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American English: /ˈridɪŋ/
British English: /ˈriːdɪŋ/

Translation of reading in Spanish:


  • 1 uncountable 1.1 (material) See examples: I like light reading
    me gusta leer cosas fáciles y amenas
    this book makes good/interesting reading
    este libro es muy ameno/interesante
    it's easy reading
    es fácil de leer
    1.2 (study) a person of wide reading
    una persona de amplia cultura or muy leída
    from my reading, I developed an interest in India
    a través de mis lecturas empecé a interesarme por la India
  • 2 2.1 uncountable (activity, skill) Johnny's reading is coming along nicely
    Johnny lee cada vez mejor
    they gathered for the reading of the will
    se reunieron para dar lectura al testamento
    (before noun) (glasses)
    para leer
    de lectura
    she has a reading age of 10
    lee al nivel de un niño de 10 años
    reading group
    grupo (masculine) de lectura
    reading lamp
    lámpara (feminine) portátil
    reading light
    luz (feminine) de lectura
    the reading public
    el público lector
    los lectores
    2.2 countable (event) See examples: poetry reading
    recital (masculine) de poesía
    2.3 countable (passage)
    Example sentences
    • The combined choirs will sing the traditional carols of the Christmas season and in addition there will be readings from Sacred Scripture.
    • There are many ways, but today let's focus on two, both of which are related to the Scripture readings we will hear at Mass.
    • Each service includes short scripture readings, petitions regarding mourning, suggestions for reflection, and room for journaling.
    Example sentences
    • More than just reading skills are impaired, you can count on it.
    • A country of ten-year-olds should concentrate on their reading and comprehension skills.
    • His reading and writing skills have also dramatically changed.
  • 3 countable (on dial, gauge) the other thermometer gave a higher reading
    el otro termómetro marcaba una temperatura or daba una lectura más alta
    to take a reading of something
    leer algo
    ver cuánto marca algo
    Example sentences
    • To reduce measurement error, this instrument takes three readings and computes an average.
    • If there is a large discrepancy between the water meter readings and the amount of water shown on the bill, a specialist is sent to investigate the problem.
    • Even frequent meter readings provided information about energy use after the fact, not allowing actions to be taken to reduce energy use or energy demand.
  • 4 countable (Politics) the bill has its second reading tomorrow
    mañana se debatirá por segunda vez el proyecto de ley
    Example sentences
    • This bill still awaits the final reading and approval by Parliament.
    • Parliament approved their final reading on April 3 after much controversy.
    • It must pass two more readings in coming weeks before it is final.
  • 5 countable (interpretation) what's your reading of the situation?
    ¿cómo interpreta or cómo ve usted la situación?
    Example sentences
    • It won't be a perfect fit, any more than modern feminist readings of the Bible are a perfect fit, but it will do for the time being.
    • McLeish believes it is the combination of strength, skill and also his reading of the game which makes him so difficult to play against.
    • He isn't as fast as Cole, but has tremendous skill and reading of the game.

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