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exception

Pronunciation: /ɪkˈsepʃən/

Translation of exception in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 countable/numerable (sth different, unusual) excepción (feminine) the exception proves the rule la excepción confirma la regla
    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 u and c (exclusion) excepción (feminine) with the exception of sth/sb con or a excepción de algo/algn without exception sin excepción to make an exception hacer* una excepción
  • 2 (offense) to take exception to sth ofenderse por algo I take exception to that remark ese comentario me parece ofensivo

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