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Pronunciation: /ˈsentər; ˈsentə(r)/
, (British English/inglés británico) centre

Translation of center in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (middle point, area) centro (masculine) the museum is in the city center el museo está en el centro de la ciudad our office is right in the center nuestra oficina está en el mismo centro I'm going into the center voy al centro the center of the universe el centro del universo his children are the center of his world su vida está centrada en sus hijos, su vida gira en torno a sus hijos to be the center of attention ser* el centro de atención 1.2 [Politics/Política] centro (masculine) he's left of center es de centro izquierda (before noun/delante del nombre) [party/coalition] centrista, de centro 1.3 (filling) relleno (masculine)
  • 2 (site of activity) centro (masculine) commercial/financial center centro comercial/financiero community/health center centro cívico/de salud a center of learning/higher education un centro de enseñanza/educación superior urban center centro urbano attacks on civilian centers have ceased han cesado los ataques dirigidos a poblaciones

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 (position) [picture/heading] centrar 1.2 [Sport/Deporte] [ball] lanzar* un centro con
  • 2 2.1 (concentrate, focus) to center sth on sth/sb centrar algo en algo/algn 2.2 (base around) she centers her life around her work/husband su vida gira alrededor de su trabajo/marido the major industries are centered on Chicago las principales industrias están concentradas en Chicago y sus alrededores

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 (focus on) to center on o upon sth/sb centrarse en algo/algn his hopes centered on being promoted cifraba todas sus esperanzas en que lo ascendieran 1.2 (revolve around) to center on o around sth/sb girar alrededor de or en torno a algo/algn her life centers around her work su vida gira en torno a su trabajo 1.3 (play in midfield) (American English/inglés norteamericano) jugar* de mediocampo

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