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American English: /ˈpɑpjələr/
British English: /ˈpɒpjʊlə/

Translation of popular in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (well-liked) he's not very popular around here
    por aquí no le tienen mucha simpatía
    por aquí no tiene muchos amigos
    he's a very popular politician among the young
    es un político muy popular entre los jóvenes
    to be popular with somebodyshe is popular with her students
    goza de popularidad entre sus alumnos
    he's very popular with the girls
    tiene mucho éxito con las chicas
    I'm not very popular with her at the moment [colloquial]
    últimamente no soy santo de su devoción [colloquial]
    1.2 (frequently used)
    muy frecuentado
    a list of the most popular names
    una lista de los nombres más comunes
    the most popular reason cited by respondents
    la respuesta más frecuente entre los encuestados
    Example sentences
    • It's a cross between netball and football, and is popular with Norwegian girls in this country.
    • I was awkward around girls, albeit very popular with them because I could make them laugh.
    • Mardar is a motorcycle courier, popular with the girls for his brooding good looks.
    Example sentences
    • We have at least established that contrary to popular belief, Yanks do have a sense of humour.
    • There is a popular belief that property is a better investment than shares.
    • In modern drama there is no such thing as the rational counter to wildfire popular beliefs.
    1.3 (cheap)
  • 2 2.1 (not highbrow, specialist)
    the film was a great popular success
    la película tuvo mucho éxito entre el gran público
    the popular press
    la prensa popular
    Example sentences
    • Moreover, no popular bestseller has been written or translated on this issue.
    • I wonder if this approach is so popular because of intellectual laziness as much as anything else?
    • Not that Home has much hope of appealing to popular taste stuck away on BBC Four, of course.
    2.2 (of populace)
    del pueblo
    the popular vote
    el voto popular
    by popular demand/request
    a pedido del público (Latin America)
    Example sentences
    • The salient reality was the depth of popular antipathy to the political establishment as a whole.
    • I fear that you are the victim of a political party struggling to find popular appeal.
    • The election was held without any great popular enthusiasm for any politician.
    2.3 (widespread)
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