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American English: /rəˈleɪʃ(ə)n/
British English: /rɪˈleɪʃ(ə)n/

Translation of relation in Spanish:


  • 1 countable (relative) he's no relation (of mine)
    no es pariente mío
    no estamos emparentados
    pictured are John Hull and James Hull (no relation)
    en la fotografía aparecen John Hull y James Hull, quienes no están emparentados
    what relation is she to you?
    ¿qué parentesco tiene contigo?
    ¿a ti qué te toca? (Spain) [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • Had he not been his brother and his closest relation, he would have murdered him in cold blood.
    • He is survived by his wife Tess, three sons and two daughters, family relations and a host of friends he made through the music business.
    • The definition does not include your cousins or any relations by marriage.
  • 2 2.1 uncountable and countable (connection) there is a close relation between poverty and ill health
    hay una relación muy estrecha entre la pobreza y la mala salud
    to bear no relation to something
    no guardar ninguna relación con algo
    Example sentences
    • It may also be hard to see the relation between cause and effect.
    • If, however, we adopt the second hypothesis, we have to inquire only as to the relation between cause and effect.
    • What is the causal relation between the pattern of division and cell differentiation?
    2.2in relation to (as preposition)
    en relación con
    con relación a
  • 3
    also: relations plural
    relaciones (feminine plural)
    to establish/break off/restore relations (with somebody/something)
    establecer/romper/restablecer relaciones (con alguien/algo)
    to have sexual relations with somebody
    tener relaciones sexuales con alguien
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