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American English: /prɛr/
British English: /prɛː/

Translation of prayer in Spanish:


  • 1.1 uncountable (praying) the power of prayer
    el poder de la oración
    the king was at prayer
    el rey estaba orando
    the Prayer Book
    (devocionario tradicional de la Iglesia Anglicana)
    1.2 countable (request, petition) my prayers were answered
    mis plegarias fueron atendidas or escuchadas
    the Lord's Prayer
    el Padrenuestro
    to say one's prayers to say a prayer
    rezar una oración
    a prayer for somebody/something
    una oración por alguien/algo
    not to have a prayer [colloquial]
    no tener ni la más mínima or remota posibilidad
    Example sentences
    • The milder and more beneficent forces of nature were addressed as female deities and invoked with prayers.
    • Human beings are addressing God in prayers for help against the inducements of the devil.
    • God answers our prayers because by addressing them to Him we acknowledge His Lordship and power.
    Example sentences
    • Swan will carry the hopes and prayers of Ireland as the country's current equine hero seeks to retain his crown.
    • She started the restaurant when her marriage dissolved, on little but hope and prayers.
    • Our deepest sympathies, prayers and best wishes go out to our fellow citizens who were injured in the blast.
    1.3 (service) See examples: Morning/Evening Prayer
    oficio (masculine) de maitines/vísperas
    (en la Iglesia Anglicana)

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    In some parts of Spain, the name given to a weekly open-air flea market where all kinds of items are sold is a rastro. The name El Rastro as such refers to a very big market of this type held in Madrid at weekends.