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Pronunciation: /ˈprefəs; ˈprefɪs/

Translation of preface in Spanish:


  • preface (to sth) [to book/speech] prefacio (masculine) or prólogo (masculine)(de algo) [to event] 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/verbo transitivo

  • [book] prologar*, escribir* el prefacio de the coup prefaced a bloody civil war [literary/literario] 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 …

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