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Pronunciation: /ˈfɔːrmər; ˈfɔːmə(r)/

Translation of former in Spanish:


  • 1 (earlier, previous) [Prime Minister/champion] antiguo my former wife/husband mi exesposa/exesposo in former days o times antes, en otros tiempos, antiguamente a former member of the team un antiguo miembro or un exmiembro del equipo
    Example sentences
    • Previous solo albums by former Blur guitarist Graham Coxon were almost the sound of a man apologising for having once been in the charts.
    • The former cricket umpire had previously been picked up once every three months by ambulance for check-ups at the hospital.
    • In fact, she was a former bankrupt who had previously been charged with insurance fraud.
    Example sentences
    • Euro RSCG Arks has lost several major accounts and shrunk to a third of its former size in the past two years.
    • In a nod to the county's former hippy past, the company's head chef is said to have formerly worked for the rock band Grateful Dead.
    • It's easy to forget the former blight and decay of this part of Southwark.
  • 2 (first-mentioned) primero the former case/problem el primer caso/problema
    Example sentences
    • Aquinas leans in the direction of the former view, but realizes that the latter could in fact be the case.
    • The left take precisely the opposite view, condemning the former assault but applauding the latter.
    • The essence of the former view can be presented as follows.


  • the former el primero, (plural) los primeros,

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