nombre masculino/masculine noun
- pretext volvió con el pretexto de recoger el paraguas he went back on the pretext of getting his umbrella no hizo los deberes con el pretexto de que le dolía la cabeza he didn't do his homework, with the excuse that o/or saying that he had a headache siempre que llega tarde me sale con algún pretexto every time she's late she comes out with some excuse, she always has an excuse when she arrives late so pretexto de [formal] on the pretext of, under pretext of
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Every year the charitable Fundación Príncipe de Asturias makes eight awards in various categories. They are presented by the Príncipe de Asturias, the heir to the Spanish throne, in the Asturian city of Oviedo. The prize includes a monetary reward of 50,000 euros and a sculpture by the Catalan artist Joan Miró. Winners have included: the writers Umberto Eco and Mario Vargas Llosa; the politicians Nelson Mandela and Yasser Arafat; the organization Médecins sans Frontières; the scientist Stephen Hawking; and the golfer Severiano Ballesteros.