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original

Pronunciation: /əˈrɪdʒənl/

Translation of original in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1 (first) [version/plan] original, originario the original inhabitants los primeros habitantes, los habitantes originarios from an original idea by … [Cinema/Cine] [Television/Televisión] basado en una idea de …
    Example sentences
    • The original design provided for the restoration of existing courtrooms.
    • In North America alone, there are many aboriginal cultures that no longer know a word of their original languages.
    • The final design will maintain these original features.
  • 2 2.1 (not copied) [work/research/design] original don't send original documents no envíe originales 2.2 (unusual) [person/gift/idea] original
    Example sentences
    • Freud certainly had many original ideas; but even the most inventive minds are indebted to their predecessors.
    • The contest is open to all original bands and musicians - whatever the musical style.
    • Erofeyev is an absurdly original writer of the utmost importance.
    Example sentences
    • The multimedia production also included an original score by artist-musician Rodney Graham and rock duo Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth.
    • He gave me about 20 minutes to respond to an emailed copy of the original article.
    • Fortunately his family made some copies of the original manuscript and so we can see now what he really wrote.

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 [Art/Arte] original (masculine); (document) original (masculine) the remake isn't as good as the original la nueva versión no es tan buena como la original in the original en versión original the songs on the album are all originals los temas del álbum son todos nuevos 1.2 (unusual person) she's an original! ¡es de lo más original!

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