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American English: /n(j)u/
British English: /njuː/

Translation of new in Spanish:

adjective newer, newest

  • 1 1.1 (unused) brand new is that a new suit you're wearing?
    ¿estás estrenando traje?
    ¿es nuevo ese traje?
    as new
    como nuevo
    to be/look like new
    ser/parecer nuevo
    new for old insurance
    seguro (masculine) de valor de nuevo
    Example sentences
    • Made from delicately embroidered cotton, the gown looks almost new on the happy baby.
    • The poor old thing was purchased new, and now has a rather worn binding and some book tape holding it together.
    • I shall embark on a long project to acquire new or used copies of them all, regardless.
    1.2 (recent, novel) hi, what's new? [colloquial]
    ¿que tal? ¿qué hay (de nuevo)? [colloquial]
    that's nothing new
    eso no es nada nuevo
    he's had a fight with his wife — so what else is new? [colloquial] [ironic]
    se ha peleado con su mujer — ¡qué novedad! [colloquial] [ironic]
    that's a new one on me! [colloquial]
    ¡no me digas!
    Example sentences
    • Just imagine what inept superpowers Ben and Jennifer's new baby girl must have.
    • For his part, Sebastien Balleux said he has a lot of catching up to do with a new baby coming soon.
    • This day, however, she chose to draw a picture of her new baby brother.
    Example sentences
    • People don't know what to do when they see me riding my bike, it's strange and new to them.
    • Everything was fresh and new to Cherry, and there were choices everywhere she turned.
    • All the anecdotes were new to us, the creaking chair-bound jokes fresh as this morning's lox.
    1.3 (recently arrived)
    I'm new here
    soy nueva aquí
    to be new to somethingshe's new to this company
    es nueva en la empresa
    I was new to London
    llevaba poco tiempo en Londres
    she was new to selling/flying
    vender/volar era nuevo para ella
    the new rich
    los nuevos ricos
  • 2 (different, other)
    I put new batteries in the radio
    le cambié las pilas a la radio
    don't open a new bottle
    no abras otra botella
    to start a new life
    empezar una nueva vida
    she could be a new Callas
    podría llegar a ser otra Callas
    she looked like a new woman
    parecía otra
    after the shower I felt like a new man
    la ducha me dejó como nuevo
    Example sentences
    • Only later, in different times and new hands, does it transcend its bad faith.
    • So what I am trying to do is to slowly shift myself to new, different territory.
    • The problem is political change, because every new government has different ideas.
    Example sentences
    • Order books improved, but firms struggled to win new business in overseas markets.
    • Small businesses will simply have an additional new tax regime to those they already have to face.
    • In addition, two other new JPs who live in the borough were sworn in to serve in neighbouring courts.
  • 3 3.1 (freshly made)
    recién hecho
    Example sentences
    • You introduce your new album with a skit where a rock musician tries to alter your music.
    • Each year seed companies and plant breeders introduce dozens of new varieties and hybrids.
    • We must be vigilant to ensure that weeds do not become noxious as a result of any new crop variety.
    3.2 (tender, young)
    3.3 (early)
    Example sentences
    • All main courses are served with a choice of chips, jacket or new potatoes and fresh vegetables or salad.
    • The chicken was tender and nicely cooked and the creamy mash made a welcome change from new potatoes or chips.
    • This was in fact me taking some salad stuff from Marks's round to his and boiling up some new potatoes.


  • these dresses are new in from Paris
    estos vestidos acaban de llegar de París
    Example sentences
    • This wine resounds with the aromas and flavors of herbs, gooseberries, fresh lime, green apple, and new-mown hay.
    • This has given us a new-found freedom of investment and allowed us to look into some new asset classes.
    • For a man previously prepared to travel so far, this showed a new found laziness.
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