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American English: /speɪs/
British English: /speɪs/

Translation of space in Spanish:


  • 2 2.1 uncountable (room) leave some space for dessert
    deja un lugarcito para el postre
    to take up space
    ocupar espacio
    advertising space
    Example sentences
    • So he was driving around looking for a free car parking space.
    • I think that at least part of the building - and its immediate area - should become a free public space.
    • Allocating wardrobes to another area frees up more space in the bedroom itself, so there is room for larger beds.
    2.2 countable (empty area) wide open spaces
    amplios espacios abiertos
    in a confined space
    en un espacio restringido
    fill in the spaces with the answers
    escriba las respuestas en los espacios en blanco
    is there a space for this in the case?
    ¿cabe esto en la maleta?
    ¿hay lugar para esto en la maleta?
    a parking space
    un sitio or lugar para estacionar or (Spain) aparcar
    watch this space for further developments
    los mantendremos informados
    let's clear a space for it first
    hagámosle (un) sitio primero
    2.3 uncountable (for individual self-expression)
    Example sentences
    • They need space and freedom to run their units and develop as independent leaders.
    • He tried to play down his importance to the team, saying he is still young and needs space to develop.
    • We don't give ourselves enough space and freedom to explore, to make mistakes, and to find out who we really are.
  • 3 (of time) (no plural) within a short space of time
    en un breve espacio de tiempo
    en un breve lapso
    in the space of one hour
    en el espacio or lapso de una hora
    Example sentences
    • Supervisor Betty was proud of all they had achieved in the space of a year.
    • This was all the more amazing when one considers the short space of time in which it was all organised.
    • In the space of a few short months, he went from being master of a continent to a fugitive.
  • 4 countable (Printing)
    Example sentences
    • Note that the Greek New Testament was originally written without punctuation or spaces between words.
    • Personally, I work on a computer first, then print out what I have written, leaving generous spaces for inevitable alterations.
    • Counting only letters, and ignoring characters like spaces and commas and hyphens, you can see the proof in the definition.

transitive verb

  • space (out)

    space the words/letters evenly
    espacie las palabras/las letras uniformemente
    to be spaced out [colloquial]
    estar drogado
    estar volado or colocado (Spain) [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • The distance points are spaced equally on either side of the vanishing point.
    • But a key element of the new practices is an emphasis on spacing beds far enough apart to prevent the spread of infection.
    • Tables on both floors are thankfully spaced widely apart so that you do not have to listen to the other tables' conversations.
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