There are 3 translations of present in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈpreznt/


  • 1 (at scene) (predicative/predicativo) to be present estar* presente she was present at the ceremony estuvo presente en la ceremonia, asistió a la ceremonia all those present todos los presentes how many were present? ¿cuántas personas había? he was present at the scene of the accident presenció el accidente you are ever present in my thoughts te tengo siempre presente a protein present in blood una proteína que se encuentra en la sangre all present and accounted for o (British English/inglés británico) correct todos presentes, somos todos los que estamos y estamos todos los que somos [humorous/humorístico]
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    • We have an inside source who was present at the rally and is familiar with the reporters involved.
    • However they were present in large numbers and settled for a short procession inside the church.
    • Insiders ask whether he should have been present rather than delegating decision-making to his chief executive.
  • 2 (before noun/delante del nombre) 2.1 (current) [situation/salary/address] actual at the present time o moment en este momento in the present case en este caso, en el caso que nos ocupa the present writer [formal] quien esto escribe 2.2 [Linguistics/Lingüística] the present tense el presente the present indicative el presente de indicativo the present subjunctive el presente del subjuntivo the present participle el participio activo or (de) presente
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    • The only problem is that it looks or sounds for the most part, therefore, exactly the same as the present tense of the verb.
    • It should be clear that an apology has to be in the first person, and in the present tense.
    • Another peculiarity of headlinese is that it is almost always in the present tense.
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    • Given the present situation, it seems that no long or short term planning was ever done to meet the growing power demand.
    • A tram link between Interchange and Forster Square stations would be slightly better than the present situation.
    • There is an awful description in use about the present situation - the ‘new normal’.


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There are 3 translations of present in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /prɪˈzent/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 (give, hand over) to present sth to sb entregarle* algo a algn, hacerle* entrega de algo a algn [formal] her daughter will present the bouquet to her su hija le entregará el ramo de flores or [formal] le hará entrega del ramo de flores please present my respects to … [formal] por favor presente mis respetos a … [formal] to present sb with sth obsequiar a algn con algo [formal], obsequiarle algo a algn (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina) [formal] she was presented with a silver tray la obsequiaron con una bandeja de plata [formal], le obsequiaron una bandeja de plata (Latin America/América Latina) [formal] she presented him with a daughter [dated/anticuado] le dio una hija
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    • Terese Capucilli's award will be presented to her at the ceremony by actor and graphics designer Bill Randolph.
    • The trophy was presented by best-selling author Bill Bryson who described it as a very exciting match.
    • Ruth, 18, offered to present the painting to Mr Bayley as a memento of York, the floods and the exhibition.
    1.2 (confront)to present sb with sth I was presented with a bill for £500 me pasaron una cuenta por or de 500 libras we were presented with a very difficult situation nos vimos frente a una situación muy difícil it presents me with a whole host of problems esto me plantea toda una serie de problemas
  • 2 (proffer) [ticket/passport/account/motion/bill] presentar; [argument/ideas] presentar, exponer* the way it's presented is very important la presentación es muy importante to present a petition to the authorities presentar or [formal] elevar una petición a las autoridades to present a check for payment presentar un cheque para el cobro
  • 3 3.1 (constitute) ser*, constituir* they presented an easy target eran un blanco fácil it may present an obstacle to future development puede significar or constituir un obstáculo para el desarrollo futuro 3.2 (provide) [view/perspective] presentar, ofrecer*
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    • Like other types of bills of exchange payable on demand, a cheque has to be presented for payment within a reasonable time.
    • The builder simply presented his bill for payment.
    • When a cheque is presented for payment the paying bank, as we know, must comply strictly with its customer's mandate.
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    • Judges are obliged to remain open-minded about the outcome of a case until the relevant evidence has been presented in court.
    • On 3 June 1992 it was wound up by the High Court on a petition presented by the Bank of England.
    • The claim form in this action was issued on 19th April 2001 and the Petition was presented to the court on the same day.
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    • Even the newer equipment presents difficult problems of ballot design.
    • And we have seen that sexism presents a greater difficulty than racism in this regard as well.
    • The lack of affordable housing presents problems for the whole of the community - if there is no one to nurse the sick, teach the children or work on the land everyone suffers.
  • 4 4.1 [Cinema/Cine] [Theater/Teatro] presentar 4.2 [Radio] [Television/Televisión] [show] presentar
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    • Riddoch has spent the past five years on Radio Scotland, presenting a daily show that tackles issues high on the national news agenda.
    • His brother, Grant Stott, 35, presents a radio show on Edinburgh's Forth One.
    • Hewitt met her when they presented a radio show together.
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    • The Multi Storey Theatre Company is presenting the hour-long show, ideal for families with children over the age of five and an adult audience too.
    • NTC Touring Theatre Company presents a second show, The Stars Look Down, on Tuesday.
    • Sam Dowling's energetic and innovative Roscommon-based experimental theatre company presents its exciting new production.
  • 5 (introduce) [formal] presentar may I present my husband? permítame presentarle a mi marido to be presented at court ser* presentado en la corte to present sb to sb presentarle algn a algn I presented him to my parents se lo presenté a mis padres

reflexive verb/verbo reflexivo

  • 1.1 (arise) [problem/opportunity] presentarse, surgir* 1.2 (appear) [formal] [person] presentarse to present oneself for interview/examination presentarse a una entrevista/un examen to present oneself as a candidate presentarse como candidato
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    • An under-matron at Malsis school, she was presented by the wife of her cousin, Commander Ian Steel RN.
    • A Mossi baby is formally presented to the community three days after birth for a boy, and four days after birth for a girl.
    • On September 14th as Marquise de Pompadour she was formally presented at court.
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    • Then one day a man appears at his door, presenting himself as John Shooter, and accuses Mort of copying a story from him.
    • But it was a composed and prepared Smith who appeared on Newsmaker Live to present herself for public scrutiny.
    • David presented himself at the emergency room of the hospital one and one-half days after the third cystoscopy.
    1.3 (display, show) presentarse this is how the situation presents itself to me así es como yo veo la situación
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    • He's kick-started the process by studying many of the proposals on offer and presenting this draft plan of action.
    • The joint committee, which presents a preliminary report this autumn, comprises three Liberal Democrats, 12 Labour, seven Tories and two crossbenchers.
    • All you will have to do to take advantage of the offer is to present your card when you make your purchase.
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    • I started playing golf since about age 14, and can remember playing in rain or shine whenever the chance presented itself.
    • They are not like the other girls at Moore River, and, when an opportunity presents itself, they escape.
    • She does not plan large works in advance, but instead visits the designated exhibition space and waits for an idea to present itself to her.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • [Medicine/Medicina] [patient/disease] presentarse the patient presented with symptoms of … el paciente se presentó con síntomas de … the baby presented in the breech position el niño venía de nalgas
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    • Mr. Smith is a 63-year-old man who presents to his family physician with typical anginal chest pain.
    • On average, one full school day was missed unnecessarily after children presented to hospital emergency departments with minor injuries.
    • At 12 months of age, the patient presented to the hospital with vomiting.
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    • Influenza may present as a mild respiratory illness similar to the common cold.
    • Firstly, hepatitis C is not an uncommon disease presenting to general practitioners.
    • However, none of the 5 tumors presenting during pregnancy and lactation that were tested were positive for either protein.
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    • Gardberg et al found that 68% of fetuses presenting as occiput posterior position at birth resulted from a malrotation from an initial occiput anterior position.

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