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American English: /tʃɔɪs/
British English: /tʃɔɪs/

Translation of choice in Spanish:


  • 1 countable and uncountable (act, option) freedom of choice
    libertad (feminine) de elección
    I had a free choice
    me dejaron elegir
    you have a choice: either you leave now or I call the police
    una de dos: o se va ya o llamo a la policía
    I had no choice but to obey
    no tuve más remedio or alternativa que obedecer
    to make one's choice doctors have to make hard choices sometimes
    los médicos a veces tienen que tomar decisiones difíciles
    by or from choiceI'm single by choice
    no me he casado porque no he querido or por decisión propia
    I would never have taken this job from choice
    si fuera por mí, jamás habría aceptado este trabajo
    I don't work here out of choice
    no es por (mi) gusto que trabajo aquí
    you can take any two books of your choice
    puede llevarse dos libros a elección
    Example sentences
    • The capacity of consumers to drive efficiency can be undermined by an inability to make an informed choice between plans.
    • Other findings showed that consumers wanted to be able to make an informed choice between GM and non-GM food.
    • I had a choice between cancelling my appointment, or attempting the journey with one mirror.
    Example sentences
    • Garry was an ideal choice to present the prize on behalf of the slimming group because he lost two stones through their plan earlier this year.
    • Particularly, chopsticks are also a good choice when people send presents to relatives and friends.
    • The flight prize was an easy choice for the leading lawman with a long-standing interest in aviation.
  • 2 2.1 countable (person, thing chosen) she's a possible choice for the job
    es una de las candidatas posibles para el puesto
    the people's choice
    la elección del pueblo
    he's a bad choice as ambassador
    su nombramiento como embajador no es una elección acertada
    it was an unfortunate choice of words
    no fue la mejor manera de decirlo
    the choice of restaurant was a happy one
    la elección del restaurante fue muy acertada
    2.2 (variety) (no plural) to be spoiled for choice (British) we're spoiled for choice as far as museums go
    en cuanto a museos, tenemos la suerte de tener muchísimos
    Example sentences
    • The Boeing business jet also comes with a choice of interior decoration ranging from the basic to sumptuous.
    • The choice of bar can range from a close-knit pub setting to a party animal's dream.
    • Walkers set off from Cudham village on a choice of routes ranging from three to eight miles.

adjective choicer, choicest

  • 1 (high-quality)
    (in US) de primera
    Example sentences
    • Then he would eat his favourite food by picking off choice meat off of the bone of extra rare chicken tikkas.
    • After Mass the guests were treated to refreshments, soup, sandwiches and a variety of other choice foods.
    • It is considered very polite to occasionally select a choice morsel for the person sitting beside you or to place it on his or her plate.
  • 2 (language/phrase) [literary] he used some choice language when he found out [ironic]
    soltó unas perlitas cuando se enteró [ironic]
    Example sentences
    • The family was forced to move, and Yeats sent Lady Gregory a few choice words about his idolized beloved.
    • But during his brief tenure, Thomson has had choice words for both the government and the opposition.
    • Keane reacted angrily to a tackle from David Beckham and after pushing the England captain his manager had a few choice words.
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