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Pronunciation: /ˈkærəktər; ˈkærəktə(r)/

Translation of character in Spanish:


  • 1 u and c (of person) 1.1 (temperament, nature) carácter (masculine) the national character el carácter nacional we have very different characters tenemos un carácter muy distinto, tenemos caracteres muy distintos to be in/out of character ser*/no ser* típico rudeness is very much in character for him la mala educación es típica de él or es un rasgo típico en él she's a good judge of character es buena psicóloga 1.2
    (good character)
    reputación (feminine) he bears good character tiene buena reputación to vouch for sb's (good) character responder por algn he's been a victim of character assassination han intentado destruir su reputación, ha sido víctima de difamación
    1.3 (strength of personality) carácter (masculine), personalidad (feminine) a person of strong character una persona de carácter fuerte, una persona con una personalidad fuerte he lacks character no tiene carácter army life builds character la vida militar imprime carácter
    Example sentences
    • People are going to be amazed at her strength of character and her intellect.
    • Many apparently well-balanced people have no strength of character.
    • Let's pray my husband has the same courage and strength of character.
  • 2 u and c (of place, thing) carácter (masculine) the restaurant has lots of character el restaurante tiene mucho carácter the house has no character la casa no tiene carácter or estilo the characters of the two cities are very different el carácter de las dos ciudades es muy distinto her face is full of character tiene una cara con mucha personalidad the demonstration soon took on the character of a riot la manifestación no tardó en tomar un cariz violento
    Example sentences
    • Residents were notified of the scheme late last week and claim it will completely change the character of the area.
    • Hopefully your personality will fit well with the character and nature of your team.
    • Obviously the court must recognise and pay regard to the character and nature of the business in question.
  • 4 countable/numerable (symbol) carácter (masculine) Chinese/Roman characters caracteres chinos/romanos
    Example sentences
    • The abolition of the use of Chinese characters from all public printing and writing helped achieve nationwide literacy at a remarkable speed.
    • For a premium, they will also be placed on top of the list and printed in bold red characters for prominence.
    • The camera closes in on a book printed in Chinese characters held open under a moving scanning beam.

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