Translation of strait in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /streɪt/


  • 1 [Geography/Geografía] (often plural/frecuentemente plural) estrecho (masculine) the Strait of Magellan, the Magellan Strait(s) el estrecho de Magallanes
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    • They glided over the narrow strait of turbulent ocean water that made the island look like it had been cut in half with a steak knife.
    • ‘The Northwest Passage is a strait for international navigation,’ says a State Department lawyer.
    • In purely commercial terms, passage through the strait would cut time off sailings from the west coast of North Korea.
  • 2
    (straits plural)
    (difficulties, difficult position) to be in dire/desperate straits estar* en grandes apuros/en una situación desesperada to be in financial straits pasar estrecheces, pasar apuros económicos

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