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American English: /əˈkweɪntəns/
British English: /əˈkweɪnt(ə)ns/

Translation of acquaintance in Spanish:


  • 1 countable (person) we're old acquaintances
    nos conocemos desde hace tiempo
    Example sentences
    • In some ways it is not the close friends but the acquaintances I miss the most.
    • I leave behind a number of acquaintances and two close friends who have lived every moment of this ordeal with me.
    • The people I called friends, more close acquaintances, left for university.
  • 2 uncountable and countable (with person) a doctor of my acquaintance [formal]
    un médico que conozco ( or conocía etc. )
    on closer acquaintance I found her …
    al llegar a conocerla mejor, la encontré …
    to make the acquaintance of somebody, to make somebody's acquaintance
    conocer a alguien
    I'm pleased to have made your acquaintance
    me alegro de haberlo conocido
    to strike up an acquaintance
    entablar una relación
    Example sentences
    • If you get some special facilities because of your acquaintance with the doctor, don't make it public - have regard for the feelings and sentiments of other patients.
    • She despises George and is diverted by the renewal of her acquaintance with the rakish Judge Brack who offers the possibility of flirting, gossip and intrigue.
    • It was the most amazing part of his acquaintance with her yet.
  • 3 uncountable and countable (knowledge)acquaintance with something
    conocimiento (masculine) de algo
    on first acquaintance, the city seems …
    al llegar a ella por primera vez, la ciudad parece …
    Example sentences
    • Intuition represents knowledge by ‘direct acquaintance with things.’
    • Next it brought an experimental acquaintance with grace and forgiveness.
    • Some had experience of Frankish Gaul and hence some acquaintance with Roman institutions and culture.
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