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social
American English: /ˈsoʊʃəl/
British English: /ˈsəʊʃ(ə)l/

Translation of social in Spanish:

adjective

  • 1 1.1 (relating to human society)
    (change/reform/unrest)
    social
    the social contract (Philos)
    el contrato social
    (in UK) (Politics)
    el acuerdo económico y social
    Example sentences
    • We should follow his example to meet our needs and social obligations.
    • Yesterday dozens of people attended a street party in Avebury Road, specially designed to break down social barriers.
    • He was also the founder of a number of educational and social organizations.
    1.2 (relating to rank, status)
    (class/status)
    social
    among social equals
    entre gente de su misma clase (social)
    a social climber
    un arribista
    un trepador
    social elite
    élite (feminine) or elite (feminine) social
    Example sentences
    • There is no distinction of class, wealth or social status made during the exercise, and all are treated as equal.
    • The rank and social standing of the subjects of portraiture are also expressed by conventions, which shift with time.
    • For centuries, spouse selection was subject to family status and social standing.
  • 2 2.1 (relating to social activity)
    (gathering/function)
    social
    the social event of the year
    el acontecimiento social del año
    social engagements
    compromisos (masculine plural) sociales
    social evening social gathering
    reunión (feminine) social
    he has no social graces
    no sabe alternar en sociedad
    an appalling social blunder
    una gaffe horrorosa
    I'm only a social drinker
    solo bebo cuando estoy con gente
    social column (British English) (Journalism)
    columna (feminine) de ecos de sociedad
    columna (feminine) de sociales
    Example sentences
    • She is as sharp as a tack, but excellent company in a social setting.
    • Beverley, a cosmetics factory worker, met Whelby in 1984 at a social club in Skelmersdale.
    • He can be captivating company and, in social circles, very likeable.
    2.2 (sociable)
    (person)
    sociable
    I'm not feeling very social this evening
    esta noche no estoy muy sociable
    Example sentences
    • Children become social companions rather than problems, although your wallet needs to be guarded - more than ever.
    • As the primary unit of man's social living, the modern family has to grapple with several problems.
    • One is destined to become a vibrant community with a rich social mix and a youthful population.
  • 3 (living in groups) man is a social animal
    el hombre es un animal social
    Example sentences
    • Common wasps are social insects and live in nests of up to around 10,000 workers.
    • Various models have been presented to account for division of labor in social insects.
    • One of the baffling things about social insects such as ants is how their co-operative behaviour has evolved.
    Example sentences
    • This should not surprise us - it is, in some degree, a characteristic of most social mammals.
    • You know in that sense obviously we have evolved from social primates.
    • Chimps are social animals and live in groups of up to 80 where food is plentiful.

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