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American English: /bræn(t)ʃ/
British English: /brɑːn(t)ʃ/

Translation of branch in Spanish:


  • 1 (of tree)
    Example sentences
    • Of special interest are the bromeliads that grow on trunks and along branches of big trees.
    • Twenty or thirty large, gently fluted pods grow directly from the tree's trunk and branches, dangling like holiday ornaments.
    • In other cases, growing trees had their branches cut regularly on one side, because they leaned on to private property; the trees grew up lopsided and leaned far on to the roads.
  • 2
    (of river, road, railway) ramal (masculine)
    (of family, field of study) rama (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • In the Rio Negro, it inhabits the large swamps that form where tributaries meet the main branch of the river.
    • That hill led to the back of another sight, and that sight was connected to a branch of the main road.
    • The main station is being built at Ondangwa where the railway branches to Oshakati and to Oshikango.
    Example sentences
    • Otherwise, the tongues spoken in Indonesia belong to several branches of the Austronesian language family.
    • All the national languages, with the exception of the official language, English, are Bantu, a branch of the Niger-Congo language family.
    • The Estonian language is a branch of the Baltic-Finnish group of the Finno-Ugric family, related to Finnish.
  • 3
    (of company) sucursal (feminine)
    (of union, government department) delegación (feminine)
    (before noun) branch manager
    gerente (masculine or feminine) de sucursal
    branch library
    sucursal (feminine) de biblioteca
    Example sentences
    • Postbank operates 30 branches and 93 offices across the country and is represented in about 2300 post offices in Bulgaria.
    • In the Rangoon division, 18 out of 40 branch offices are now operating, with nine permitted to put up their old signboards.
    • This organization replaced an association of NGOs working for alcohol abstinence and had branch offices operating on regional and local levels.
  • 4 (of organization)the American branch of the company
    la división americana de la compañía
    the three branches of the armed forces
    los tres cuerpos del ejército
    the executive/legislative branch
    el poder ejecutivo/legislativo

intransitive verb

  • (plant)
    echar ramas
    a path branches (off) to the right
    un sendero sale a la derecha
    Example sentences
    • In the centre of the village, a small side road branched away and climbed a steep brae beyond the houses and back gardens.
    • There was a conservatory situated a small distance behind the house, and a small path branched from the driveway to the door.
    • Soon the crack widened, however, and their path branched down into the darkness.
    Example sentences
    • Some RTC buses branched off from the main roads to find emergency escape routes like by-lanes, already jammed by cars and two-wheelers!
    • Nestle into one of several campsites at the base of the 300-foot-tall amphitheater, and explore the many slots and dry waterfalls branching off from Labyrinth's main canyon.
    • A more adventurous method would be to simply explore each road radiating from the main junction or branching off into narrow arteries, and you'll be bound to hit the same spots, more or less.
    Example sentences
    • The basal stems can be confused with those of L. mucronata, but that species has branched basal stems that are prostrate and petiolate basal leaves.
    • Mosses branched from the common ancestor of vascular plants around 400 MYA.
    • Plants show similar repetitive structures in, for example, the veins on a leaf or a tree's branching limbs.

Phrasal verbs

branch out

verb + adverb
1 (take on new activity)
diversificar sus ( or nuestras etc. ) actividades
to branch out into somethingthe company has branched out into publishing
la compañía ha diversificado sus actividades lanzándose al campo editorial
2 (become independent)he has branched out on his own
(business partner)
se ha establecido por su cuenta
ha emprendido su carrera en solitario
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