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area
American English: /ˈɛriə/
British English: /ˈɛːrɪə/

Translation of area in Spanish:

noun

  • 2 (part of room, building, plot) play area
    zona (feminine) de recreo
    the library is a no-smoking area
    en la biblioteca no se puede fumar
    Example sentences
    • Outside, the front garden features a large lawn, a tiled patio area and space to park a fleet of cars.
    • It would also include a new corridor, an extended reception area and improved office space.
    • The interconnecting breakfast area has plenty of space for a family-sized table.
  • 3 (expanse, patch) the shaded area represents …
    el área sombreada representa …
    areas of cloud across the South-West
    nubosidad sobre el sudoeste
    there are few open areas left in the city
    quedan pocos espacios abiertos en la ciudad
    apply the ointment to the affected areas
    aplicar el ungüento a las partes afectadas
    the wreckage of the plane was scattered over a wide area
    los restos del avión siniestrado quedaron esparcidos sobre una extensa zona
  • 5 (field, sphere) area of competence
    área or terreno de competencia
    it's an area of difficulty/controversy
    es un terreno difícil/polémico
    an area of concern
    un tema que preocupa
    to identify problem areas
    identificar problemas
    Example sentences
    • Macquarie held the view that rural areas should have towns constructed as service centres and places of government.
    • Up to 100,000 people move from towns into rural areas a year, said the minister.
    • Thirty-seven percent of those travelers were heading to small towns or rural areas.
    Example sentences
    • General repairs and maintenance - outside these three key areas - are not subject to the new laws.
    • They share this preoccupation with other disciplines and interdisciplinary subject areas in the humanities.
    • States are rational or instrumental actors, always seeking to maximize their interests in all issue areas.
  • 6 (Sport)
    also: penalty area
    área (feminine (with masculine article in the singular)) (de castigo)
    Example sentences
    • Ronaldo rushes into the area and draws a decent save from Mirzapour with his left foot.
    • Milton teased him with a clever low free-kick from outside the area that swished past the wall and out of reach at the near post.
    • Riggott tripped Alan Mahon on the left side of the area and Dunn sent Oakes the wrong way from the penalty spot.

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