Translation of role in Spanish:

role

Pronunciation: /rəʊl/
rôle

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 [Cinema/Cine] [Theater/Teatro] papel (masculine) to play o 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
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    • 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.
    1.2 (function) papel (masculine), rol (masculine) 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 1.3 [Psychology/Psicología] [Sociology/Sociología] rol (masculine)
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    • 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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