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arena

Pronunciation: /əˈriːnə/

Translation of arena in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (of stadium) arena (feminine), ruedo (masculine) sports arena estadio (masculine) deportivo
    Example sentences
    • Whole towns could be surrounded, or a mile-wide dragnet thrown over an area which contained sporting arenas.
    • We need to build new stadia and other sporting arenas promptly in order not to be disadvantaged at critical times.
    • I had seen pictures of sports arenas and Coliseums but I had never actually been inside one.
    1.2 (scene of activity) ruedo (masculine) the political arena el ruedo político, la arena política a third candidate has entered the arena un tercer candidato ha saltado a la palestra or al ruedo or ha entrado en liza
    Example sentences
    • During the week running up to the meeting the campus was transformed into an arena of political debate.
    • These arguments have now been tested in a political arena for the first time.
    • It is high time we gave shape to a new culture, where each arena of activity is given its due place.

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