Translation of society in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /səˈsaɪəti/

n (pl -ties)

  • 1 1.1 u c (community) sociedad (f) a danger to society un peligro para la sociedad in literary society en círculos literarios in polite/middle-class society entre la gente educada/de clase media
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    • This is one of Morrison's constant themes, the importance of class as well as race and gender in American society.
    • Archer is thankful that his future wife knows and follows the manners and customs of New York society.
    • In traditional Aboriginal society, goods were shared, but in a highly structured and ritualistic way.
    1.2 u (fashionable elite) (alta) sociedad (f) in New York society en la (alta) sociedad neoyorquina to enter society entrar or ser* presentado en sociedad (before n) [party/wedding] de sociedad
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    • Gradually courtesans became passé and geisha rose in status to become glittering and fashionable society women.
    • At the London, Merrick became a celebrity, an object of curiosity, visited by fashionable society women and royalty.
    • John photographed many society weddings and advertised by putting his work in a glass showcase outside the studio.
  • 2 c (association, club) sociedad (f) a literary society una sociedad literaria, un círculo literario a charitable society una asociación or sociedad or organización benéfica a chess society un club or círculo de ajedrez
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    • Young people should get a greater say in how clubs and societies are run, and should have the option of more meaningful activities.
    • The student society's external relations officer said he is looking forward to working with the group.
    • Many met together regularly for Bible teaching, prayer and mutual spiritual help in the newly organised religious societies.
  • 3 u (company) [formal] compañía (f) to enjoy/seek sb's society disfrutar de/buscar* la compañía de algn
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    • Women who had children born out of wedlock were shunned in Irish society while men were often be given the benefit of the doubt.
    • The mental health charity Turning Point and homeless charities were astonished by her ease with people shunned by society.
    • Ben is a genetic throwback to Neanderthal man, shunned by family and society for his stupidity and ugliness.

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The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.