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American English: /ˈsoʊ ˈˌkɔld/

Translation of so-called in Spanish:

adjective usually before noun

  • 1 (commonly named)
    (así) llamado or denominado
    Example sentences
    • It is all done in the name of curbing the so-called bad actors, but it imposes costs on everyone.
    • He had no doubt that many so-called modern worship forms would become obsolete.
    • The organisation believes so-called drug driving is now more common than driving while over the limit.
  • 2 (indicating skeptical attitude)
    this so-called improvement
    esta supuesta or pretendida mejora
    esta dizque mejora (Latin America)
    Example sentences
    • So tell me, John, why is it that all your so-called friends and family hate you so much?
    • It was a time when many of his old so-called friends had dropped him like a hot potato.
    • At the trial, my so-called best friend stood in the dock and spoke against me.
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