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American English: /ɪkˈsɛpʃ(ə)n/
British English: /ɪkˈsɛpʃ(ə)n/
, /ɛkˈsɛpʃ(ə)n/

Translation of exception in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 countable (something different, unusual) the exception proves the rule
    Example sentences
    • There are a number of well-established exceptions to the general rule and their list is not closed.
    • I have a friend and neighbour called Peter Thomson who is an exception to the general rule.
    • An exception to this general rule is formed by a cheque which bears on its front the letter R.
    1.2 uncountable and countable (exclusion) with the exception of something/somebody
    con or a excepción de algo/alguien
    without exception to make an exception
    hacer una excepción
  • 2 (offense) See examples: to take exception to something
    ofenderse por algo
    I take exception to that remark
    ese comentario me parece ofensivo

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    In some parts of Spain, the name given to a weekly open-air flea market where all kinds of items are sold is a rastro. The name El Rastro as such refers to a very big market of this type held in Madrid at weekends.