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seat

Pronunciation: /siːt/

Translation of seat in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 (place to sit) asiento (masculine); (on bicycle) asiento (masculine), sillín (masculine); (in theater) asiento (masculine), butaca (feminine) please have o take a seat tome asiento, por favor [formal], siéntese, por favor please take your seats for dinner pasen a la mesa, por favor I took a seat at the back me senté en el fondo I had a window seat me tocó un asiento junto a la ventanilla I've got two seats for tonight's performance tengo dos entradas para la función de esta noche there aren't any seats left (in cinema) no quedan localidades (in bus) no quedan asientos he kindly gave me his seat muy amablemente me cedió el asiento can you keep my seat for me? ¿me guardas el lugar or el asiento? to take a back seat mantenerse* al margen, dejar que otros asuman las responsabilidades ( or tomen las decisiones etc)
    Example sentences
    • I sat down in the white chair while Dr. Clark took a seat on a stool that sat to my left.
    • The stone furniture includes cupboards, beds and seats.
    • Benches are more flexible than stools or individual seats because you can squeeze in more people along them.
    Example sentences
    • Some audience members took their seats more than 30 minutes ago.
    • He has removed reclining seats, so now passengers have to endure the whole flight sitting up straight.
    • In that case the seating available for passengers comprised three single seats and a bench seat 7 ft 4 ins in length.
  • 4 4.1 (center) sede (feminine) the seat of government la sede del gobierno universities and other seats of learning las universidades y otros centros de enseñanza or [literary/literario] templos del saber 4.2 (of family) residencia (feminine), casa (feminine) solariega
    Example sentences
    • Her brother and mother have sent her to the Castlewood seat in the country; to be away from the attentions of the Prince.
    • Kilkenny castle was built in the 12th century and was the principal seat of the Butlers until 1935.
    Example sentences
    • The beck breaks to the surface at the site of the former seat of the city's textile industry.
    • He regarded it as the principal seat of the soul and the place in which all our thoughts are formed.
    • Strasbourg is a central seat of administration for them, that's right, just as it is for the European Commission.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 [child] sentar* the usher will seat you el acomodador le indicará su asiento please be seated [formal] tomen asiento, por favor [formal] to remain seated permanecer* sentado to seat oneself [formal] tomar asiento [formal], sentarse* 1.2 (have room for) [auditorium] tener* cabida or capacidad para how many does the bus seat? ¿cuántas plazas or cuántos asientos tiene el autobús? this table seats 6 en esta mesa caben seis personas
  • 2 2.1 (locate) (usually passive/normalmente en voz pasiva) a concept deeply seated in the national psyche un concepto muy arraigado en la idiosincracia nacional 2.2 (fit, fix) asentar*

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • (British English/inglés británico) [trousers/skirt] hacer* bolsa ([ en los fondillos ])

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