There are 2 translations of cerca in English:

cerca1

adv

  • 1 1.1 (en el espacio) near, close su casa queda or está muy cerca her house is very near o very close ¿hay algún banco cerca? is there a bank nearby o close by? vamos a pie, queda aquí cerquita let's walk, it's very near (here) o it's very close queda cerquísima it's only just around the corner ( o just down the road etc) una de estas tiendas que hay aquí cerca one of these shops just up the road o around the corner o near herecerca de algo/algn viven cerca de casa/de Tampico they live near us/near Tampico siéntate cerca de mí or [criticized usage/uso criticado]cerca mío sit near me me siento muy cerca de ti I feel very close to you 1.2de cerca close up, close to me acerqué para verlo de cerca I went nearer so I could see it close up o close to no veo bien de cerca I'm longsighted seguir algo de cerca to follow sth closely
  • 3 (indicando aproximación) cerca de almost, nearly, close on vendieron cerca de 1.000 cabezas de ganado they sold almost o nearly o close on 1,000 head of cattle

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There are 2 translations of cerca in English:

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Cultural fact of the day

Santería is a religious cult, fusing African beliefs and Catholicism, which developed among African Yoruba slaves in Cuba. Followers believe both in a single supreme being and also in orishas, deities who each share an identity with a Christian saint and who combine a force of nature with human characteristics. Rituals involve music, dancing, sacrificial offerings, divination, and going into trances.