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excursion

Pronunciation: /ɪkˈskɜːrʒən; ɪkˈskɜːʃən/

Translation of excursion in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 (outing) excursión (feminine) to go on an excursion ir* de excursión to make an excursion hacer* una excursión (before noun/delante del nombre) excursion ticket (for bus, train) boleto (masculine) or (Spain/España) , billete (masculine) de excursión (by train) pasaje (masculine) or (Spain/España) , billete (masculine) or (Mexico/México) , boleto (masculine) de excursión
    Example sentences
    • ‘Day hikes, long treks, paddling excursions - short or long trips, we have a variety of events that take place in the summer for all members,’ noted Bookan.
    • This was only a short excursion into the forest to report to my brothers.
    • One of my favorite excursions was a short drive from downtown at the Ballard Locks, which is absolutely free to visitors.
  • 2 (digression) excursion into sth incursión (feminine)en algo
    Example sentences
    • Weller's music runs the gamut from the Jam's punk-colored Mod and Merseybeat, through the Style Council's white soul, to the '90s excursions into folk and psychedelia.
    • The new songs sound like classic Ornette Coleman - similar in emphasis to his vintage small group jazz performances rather than his later excursions into world music, symphony pieces and funk.
    • He peppers the storytelling with African-American colloquialisms and excursions into patois that echo his native Trinidad, the South, the street, the church and the bush.

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