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

Translation of passage in Spanish:


  • 1 countable 1.1 (alleyway)
    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.
    1.2 (corridor) (esp British) secret passage
    pasadizo (masculine) secreto
    1.3 (way) 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]
    (movement) paso (masculine)
    the passage of the bill through parliament
    la discusión del proyecto en el parlamento
    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.
    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) the passage of time
    el paso or el transcurso del tiempo
  • 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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