Translation of refuge in Spanish:

refuge

Pronunciation: /ˈrefjuːdʒ/

n

  • 1.1 (safe place) refugio (masculine) to seek refuge from sth/sb refugiarse de algo/algn to take refuge refugiarse we took refuge under a tree nos guarecimos or nos refugiamos bajo un árbol
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    • In my younger and more vulnerable years, I believed school offered a gentle refuge from the cutthroat savagery of the working world.
    • Upland's owners bought and renovated the hotel three years ago, as a refuge from a high-powered life in the capital city.
    • For many of these young MPs the canteen is proving a refuge from the long-drawn speeches and verbal duels in the House.
    1.2 (for battered women) refugio (masculine) (para mujeres maltratadas)
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    • Women are flocking to refuges and violent partners are moving back into the family home following the outlawing of temporary barring orders, according to women's aid groups.
    • For many years Bendigo-based Julie Oberin was Chair of the Women's Services Network, the peak body for women's domestic violence services, including refuges.
    • She said its aims were to encourage more women to report violent incidents in the home and to reverse the trend whereby women and children had little option but to flee to refuges and temporary accommodation.
    1.3 (on mountain) refugio (masculine) (de montaña) 1.4 (bird sanctuary) (American English/inglés norteamericano) reserva (feminine) ornitológica 1.5 (traffic island) (British English/inglés británico) isla (feminine) (peatonal or de peatones)
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    • There, roads are generally free of cycle lanes, red or green painted patches, pedestrian refuges, traffic islands, widened pavements for cycle use and silly speed limits.
    • Traffic calming proposals included the creation of a central refuge at the west end of the village to help elderly people cross the road.
    • ‘There are likely to be central pedestrian refuges up to 1.8 metres wide,’ said planning officer Sian Watson.

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Cultural fact of the day

In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.