prensa que el rey y la reina se habían divorciado.I read in the papers that the king and the queen had gotten divorced.
2. (the media)
a. press
No quiero que la prensa se entere de esto.I don't want the press to find out about this.
3. (printing machine)
a. printing press
La prensa de Gutenberg cambió el mundo.Gutenberg's printing press changed the world.
4. (pressing machine)
a. press
Ahora introduce las nueces en la prensa para aplastarlas.Now put the nuts into the press to crush them.
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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. (periódicos, periodistas)
a. press
compro la prensa todos los díasI buy the newspapers every day
2. (fig)
tener buena/mala prensato have a good/bad press
la prensa amarillathe gutter press, the tabloids
prensa del corazóngossip magazines
la prensa escritathe press
3. (imprenta)
a. printing press
entrar en prensato go to press
4. (máquina)
a. press
1 (publicaciones)
la prensa the press; the (news)papers; leer la prensa to read the (news)papers; salir en la prensa to appear in the press o (news)papers
/He dejao también de salir en prensa/, no tenía muchas noticias..Y bueno, pues.. nada, voy a empezar a preparar un disquito
tener mala prensa to have o get a bad press
la prensa amarilla the gutter press
prensa del corazón celebrity and gossip magazines
; (p)
The prensa del corazón is the generic term given in Spain to weekly or fortnightly magazines specializing in society gossip and the social lives of the rich and famous. The pioneer was ¡Hola, which first appeared in 1944 - Hello magazine is the English-language version - while other popular titles include Pronto, Lecturas, Semana and Diez Minutos. In recent years TV stations have followed their lead with seemingly more and more celebrity and gossip programmes (programas del corazón) appearing all the time.
2 (máquina) (Mecánica) (Dep) press; (Tipografía) printing press; [de raqueta] press
aprobar un libro para la prensa to pass a book for the printers; dar algo a la prensa to send sth to the printers; entrar en prensa to go to press; estar en prensa to be at the printers
libros en prensa forthcoming titles
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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