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absent

Translation of absent in Spanish:

adjective

American English: /ˈæbsənt/
British English: /ˈabs(ə)nt/
  • 1 (not present) the teacher marked her absent
    el profesor le puso falta or la anotó ausente
    to be absent from something
    faltar a algo
    she was absent from school
    faltó al colegio
    to go absent without order of leave (American English) o (British English) without leave (Military)
    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?
  • 2 (lacking) (predicative) his famous sense of humor was conspicuously absent
    su famoso sentido del humor brilló por su ausencia
  • 3 (vague) (before noun)
    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

American English: /æbˈsɛnt/
British English: /abˈsɛnt/
  • to absent oneself (from something) [formal]
    Example sentences
    • The fact that his wife worked on the fields meant that Bandia could absent himself every once in a while to conduct his commercial activities.
    • If your family celebrates Christmas, then absenting yourself for the day to go and read a book is simply not on.
    • Over the past few generations, economic migration has resulted in men absenting themselves from family life.

preposition

American English: /ˈæbsənt/
British English: /ˈabs(ə)nt/
  • (American English)
    sin

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