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principal

principal(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (most important)
a. main
El hotel se encuentra en la plaza principal del pueblo.The hotel is located on the main square in the village.
b. principal
Nuestro objetivo principal es brindar un servicio de gran calidad.Our principal aim is to provide a high-quality service.
c. leading
¡Me dieron el papel principal en la obra de teatro!I got the leading role in the play!
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
2. (finance)
a. principal
El contador calculó la tasa de interés sobre el principal.The accountant calculated the interest rate payable on the principal.
b. capital
El principal que se invirtió fue de $450,000.The capital invested was $450,000.
3. (floor above street level)
a. second floor
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Vivíamos en el principal encima de la juguetería de mi padre.We lived on the second floor above my father's toy store.
b. first floor (United Kingdom)
No hay ascensor para llegar al principal.There is no lift up to the first floor.
4. (main level)
a. main floor
Al llegar, diríjase al mostrador de recepción en el principal.On arrival, please report to the reception desk on the main floor.
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principal
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (general)
a. main, principal
lo principal es…the main thing is…
puerta principalfront door
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
2. (planta)
a. first floor (United Kingdom)
b. second floor
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
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principal
adjective
1 (más importante) (gen) principal; main; [+crítico, adversario] foremost; [+piso] first; second; (EEUU)
interpreta el papel principal she plays the leading role; lo principal es que el problema se ha solucionado the main thing is the problem has been solved
lo principal es la salud lo principal es cambiar de actitud
2 [+persona, autoridad] illustrious
1 (persona) head; chief; principal
2 (Economía) principal; capital
3 (Teat) dress circle
4 (piso) first floor; second floor; (EEUU)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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