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Translation of curso in English:

nombre masculino/masculine noun

  • 2 2.1 (transcurso, desarrollo) en el curso de la reunión in the course of o/or during the meeting seguir atentamente el curso de los acontecimientos to follow the development of events very closely es su segunda visita en el curso del año it is her second visit this year el año/el mes/la semana en curso [formal] the current year/month/week [formal] dar curso a algo [a una instancia/solicitud] to start to process sth [a la imaginación] to give free rein to sth dio libre curso a su indignación he gave vent to his indignation 2.2 (de un río) course ríos de curso rápido fast flowing rivers
  • 3 (circulación) monedas/billetes de curso legal legal tender, legal currency

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