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American English: /ˈfaɪnl/
British English: /ˈfʌɪn(ə)l/

Translation of final in Spanish:


  • 1 (last) (before noun) the final day/attempt
    el último día/intento
    the final scene
    la última escena
    la escena final
    final exam a final demand for payment (Business)
    un último aviso de pago
    I'd like to make one final point: …
    por último quisiera señalar que …
    Example sentences
    • It was only when they saw the finished version in its final mix that they knew what they had got.
    • What this enables me to do is to get words down in a way that's closer to the final version.
    • Even funnier was a line which was cut from the final version.
  • 2 (definitive)
    and that's my final word on the subject
    y no se hable más del asunto
    that's my final offer you can't go and that's final
    no puedes ir y no hay más que hablar
    no puedes ir y sanseacabó [colloquial]
    the judges' decision is final [formal]
    la decisión del jurado es inapelable
    Example sentences
    • They were also given an explanation of the printing process from initial graphics through to the final design.
    • The outcome in the final points, as well as in the two events, was new European records.
    • At the time of writing, it is too early to know the final outcome of the process.
    Example sentences
    • But it must throw into doubt the ability of the tribunal to be a final arbitrator of disputes.
    • The court, which sits in The Hague, is the final arena for settling disputes between nations.
    • And this time supported by deeds that allow the neighbours to give Japan a final absolution.
  • 3 (ultimate)


  • 1 (Games, Sport) (often plural) to go through to the finals
    pasar a la(s) final(es)
    Example sentences
    • The winners of the semi-finals will take part in a county final to decide the winner.
    • The Netherlands have now made the Olympic final for the third Games in a row.
    • The three will include both finalists and the winner of the qualifying final.
    Example sentences
    • The result means Australia are still well in the hunt for next week's best-of-three finals of the series, which also features South Africa.
    • Waugh angrily bustled out of the conference after his side failed to make the finals of the tri-nations series.
    • Each team has to arrive by 15 January, then they face elimination rounds in each event, building up to a three-day series of finals.
  • 2
    also: finals plural
    exámenes (masculine plural) finales
    Example sentences
    • The atmosphere was more like that of an examination hall on finals day than a sporting arena before a big event.
    • It's 20 years this month since I took my first degree finals and spent every hour that they were open in that particular library.
    • Far from opting for a quiet life, Eddie is putting his radio career on hold in order to study for his Law degree finals - not to mention planning for his forthcoming wedding!
    Example sentences
    • He and nine other finalists had to prepare two main course dishes for the healthy catering class final.
    • There were more chapters to read, more papers to write, and a final in every class.
    • The duke spent time watching the games and when he moved inside for the primary school final spoke to a number of children about the day.
  • 3final (edition) (Journalism)
    última edición (feminine)
    the late-night final
    la edición de última hora
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