There are 2 translations of state in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /steɪt/


  • 1 c 1.1 (condition) estado (m) liquid/solid state estado líquido/sólido state of siege/war estado de sitio/guerra state of emergency estado de emergencia state of readiness estado de alerta State of the Union message (AmE) mensaje (m) or informe (m) presidencial sobre el estado de la Nación it's in a poor state of repair está en bastante mal estado state of health (estado (m) de) salud (f) state of mind estado de ánimo I was in no (fit) state to make a decision no estaba en condiciones de tomar una decisión what a (dreadful) state of affairs! ¡qué situación tan lamentable! the state of play (BrE) la situación, el estado de cosas
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    • And final confirmation of my poor state of mind from lack of sleep came when Mark returned from going out.
    • At times she is combative, at times submissive, according to the situation and her state of mind.
    • A positive state of mind is also thought to be of great help in protecting against such problems.
    1.2 (poor condition) [colloquial/familiar] just look at the state of your fingernails! ¡mira cómo tienes esas uñas! my bedroom's in a state tengo el dormitorio hecho un caos, tengo el dormitorio patas (para) arriba [familiar/colloquial] she always leaves the kitchen in a state siempre deja la cocina hecha un asco [familiar/colloquial]
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    • One day one of his students came to see him in a state of some agitation.
    • Eric is hopping about in a state of excited agitation.
    • He became fearful and went back into the bedroom in a state of agitation, his heart beating loudly.
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    • Sometimes the pool areas and the cubicles were in a disgustingly dirty state.
    • The couple have paid the charges since they bought the flat but have been complaining to the council about the state of the communal area.
    • But now parish councillors have heard that he has written to complain about the state of the area's toilets.
    1.3 (anxious condition) [colloquial/familiar] to be in/get (oneself) into a state about sth estar*/ponerse* nervioso por algo don't get yourself into such a state! ¡no te pongas así!
  • 2 2.1 c (division of country) estado (m) the State of Texas el estado de Tejas the States los Estados Unidos (before n) state highway (AmE) autopista (f) del estado [law/taxes/police] (in (US) ) del estado, estatal state line (in (US) ) límite (m) del estado state prison (AmE) prisión (f) estatal State Representative (AmE) [Pol] Representante (mf) del Estado state university universidad (f) estatal 2.2 c (nation) estado (m) independent state estado independiente (before n) state apartmentsaposentos donde se recibe a monarcas o altos funcionarios state banquet banquete (m) de gala state visit visita (f) oficial, visita (f) de estado
  • 3state school u c [Govt] estado (m) affairs of state asuntos (mpl) de estado Church and State la Iglesia y el Estado (before n) (esp BrE) estatal state aid subvención (f) estatal or del gobierno state education enseñanza (f) pública state pension pensión (f) del estado state school escuela (f) pública or estatal or del estado the state sector el sector estatal or público state security seguridad (f) nacional
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    • In other words, Europe has been weak wherever individual countries acted as national states.
    • We need a strong partnership with the Commonwealth and all other states and territories.
    • Empires generally expect neighboring states and dependencies to accept their power and accommodate to it.
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    • Mexico is a federal republic, consisting of thirty one states and one federal district.
    • As you know, she and the president have been making their rounds throughout the various states and the areas that were hardest hit.
    • Your vote is still counted and since we have an electorial college it allows for people in smaller states and from rural areas to have a vote as well.
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    • Therefore reformists deduce that no direct challenge to the state is necessary and civil society can be reformed.
    • Thereafter, in bad health, he took little part in military or civil affairs of state.
    • Now, the attack on executives is at the forefront of the state's intrusion on civil liberties.
  • 4 u (pomp) to lie in state yacer* en capilla ardiente to dine in state cenar con mucha ceremonia (before n) state occasion ocasión (f) solemne

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There are 2 translations of state in Spanish:



  • [person] exponer*; [problem] plantear, exponer* [name/address] (in writing) escribir*, consignar [formal]; (orally) decir*; [law/document] establecer*, estipular I'm merely stating the facts simplemente estoy exponiendo los hechos you have half an hour to state your case tiene media hora para exponer su caso he stated that he had seen her there earlier afirmó haberla visto antes allí to state one's views dar* su ( or mi etc) opinión, exponer* su ( or mi etc) punto de vista he clearly stated that he would not stand for election dijo or manifestó claramente que no se presentaría a las elecciones the contract states that … el contrato establece or estipula que … as stated in the minutes como figura or consta en las actas as stated above como se indica más arriba
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    • As the newspaper's report clearly stated, the activity has been taking place since February this year.
    • The report clearly stated that the quality of the clergy had to be improved.
    • It states clearly that the aim of cannabis legislation should be to focus on preventing under-age use.
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    • The fact is I have stated a case, and unless someone seeks to dissolve it, perhaps you should get on with it.
    • The applicant now applies with leave for judicial review of the Justices' refusal to state a case
    • Subsequently the Crown Court stated a Case - there is now an appeal by way of Case Stated against the ruling.

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