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American English: /ˈpæsɪdʒ/
British English: /ˈpasɪdʒ/

Translation of passage in Spanish:


  • 1 countable 1.1 (alleyway) 1.2 (corridor)
    (especially British English)
    secret passage
    pasadizo (masculine) secreto
    Example sentences
    • The house is old and creaky, stairs to half-floors leading from narrow rooms and confusing passages as if designed by M.C. Escher.
    • Excavations revealed a massive timber gate about halfway along the passage allowing access to be controlled.
    • As one walks through the different rooms, passages and interstices of the gallery, there is a tremendous but transient concatenation of sound.
    1.3 (way) See examples: the doctor forced a passage through the crowd
    el médico se abrió paso entre la gente
    Example sentences
    • The game was hallmarked by a superb full back display by Ms. Dalton, past whom nothing found passage, although she had generous aid from a better-balanced team.
    • It may seem tame in this context to devote time and technical skill to throwing up perfect spheres of glass in a vacuum and timing their passage up and down past two pairs of slits.
    • That was before the Uefa Cup run gathered momentum, before his booming finish at Anfield sealed Celtic's passage past Liverpool and his position as a crowd favourite.
    1.4 (Anatomy) back passage [euphemistic]
    Example sentences
    • Oya Orisha predominates in the lungs, bronchial passages, and the mucous membranes.
    • These potent chemicals dilate blood vessels and constrict bronchial air passages.
    • The infection spreads from the nose or throat through the Eustachian tube, a passage between the throat and the middle ear.
  • 2 uncountable 2.1 (right to pass) [formal] the passage of the bill through parliament
    la discusión del proyecto en el parlamento
    2.2 (transition) the passage from boyhood to manhood
    el paso de la juventud a la madurez
    Example sentences
    • The rate of temporal passage cannot be changed consciously by mortals, generally speaking.
    • Rite of passage conveying status change for males, from young boys to responsible men.
    • I can see the inexorable passage of time moving Baby to the inevitable Teenager II but whilst Baby is still at junior school I can make the most of an ally!
    2.3 (lapse) See examples: the passage of time
    el paso or el transcurso del tiempo
    Example sentences
    • She tapped the shoulder of the person in front of her, asking for passage forward.
    • He sneers at her approach and waddles forward to block her passage.
    • The money could be recoverable from the officer who was responsible for not having filed the written statement despite passage of so much time.
    Example sentences
    • The group also demanded a $50m ransom as well as safe passage and the publication of their manifesto by all of the countries whose diplomats had been held.
    • But we provide space-based utilities no such security or assurance of safe passage or operation.
    • In another audacious move he sent envoys to the Crusader leaders in Acre asking for safe passage and the right to purchase supplies.
  • 3 countable (voyage) the outward/homeward passage
    el viaje de ida/vuelta
    to book a passage
    reservar un pasaje
    (en barco)
    to work one's passage
    pagarse el pasaje trabajando a bordo
    to have a rough/easy passageshe had an easy passage to the final
    llegó a la final sin ninguna dificultad
    the opposition gave the bill a rough passage
    la oposición puso muchas trabas al proyecto de ley
    Example sentences
    • Delayed only by her trial, she finally booked passage aboard a tanker and sailed alone to Karachi, to join the rest of the family in exile.
    • She was so aware of the danger that she'd booked passage in a ship for Australia for herself and me in 1940, meaning to leave me with her family there and return to England.
    • John wanted to set about their adventure as expeditiously as possible and had booked passage on a postal aeroplane traveling to nearby Hog's Creek.
  • 4 countable (extract)
    Example sentences
    • I'll read a short passage from my book Four Seasons in Five Senses, that talks about that connection we have with memory, the land and ultimately generation.
    • Look, there are lots of narrative shifts in this book with short passages, and this gives a sense of dislocation too, for the reader; one voice and then another.
    • The most sobering part of the book is a short passage where Guttenplan elaborates this country's history of anti-Semitism.

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