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Pronunciation: /rəʊd/

Translation of road in Spanish:


  • 1 (for vehicles — in town) calle (feminine); (— out of town) carretera (feminine); (— minor) camino (masculine) is this the road to Boston? ¿éste es el camino/la carretera que va a Boston?, ¿por aquí se va a Boston? the Cambridge road la carretera (que va) a Cambridge, la carretera de Cambridge five miles down the road a cinco millas siguiendo la carretera/el camino a factory just down the road (from here) una fábrica que hay aquí muy cerca or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) aquí nomás there's a baker's over o across the road enfrente or al otro lado de la calle hay una panadería the people from over the road (British English/inglés británico) los de enfrente the house is set back a mile or so from the road la casa está como a una milla de la carretera a major/minor road una carretera principal/secundaria a dirt road un camino sin pavimentar it's good road all the way now de aquí en adelante el camino es bueno by road por carretera, por tierra my car's off the road (British English/inglés británico) tengo el coche fuera de circulación or averiado to take to the road empezar* a vagar por los caminos road closed carretera cerrada road narrows estrechamiento de calzada or carretera to have one for the road [colloquial/familiar] tomarse la del estribo or la penúltima all roads lead to Rome todos los caminos conducen or llevan a Roma (before noun/delante del nombre) [accident] de tráfico or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) de tránsito road junction cruce (masculine) de carreteras road mender peón (masculine) caminero road racing (in car) carreras (feminine plural) automovilísticas ([ en carretera ]) (on foot) carrera (feminine) a pie por carretera road repairs obras (feminine plural) en la carretera road traffic accident accidente (masculine) de circulación,, accidente de tráfico or (Latin America/América Latina) tránsito road transport transporte (masculine) por carretera
    Example sentences
    • New roads were constructed as wide boulevards to prevent fires from spreading from one side of the street to the other.
    • Consequently, in the absence of a good public transport system, the vehicles on Delhi's roads have swollen to around 2.7 million.
    • Training horses to accept traffic, road works and roadside obstacles is more important than ever in these days of litigation and the increasing number of vehicles on the roads.
  • 2 (route, way) camino (masculine) the road to peace el camino or [literary/literario] el sendero hacia la paz we're on the right road vamos por buen camino or bien encaminados this could mean the end of the road for the company esto podría acabar con la compañía or causar la quiebra de la compañía he is taking the country down the road to bankruptcy está llevando el país camino a la bancarrota the economy is on the road to recovery la economía está en vías de recuperación his agent put o set o started him on the road to stardom su agente lo encaminó hacia el estrellato or lo puso en camino al estrellato
    Example sentences
    • Understanding this can aid teachers and learners as they make sense of interpersonal conflict on the road to forming successful groups.
    • Even though her storyline - which follows João on the road to stardom, with several stopovers in prison - can seem underdeveloped, Ramos is always charismatic.
    • A gang of petty thieves make a big score on an armored van, but instead of landing on easy street, they find themselves on the road to frustration.
  • 3on the road the car's been on the road for ten years el coche tiene diez años de uso a rattletrap like that shouldn't be on the road un cacharro como ese no debería estar en circulación he shouldn't be on the road no debería manejar or (Spain/España) conducir we've been on the road for four days llevamos cuatro días viajando they were on the road before six se pusieron en camino antes de las seis, antes de las seis ya estaban en camino the exhibition will go on the road in March la exposición iniciará una gira en marzo to take a circus/band on the road llevar un circo/un grupo de gira let's get this show on the road [colloquial/familiar] pongamos manos a la obra, pongámonos en movimiento

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