Translation of choice in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /tʃɔɪs/


  • 1 c and u (act, option) elección (feminine) 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 elegir*, escoger* doctors have to make hard choices sometimes los médicos a veces tienen que tomar decisiones difíciles by o from choice I'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
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    • 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.
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    • 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/numerable (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/sin plural) surtido (masculine), selección (feminine) to be spoiled for choice (British English/inglés británico) tener* mucho de donde elegir we're spoiled for choice as far as museums go en cuanto a museos, tenemos la suerte de tener muchísimos
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    • 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/adjetivo (choicer, choicest)

  • 2 [language/phrase] [literary/literario] exquisito he used some choice language when he found out [ironic] soltó unas perlitas cuando se enteró [irónico]

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In Spain, a ración is a serving of food eaten in a bar or cafe, generally with a drink. Friends or relatives meet in a bar or cafe, order a number of raciones, and share them. Raciones tend to be larger and more elaborate than tapas. They may be: Spanish omelet, squid, octopus, cheese, ham, or chorizo, among others.