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local

Pronunciation: /ˈləʊkəl/

Translation of local in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1 [dialect/custom/newspaper] local; [council/election] municipal; [bus/train] urbano I don't use the local shops no compro en las tiendas del barrio ( or de la zona etc) he's a local man es de aquí ( or de allí), es un hombre del lugar the local community los vecinos or habitantes de la zona the local priest el cura de la parroquia ( or del pueblo etc) a local specialty una especialidad de la localidad ( or de la región etc) the local wine el vino del país at three o'clock local time a las tres, hora local here is the local weather forecast este es el pronóstico del tiempo para la región a local call [Telecom] una llamada local
    Example sentences
    • Pupils at a Bolton school are set to embark on a fascinating journey of discovery into the history of their local area.
    • He said the sub committee would be comprised of local people who knew the local history and area.
    • The class ask her to fill in the gaps in the local history of the area, which is not always in the history books.
    Example sentences
    • A journey with many stops, this is living life local train style, in less than ten seconds.
    • Possibly the local train may have observed something which may throw some light upon the matter.
    • One of these boys who use the local train for their nefarious activities become the victim of a braggart.
  • 2 2.1 [Medicine/Medicina] [anesthetic] local; [infection] localizado 2.2 [Computing/Informática] [variable/maximum] local
    Example sentences
    • It looks for local keys, not over the Internet, and that's very much the point.
    Example sentences
    • BT could be ready to cut charges that give rival operators access to its local network.
    • The files are on your local computer, and you need to upload them to the Web server.
    • This is not a critical risk, as only people on the local machine may logon to this account with a blank password.
    Example sentences
    • However, as it only appeared in the left foot, it was probably just a local infection which may have caused the man to limp.

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (inhabitant) he's not a local no es de aquí ( or de allí) the locals say it's true los (vecinos) del lugar dicen que es verdad 1.2 (pub) (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] [ bar de la zona donde se vive ] our local el bar de nuestro barrio ( or de nuestra zona etc) 1.3 (anesthetic) [colloquial/familiar] anestesia (feminine) local 1.4 (train)[ tren que para en todas las estaciones ]

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