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American English: /ˈkɛrəktər/
British English: /ˈkarəktə/

Translation of character in Spanish:


  • 1 uncountable and countable (of person) 1.1 (temperament, nature) the national character
    el carácter nacional
    we have very different characters
    tenemos un carácter muy distinto
    tenemos caracteres muy distintos
    to be in/out of character
    ser/no ser típico
    rudeness is very much in character for him
    la mala educación es típica de él or es un rasgo típico en él
    she's a good judge of character
    es buena psicóloga
    also: good character
    he bears good character
    tiene buena reputación
    to vouch for somebody's (good) character
    responder por alguien
    he's been a victim of character assassination
    han intentado destruir su reputación
    ha sido víctima de difamación
    1.3 (strength of personality) a person of strong character
    una persona de carácter fuerte
    una persona con una personalidad fuerte
    he lacks character
    no tiene carácter
    army life builds character
    la vida militar imprime carácter
    Example sentences
    • People are going to be amazed at her strength of character and her intellect.
    • Many apparently well-balanced people have no strength of character.
    • Let's pray my husband has the same courage and strength of character.
  • 2 uncountable and countable (of place, thing) the restaurant has lots of character
    el restaurante tiene mucho carácter
    the house has no character
    la casa no tiene carácter or estilo
    the characters of the two cities are very different
    el carácter de las dos ciudades es muy distinto
    her face is full of character
    tiene una cara con mucha personalidad
    the demonstration soon took on the character of a riot
    la manifestación no tardó en tomar un cariz violento
    Example sentences
    • Residents were notified of the scheme late last week and claim it will completely change the character of the area.
    • Hopefully your personality will fit well with the character and nature of your team.
    • Obviously the court must recognise and pay regard to the character and nature of the business in question.
  • 3 countable 3.1 (in novel, play, movie) he doesn't react in character
    su reacción no es la que cabría esperar de su personaje
    3.2 (person)
    tipo (masculine) [colloquial]
    he's an odd/a nasty character
    es un tipo raro/un mal tipo [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • He's a fairly aggressive and tenacious character in business terms.
    • Nick is convinced that his story is true, despite earlier doubts and perceptions of Jay as a rather shady character.
    • He walked into the debriefing room and was greeted by General Li, a suspicious and shady character.
    3.3 (eccentric person) Jane's a real character
    Jane es (todo) un caso
  • 4 countable (symbol) Chinese/Roman characters
    caracteres chinos/romanos
    Example sentences
    • The abolition of the use of Chinese characters from all public printing and writing helped achieve nationwide literacy at a remarkable speed.
    • For a premium, they will also be placed on top of the list and printed in bold red characters for prominence.
    • The camera closes in on a book printed in Chinese characters held open under a moving scanning beam.
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