Translation of pretexto in English:
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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