There are 3 translations of counter in Spanish:

counter1

Pronunciation: /ˈkaʊntər; ˈkaʊntə(r)/

n

  • 2 [Games/Juegos] ficha (feminine) we still have one last bargaining counter aún nos queda una carta que jugar or una última baza
  • 3 (meter) contador (masculine)
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    • Some sort of centrifugal device that only triggered the counter if it was activated by the centrifugal force of the drum turning.
    • All microswitches and counters were controlled by a central power source connected to a digital timer set to turn on one hour after sunset and turn off one hour before sunrise.
    • The novelty of the electronic counter at the [Overbridge] traffic signal is yet to wear off, and the constables posted at the busy junction seem to be a more relaxed lot these days.
  • 4 4.1 (check)a counter to sth to act as a counter to sth contrarrestar algo, servir* de contrapeso a algo they advance these findings as a counter to Freudian doctrine presentan estos descubrimientos como una respuesta a la teoría freudiana 4.2 [Games/Juegos] [Sport/Deporte] contraataque (masculine)
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    • It was used for making pendants, finger rings, playing counters, dice and even spindle whorls.
    • According to the rules you need nothing more than your brain and a pack of cards, so it's a lot cheaper than the usual awful party games that cost £29.99 for a box, three dice and six counters.
    • The game, played with counters and dice, is already proving a big hit - so much so that more copies are being produced to be distributed next year.

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There are 3 translations of counter in Spanish:

counter2

vt

  • 1.1 (oppose) [deficiency/trend] contrarrestar
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    • A losing side sometimes falls into a trap where they tend to counter the opposition instead of dictating the game.
    • They speak about self-reliance and countering the invasion of a global economy by humble movement like the one involving the manufacture of toilet soap.
    • European and Arab opposition may be countered by possible strong support from Russia.
    1.2 (in debate) [idea/statement] rebatir, refutar to counter that responder or replicar* que
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    • If it were just on private television, then I'd say, great, the best way to fight abuse of the freedom of speech, is to counter with better speech.
    • Those of us who have fought for Inuit rights would counter with this: Can you eat your degrees when you are starving?
    • One must be able to withstand both the physical and mental attacks directed towards them, and be able to counter with their own attacks.

vi

  • 1.1 (in debate) contraatacar* 1.2 [Games/Juegos] [Sport/Deporte] responder, contraatacar*
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    • He moved with impressive grace and skill, angling away from Hernandez's on rushes and countering effectively with uppercuts, straight right hands, and left hooks.
    • Con stayed on the defensive, blocking and parrying, and occasionally countering when he thought there was an opening.
    • I blocked that, and countered with a blow to the ribs.

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The CAP (Curso de Adaptación Pedagógica) is a course taken in Spain by graduates with degrees in subjects other than education, who want to teach at secondary level. Students take a CAP in a particular subject, such as mathematics, literature, etc.

There are 3 translations of counter in Spanish:

counter3

adv

  • counter to sth to run o go counter to sth ser* contrario a or oponerse* a algo this result ran counter to all our previous experience este resultado era contario a or se oponía a todas nuestras experiencias anteriores
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    • The el zar or Force of Estrangement (F.O.E.) is counter juxtaposed to the true God, the God of oneness.
    • So that sort of runs counter to what you're saying, doesn't it?
    • North Korea's attitude obviously runs counter to its commitment made in the joint statement.

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Cultural fact of the day

The CAP (Curso de Adaptación Pedagógica) is a course taken in Spain by graduates with degrees in subjects other than education, who want to teach at secondary level. Students take a CAP in a particular subject, such as mathematics, literature, etc.