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plaza

Pronunciation: /ˈplæzə; ˈplɑːzə/

Translation of plaza in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (square) plaza (feminine); (in front of large building) explanada (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • The Learning Corridor includes five separate buildings, large public plazas and green spaces, and a parking garage.
    • We have some lovely plazas, squares, public markets, and parks.
    • A plaza joins a public esplanade which is planned to eventually connect all of Tacoma's waterfront.
    1.2 (complex) (American English/inglés norteamericano) centro (masculine) comercial
    Example sentences
    • At malls and huge shopping plazas, you get pushed and jostled.
    • It's more of a small indoor shopping plaza with retail stores and the like.
    • I finally caught up with him inside a store in one of the shopping plazas.

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