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salvation

Pronunciation: /sælˈveɪʃən/

Translation of salvation in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 (deliverance) salvación (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Can we somehow get ourselves to consume our way to economic salvation?
    • The more entrepreneurial found economic salvation in self-employment.
    • What a disappointment for those who pin their hopes for political salvation on economic failure!
    1.2 (person, thing) salvación (feminine) she has been his salvation ella ha sido su salvación
    Example sentences
    • Luckily, a phone call to Tim's sister proved to be our salvation.
    • Again, he points to the mobile phone as his salvation.
    • I was horrible at math - failing math all the time. My only salvation and my only release to feel good about myself was art.

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