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American English: /ˈsərkəmˌstæns/
, /ˈsərkəmstəns/
British English: /ˈsəːkəmst(ə)ns/

Translation of circumstance in Spanish:


  • 1 (condition, fact) owing to circumstances beyond our control
    debido a circunstancias ajenas a nuestra voluntad
    aggravating/extenuating/exonerating circumstances
    circunstancias agravantes/atenuantes/eximentes
    in o under the circumstances in o under no circumstances
    bajo ningún concepto
    bajo ninguna circunstancia
    in certain circumstances
    en algunas circunstancias
    in o under normal circumstances
    en circunstancias normales
    Example sentences
    • In my view it was an opinion which is justified by the particular circumstances of the case.
    • But the judgment whether exceptional circumstances exist is not quantitative only, but may be qualitative also.
    • They have just faxed us to say there are unable to travel because of unforeseen circumstances beyond their control.
  • 2
    also: circumstances plural
    (financial position) See examples: a gentleman in reduced o straitened circumstances
    un caballero venido a menos
    a person in my circumstances
    una persona en mi situación or posición económica
    see also pomp

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