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recinto

Translation of recinto in English:

nombre masculino/masculine noun

  • el público abandonó el recinto ordenadamente the public left the premises/building in an orderly fashion recinto ferial (de muestras) showground, exhibition site (de atracciones) fairground el recinto diplomático the grounds of the embassy un recinto pequeño donde los enterraban a small enclosure where they were buried la valla que rodea el recinto de la central the fence that surrounds the power station o/or that surrounds the grounds of the power station

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