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American English: /ˈplɛʒər/
British English: /ˈplɛʒə/

Translation of pleasure in Spanish:


  • 1 uncountable 1.1 (happiness, satisfaction) the pursuit of pleasure
    la búsqueda del placer
    it's a pleasure to listen to her
    es un placer or da gusto escucharla
    to find or take pleasure in something
    disfrutar con algo
    to take pleasure in hurting others
    disfrutar or regodearse hiriendo a los demás
    I get a lot of pleasure out of reading
    disfruto muchísimo leyendo
    (before noun) the pleasure principle (Psychology)
    el principio de placer
    pleasure seeker
    Example sentences
    • Perhaps if he had been more concerned with self-advancement he might not have fallen into obscurity - but would he then have produced such happy music for our pleasure?
    • Everyone present expressed satisfaction, approval, pleasure and delight at being in attendance.
    • There was no uncertainty, no wavering, no hesitation, nor was there any mirth, any pleasure, any satisfaction.
    1.2 (in polite formulas) with pleasure
    con mucho gusto
    it is with the greatest pleasure that we …
    tenemos el gran placer de …
    thank you — (it's) my pleasure
    gracias — de nada or no hay de qué, ha sido un placer
    may I have the pleasure of this dance?
    ¿me concede esta pieza?
    I don't believe I've had the pleasure
    no creo haber tenido el placer or el gusto
    Mr John Smith requests the pleasure of your company at …
    John Smith tiene el placer de invitar a Vd a …
    it gives me great pleasure to introduce …
    es un placer para mí presentarles …
    me es muy grato poder presentarles …
    it gives me no pleasure to have to tell you this
    lamento or siento mucho tener que decirte esto
  • 2 2.1 uncountable (recreation, amusement) I play just for pleasure
    toco solo porque me gusta
    (before noun) pleasure craft
    embarcación (feminine) de recreo
    pleasure cruise
    crucero (masculine) de placer
    pleasure garden pleasure trip
    Example sentences
    • Some parts of the building are for entertainment, pleasure, and relaxation; others for work and for meeting outsiders.
    • Glasgow has become a place of leisure, pleasure and entertainment.
    • There's a problem here, an interesting one if one is concerned about reading as an act of pleasure as opposed to literature as a field of scholarship.
    2.2 countable (source of happiness) she introduced him to the pleasures of good food
    lo inició en los placeres de la buena mesa
    Jane is a real pleasure to teach
    da gusto or es un verdadero placer darle clases a Jane
    it's a great pleasure having you back
    estamos encantados de tenerlo una vez más entre nosotros
    it was a pleasure
    fue un placer
    Example sentences
    • I resist the view that the pleasures of fiction derive from its purely thought-experimental aspects.
    • It is undoubtedly true that the pleasures of smoking are derived from the actions of nicotine on the central nervous system.
    • His own interest in food lay in the pleasures to be derived from it.
  • 3 uncountable (choice) [formal]at your pleasure
    cuando (usted) guste [formal]
    to be detained during Her/His Majesty's pleasure (in UK) (Law)
    (quedar detenido indefinidamente a discreción del Ministerio del Interior)
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