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role also: rôle
American English: /roʊl/
British English: /rəʊl/

Translation of role in Spanish:


  • 1 (Cinema, Theatre) to play or interpret a role
    hacer or interpretar un papel
    she was cast in the role of the daughter
    le dieron el papel de la hija
    title/star/leading/supporting role
    papel protagónico/estelar/principal/secundario
    Example sentences
    • The film also uses actors not known for quality feature film acting or stage roles.
    • Most of the major roles were cast with actors I already knew and with whom I had acted earlier in my career.
    • Last she got to play varied kind of roles in films like Kastoorimaan where she had an author-backed role.
  • 2 (function) what role does she play in the company?
    ¿qué papel desempeña or cuál es su rol en la compañía?
    in a reversal of their usual roles
    cambiándose los papeles
    Example sentences
    • She stopped everything to care for her mother and assumed the caregiver role in the domestic sphere.
    • What part of ourselves was lost when we assumed our respective roles?
    • During the first part of Hals's career the militia companies continued to play a vital role in the defence of each city.
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