- 1 (response, reaction) (no plural/sin plural) recibimiento (m), acogida (f) what sort of reception did you get? ¿qué tal te recibieron? the project/book had a favorable reception el proyecto/libro tuvo una acogida favorable or fue bien recibidoMore example sentences
- Motorists in York gave Government plans to introduce ‘pay as you drive’ charges a lukewarm reception.
- Plans for the Commonhead flyover and Blunsdon bypass were given a lukewarm reception when they were unveiled yesterday.
- But his comments were given a lukewarm reception by his fellow priests.
- 2 uncountable/no numerable (admission) [formal] reception
intosth admisión (feminine) enalgo (before noun/delante del nombre) reception center o (British English/inglés británico) centre centro (masculine) de acogida reception class (British English/inglés británico) primer año (masculine) (de un parvulario) reception committee comité (masculine) de bienvenida or recepciónMore example sentences
- For a long time he has been a regular worshipper at Mass with his family and in recent months he has been following a programme of formation to prepare for his reception into full communion.
- On reception into prison, the man gave an address in Leicester, where he said he had been living with an unnamed friend.
- The priest shall be known as a Postulant until his reception into the Fraternity.
- 3 (in hotel, office) (no article/sin artículo) recepción (feminine) leave your key at o in reception deje la llave en (la) recepción (before noun/delante del nombre) reception desk recepción (feminine)More example sentences
- A large pink panther, a yellow and green felt parrot hanging from the ceiling and a blue-and-white teddy greet visitors at the reception desk.
- Original art goes everywhere in the hotel, from the reception desk to the guest rooms.
- It is a trauma hospital complete with the sights and sounds of a reception area dealing with all manner of emergencies.
- 4 countable/numerable (social event) recepción (feminine)More example sentences
- It comes amid growing anger about the year-round use of fireworks which now light up the sky to mark the New Year, wedding receptions, birthday celebrations and during religious, sporting and other festivals.
- It is available for hire for wedding receptions and other events.
- They also make for an attractive setting for special events such as wedding receptions.
- 5 uncountable/no numerable [Radio] [Television/Televisión] recepción (feminine)More example sentences
- However, digital radio technology is still rather hit and miss, and some small sets struggle to deliver decent sound quality because of poor reception, so try to listen before buying.
- The other controls work well, though lovers of British premiership football will hate the poor reception on MW radio stations such as BBC Five Live.
- Digital radio broadcasting offers the potential for vast improvements in signal quality and reception.
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
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