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Pronunciation: /ˈkɑːpi; ˈkɒpi/

Translation of copy in Spanish:

noun/nombre (plural copies)

  • 1 countable/numerable 1.1 (of painting, statue) copia (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • And how, if at all, did you indicate that this was a copy or an identical copy, how do you know that?
    • The first thing to note is that it is apparent that the copy is an identical copy inasmuch as there is the same blank on the original.
    • And to make the leap from life to death less abrupt, the inhabitants have constructed an identical copy of their city, underground.
    1.2 (of document) copia (feminine) the customer keeps the top copy el cliente se queda con el original
    Example sentences
    • The Enquirer sold a record 6.5 million copies of the issue containing that shot.
    • The book has sold more than 6.5 million copies since its publication last year, breaking sales records for a novel in its first 12 months, and is set to be made into a film.
    • Under section 9 of the Copyright Act of 1994, the copyright owner has the right to issue to the public copies of sound recordings and films.
  • 2 countable/numerable (of newspaper, book) ejemplar (masculine) back copy número (masculine) atrasado presentation copy ejemplar (masculine) de cortesía
  • 3 uncountable/no numerable 3.1 (text) he/she must be able to produce clear copy debe saber redactar con claridad I got my copy in by midnight entregué el artículo ( or reportaje etc) antes de la media noche she wrote the copy for the campaign se encargó de la redacción de los textos de la campaña good news doesn't make good copy las buenas noticias no se venden bien 3.2 (unprinted matter) manuscrito (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • He has been supplying newspaper men with good copy for generations.
    • We hear that a group of freelance journalists in the US are suing a leading national newspaper for posting their copy on its Web site without permission.
    • Mr Jones submits that it was right to look first at the criminal conduct of the investigatory journalists who spent money freely to provide copy for their newspaper.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (copies, copying, copied)

  • 2 (transcribe) [passage/poem/notes] copiar to copy sth from o off sb copiarle algo a algn to copy sth from o out of sth copiar algo de algo

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (copies, copying, copied)

  • 1.1 (cheat) [children/candidates] copiar I was caught copying off Jack me pescaron copiándole a Jack or (in Spain also/en España también) copiándome de Jack 1.2 (imitate) copiar, imitar 1.3 [Aerospace/Espacio] [Telecom] recibir

Phrasal verbs

copy down

verb + adverb + object/verbo + adverbio + complemento

copy out

verb + adverb + object/verbo + adverbio + complemento

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