that was my main reason for doing itesa fue la razón principal or fundamental por (la) que lo hice
my main reason for doing it was ...our main concern is safetythe main characters of the work are all drawn from her own lifethe main problem was that I had had very little experiencethe main thing is ...
the main thing is that no one was hurtlo principal es que nadie resultó herido;the main thing is not to paniclo principal es no dejarse llevar por el pánico
The main theme of our discussion was humanism and politicsThirty-five beds in the main building and 20 beds in an outbuildingnegotiations have settled the main issues
1(pipe)cañería (f) principal;conducto (m) principal;(cable)cable (m) principal
gas/water maincañería or conducto principal del gas/agua
A bulldozer had severed a gas main
the mains(Electricity and Electronics)la red;la red de suministro;(for gas, water)la red de suministro;the water in this tap comes from the mainsel agua de este grifo viene de la red de suministro;to turn the gas/water off at the mainscerrar la llave principal del gas/agua;to turn the electricity off at the mainsapagar la electricidad;this radio works on batteries or off the mainsesta radio funciona con pilas o conectada a la red
connected to the mains
the main(open sea)la mar océana;the Spanish Mainel mar Caribe
when pirates sailed the Spanish Main
in the main(generally speaking)por lo general;por regla general;en general;(in the majority)por lo general;en su mayoría;en su mayor parte
the effects are, in the main, not permanent
the people she met were, in the main, wealthier than herla gente que conoció era, por lo general or en su mayoría or en su mayor parte, más rica que ella
they are in the main decent friendly folkThe issue has been settled in the mainwe can say that we have coped with the task in the mainThese progressive Conservatives were, in the main, young mpsIn the main overseas students want to be on campusThey get good wages too in the main.
Lovano has established himself as the main man on the tenor saxophoneArmstrong is still the main man at Palace after scoring three times in the recent 5-1 win over PortsmouthCurtis my main man how's it going?
main office (n)(headquarters of organization)sede (f);oficina (f) central
the address of our Main Office is printed on the order form...the main office of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank...armed gangs who robbed the main offices of Somali Airlines in Mogadishu
main road (n)carretera (f) principal
main sheet (n)(Náut)escota (f) mayor
He looked up at the sails and adjusted the main sheet...an almost instinctive ability to find the best setting for the headsails and the main sheet