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zone

Pronunciation: /zəʊn/

Translation of zone in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (area) zona (feminine) torrid/temperate zone zona tórrida/templada nuclear-free zone zona desnuclearizada
    Example sentences
    • Though it was in the mandatory evacuation zone, fire officials decided removing the animals would be "a logistical nightmare," said the vice president of operations.
    • A buffer zone is recommended in which no irrigating is done.
    • The chain wants to convert the ground floor to what they describe as a traditional ale house and wine bar, with no-smoking zones and a family area.
    1.2 (American English/inglés norteamericano) distrito (masculine)

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

(American English/inglés norteamericano)
  • 1.1 (divide up) [area/town] dividir en zonas or sectores, zonificar* 1.2 (designate) declarar it is zoned as a green area ha sido declarada zona verde

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