Translation of reception in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /rɪˈsepʃən/


  • 1 (response, reaction) (no plural/sin plural) recibimiento (masculine), acogida (feminine) what sort of reception did you get? ¿qué tal te recibieron? the project/book had a favorable reception el proyecto/libro tuvo una acogida favorable or fue bien recibido
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    • Motorists in York gave Government plans to introduce ‘pay as you drive’ charges a lukewarm reception.
    • Plans for the Commonhead flyover and Blunsdon bypass were given a lukewarm reception when they were unveiled yesterday.
    • But his comments were given a lukewarm reception by his fellow priests.
  • 2 uncountable/no numerable (admission) [formal] reception into sth admisión (feminine)en algo (before noun/delante del nombre) reception center o (British English/inglés británico) centre centro (masculine) de acogida reception class (British English/inglés británico) primer año (masculine) ([ de un parvulario ]) reception committee comité (masculine) de bienvenida or recepción
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    • For a long time he has been a regular worshipper at Mass with his family and in recent months he has been following a programme of formation to prepare for his reception into full communion.
    • On reception into prison, the man gave an address in Leicester, where he said he had been living with an unnamed friend.
    • The priest shall be known as a Postulant until his reception into the Fraternity.
  • 3 (in hotel, office) (no article/sin artículo) recepción (feminine) leave your key at o in reception deje la llave en (la) recepción
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    • A large pink panther, a yellow and green felt parrot hanging from the ceiling and a blue-and-white teddy greet visitors at the reception desk.
    • Original art goes everywhere in the hotel, from the reception desk to the guest rooms.
    • It is a trauma hospital complete with the sights and sounds of a reception area dealing with all manner of emergencies.
  • 4 countable/numerable (social event) recepción (feminine)
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    • It comes amid growing anger about the year-round use of fireworks which now light up the sky to mark the New Year, wedding receptions, birthday celebrations and during religious, sporting and other festivals.
    • It is available for hire for wedding receptions and other events.
    • They also make for an attractive setting for special events such as wedding receptions.
  • 5 uncountable/no numerable [Radio] [Television/Televisión] recepción (feminine)
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    • However, digital radio technology is still rather hit and miss, and some small sets struggle to deliver decent sound quality because of poor reception, so try to listen before buying.
    • The other controls work well, though lovers of British premiership football will hate the poor reception on MW radio stations such as BBC Five Live.
    • Digital radio broadcasting offers the potential for vast improvements in signal quality and reception.

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In Spain, a ración is a serving of food eaten in a bar or cafe, generally with a drink. Friends or relatives meet in a bar or cafe, order a number of raciones, and share them. Raciones tend to be larger and more elaborate than tapas. They may be: Spanish omelet, squid, octopus, cheese, ham, or chorizo, among others.