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type

Pronunciation: /taɪp/

Translation of type in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 countable/numerable 1.1 (sort, kind) tipo (masculine) suitable for all skin types o all types of skin apropiado para todo tipo de pieles or pieles de todo tipo it's a type of … (in descriptions, definitions) es una especie de … a Marilyn Monroe type voice una voz tipo Marilyn Monroe or del tipo de la de Marilyn Monroe it's not my type of book no es el tipo or la clase de libro que me gusta he's not that type of person no es (de) ese tipo or esa clase de persona he's all right, but he's not my type no está mal, pero no es mi tipo (de hombre) I know his type conozco a los de su calaña he's the jealous type es del tipo de hombre celoso
    Example sentences
    • Rates for at least six common types of cancer, country by country, correlate with the consumption of animal source food.
    • Nutritionists and fitness gurus have created an entire lexicon based on fruits to describe common body types.
    • Classed as a primitive breed, they bear little resemblance to more common types of sheep with thick white fleeces.
    1.2 (typical example) tipo (masculine), ejemplo (masculine) típico; (stereotype) estereotipo (masculine) to revert to type [Biology/Biología] sufrir una regresión or reversión al tipo original he was nice to me for a while, but soon reverted to type por un rato fue agradable conmigo, pero pronto volvió a ser el de siempre true to type true to type, he did nothing to help me como es típico en él, no hizo nada por ayudarme
    Example sentences
    • The style of winemaking is very much in the big and bold French Bordeaux type.
  • 2 uncountable/no numerable [Printing/Imprenta] 2.1 (characters) tipo (masculine) (de imprenta) in large/small type en caracteres grandes/pequeños, en letra grande/pequeña it depends on the type depende del tipo (de imprenta) it's italic type está en bastardilla or cursiva 2.2 (blocks) tipos (masculine plural) (de imprenta) to set sth up in type componer* algo
    Example sentences
    • As with the Bixler pieces, printer's type was used to impress an inscription around the rim.
    • The inscriptions were created by pressing printer's type into the clay before it hardened.
    Example sentences
    • The final paragraph of the letter, printed in bold type, made it very clear what would happen if they didn't accept.
    • Loci of noncoding markers that have possible codominant alleles are in boldface italic type.
    • As if to emphasise the point, the report prints the comment in bold type.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

Phrasal verbs

type out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
escribir* a máquina, tipear (South America/América del Sur)

type up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
pasar a máquina, tipear (South America/América del Sur)

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