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aspiration

Pronunciation: /ˌæspəˈreɪʃən; ˌæspɪˈreɪʃən/

Translation of aspiration in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 countable/numerable (desire, ambition) aspiración (feminine) to have high aspirations tener* grandes aspiraciones a person with no aspirations una persona sin aspiraciones to have aspirations to sth aspirar a algo, ambicionar algoaspiration to + infinitive/infinitivo she had a secret aspiration to be a writer su secreta aspiración era ser escritora
    Example sentences
    • In my inauguration speech last year I expressed my hopes and aspirations for the year.
    • It spoke of the hurt as well as the hopes and aspirations of an underclass.
    • As a consequence the works do not seem to have much relevance to the needs and aspirations of the local community.
  • 2 uncountable/no numerable [Linguistics/Lingüística] aspiración (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • If voicing is delayed, the voiceless region at the beginning of the vowel is known as aspiration.
    • She goes on to note that both English and Chinese make use of aspiration in their consonantal systems.

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