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politics

Pronunciation: /ˈpɑːlətɪks; ˈpɒlətɪks/

Translation of politics in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 (+ singular verb/+ verbo en singular) (science, activity) política (feminine) to go into o enter politics dedicarse* a la política, meterse en política [colloquial/familiar] a career in politics una carrera política to talk politics hablar de política
    Example sentences
    • My background was in retail and accounting, but I'd always been active in politics and local government and the public and private sector.
    • He took an active interest in politics and was closely associated with the Fine Gael party for which he was a major fund raiser.
    • The major parties have taken politics and government away from the public!
    Example sentences
    • At 23, he is on the verge of completing a degree in history, politics and social studies.
    • Era finishes her exams next month and has set her heart on going to Oxford University to study philosophy, politics and economics.
    • He also lived in Buenos Aires before heading off to Oxford to study politics, philosophy and economics.
  • 2 (+ plural verb/+ verbo en plural) 2.1 (political relations) política (feminine) national/international politics política nacional/internacional I don't want to get involved in office politics yo no quiero meterme en intrigas or [colloquial/familiar] trapicheos de oficina the politics of medicine la medicina en el contexto político 2.2 (political views) ideas (feminine plural) políticas I don't know what her politics are no sé qué ideas políticas tiene
    Example sentences
    • I regret that those friendships were forged on bonds made not of trust and care, but of politics and beliefs.
    • The authors, however, are hostile to anything that smacks of principled working class politics.
    • If we do not change our policies and politics, it will be devastating to all of us worldwide.
    Example sentences
    • Global economics depends on that kind of cooperation; global politics builds on it.
    • What about the relation between cosmology and global politics?
    • They have no idea how to intervene politically in global politics.

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