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American English: /ˈreɪdioʊ/
British English: /ˈreɪdɪəʊ/

Translation of radio in Spanish:

noun plural radios

  • 1 countable (receiver)
    radio (masculine) (Latin America excluding Southern Cone)
    portable radio
    radio (masculine) portátil or a transistores
    radio (Southern Cone) (Spain) (feminine) portátil or a transistores
    I heard it on the radio
    lo oí por el radio
    lo oí por la radio (Southern Cone) (Spain)
    Example sentences
    • On the train, I switched the radio on to a phone-in programme where listeners expressed their worries about the escalating situation.
    • Then each group's radios can be programmed to receive only specific talk groups.
    • I enjoy the orchestra's programmes, both by way of live performance and by listening to them on the Concert Programme on the radio.
  • 2 uncountable (broadcasting, medium) to work in radio
    trabajar en la radio
    Radio Luxembourg
    Radio Luxemburgo
    (before noun) (show/announcer)
    de radio
    de radio
    de radio
    de or por radio
    por radio
    radio astronomer radio beacon radio beam
    radioonda (feminine)
    onda (feminine) radioeléctrica
    radio compass radio mast
    torre (feminine) de radio
    Example sentences
    • It is highly improbable that both a telephonic transmission and radio transmission from the bank's alarm to the control room was blocked.
    • Through high frequency radio communication, the information is passed from the main terminal to the one at the PRS centre.
    • The only use I know of for very high power broadband radio transmissions is to transmit over extreme distances.
    Example sentences
    • It was the first convention to reach the general public live by radio broadcast.
    • The first instance pertains to the cancellation of the live horseracing broadcasts on public radio stations.
    • In this business to broadcast 4,000 programmes on the same radio station is a remarkable achievement.

transitive verb 3rd person singular present radios present participle radioing past tense & past participle radioed

  • (base/person)
    llamar por radio
    transmitir por radio
    they radioed that …
    comunicaron por radio que …
    Example sentences
    • The passenger alerted flight staff and the pilot radioed through to the control centre who sent the emergency services around to save the couple.
    • Despite the fact that he was critically low on ammunition, he provided some of it to the dazed pilot and then radioed for help.
    • The pilot flew by, radioed in, and confirmed that the fire was behind the cliffs.
    Example sentences
    • On a hunch, the researchers radioed the ground-based team and urged them to continue gathering data when the star re-emerged from behind Uranus.
    • He left quickly to rescan the area just in case, and then radioed some place that Lichen didn't know.
    • He radioed neighbours at 6.30 am to say he was under attack, and later reported he had been injured.

intransitive verb 3rd person singular present radios present participle radioing past tense & past participle radioed

  • llamar por radio
    to radio for help
    pedir ayuda por radio
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