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paper
American English: /ˈpeɪpər/
British English: /ˈpeɪpə/

Translation of paper in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 1.1 uncountable (material) don't throw paper on the floor
    no tiren papeles al suelo
    it's made of paper
    es de papel
    a sheet of paper a piece of paper
    un papel
    I spent four years at college to get this piece of paper
    me pasé cuatro años en la universidad para conseguir este papelito or (Chile) este cartón [colloquial]
    it's not worth the paper it's printed o written onthis agreement/contract is not worth the paper it's printed on
    este acuerdo/contrato es papel mojado or no tiene el menor valor
    on paper
    en teoría
    the scheme looks excellent on paper
    en teoría or sobre el papel el plan es excelente
    on paper he's very well qualified but …
    diplomas ( or certificados etc) tiene muchos pero …
    to get o put something down on paper
    poner algo por escrito
    (before noun) (towel/handkerchief)
    de papel
    paper currency paper cutter paper industry
    industria (feminine) papelera
    paper loss (Finance)
    pérdida (feminine) no realizada
    paper profit (Finance)
    beneficio (masculine) no realizado
    paper qualifications
    títulos (masculine plural)
    Example sentences
    • The first thing to buy is a large sheet of white thick paper or thin card, which you gently bend into a right angled curve.
    • Taking out a sheet of paper with lots of writing on it, Daria nodded, took a deep breath, and began her story.
    • She slid her nail along the top to open it and pulled out a single sheet of paper with a drawing and a sentence hastily scribbled along the bottom.
    1.2 countable (wrapper)
    (especially British English)
    envoltorio (masculine)
    papel (masculine)
    1.3 uncountable
    also: wallpaper
    1.4 countable
    also: cigarette paper
  • 2 countable (newspaper) I read/saw it in the paper
    lo leí/lo vi en el diario or periódico
    what did the papers say about it?
    ¿qué salió en los diarios or periódicos al respecto?
    (before noun) paper boy/girl
    repartidor, (-dora) (masculine, feminine) de periódicos or diarios
    diar(i)ero, (-ra) (masculine, feminine) (Southern Cone)
    Example sentences
    • Besides the general-circulation papers, newspapers continued to flourish as agents of various special communities.
    • New York had nine daily newspapers then, plus papers in Brooklyn, Queens and New Jersey, and three wire services.
    • These findings provide a prescription for future newspaper content if papers are to gain young readers now and keep them in the future.
  • 3 countable 3.1 (for journal) a research paper
    un trabajo de investigación
    to give o present a paper
    presentar una ponencia or una comunicación
    3.2 (student essay)
    Example sentences
    • However, the examiners who mark their papers will not be made aware of their circumstances, in order to preserve the integrity of the exams process.
    • The number of answer papers identifying all the scarecrows correctly was higher than usual.
    • The Department of Education and Science is also preparing to advertise for examiners to correct the papers to ensure the exams go ahead in June as planned.
    3.3 (Politics) seegreen paper, → white paper
    Example sentences
    • Detailed policy papers, letters and ministerial submissions are taped and listened to late into the evening, absorbed at double the normal speed.
    • I think that both the report and the strategy paper are positive documents for Bulgaria.
    • Based on that work stage three of the process will see the production of a series of policy papers setting out various options
    Example sentences
    • I presented my paper at the first session and, relieved it was over, took the nearest free seat.
    • This paper examines that question by considering the acute phase of care provided by the public sector.
    • Thursday had the best of the paper sessions from my point of view.
  • 5
    also: papers plural
    (documents)
    documentos (masculine plural)
    papeles (masculine plural)
    he had to hand over his identity papers
    tuvo que entregar sus documentos de identidad or su documentación personal
    you have to carry your papers at all time
    hay que llevar siempre los documentos or los papeles encima
    his car papers weren't in order
    no tenía los papeles or documentos del coche en regla
    ship's papers
    documentación (feminine) del barco
    to give somebody her/his walking papers (American English) [colloquial]
    poner a alguien de patitas en la calle [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • His first book on folklore, Custom and Myth, did not appear until 1884, but contained papers written and printed much earlier.
    • Well, they're probably excited they don't have to write any papers right now for their professors.
    • While studying at SFU, Terry would write his papers on cancer research.

transitive verb

  • 1.1
    (wall/room)
    empapelar or (in Mexico also) tapizar
    1.2 (Theater)to paper the house
    regalar entradas
    Example sentences
    • A feature wall was papered in golden crushed vinyl wallpaper.
    • The walls were papered in elegant blue wallpaper, and the floor was soft carpet.
    • He goes up to the flat and sees two workmen papering the walls.

Phrasal verbs

paper over

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
(hole/crack)
tapar con papel
(rift/quarrel)
tapar
disimular

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