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imagination

Pronunciation: /ɪˌmædʒəˈneɪʃən; ɪˌmædʒɪˈneɪʃən/

Translation of imagination in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 u and c (faculty) imaginación (feminine) what a wonderful imagination this child has! ¡qué imaginación or fantasía tiene este niño! you're letting your imagination run away with you te estás dejando llevar por la imaginación it's only your imagination son imaginaciones or figuraciones tuyas the product failed to capture the public imagination el producto no atrajo or no despertó el interés del público the book fired his imagination el libro dio vuelo a su imaginación the photo leaves nothing to the imagination [humorous/humorístico] la foto no deja nada librado a la imaginación by no stretch of the imagination ni remotamente what were they doing? — use your imagination! ¿qué estaban haciendo? — pues, imagínatelo
    Example sentences
    • He designed a series of lavish public celebrations to cement this image in the public imagination.
    • He said the tragedy still captured the public imagination and interest in it had not waned.
    • But one thing was undeniable; that children have vivid imaginations.
    1.2 uncountable/no numerable (inventiveness) inventiva (feminine), imaginación (feminine), idea (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • The first barrier is the lack of imagination and creativity in resourcing in schools.
    • The garden lacked beauty and mystery and I lacked creative imagination.
    • When will it dawn on them that we are capable of creating jobs by way of our own indigenous resources and imagination?

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