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American English: /ækˈtɪvədi/
British English: /akˈtɪvɪti/

Translation of activity in Spanish:

noun plural -ties

  • 1.1 countable or uncountable (work, doings) the activities of drug dealers
    las actividades de los narcotraficantes
    it's not an activity I enjoy
    no es algo que me guste hacer
    Example sentences
    • A study in chimpanzees showed lower levels of sexual activity when the females were given oral contraceptives.
    • A second, functional level of military activity responded to shifts in the conduct of operations.
    • In contrast, growth of business activity across the UK private sector as a whole picked up slightly to a strong pace.
    Example sentences
    • The post office was always a hive of activity with people bustling about.
    • After breakfast, the house is bustling with activity and movement.
    • The locality has been a hive of activity in recent weeks.
    1.2 uncountable (action, movement) diplomatic/military activity
    actividad diplomática/militar
    a bit less chatter and more activity in that corner!
    ¡los de ese rincón, menos charla y más trabajo!
    1.3 countable (recreational) leisure activities
    pasatiempos (masculine plural)
    (before noun) activity holiday (British English)
    (vacaciones con actividades programadas)
    Example sentences
    • He said the club's social activities have ranged from football to having its own choral society.
    • Most contracts will exclude any hazardous water sports or adventurous activities.
    • He encouraged the men to get involved in sporting activities, and football soon became a favourite.

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