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Translation of absent in Spanish:


  • 1.1 (not present) ausente the teacher marked her absent el profesor le puso falta or la anotó ausente to be absent from sth faltar a algo she was absent from school faltó al colegio to go absent without order of leave (American English/inglés norteamericano) o (British English/inglés británico) without leave [Military/Militar] ausentarse sin permiso to absent friends! ¡por los amigos ausentes!
    Example sentences
    • The other nurse, who continues to suffer ill health arising from the near assault, has been absent from work on a number of occasions.
    • Remarkably, however, nectar is absent from those species that produce pseudopollen.
    • Shouldn't we be working on getting in touch with this technology so that we can keep track of children and young people who are absent from school?
    1.2 (lacking) (predicative/predicativo) his famous sense of humor was conspicuously absent su famoso sentido del humor brilló por su ausencia 1.3 (vague) (before noun/delante del nombre) [look] distraído, ausente
    Example sentences
    • She just looked at him, curious as to why his absent expression was now missing, replaced by a foolish something.
    • Ryan felt her finger trace around his hand in an absent manner and wanted nothing more than to squeeze her and never let go.
    • His face wore an absent expression, as of deep thought, and I became afraid that if his eyes did light upon me he would nevertheless not see me.

reflexive verb/verbo reflexivo

/æbˈsent; əbˈsent/


  • (American English/inglés norteamericano) sin

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