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prospect

Translation of prospect in Spanish:

noun

American English: /ˈprɑˌspɛkt/
British English: /ˈprɒspɛkt/
  • 1 1.1 uncountable (possibility) is there any prospect that you'll finish this afternoon?
    ¿hay alguna posibilidad de que termines esta tarde?
    prospect of something
    posibilidades (feminine plural) de algo
    there is little prospect of promotion
    hay pocas posibilidades de ascenso
    there isn't much prospect of my getting the job
    no tengo or no hay muchas posibilidades de que me den el trabajo
    Example sentences
    • Other workers will view the prospect with horror.
    • Of course there are moments where you are lulled temporarily into a false sensation of hope at the prospect of viewing a quality film.
    • Such is the scepticism with which many view the prospect.
    1.2 countable (situation envisaged) it isn't an encouraging prospect
    no es una perspectiva alentadora or un panorama alentador
    the prospect of having to start again
    la perspectiva de tener que volver a empezar
    Example sentences
    • It was, though, only when our tutor allowed himself a little self-satisfied smile at the prospect of the future triumph of behaviourism that he felt sufficiently moved to speak.
    • But the reality is that women face a multitude of problems when deciding if and when to have a family, despite the prospect of a childless future glaring at them from newspaper headlines.
    • It dreads the prospect of a future where more and more wagering ends up with non-fee paying operators ‘leeching’ off racing.
    1.3
    also: prospects plural
    (chances)
    perspectivas (feminine plural)
    employment/promotion prospects
    perspectivas de empleo/de ascenso
    a young executive with prospects
    un joven ejecutivo con perspectivas de futuro or con porvenir
    what are the prospects of it being finished on time?
    ¿qué perspectivas hay de que se acabe a tiempo?
    Example sentences
    • By aligning the owners' aspirations with those of their emerging management team, the prospects of future success are greatly increased.
    • The finality of death of a young man with glowing prospects for success is a shattering blow indeed.
    • In many cases, an alternative to a representational model will offer the best prospects for success.
  • 2 countable 2.1 (person) he's a good prospect for the first race
    tiene muchas probabilidades de ganar la primera carrera
    he's not a promising prospect as a writer
    como escritor no es muy prometedor or no promete mucho
    2.2 (potential customer)
    posible cliente, (-ta) (masculine, feminine)
    candidato, (-ta) (masculine, feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Around the time, many small business prospects, customers and clients will dwell on cost.
    • The idea would be that a company links to its customers and potential prospects.
    • The two largest potential groups of likely prospects for the certificate program include law enforcement officers and nurses.
  • 4 (Mining)
    (lugar donde se espera encontrar algún mineral)
    Example sentences
    • These days, there are fewer places to drill, and the best exploration prospects take more capital to tap.
    • It also has several exploration prospects near existing fields.
    • He said Government was doing the mapping exercise as a basic way of exploring minerals at various mining prospects.

intransitive verb

American English: /ˈprɑˌspɛkt/
British English: /prəˈspɛkt/
  • to prospect for something
    buscar algo
    we're prospecting for gold
    estamos prospectando el terreno en busca de oro
    estamos buscando oro

transitive verb

American English: /ˈprɑˌspɛkt/
British English: /prəˈspɛkt/
  • Example sentences
    • On the other hand, imagine how a middle manager in an oil company would respond to emailers complaining about how the company was prospecting for oil and marketing itself.
    • The argument that the Russians are successfully prospecting for oil in unlikely places is dubious at best.
    • He later flew in New Guinea, where he established an airline, prospected for oil, and ran a pearling boat.

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