There are 4 translations of close in Spanish:

close1

Pronunciation: /kləʊs/

adj (closer, closest)

  • 1 1.1 (near) próximo, cercano the closest bank is in Front Street el banco más próximo or cercano está en Front Street at close range o quarters de cerca close to sth/sb próximo or cercano a algo/algn, cerca de algo/algn the closest city to Cambridge la ciudad más próxima or cercana a Cambridge, la ciudad que está más cerca de Cambridge 1.2 [shave] al ras, apurado that was a close shave o call [colloquial/familiar] se salvó ( or me salvé etc) por un pelo or por los pelos [familiar/colloquial]
  • 2 [link/connection] estrecho; [contact] directo a close relative un pariente cercano they are close friends son muy amigos, son amigos íntimos his closeest friends and family sus amigos y familiares más allegados they've always been very close siempre han sido or (Esp) estado muy unidos a source close to the government fuentes allegadas or cercanas al gobierno they were close collaborators mantenían una estrecha colaboración
  • 3 (in similarity) it's not the same color but it's a close match no es el mismo color pero es casi igual he bears a close resemblance to his brother tiene un gran parecido a or con su hermano, se parece mucho a su hermano that's the closest thing to a hammer I've got esto es lo más parecido a un martillo que tengo
  • 5 (strictly guarded) it was kept a close secret se mantuvo en el más absoluto or riguroso secreto
  • 6 (careful) [study/examination] detenido, detallado to pay close attention to sth prestar mucha atención a algo to keep a close watch on sth/sb vigilar algo/a algn de cerca on closer inspection, I found that … al mirarlo mejor or más de cerca vi que …
  • 7 [contest/finish] reñido it's going to be close va a estar muy reñido he finished a close second llegó en segundo lugar, muy cerca del ganador
  • 9 9.1 (mean, stingy) tacaño 9.2 (secretive) reservadoto be close about sth she's very close about what she did during the war es muy reacia a hablar de lo que hizo durante la guerra

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There are 4 translations of close in Spanish:

close2

Pronunciation: /kləʊs/

adv (closer, closest)

  • 1 1.1 (in position) cerca we must be close by now ya debemos (de) estar cerca, ya debe faltar poco the car behind is very close el coche de atrás viene muy pegado stay close or you'll get lost no te separes o te perderás to draw/get/come close acercarse* don't come any closer or I'll scream no te me acerques más o me pongo a gritar close to sth/sb cerca de algo/algn we are closer to London than to Brighton estamos más cerca de Londres que de Brighton come closer to the window acércate más a la ventana to hold sb close abrazar* a algn they're following close behind nos siguen de cerca phew, that was close! ¡uf, nos salvamos por poco or por los pelos! 1.2 (in time) it must be close to suppertime ya casi debe ser la hora de la cena our birthdays are very close nuestros cumpleaños caen por las mismas fechas or muy cerca it's getting close to Christmas se acerca la Navidad
  • 2 (in intimacy) the tragedy brought them closer together o to each other la tragedia los acercó or unió más
  • 3 (in approximation) it's not my favorite, but it comes pretty close no es mi favorito pero casiclose to sth the temperature is close to … la temperatura es de cerca de or de casi … he must be close to 50 debe tener cerca de or casi 50 años, debe andar frisando (en) los 50 this production is close to the original esta producción es fiel al original that's the closest to an apology you'll get eso es lo más parecido a una disculpa que vas a recibir the industry is close to collapse la industria está al borde de la ruina he was close to tears estaba a punto de llorar
  • 4 (carefully) on looking closer, I found … al mirar más de cerca or al fijarme mejor vi que …
  • 5 (short) he had his hair cut very close se cortó el pelo muy corto
  • 6 (in phrases) 6.1close by cerca we live close by vivimos cerca we'll pass close by our house vamos a pasar cerca de nuestra casa 6.2close on it must be close on suppertime ya casi debe ser la hora de la cena there were close on 10,000 present había cerca de or casi 10.000 asistentes 6.3close to I've never seen him close to nunca lo he visto de cerca close to 60,000 attended asistieron cerca de 60.000 personas 6.4close together junto his eyes are too close together tiene los ojos demasiado juntos our birthdays are close together nuestros cumpleaños caen por las mismas fechas or muy cerca 6.5close up de cerca to look at sth close up mirar algo de cerca

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There are 4 translations of close in Spanish:

close3

Pronunciation: /kləʊz/

n

  • 1 (conclusion, end) fin (m) to come/draw to a close llegar*/acercarse* a su fin to bring sth to a close poner* or dar* fin a algo he was born around the close of the 19th century nació a or hacia finales or fines del siglo XIX at the close of day [literario/literary] al caer el día [literario/literary] at the close of trading al cierre

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There are 4 translations of close in Spanish:

close4

Pronunciation: /kləʊz/

vt

  • 1 1.1 [window/book/valve] cerrar* he closed his mouth/eyes cerró la boca/los ojos 1.2 [pores/gash/gap] cerrar* 1.3 [Elec] [circuit] cerrar*
  • 2 (block, deny access to) [road/channel/checkpoint] cerrar* the square is to be closed to traffic van a cerrar la plaza al tráfico to close one's ears to sth hacer* oídos sordos a algo you shouldn't close your mind to the idea no deberías cerrarte en banda a la idea or rechazar completamente la idea
  • 3 3.1 (halt operations) cerrar* the airport has been closed because of bad weather han cerrado el aeropuerto debido al mal tiempo 3.2 (terminate, wind up) [shop/branch/file/account] cerrar*
  • 4 (conclude) [deal] cerrar*; [debate/meeting] cerrar*, poner* fin a they closed the concert with … el concierto se cerró con …

vi

  • 1 1.1 [door/window] cerrar(se)* the door closed la puerta se cerró the door doesn't close properly la puerta no cierra bien her eyes closed and she fell asleep se le cerraron los ojos y se quedó dormida 1.2 [gap/crack/wound] cerrarse* the darkness closed around him la oscuridad lo envolvió 1.3 (fold shut) [flower] cerrarse* his hands closed around my throat me rodeó el cuello con las manos
  • 3 3.1 (finish, end) [lecture/book] terminar, concluir* 3.2 [Fin] [prices/shares] cerrar* 3.3
    (closing pres p)
    [years/remarks/words] último in the closing minutes of the game en los últimos minutos or en los minutos finales del partido closing price [Fin] precio (m) al cierre
  • 4 (approach) acercarse* to close on sth/sb acercarse* a algo/algn defenders were closing on him from all sides los defensas lo estaban cercando

Phrasal verbs

close down

v + o + adv, v + adv + o [shop/factory] cerrar* 1.1v + adv 2.1 (cease operations) [shop/factory] cerrar* 2.2 (cease broadcasting) (BrE) terminar la emisión

close in

v + adv
1.1 [pursuers/enemy] acercarse*, aproximarse to close in on sth/sb cercar* algo/a algn the police began to close in on them la policía los empezó a cercar 1.2 [winter] acercarse* night was closing in estaba oscureciendo or anocheciendo, caía la noche [literario/literary]to close in on/upon sb darkness was closing in on them la noche se cernía sobre ellos [literario/literary] 1.3 (get shorter) acortarse the days were beginning to close in los días estaban empezando a acortarse

close off

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
[street/entrance] clausurar, cerrar*

close on

v + prep + o
(reduce gap) [leaders/rivals] acercarse* a

close out

v + o + adv, v + adv + o (AmE)

close up

v + adv 1.1 [shop/museum] cerrar* 1.2 [wound/gash] cerrarse*, cicatrizar*; [flower] cerrarse* come on, everybody, close up a bit! ¡vamos, pónganse un poco más juntos! 1.1v + o + adv, v + adv + o 2.1 [shop/museum] cerrar* 2.2 [Print] [characters/words] juntar

close with

v + prep + o
1.1 (engage) [enemy] enfrentarse a 1.2 (conclude deal) cerrar* trato con

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In Santiago, Chile, there are almost a dozen newspapers. The most important dailies are El Mercurio (www.elmercurio.cl), founded in 1900, La Nación, and La Tercera (www.tercera.cl).