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importance

Pronunciation: /ɪmˈpɔːrtns; ɪmˈpɔːtns/

Translation of importance in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 (significance) importancia (feminine) to be of great/of the utmost importance ser* de suma/de la mayor importancia it's of no importance no tiene (ninguna) importancia, carece de importancia [formal] to attach importance to sth concederle or darle* importancia a algo 1.2 (influence, standing) importancia (feminine) a position of great importance un puesto muy importante she's so full of her own importance se da una importancia or unos aires …, tiene unas ínfulas …
    Example sentences
    • I want to write. I want to be able to spend a day doing nothing of any real importance.
    • There was no importance placed on the way you look, because that was not the way you were going to get by.
    • Most buildings of importance were pulverised and much of the city is still a ruin.

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