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razón

Translation of razón in English:

sustantivo femenino

  • 1 (motivo, causa) tuvo sus razones para actuar así
    he had his reasons for acting like that
    la razón por la que te lo digo
    the reason (that) I'm telling you
    ¿por qué razón lo hiciste?
    why did you do it?
    la huelga ha de ser la razón por la que or por la cual no vino
    it must have been the strike that prevented him from coming
    no sé la razón que lo movió a hacer una cosa así
    I don't know what made him do o what induced him to do a thing like that
    se enojó y con razón
    she got angry and rightly so o and with good reason
    con razón o sin ella el caso es que se enfadó
    the fact is that, rightly or wrongly, she lost her temper
    se quejan sin razón
    they're complaining for nothing o for no good reason
    se quejan con razón
    they have good reason to complain
    they have cause for complaint
    ¡con razón no contestaban el teléfono!
    no wonder they didn't answer the phone!
    that's why o that explains why they didn't answer the phone!
    por una u otra razón siempre llega tarde
    he always arrives late for one reason or another
    razón de más para venir a vernos
    all the more reason to come and see us
    no hay razón para que no te quedes
    there's no reason why you can't stay
    por razones de seguridad
    for security reasons
    en razón de nadie resulta discriminado en razón de su edad, sexo o raza
    nobody is discriminated against on the grounds of o because of (their) age, sex or race
    la posibilidad de que haya sido secuestrado en razón del puesto que ocupa
    the possibility that he might have been kidnapped because of o on account of the position he holds
    en razón de los últimos acontecimientos
    in view of o owing to recent events
    atender or atenerse or avenirse a razones
    to listen to reason

    Compounds

    razón social

    • registered name
  • 2 (información) Se alquila. Razón: portería
    For rent, inquiries to the super/caretaker
    Se vende bicicleta. Razón: este establecimiento
    Bicycle for sale, inquire within
    Se dan clases de inglés. Razón: 874256
    English lessons given. Call 874256
    dar razón de algo/alguien
    to give information about something/somebody
    no pudieron or supieron darnos razón de su paradero
    they were unable to tell us where to find him
    they were unable to give us any information as to his whereabouts
    preguntó a todo el que encontraba si la habían visto pasar, pero nadie le dio razón [familiar]
    he asked everyone he came across if they had seen her go by, but no one could help him
    mandar razón a alguien [anticuado]
    to send word to somebody

    Compounds

    razón de ser

    razones de Estado

    sustantivo plural femenino
    • reasons of State plural
  • 3 (verdad, acierto) la razón está de su parte
    he's in the right
    esta vez tú tienes la razón
    this time you're right
    tuve que darle la razón
    I had to admit she was right
    me da la razón como a los locos [familiar]
    he just humors me
    tener or llevar razón
    to be right
    tienes toda la razón del mundo
    you're absolutely right
Example sentences
  • Desde aquel día nadie da razón de su paradero.
  • Razones de salud hacen que recién pueda acceder.
  • Tienes mucha razón, fácil se puede quedar para conectarnos todos.

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