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circle

Pronunciación: /ˈsɜːrkəl; ˈsɜːkəl/

Traducción de circle en español:

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 (shape) círculo (masculine) to draw a circle trazar* un círculo or una circunferencia to come/go full circle volver* al punto de partida fashion has now come full circle la moda ha dado un giro completo to go/run around (and around) in circles the negotiations seem to be going around in circles las negociaciones están estancadas or en un ( or una) impasse we're just running around in circles así no vamos a llegar a ninguna parte I was running around in circles trying to get everything ready estaba (dando vueltas) como loco tratando de tenerlo todo listo to square the circle hacer* lo imposible, tratar de lograr la cuadratura del círculo 1.2 (of trees, houses, mountains) círculo (masculine), cinturón (masculine)
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • I don't know how they get white meat packed into the neat circles or oval shapes that they make chicken sandwich out of.
    • When the petals fall a large circle of beautifully shaped brown seeds are left arrayed in spirograph formation.
    • The beam of light aimed at the circle was in the shape of a circle.
    1.3 (around eye) ojera (feminine)
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • His hair was wild, and dark circles hung below his eyes.
    • Her eyes were weary and bloodshot with deep dark circles under them.
    • I see dark circles under my bloodshot blue eyes and wrinkles from at least four years of undue stress.
  • 2 (British English/inglés británico) [Theater/Teatro] dress circle primer piso (masculine), platea (feminine) alta
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • In the normal geometry of flat space, the diameter of a circle is its circumference divided by pi.
    • Pi, the ratio between a circle's diameter and circumference, has fascinated mathematicians for centuries.
    • We will locate a marker on the circumference of a circle.
  • 3 (group) círculo (masculine) their circle of friends/acquaintances su círculo de amigos/conocidos in political/military circles en círculos políticos/militares in business circles en el mundo de los negocios in other circles en otros medios
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • I prefer a few close friends to a wide circle of acquaintances.
    • And at weekends they spend their hard-earned cash in pubs and clubs with a wide circle of interesting, cosmopolitan friends.
    • Little by little he forges around himself a circle of acquaintances and friends.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 (move around) dar* vueltas alrededor de; (be around) rodear, cercar* we circled the landing site sobrevolamos en círculo el lugar de aterrizaje
  • 2 (draw circle around) [mistake/number] trazar* un círculo alrededor de

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • dar* vueltas; [aircraft/bird] volar* en círculos, circunvolar* [formal] to circle around sth dar* vueltas alrededor de algo

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