There are 2 main translations of stern in Spanish:

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stern 1

adjective -er, -est

  • 1.1 (harsh)
    (rebuke/warning/measures)
    (person)
    the stern reality of post-war life
    la dura realidad de la vida de posguerra
    I thought you were made of sterner stuff
    te creía más fuerte
    Example sentences
    • He still spoke in his cool voice but it was a stern statement.
    • After 50 minutes of stern questions and answers - the length of a typical undergraduate class - the interrogation is over.
    • And they have issued a stern warning to those responsible: Stop before somebody dies.
    1.2 (disapproving, serious)
    (look/features/voice)
    Example sentences
    • For those who expect a stern teacher and a serious photographer, he is a bundle of surprise.
    • He was my mother's favorite brother and our least favorite Uncle; he was too stern, too serious, too strict.
    • But she was stern in demeanor and normally carried a serious face.

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There are 2 main translations of stern in Spanish:

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stern 2
American English: /stərn/
British English: /stəːn/

noun

  • Example sentences
    • The overtaking boat should slow down when just aft the stern of the boat being overtaken and proceed around at the slowest speed possible to pass.
    • The docking bay, with doors at the stern of the ship, can be flooded for amphibious operations using small landing craft.
    • The towed sonar and towed decoys are launched from the stern of the ship.

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