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target

Pronunciation: /ˈtɑːrgət; ˈtɑːgɪt/

Translation of target in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 (thing aimed at) blanco (masculine), objetivo (masculine); [Military/Militar] objetivo (masculine); (board) [Sport/Deporte] diana (feminine) the shot was right on/way off target el tiro dio de lleno en el blanco/se desvió mucho the town was o made o presented an easy target la ciudad resultaba un blanco fácil to attack enemy targets atacar* objetivos enemigos a moving target un blanco móvil dead on target! ¡diana! 1.2 (of criticism, protest) blanco (masculine) his criticisms were right on/way off target sus críticas dieron en el blanco/iban totalmente desencaminadas target for/of sth blanco de algo the target of the attacks of the opposition el blanco de los ataques de la oposición
  • 2 (objective, goal) objetivo (masculine) we achieved o met our target conseguimos nuestro objetivo to set oneself a target fijarse un objetivo or una meta she's set herself an impossible target se ha propuesto algo imposible to reach one's target alcanzar* or lograr su ( or mi etc) objetivo above/below target por encima/debajo del objetivo previsto export/production target objetivos de exportación/producción to be on target ir* de acuerdo a lo previsto ( or al plan de trabajo etc) they're on target for their best season ever llevan camino de lograr su mejor temporada (before noun/delante del nombre) [date/figure] fijado [area/zone/marker] [Military/Militar] objetivo (invariable adjective/adjetivo invariable) [audience/market/group] [Marketing/Márketing] objetivo (invariable adjective/adjetivo invariable) target company (in takeover) empresa (feminine) objetivo, empresa (feminine) blanco de una opa target population [Marketing/Márketing] universo (masculine) or público (masculine) objetivo target price precio (masculine) objetivo

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (select as target) we should target these areas of research deberíamos centrarnos en estas áreas de investigación the company is targeting the small investor la empresa está intentando captar al pequeño inversor ten mines have been targeted for closure existen planes de cerrar diez minas, diez minas han sido identificadas como candidatas al cierre 1.2 (direct, aim) dirigir* publicity targeted at the housewife publicidad dirigida al ama de casa to target benefits at those most in need concentrar la ayuda en los más necesitados

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