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American English: /taɪp/
British English: /tʌɪp/

Translation of type in Spanish:


  • 1 countable 1.1 (sort, kind) suitable for all skin types o all types of skin
    apropiado para todo tipo de pieles or pieles de todo tipo
    it's a type of … (in descriptions, definitions)
    es una especie de …
    a Marilyn Monroe type voice
    una voz tipo Marilyn Monroe or del tipo de la de Marilyn Monroe
    it's not my type of book
    no es el tipo or la clase de libro que me gusta
    he's not that type of person
    no es (de) ese tipo or esa clase de persona
    he's all right, but he's not my type
    no está mal, pero no es mi tipo (de hombre)
    I know his type
    conozco a los de su calaña
    he's the jealous type
    es del tipo de hombre celoso
    Example sentences
    • Rates for at least six common types of cancer, country by country, correlate with the consumption of animal source food.
    • Nutritionists and fitness gurus have created an entire lexicon based on fruits to describe common body types.
    • Classed as a primitive breed, they bear little resemblance to more common types of sheep with thick white fleeces.
    1.2 (typical example)
    ejemplo (masculine) típico
    to revert to type (Biology)
    sufrir una regresión or reversión al tipo original
    he was nice to me for a while, but soon reverted to type
    por un rato fue agradable conmigo, pero pronto volvió a ser el de siempre
    true to typetrue to type, he did nothing to help me
    como es típico en él, no hizo nada por ayudarme
    Example sentences
    • The style of winemaking is very much in the big and bold French Bordeaux type.
  • 2 uncountable (Printing) 2.1 (characters) in large/small type
    en caracteres grandes/pequeños
    en letra grande/pequeña
    it depends on the type
    depende del tipo (de imprenta)
    it's italic type
    está en bastardilla or cursiva
    2.2 (blocks)
    tipos (masculine plural) (de imprenta)
    to set something up in type
    componer algo
    Example sentences
    • As with the Bixler pieces, printer's type was used to impress an inscription around the rim.
    • The inscriptions were created by pressing printer's type into the clay before it hardened.
    Example sentences
    • The final paragraph of the letter, printed in bold type, made it very clear what would happen if they didn't accept.
    • Loci of noncoding markers that have possible codominant alleles are in boldface italic type.
    • As if to emphasise the point, the report prints the comment in bold type.

transitive verb

Phrasal verbs

type out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object

type up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
pasar a máquina

Definition of type in:

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    Pronunciation: ɪɡˈzɛmpləm
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    In some parts of Spain, the name given to a weekly open-air flea market where all kinds of items are sold is a rastro. The name El Rastro as such refers to a very big market of this type held in Madrid at weekends.