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rife
American English: /raɪf/
British English: /rʌɪf/

Translation of rife in Spanish:

adjective (predicative)

  • 1.1 (widespread) disease is rife
    cunden las enfermedades
    corruption is rife
    reina la corrupción
    Example sentences
    • Spyware is rife and virus infection commonplace yet many home users reckon they are safe from online threats.
    • There is no substance in the allegation that unlawful access of phone lines is rife or commonplace.
    • Street lights fail to work, litter is strewn everywhere, vandalism is rife, and adolescents roam the streets aimlessly.
    1.2 (full)to be rife with somethingthe book is rife with errors
    el libro está plagado de errores
    a region rife with unrest
    una zona de gran malestar social
    the village is rife with gossip
    corren innumerables rumores por el pueblo
    Example sentences
    • Mitchelstown was rife with rumours yesterday of an impending announcement.
    • The American media is rife with rumours that the King of Pop will skip the country as soon as he is free.
    • It is a town rife with corruption, from city hall on down, and teeming with houses of ill repute.

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    comarca

    In Spain, a geographical, social, and culturally homogeneous region, with a clear natural or administrative demarcation is called a comarca. Comarcas are normally smaller than regiones. They are often famous for some reason, for example Ampurdán (Catalonia) for its wines, or La Mancha (Castile) for its cheeses.