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world
American English: /wərld/
British English: /wəːld/

Translation of world in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 (earth) the longest bridge in the world
    el puente más largo del mundo
    the best/worst in the world
    el mejor/peor del mundo
    the poorer countries of the world
    los países más pobres del mundo or de la tierra or del globo
    on the other side of the world
    al otro lado del globo or de la tierra
    he proved that the world was round
    demostró que la tierra era redonda
    to see the world politicians from all over the world
    políticos de todo el mundo
    they traveled all over the world
    viajaron por todo el mundo
    there were celebrations all over the world o the world over
    hubo festejos en todo el mundo or en el mundo entero
    one day you'll have to step out into the big, wide world
    algún día vas a tener que enfrentarte con la vida
    the Einsteins of this world
    los Einsteins de este mundo
    she lives in another world
    vive en otro mundo
    it's a strange world!
    ¡qué mundo este!
    in a perfect world this wouldn't happen
    en un mundo ideal estas cosas no pasarían
    the best of all possible worlds
    el mejor de los mundos
    world's (American English) o (British English) world champion javelin thrower world's (American English) o (British English) world record time
    récord (masculine) mundial
    marca (feminine) mundial
    (it's a) small world!
    ¡qué pequeño or (Latin America) chico es el mundo!
    the world is his/her oyster
    tiene el mundo a sus pies
    to be dead o lost to the world
    estar profundamente dormido
    to be out of this world (landscape/food/music)
    ser increíble or fantástico
    the dress is out of this world
    el vestido es un sueño
    to bring somebody into the world
    traer a alguien al mundo
    to come into the world to have the best of both worlds
    tener todas las ventajas
    money makes the world go around
    (before noun) (economy/population/peace)
    mundial
    (politics/trade)
    internacional
    world market world premiere
    estreno (masculine) mundial
    Example sentences
    • The sea connotes what the land is not, yet together they form the world's surfaces.
    • They've sold three million albums, toured all over the world and have been together for almost a decade.
    • The couple travelled the world together three years ago and fell in love with Asia.
  • 2 2.1 (people generally) the whole world knows
    lo sabe todo el mundo or medio mundo
    what is the world coming to?
    ¿adónde vamos a ir a parar?
    he thinks the world owes him a living
    tiene muchas pretensiones
    (all) the world and his wife
    Dios y todo el mundo [colloquial]
    to watch the world go by
    ver pasar a la gente
    Example sentences
    • On a more serious note, it would appear that the world as a whole is sinking deeper into poverty.
    • It's a nice thought that there's someone who loves you, even when you think the whole world hates you.
    • They sometimes wonder why the rest of the world hates them so much.
    2.2 (society) they've gone up in the world
    han prosperado mucho ( or hecho fortuna etc)
    they've come down in the world
    se han venido a menos
    a man/woman of the world
    un hombre/una mujer de mundo
    that's the way of the world
    ¡así es la vida!
  • 3 (specific period, group) the insect world
    el mundo de los insectos
    the plant world
    el mundo de las plantas
    el reino vegetal
    the art/fashion world
    el mundo del arte/de la moda
    the academic world
    el mundo or ambiente or medio académico
    to live in a world of one's own
    vivir en su ( or mi etc) propio mundo
    her world collapsed around her
    se derrumbó el mundo a su alrededor
    Example sentences
    • By the western part of the Arabic world we mean the regions comprising mainly North Africa and Spain.
    • The richest country in the industrialised world will continue to have some of the worst pockets of poverty.
    • Several countries in the developing world continue to invite him to help train their own surgeons.
    Example sentences
    • I sometimes imagine that I see certain parallels between modern Aotearoa and the historical worlds of that other boot-shaped nation, Italy.
    • In the ancient and classical worlds, capital tended to be drawn into cities from the surrounding regions, so that they could become wealthier even in the absence of economic growth.
    • As the title suggests, Ferguson believes that the British Empire shaped the modern world.
  • 4 (as intensifier) there's a world of difference between …
    hay una diferencia enorme or una gran diferencia entre …
    hay un abismo entre …
    we are worlds apart
    no tenemos nada que ver
    somos como el día y la noche
    their views are worlds apart
    sus opiniones son diametralmente opuestas
    it did her a world of good
    le hizo la mar de bien
    his children mean the world to him
    para él sus hijos lo son todo
    he thinks the world of her
    la admira mucho
    tiene un altísimo concepto de ella
    I'd give the world to know
    daría lo que fuera por saberlo
    for all the world as if nothing had happened
    tal como si no hubiera pasado nada
    she looked for all the world as if she was enjoying it
    cualquiera hubiera dicho que lo estaba gozando
    to have all the time in the world
    tener todo el tiempo del mundo
    without a care in the world
    sin ninguna preocupación
    I wouldn't miss it for anything in the world
    no me lo perdería por nada del mundo
    nothing in the world will make me change my mind
    nada en el mundo me hará cambiar de opinión
    who in the world is going to believe that?
    ¿quién diablos or demonios se va a creer eso? [colloquial]
    I'm the world's worst cook
    soy el peor cocinero del mundo
  • 5 (Religion)this/the other world
    este/el otro mundo
    he's not long for this world
    no va a vivir mucho
    tiene los días contados
    the world to come to renounce the world
    renunciar al mundo
    Example sentences
    • There is a primary difference between the material world and the spiritual dimension.
    • People who see the world in terms of evil and sin will tend to devalue the material world.
    • The militantly secular world is also keenly alert to the challenge of the Passion.

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