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fascination

Pronunciation: /ˌfæsnˈeɪʃən; ˌfæsɪˈneɪʃən/

Translation of fascination in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 (ability to fascinate) fascinación (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • The idea of "document" seems to have a promising fascination for the twenty-first century psyche.
    • The Himalayan region has long held a particular fascination for the western mind.
    • In the 1970s, the enthusiasm of many obstetricians for electronic foetal monitoring was in fact a real fascination.
    1.2 (being fascinated) fascination with sth fascinación (feminine)por algo we watched/listened with o in fascination miramos/escuchamos fascinados
    Example sentences
    • I watched all the big fish with morbid fascination.
    • I suppose we all have a fascination with death.
    • He also expanded his concept of history into the contemporary period through a fascination with international affairs.

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