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path
American English: /pæθ/
British English: /pɑːθ/

Translation of path in Spanish:

noun

  • 1.1 (track, walkway) they cleared a path through the jungle
    abrieron un sendero ( or una senda etc) a través de la selva
    to stray from the path of virtue
    apartarse del camino de la virtud or del buen camino
    the path to success
    el camino al éxito
    to beat a path to somebody's door
    asediar a alguien
    the world has been beating a path to his door
    ha habido un verdadero peregrinaje hasta su puerta
    hell 1 1
    Example sentences
    • Up green hills and down dirt paths, he walks alongside flag-draped coffins to support grieving families, to comfort, and to mourn.
    • They continued walking down the path until they came to a clearing.
    • They continued walking, the path getting darker and darker, until it split into two roads.
    1.2 (course of missile) the path of the sun
    el recorrido or el trayecto del sol
    the raging waters swept away everything in their path
    las tempestuosas aguas arrasaron con todo a su paso
    he stepped into the path of the oncoming vehicle
    se cruzó en el camino del vehículo que se acercaba
    the bullet was deflected from its path
    el proyectil fue desviado de su trayectoria
    to cross somebody's path
    cruzarse or toparse con alguien
    if you cross my path again …
    si te me vuelves a cruzar en el camino …
    after two years our paths crossed again
    dos años más tarde nos volvimos a encontrar
    Example sentences
    • And they are hoping to see hundreds of people who are either unemployed or fed up and looking for a change of direction in their career path.
    • The Conference Board survey suggests that strategic business management does not loom large in the career paths of security directors.
    • There are certainly more direct paths one can take to a career in theatre, but an unconventional one can produce unique artistic fruit.
    1.3 (course of action) See examples: if you take that path …
    si optas por hacer eso …

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