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cariz

Translation of cariz in English:

nombre masculino/masculine noun

  • esto le ha dado un nuevo cariz a la situación this has put a new complexion on the situation no me gusta nada el cariz que están tomando las cosas I don't like the way things are going o/or developing la situación política está tomando mal cariz the political situation is beginning to look bad

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