Translation of art in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ɑːrt; ɑːt/


  • 1 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (object of aesthetics) arte (masculine) gen m in the singular and f in the plural art for art's sake el arte por el arte she's studying art estudia Bellas Artes Renaissance/18th century art el arte renacentista/del siglo XVIII (before noun/delante del nombre) [class] de arte; (in school) de dibujo; [cinema/film] de arte (y ensayo) art school o college escuela (feminine) de Bellas Artes (for minor arts) escuela (feminine) de Artes y Oficios
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    • She had a real flair for art and did some brilliant drawings and paintings while she was here.
    • This event features a range of activities across art, music, dance and film-making.
    • There is already table tennis but centre workers would like more activities, such as art projects.
    1.2 u and c (artwork) trabajos (masculine plural) artísticos an arts and crafts fair una feria de artesanía
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    • The Niland Gallery has one of the finest collections of modern Irish art in the world.
    • So the labels and the catalogue are of greater importance here than in an exhibition of more modern art.
    • What was striking about this year's fair was the appearance of more modern and contemporary art.
  • 2
    (arts plural)
    2.1the arts la cultura y las artes (before noun/delante del nombre) arts page sección (feminine) cultural, página (feminine) de cultura 2.2 (British English/inglés británico) [Univ] letras (feminine plural) (before noun/delante del nombre) Arts student estudiante (masculine and feminine) de letras
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    • Ingram first became involved with music and the arts through the dance program at SFU.
    • The charity will also concentrate on funding the arts through sponsorship of music, ballet, opera and film.
    • Boys are less likely than girls to read and take part in music and the arts.
  • 3 (no plural/sin plural) (skill, craft) arte (masculine) the art of the potter el arte del ceramista a dying/lost art un arte que se está perdiendo/que ya se ha perdido the art of persuasion/conversation el arte de la persuasión/conversación I never mastered the art of hanging wallpaper nunca llegué a dominar el arte del empapelado
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    • How important was the ability to practice the art of seduction for a modern spy?
    • No one knows for certain in what epoch the Arabs began to practice the art of balladry.
    • It's quite an art actually; it's amazing the speed that some of these line managers can work at.

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