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American English: /ˈn(j)utrəl/
British English: /ˈnjuːtr(ə)l/

Translation of neutral in Spanish:


  • 1 (impartial) to remain neutral
    permanecer neutral
    Example sentences
    • It claims to be a neutral organisation, supported by academic researchers, but is starting from the point of view that there are important figures missing from the arguments so far put forward for wind.
    • This should be enough to make any neutral observer support them, but there is a more important cause.
    • For them the quality and standard of the game is a side issue that is of importance only to the neutral supporters.
  • 2 (not bright)
    Example sentences
    • But it is all set in deliberately neutral terms, implying that this debate is always an honest one, which it is not.
    • I'd rather have a sliver of prosciutto or a wheel of spicy sausage than neutral, inoffensive chicken any day.
    • The earlier, prescriptive sense of the term continues to be used, but the later, more neutral sense is common among scholars of language.
    Example sentences
    • Colours range from neutral creams and beige to khaki, navy, grey and black.
    • From a distance this crowd looked a uniformly nondescript plaster colour, a neutral tone made up chiefly of faded blue and dirty grey.
    • Like the hall, the room had been decorated in rather neutral colours, the beige floor carrying on into this room also.
  • 3 (Chemistry, Electricity, Linguistics)
    Example sentences
    • Clematis prefer a neutral to slightly alkaline soil, so add lime if your soil is on the acidic side. Keep the roots shaded and the tops in sun.
    • Ideally, maples like neutral to acid soil with the addition of peat.
    • A litmus paper can be used to find out whether the soil is acidic, alkaline or neutral.
    Example sentences
    • And that is what it does, but because the proton has a positive charge and the neutron is neutral, the nucleus somehow has to get rid of a positive charge.
    • Positively charged cations are smaller than their neutral atoms because they lose electrons.
    • Use a neon circuit tester to verify the power is off by touching one lead to an exposed black wire and the other to a metal box or to the neutral wire.


  • 1 (Cars)to be in neutral (car/gear)
    estar en punto muerto
    Example sentences
    • He may be coasting down a hill with the gears in neutral and the engine switched off; he may be steering a vehicle which is being towed by another.
    • He hurriedly moved the gear in neutral and tried the emergency brake.
    • It decided to stay about two-thirds open, which gives a tidy shove forward, and the only thing I could do was select neutral and try and turn off an engine which was fast trying to grenade itself.
  • 2 (neutral country)
    país (masculine) neutral
    Example sentences
    • Wedgwood concedes that the U.S. government should ‘continue to respect the sovereignty of allies and neutrals.’
    • If you lie to an ally or a friendly neutral in a small matter, where you don't actually intend to declare war on him, you're sowing seeds of mistrust without gaining any great benefits.
    • Watching the Conservative Party leadership contest, political neutrals are unsure whether to laugh or cry.
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