Translation of alternative in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ɔːlˈtɜːrnətɪv; ɔːlˈtɜːnətɪv/


(before noun/delante del nombre)
  • 1.1 (other) an alternative plan/method otro plan/método, un plan/método diferente they offered her alternative accommodation le ofrecieron alojamiento en otro sitio I know an alternative route yo conozco otro camino
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    • Can you talk about how and why it was humanism that triumphed over alternative possibilities?
    • In recent years several sites have been examined as a possible alternative home for the Abbey.
    • It is perfectly possible that an alternative government would overturn a hunting ban.
    1.2 (progressive, radical) [lifestyle/theatre/medicine] alternativo
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    • Look at some of the most experimental alternative music going around at the moment.
    • Both traditional doctors and alternative therapists work to the best of their ability in any given situation.
    • Bizarrely, it completely omits any reference to alternative lifestyles or kinks of any kind.


  • alternativa (feminine) you have no (other) alternative but to resign no te queda otra alternativa que dimitir he chose the alternative of renting a car optó por alquilar un cochealternative to sth/-ing there are alternatives to flying volar no es la única forma de viajar

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In Spain, a ración is a serving of food eaten in a bar or cafe, generally with a drink. Friends or relatives meet in a bar or cafe, order a number of raciones, and share them. Raciones tend to be larger and more elaborate than tapas. They may be: Spanish omelet, squid, octopus, cheese, ham, or chorizo, among others.