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Pronunciation: /nuː; njuː/

Translation of new in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo (-er, -est)

  • 1 1.1 (unused) nuevo brand new flamante 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) nuevo hi, what's new? [colloquial/familiar] ¿que tal? ¿qué hay (de nuevo)? [colloquial/familiar] that's nothing new eso no es nada nuevo he's had a fight with his wife — so what else is new? [colloquial/familiar] [ironic] se ha peleado con su mujer — ¡qué novedad! [colloquial/familiar] [irónico] that's a new one on me! [colloquial/familiar] ¡no me digas!
    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) [member/recruit] nuevo I'm new here soy nueva aquíto be new to sth she'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
    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.
  • 2 (different, other) [address/job/era] nuevo 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) [wine] joven; [bread] fresco, recién hecho 3.2 (tender, young) [buds/leaves] nuevo 3.3 (early) [crop/potatoes] nuevo
    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.
    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.


  • recién these dresses are new in from Paris estos vestidos acaban de llegar de París

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