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pastoral

Pronunciation: /ˈpæstərəl; ˈpɑːstərəl/

Translation of pastoral in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1 [painting/scene] pastoril, bucólico
    Example sentences
    • Recalling the pastoral works of Homer Watson, her shots of rolling, sunbathed hills effectively showcase her background in still photography.
    • An idyllic pastoral quality is evoked by two men enjoying the view from the shore of Rocky Neck in the foreground, while a third walks by with his dog and two sheep.
    • Hall's pieces are pastoral, evoking the chirrup of birds who have learnt the song of car alarms, and the grunt of a badly maintained bus.
  • 2 2.1 [Religion/Religión] [care/duties] pastoral 2.2 (British English/inglés británico) [Sch] [Univ] he's in charge of pastoral care se ocupa del bienestar de los alumnos
    Example sentences
    • One of the prime functions of a teacher is pastoral care, and students assume that their professors will offer moral instruction and guidance.
    • But when he showed interest in the post of acting principal teacher of pastoral care 18 months ago, he was told by the headteacher that he could not apply because he is not a Catholic.
    • Other areas praised by the Ofsted team include her leadership as head, and the pastoral care of pupils.
    Example sentences
    • Although restricted by the government, he was allowed to engage in pastoral work and development projects, and served as chaplain to the foreign community in Phnom Penh, the capital.
    • As part of her pastoral work with St James, she also carried out communion at three Clitheroe nursing homes, Castleford, Pendle Court and Clitheroe Nursing Home.
    • For over ten years his pastoral work was always marked by gentleness, thoughtfulness and sensitivity, especially to those in trouble.

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