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distancia

Translation of distancia in English:

nombre femenino/feminine noun

  • 2 (en locuciones/in phrases) a distancia, procesamiento de textos a distancia off-site o/or remote text processing se situó a distancia para verlo en conjunto she stood back o/or she stood some distance away to see it as a whole en la distancia in the distance guardar or mantener las distancias to keep one's distance salvando las distancias, ¡es un Einstein! — salvando las distancias he's another Einstein! — well, I wouldn't go that far! es como París, salvando las distancias it's like Paris, although clearly you can only take the comparison so far [familiar/colloquial] tomar distancia [Militar/Military] to measure an arm's length from the next person hay que tomar distancia para ser objetivo in order to be objective you have to stand back from it o distance yourself from it o [familiar/colloquial] get a distance on it

    Compounds

    distancia de frenado

    distancia de parada

  • 3 (en el tiempo) la distancia que nos separa de la Reconquista the distance (in time) between the Reconquest and the present day a distancia el incidente le pareció una tontería looking back o/or in retrospect, the incident seemed insignificant

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