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American English: /ˈprɛfəs/
British English: /ˈprɛfəs/

Translation of preface in Spanish:


  • preface (to something)
    (to book/speech)
    prefacio (masculine) or prólogo (masculine) (de algo)
    Example sentences
    • This article is excerpted from the new preface to the updated paperback edition.
    • Aguilera has written a preface for the book introducing the ongoing show at the Shanghai Museum, which is entitled ‘The Mayan Treasures from Mexico.’
    • The book contains a preface, six chapters and two appendices - one a list of end uses of asbestos and the other a partial list of organizations that specified asbestos in codes or standards.
    Example sentences
    • The only statement even vaguely likely to incite dislike is a preface to the summary of western thought which is characterised as ‘the inconsistency of their argument’.
    • In addition to providing some history about them, it also doubles as a preface for describing the animation.
    • Ignoring her greeting card preface, the trio around me began to weave a tangle of memories, Lily's going farther back than the others.

transitive verb

  • (book)
    escribir el prefacio de
    the coup prefaced a bloody civil war [literary]
    el golpe de estado fue el prólogo de una sangrienta guerra civil
    she prefaced this by saying that …
    a modo de introducción dijo que …
    dijo como preámbulo que …
    Example sentences
    • The book is prefaced by a ‘cast of characters’, and characters rather than abstractions govern its course.
    • The book is prefaced with four pages of worried preamble by the author about her inspiration - the memoir of an 18 th-century Korean crown princess - and how she translated its impact.
    • The volume is prefaced by an excellent review by the editors on the state of research which incorporates the submitted papers and an extensive bibliography.
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