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course

Pronunciation: /kɔːrs; kɔːs/

Translation of course in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 (of river) curso (masculine); (of road) recorrido (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • One example of this is the Huanhe Road project that is to follow the course of the Xindian River in Taipei County.
    • At its most basic, canyoning is following a river along its course through a gulley.
    • Alternatively, you could hire a bike and follow the course of the River Loir from Vendome to its confluence with the Sarthe.
    1.2 (way of proceeding) the only course open to us el único camino que tenemos, nuestra única opción your best course is to say nothing lo mejor que puedes hacer es no decir nada 1.3 (progress) (no plural/sin plural) in the normal course of events normalmente, en circunstancias normales in due course a su debido tiempo you'll be informed in due course se le informará en su momento or cuando corresponda or a su debido tiempo in the course of time con el tiempo in o during the course of a few short weeks en el curso de unas pocas semanas in the course of our conversation en el curso or transcurso de nuestra conversación during the course of the interview durante (el transcurso de) la entrevista it changed the course of history/events cambió el curso de la historia/los acontecimientos to interfere with the course of justice [Law/Derecho] entorpecer* la acción de la justicia to run o take its course seguir* su curso
    Example sentences
    • Once respiratory or renal disease develops, the course is usually rapidly progressive.
    • We'll of course be back to you if any developments occur during the course of this program.
    • It has characters that are compelling, sympathetic and which develop over the course of the plot.
  • 2of course claro, desde luego, por supuesto you know it, don't you? — of course! lo sabes, ¿no? — ¡claro! or ¡desde luego! or ¡por supuesto! of course! why didn't I think of that? ¡pero claro! ¿cómo no se me ocurrió? am I invited? — of course you are! ¿estoy invitado? — ¡claro or desde luego or por supuesto or naturalmente que sí! of course not claro que no what do they want? — money, of course! ¿qué quieren? — ¡pues qué van a querer! ¡dinero! I'm not always right, of course claro que no siempre tengo razón you know, of course, his father's dead ya sabrás que su padre murió the lines are, of course, from 'Hamlet' los versos son, claro está or naturalmente, de 'Hamlet'
  • 3 [Aviation/Aviación] [Nautical/Náutica] rumbo (masculine) true course rumbo verdadero to plot a course [Aviation/Aviación] trazar* el plan de vuelo [Nautical/Náutica] trazar* la derrota to set course for poner* rumbo a the plane had gone off course el avión se había desviado de su rumbo the project is on course for completion el proyecto va bien encaminado y se terminará en la fecha prevista to change course cambiar de rumbo the party has changed course el partido ha dado un nuevo rumbo or giro a su política
  • 4 4.1 (series of lessons) curso (masculine) a short course un cursillo course in/on sth curso de/sobre algo to take o (in British English also/en inglés británico también) do a course hacer* un curso to go on a course ir* a hacer un curso they are sending me on a course me van a enviar a hacer un curso (before noun/delante del nombre) course material material (masculine) de curso 4.2 [Medicine/Medicina] a course of treatment un tratamiento the doctor put me on a course of antibiotics el doctor me recetó antibióticos be sure to finish the course no deje de terminar la serie or el ciclo
    Example sentences
    • Initial treatment should be medical with a course of antibiotics of at least two weeks duration.
    • First dose reactions occur after the first dose of a course of treatment and not necessarily thereafter.
    • A recurrence followed his initial recovery, and he needed a repeat course of treatment.
    Example sentences
    • This could occur in small groups in teacher education courses or in large class discussions.
    • The center offers research fellowships, courses, lecture series, conferences, and publications.
    • The figures relate to primary and secondary postgraduate teacher training courses for all subjects.
  • 5 (part of a meal) plato (masculine) as a o for the first course de primer plato, de entrada a three-course meal una comida de dos platos y postre
    Example sentences
    • The Japanese, like most other Asians, do not usually serve meals in courses but set all the dishes on the table at the start of the meal.
    • Instead of serving dishes in courses, a Thai meal is served all at once, permitting dinners to enjoy complementary combinations of different tastes.
    • On the Sunday evening after the competition was over, a 3 course meal was served.
  • 6 [Sport/Deporte]
    (racecourse)
    hipódromo (masculine), pista (feminine) (de carreras)
    (golf course)
    campo (masculine) or (in Southern Cone also/en Cono Sur también) cancha (feminine) (de golf) the race is over a course of three miles (el circuito de) la carrera tiene un recorrido de tres millas to last o stay the course (persist to the end) aguantar hasta el final (lit: complete race) terminar la carrera
    Example sentences
    • One of the benefits of playing golf at new courses are the ideas you pick up.
    • It is a full service shotgun complex with two fully automated sporting clays courses, and golf carts are included.
    • While they want to incorporate some sightseeing into the trip, they have specified a minimum of four rounds of golf at leading courses in the chosen area.
  • 7 (of bricks) hilada (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • A continuous render is taken up the sides and over the top of the core material of a wall, the core material being some three courses of mud bricks about forty centimetres high.
    • The effect of height of a temple till now was mitigated and compromised by the horizontal courses of stone used for construction.
    • One face of the double-sided fireplace features two courses of light buff brick alternating with a single, inset course of red bricks.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • (flow swiftly) [literary/literario] he felt the blood coursing through his veins sentía correr la sangre por sus venas [literary/literario]

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