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aspiration
American English: /ˌæspəˈreɪʃ(ə)n/
British English: /aspəˈreɪʃ(ə)n/

Translation of aspiration in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 countable (desire, ambition) to have high aspirations
    tener grandes aspiraciones
    a person with no aspirations
    una persona sin aspiraciones
    to have aspirations to something
    aspirar a algo
    ambicionar algo
    aspiration to + infinitiveshe 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 (Linguistics)
    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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