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respite

Pronunciation: /ˈrespət; ˈrespaɪt/

Translation of respite in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 c and u (no plural/sin plural) (break — from work, worry) respiro (masculine), descanso (masculine); (— from pain) alivio (masculine), tregua (feminine) we worked for weeks without (a) respite trabajamos semanas enteras sin (un) respiro or sin descansar she gets no respite from the constant pain el dolor no le da tregua, nunca siente alivio del dolor
    Example sentences
    • Charlie wasn't sure if she should try to keep the girl awake or not, but at last decided to give her respite from the pain by letting her rest.
    • Everyone is scurrying for shade and some respite from the sun.
    • Colourful deck umbrellas offer respite from the heat.
    1.2 countable/numerable (reprieve) prórroga (feminine)

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