reason
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reason(
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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. (cause)
a. la razón
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This is the reason why students did not score high on this test.Esta es la razón por la que los alumnos no sacaron mejor nota en este examen.
b. el motivo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Give me a reason to stay.Dame un motivo para que me quede.
2. (faculty)
a. la razón
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My reason doesn't allow me to do so.La razón no me permite hacerlo.
3. (good sense)
a. el sentido común
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This madness is not within reason.Esta locura no es de sentido común.
b. la razón
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
No matter how hard we tried, we couldn't make her see reason.Por mucho que lo intentamos, no conseguimos hacerla entrar en razón.
c. la lógica
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
His infatuation with her is beyond all reason.La forma en que se ha encaprichado de ella escapa a toda lógica.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to think logically)
a. razonar
Please, reason your answers to the questions.Por favor, razone sus respuestas a las preguntas.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to think logically)
a. razonar
You reason from the facts to the physical laws, and not the other way round.Deduces las leyes de la física razonando a partir de los hechos, y no al contrario.
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reason
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (cause, motive)
a. el razón f, motivo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
for reasons of healthpor razones de salud
for one reason or anotherpor un motivo u otro
for no particular reasonsin or por ningún motivo en especial
that's no reason for giving up!¡eso no es motivo para darse por vencido!
I don't know the reason whyno sé por qué
2. (ironic)
a.
for reasons best known to himselfpor razones que a mí se me escapan
give me one good reason why I should!¿y por qué razón debería hacerlo?
3. (sanity, common sense)
a. la razón
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to listen to or see reasonatender a razones atender razones
it stands to reasones lógico or evidente
within reasondentro de lo razonable
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (general)
a.
to reason that…argumentar que…
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (general)
a. razonar
to reason with somebodyrazonar con alguien
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reason [ˈriːzn]
noun
1 (motive) razón (f); motivo (m)
money is not the reason, is it? so why do we need a new leader? - /one reason is that Mr McNulty is simply too old/ the reason [(that)] ...
the only reason (that) I went was because I was told to la única razón por la que or el único motivo por el que fui fue porque me dijeron que lo hiciera
a reason [to] do sth
who would have a reason to want to kill her? ¿quién podría tener motivos para matarla?; we have reason to believe that ... tenemos motivos para creer que ...; he had every reason to be upset estaba disgustado y con razón; there seems to be no reason to stay parece que no hay razón or motivo para quedarse
there's no reason for him to feel guilty she had no reason to expect any interruption in her daily routine there seems no reason to doubt that he's telling the truth it gave her a reason to say no
by reason of en virtud de
she was found not guilty by reason of insanity the boss retains enormous influence by reason of his position by reason of section 6 of the 1980 Act they had no option but to ... I enjoyed a measure of protection by reason of my age
the reason for (doing) sth
the reason for my going or my reason for going la razón por la que or el motivo por el que me marcho; she is my reason for living ella es mi razón de ser; for reasons best known to himself por motivos que solo él sabe; for no reason sin motivo; sin razón; for personal/health reasons por motivos personales/de salud; for some reason por la razón or el motivo que sea; for this reason por esta razón; por eso
for no good reason for no reason at all the reason for my departure what reason can there be for it? there is a reason for every important thing that happens for reasons best known to himself, Algie changed his name for reasons best known to herself she's decided to sell the car the guards, he said, would punch them for no reason for no reason at all the two men started to laugh my parents came to Germany for business reasons the exact locations are being kept secret for reasons of security for obvious reasons, the documents are kept locked away for the [simple] reason that ... they couldn't leave last night's Baltimore show for hours for the simple reason that their tour bus was blocked in by police cars for some reason, the curtains were shut for some inexplicable reason she was attracted to Patrick for some reason or other for [that] very reason for this reason, I recommend we accept their offer
all the more reason why you should not sell it razón de más para que no lo vendas
"but I'm exhausted!" - "all the more reason to get back home as soon as possible" "I've never been there" - "all the [more] reason to go" [whatever] the reason whatever the reason, he never came back I won't accept lateness, whatever the reason the reason [why]
if he doesn't come I shall want to know the reason why si no viene tendrá que explicarme por qué
I see no reason why we shouldn't win no veo razón por la que or motivo por el que no debiéramos ganar
the reason why I'm saying this now is that ... the reason why Italian tomatoes have so much flavour he explained some of the reasons why he felt under threat is there any reason why ...? there are several reasons why I can't go
with good reason con razón
he doesn't trust me - with good reason
without reason sin razón; sin motivo
not without reason no sin razón
it was not without reason that the British government passed this Act Paris is one of the world's greatest tourist attractions - and not without reason, for Paris has much to offer I don't want to see people dying without reason two brothers both unknown to their murderers, attacked without reason
2 (faculty) razón (f)
only mankind is capable of reason solo el ser humano es capaz de razonar
to lose one's reason perder la razón
there was a time when I thought she might have lost her reason shut up like that for so long /he saw how easy it would be to lose his reason/
3 (good sense) sentido (m) común; sensatez (f)
I've tried appealing to reason but she won't agree a conflict between emotion and reason
the Age of Reason la Edad de la Razón
Aurora was well beyond the age of reason - she knew good from bad, truth from lie
beyond (all) reason
I resented his presence beyond all reason su presencia me molestaba de una forma inexplicable or fuera de toda lógica
prices have gone up beyond all reason
to listen to reason atender a razones
the company's top executives had refused to listen to reason she despaired of trying to make him listen to reason
to see reason entrar en razón
he tried to make her see reason intentó hacerla entrar en razón
I knew you'd see reason at last he saw reason and agreed to give me my money back. where is your [sense] of reason?
the voice of reason la voz de la razón
he considers himself the sole voice of reason in a world of blabbering incompetents Mike is my voice of reason - he thinks logically and points out where I'm going wrong
within reason dentro de lo razonable
you can have whatever you want, within reason I will take any job that comes along, within reason it means working, within reason, for whatever time is necessary
transitive verb
razonar
Doug, she reasoned, just didn't like children "listen," I reasoned, "it doesn't take a genius to figure out what Adam's up to" "after all," he reasoned, "why should Melissa have do all the shopping when we both work?" to reason [that] ...
I called him, reasoning that I had nothing to lose me dije que no tenía nada que perder así que lo llamé
they probably reasoned that without proof it would die down Copernicus reasoned that the earth revolved around the sun I reasoned that changing my diet would lower my cholesterol level to reason [why] they never stop to reason [why]
ours (is) not to reason why no es responsabilidad nuestra saber el porqué
to reason sb [out of]/[into] sth he's made his mind up - /there's no point in trying to reason him out of it/ I tried to reason him into accepting their offer
intransitive verb
razonar; discurrir
human beings are able to reason from what principles is he reasoning? youngsters reason differently from adults
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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