Share this entry


Translation of premio in English:

sustantivo masculino

Premio Cervantes Premio Josep Pla Premio Nadal Premio Planeta Premio Príncipe de Asturias Premios Goya del cine español


premio de consolación

premio consuelo

, premio de consuelo

premio gordo

Premio Nobel

premio seco

  • (Colombia)
    minor prize

Cultural Note: Premio Cervantes

A prize given in Spain for literary achievement. It is Spain's most prestigious literary prize.

Cultural Note: Premio Josep Pla

An annual prize awarded each Epiphany ( día de Reyes) in Barcelona by the Spanish publisher Destino for the best prose work in Catalan.

Cultural Note: Premio Nadal

An annual prize awarded each Epiphany ( día de Reyes) in Barcelona by the Spanish publisher Destino for the best novel in Spanish. The winners reflect the evolution of Spanish literature over more than half a century.

Cultural Note: Premio Planeta

A prize for a novel, awarded by the Spanish publisher Planeta. Writers in Spanish of any nationality may enter. The winning book is virtually assured of becoming a best-seller.

Cultural Note: Premio Príncipe de Asturias

Every year the charitable Fundación Príncipe de Asturias makes eight awards in various categories. They are presented by the Príncipe de Asturias, the heir to the Spanish throne, in the Asturian city of Oviedo. The prize includes a monetary reward of 50,000 euros and a sculpture by the Catalan artist Joan Miró. Winners have included: the writers Umberto Eco and Mario Vargas Llosa; the politicians Nelson Mandela and Yasser Arafat; the organization Médecins sans Frontières; the scientist Stephen Hawking; and the golfer Severiano Ballesteros.

Cultural Note: Premios Goya del cine español

The Spanish equivalent of Oscars, awarded in January every year by the AACC ( Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España). The winners receive a bust of the painter Goya.
Example sentences
  • Gano el premio Literary International Award por mejor libro de autoayuda.
  • Merecedora de importantes premios dentro del mundo vitivinícola.
  • Esta majestuosa estructura ha ganado premios nacionales de arquitectura.

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources


    Next Score: