focus
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focus(
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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. (clear visual definition)
a. el enfoque
(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).
Most new cameras have automatic focus.La mayoría de las cámaras nuevas tienen enfoque automático.
b. el foco
(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).
In many of his pictures, the faces were out of focus.En muchas de sus fotos, las caras estaban fuera de foco.
2. (concentration)
a. la concentración
(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).
A good elite athlete never loses focus while in competition.Un buen deportista de élite no pierde nunca la concentración cuando compite.
3. (subject being discussed)
a. la atención
(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).
Protesters seek to maintain the focus on the missing students.El objetivo de los manifestantes es que no se desvíe la atención de los estudiantes desaparecidos.
b. el centro
(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).
Children are delighted to be the focus of attention.A los niños les encanta ser el centro de atención.
c. el foco
(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).
Wherever she goes she is the focus of attention.Allá donde va, es el foco de todas las miradas.
4. (perspective)
a. el enfoque
(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).
A new leader will bring a change in focus.Un nuevo líder aportará un nuevo enfoque.
5. (direction)
a. el norte
(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).
He could achieve great things, but he needs focus.Podría lograr grandes cosas, pero le falta tener un norte.
6. (medicine)
a. el foco
(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).
The focus of the infection has been detected.Se ha detectado el foco de la infección.
7. (seismography)
a. el hipocentro
(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).
The focus of the last tremor was right under this small town.El hipocentro del último temblor estaba justo debajo de esta pequeña ciudad.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
8. (to adjust the focus of)
a. enfocar
You need to focus the camera before taking the picture.Tienes que enfocar la cámara antes de tomar la foto.
9. (to concentrate on)
a. centrar
I would like to focus my statement on a few key points.Quisiera centrar mi declaración en una serie de puntos clave.
b. concentrar
Authorities are focusing their efforts on trying to find the missing people.Las autoridades están concentrando sus esfuerzos en encontrar a los 20 desaparecidos.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
10. (to concentrate)
a. centrarse
The mantra helps you to focus.El mantra te ayuda a centrarte.
b. enfocarse
I had such a bad night I can't focus on my work this morning.Tuve una noche tan mala que esta mañana no me puedo enfocar en el trabajo.
c. focalizarse
The debate on immigration should focus on people's needs.El debate sobre la inmigración debe focalizarse en las necesidades de la gente.
11. (to adjust the focus; often used with "on")
a. enfocar la vista en
He cannot focus on objects which are at a distance.No puede enfocar la vista en objetos que están a cierta distancia.
b. enfocar la cámara a
You have to focus on the flowers.Tienes que enfocar la cámara a las flores.
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focus
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of lens, discontent, interest)
a. el foco
(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).
in focusenfocado(a)
out of focusdesenfocado(a)
2. (commerce and politics)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
focus groupgrupo de discusión
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (rays of light)
a. enfocar
4. (one's interest, energy)
a. concentrar
all eyes were focused on himtodas las miradas estaban centradas en él
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (with eyes)
a. enfocar la vista
6. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to focus on somethingcentrarse en algo
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focus [ˈfəʊkəs]
noun
focuses foci [ˈfəʊsaɪ] (gen) foco (m); [of attention] centro (m); foco (m)
the new system is the focus of controversy her children are the main focus of her life
he was the focus of attention era el centro or foco de atención; to be in focus (Fot) estar enfocado; to be out of focus (Fot) estar desenfocado
transitive verb
[+camera, instrument] enfocar;on a; [+attention] centrar; concentrar;on en
to focus one's eyes on sth/sb fijar la mirada en algo/algn; all eyes were focussed on her todos la miraban fijamente
intransitive verb
to focus (on) [+light] converger (en); [+heat rays] concentrarse (en); [+eyes] fijarse (en); to focus on sth (Fot) enfocar algo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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