Translation of estribar in English:

estribar

vi

  • 1estribar en algo [problema/encanto] to stem from sth, lie in sth su belleza estriba en su sencillez its beauty lies in o/or stems from its simplicity el éxito estriba en el trabajo y en el esfuerzo success comes from hard work and effort
  • 2 [Arquitectura/Architecture] [Construcción/Building]estribar en algo [edificio/columna] to rest on sth

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