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American English: /sɔrs/
British English: /sɔːs/

Translation of source in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (origin, supply) my only source of income
    mi única fuente de ingresos
    the source of infection
    el foco de la infección
    to trace a problem to its source
    encontrar el origen or la raíz de un problema
    tax will be deducted at source
    los impuestos se descontarán directamente del sueldo
    (before noun) the source materials/documents
    las fuentes
    source language
    Example sentences
    • Fish is a key source of omega 3 oils which have health benefits particularly for the heart.
    • These products are obtained from fairly traded sources, where producers are paid a fair price that covers production costs and a basic living wage.
    • Best results will be obtained when two protein sources are used in combination.
    1.2 (of river)
    Example sentences
    • We could follow the entire sweep of the river, from the lower meanders upwards to the source of the tiny stream high in the glaciated peaks of the cordillera.
    • They have issued a five-point plan for managing rivers from source to estuary in an integrated and sustainable way.
    • The terrace is watered by one of the sources of the River Jordan, a spring from a cool cave.
  • 2 (providing information) 2.1 (person) police/government/reliable sources
    fuentes policiales/gubernamentales/fidedignas
    Example sentences
    • Beaver, who says he was passed the information by reliable military sources, says the equipment simply did not arrive in time.
    • It was also alleged that he had been asked to provide information from police sources by senior activists.
    • I had no reason to doubt the accuracy of the story or the information provided by my sources.
    2.2 (text, document)
    Example sentences
    • A new emphasis will be placed on using primary documents as the source for research and discussion.
    • While researching a book, Barker goes straight to primary sources, favouring public records, diaries, letters.
    • These estimates are based on a massive and meticulous use of primary and secondary sources that are well documented in the volume.
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