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visit
American English: /ˈvɪzɪt/
British English: /ˈvɪzɪt/

Translation of visit in Spanish:

noun

  • 1.1 (brief call, stay, trip) we had a visit from the health inspector
    el inspector de sanidad nos hizo una visita
    to pay a visit to somebody
    hacerle una visita a alguien
    ir a ver a alguien
    to pay a visit to something
    visitar algo
    I must just go and pay a visit (British English) [euphemistic]
    necesito lavarme las manos [euphemistic]
    this is my first visit to Rome
    esta es la primera vez que visito Roma
    esta es la primera visita que hago a Roma
    a private/an official visit to Washington/Moscow
    una visita privada/oficial a Washington/Moscú
    Example sentences
    • When I was in London I popped up to Kettering to pay him a visit.
    • Having ranted considerably, welcome to my new English civilian female friend who has decided to pay me a visit in the club this evening.
    • It's a little empty at the moment, but pay him a visit anyway.
    Example sentences
    • It was meant to be a temporary visit, but Tokyo broke its promise, and said they were not going back.
    • Hawkes Bay was a really nice place, and being only 4 hours from Wellington, I can potentially see some future weekend visits to stay there and see more of what it has to offer.
    • Better keep your friend and your roots for wonderful visits, and stay where you already have not only friends but also your network of casual acquaintances - your world.
    1.2
    Example sentences
    • For a long time, these visits were simple informal ‘hi and how are you’ stops in JoAnn's office.
    1.3 (to a web site) the number of visits to a web site
    el número de visitas al or de un sitio web

transitive verb

  • 1
    (museum/town)
    (friend)
    ir a ver
    you should visit us more often
    deberías venir a vernos or a visitarnos más a menudo
    we were visiting Joe
    estábamos de visita en casa de Joe
    they're visiting us for the summer
    vendrán a pasar el verano con nosotros
    Example sentences
    • She plans to spend her retirement visiting her son and grandson in Durham and sightseeing around the countryside.
    • Georgie rode out to visit with Tess, though I'm sure she'll come by to visit you and Olivia, as well.
    • It is the first time Sue has been back to the UK since moving away and she will be spending two weeks visiting old friends and sight-seeing.
    Example sentences
    • Despite the fact we still travel abroad twice as much as inbound tourists visit us, holidays at home are hard to beat.
    • From that Christmas, Jonathan promised to visit Perry and stay with him in his Ghana home for the festive season.
    • Then a few days before my tenth he visited me and stayed until my birthday when he gave me this necklace and left.
  • 2 [literary] (usually passive) 2.1 (afflict)to be visited with somethingthe country was visited with a plague of insects
    una plaga de insectos azotó el país
    2.2 (inflict) See examples:to visit something on somebody
    infligirle algo a alguien
    the punishments visited on them by the gods
    los castigos que los dioses les infligieron
    Example sentences
    • In the final scene, in which the lovers finally come within touching distance, it is Miriam who intervenes to prevent the cruelties of Yair's father from being visited upon his own son.
    • With a clear conscience, every health guru can take a good kick at the unhealthy, King Size Mars bars guzzling masses who are apparently asking for the wrath of diabetes to be visited upon them.
    • Another explanation was needed for the cataclysm that was visited upon Great Heck that bitter winter's morning of February 28, 2001.
    Example sentences
    • God promised he would release them from slavery, but not before Pharaoh had refused their release and God had visited ten plagues on Egypt to demonstrate his power.

intransitive verb

  • 1.1 (pay a call)
    hacer una visita
    (stay)
    estar de visita
    she's always promising to visit
    siempre está prometiéndonos que nos hará una visita
    he doesn't live with us, he's just visiting
    no vive con nosotros, está de visita
    is visiting allowed?
    ¿se permiten las visitas?
    to go visiting
    ir a hacer visitas
    I've invited her to come and visit next year
    la he invitado a que venga a visitarnos or a pasar una temporada con nosotros el año que viene
    1.2
    also: visiting present participle
    (team)
    (lecturer)
    Example sentences
    • Dr Sheng Zhang, who arrived at the Institute in 1999 as a visiting academic from Beijing Municipal Chemical Industry Research Institute, will head the project team.
    • He was a visiting lecturer or professor at several universities and won various academic awards.
    • He had worked there as a visiting academic since 1992 and was on a three-week working trip to the country.
    1.3 (chat) (American English) [colloquial]to visit (with somebody) stay and visit (with me) for a while
    quédate a charlar (conmigo) un rato [colloquial]

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