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Translation of motivo in English:

sustantivo masculino

  • 1 (causa) See examples: no le des motivos para que se queje de ti
    don't give him cause to complain about you
    si se ha decidido a marcharse, sus motivos tendrá
    she must have her reasons for deciding to leave
    este es el verdadero motivo de su viaje
    this is the real reason for o purpose of her trip
    por este motivo nos hallamos aquí reunidos
    that's why we're gathered here
    sin ningún motivo
    for no reason at all
    el adulterio es motivo suficiente de divorcio
    adultery is sufficient grounds for divorce
    este hecho no debe ser motivo de preocupación
    the fact that this has happened should not be cause o give any cause for concern
    por motivos personales
    for personal reasons
    habíamos empezado a sospechar de sus motivos
    we had begun to suspect his motives
    con motivo del centenario se celebrará una importante exposición
    there will be an important exhibition for o to mark the centenary
    con motivo de su toma de posesión
    to mark (the occasion of) his inauguration
    se aumentaron las medidas de seguridad con motivo de su visita
    security measures were stepped up for his visit
    ¡que sea un motivo! (Colombia) [familiar]
    let's drink to that!
Example sentences
  • Para nosotros en Panamá, esto es motivo de orgullo.
  • Ambas son celebradas con motivos de misas, verbenas y procesiones.
  • El metal y los líquidos de los neceseres son retirados por motivos de seguridad.

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