Translation of common in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 (widespread, prevalent) the common cold(to be) in common useel resfriado comúnit is very common for teenagers to feel misunderstood(ser) de uso corrientees muy común que los adolescentes se sientan incomprendidosExample sentences
Example sentences1.2 (average, normal)
- We have taken advice from the contractors who advise there is no need to put signs up and this is common practice for public places.
- Wooden houses are common along the Caspian coast.
- Recurrent symptoms were particularly common in younger patients.
(soldier)the common manthe common peopleel hombre medio or de la calleI was treated like a common criminalla gente común y corrienteto have the common touchme trataron como a un vulgar delincuenteit's common decencytener el don de saber tratar con la gente sencillaes una cuestión de elemental (buena) educaciónExample sentences
- The sighting of the black neck crane and several other rare and common birds in the area kept my spirit and interest buoyant.
- Given that my horticultural expertise is limited to identifying about a dozen of the more common flowers, it's a curious choice.
- Grouse, ravens and buzzards may be seen, and red deer are common.
Example sentences1.3 (low-class, vulgar)
- Their members came from the ranks of the common people, and their worship was personal and full of emotion.
- He is Prime Minister, and therefore has a duty to rise above the ordinary concerns, fears and prejudices of the common man.
- It is, in a way, the only menace with multiple potentials to perturb the normal life of the common man.
- She replied bluntly, not bothering with the common courtesy Elizabeth expected.
- They depend upon the social concern and common decency of ordinary people.
- Colin suggested that Mr Kenny consider sending him on a ‘crash course for basic manners and common courtesy.’
- It's almost as common and vulgar as chewing gum while you're serving customers.
- Any more of those f-words and God forbid they might start thinking about letting rough common children into these private tennis clubs.
- Oh, nothing would surprise them when it came to that common little harlot.
- 2 2.1 (shared, mutual)(characteristic/interests/ownership)(factor/multiple/divisor)(Mathematics)common wall (American English) common groundto be commonpuntos (masculine plural) en común or de coincidencia
tosomethingthis characteristic is common to several speciesser común aalgo2.2 (public) See examples: it's common knowledgees una característica común a varias especiesby common consent he's the besttodo el mundo lo sabees vox populithe common goodtodos coinciden en que es el mejorcommon landel bien común or de todosExample sentences
- All three are human systems and all three share characteristics common to human systems.
- This can only be possible if there are entry and exit points recognised by countries sharing common borders.
- Brazil shares common borders with 10 other countries in South America.
- In fact, there will not be a Fibonacci number as a common factor between two neighbouring Fibonacci's for the same reason.
- Two quantities are considered correlated when they are affected by a common quantity.
- Two positive integers always have a greatest common divisor, even if they have only one common divisor, 1.
nounsee also → Commons
- 2 countable (land)(terreno perteneciente al municipio, antiguamente zona de pastoreo de la comunidad)Example sentences
- It will be designed to protect its amenities and preserve its open nature as a public common.
- The council is responsible for maintaining more than 100 parks, open spaces, commons and woodlands which attract around five million visitors a year.
- This statement of aims, if adopted, will greatly enhance the appeal of the commons for the public, while at the same time protecting and expanding the flora and fauna that inhabit these public open spaces.
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