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acquaintance

[ǝ'kweɪntǝns]

  1. N

    1. (with person) relación f ; (with subject etc) conocimiento m

      nod 3., 4)

    2. (=person) conocido(-a) m / f

  2. CPD

Examples from texts

"It concerns my acquaintance. Who I am going to meet tonight."
– Es referente a la persona que conozco y a quien voy a ver esta noche.
Ishiguro, Kadzuo / The Remains of the DayIshiguro, Kadzuo / Los Restos Del Dia
Los Restos Del Dia
Ishiguro, Kadzuo
The Remains of the Day
Ishiguro, Kadzuo
© 1989 by Kazuo Ishiguro
For instance, my acquaintance is always wanting me to show him the way you pinch your nostrils together when you put pepper on your food.
Por ejemplo, esta persona siempre quiere que le enseñe cómo se aprieta usted la nariz cuando echa pimienta en la comida.
Ishiguro, Kadzuo / The Remains of the DayIshiguro, Kadzuo / Los Restos Del Dia
Los Restos Del Dia
Ishiguro, Kadzuo
The Remains of the Day
Ishiguro, Kadzuo
© 1989 by Kazuo Ishiguro
There was a short silence. Then Miss Kenton appeared to make some decision and went on: "This acquaintance of mine. I remember when he was butler at Granchester Lodge, he was full of the most marvellous ambitions.
Se produjo entonces un breve silencio, durante el cual miss Kenton pareció tomar una decisión, y prosiguió: – Este conocido mío…, recuerdo que cuando era mayordomo en Granchester Lodge, era una persona con muchas ambiciones y sueños maravillosos.
Ishiguro, Kadzuo / The Remains of the DayIshiguro, Kadzuo / Los Restos Del Dia
Los Restos Del Dia
Ishiguro, Kadzuo
The Remains of the Day
Ishiguro, Kadzuo
© 1989 by Kazuo Ishiguro
There were Álamo and Labarca, Padilla and Byron Hernández, Villaplata and our old acquaintance Logiacomo, Sala and the poetess Carmen Prieto, sinister Pérez Hernández and sublime Montesol, but not Ulises.
Allí estaban Álamo y Labarca, Padilla y Byron Hernández, nuestro viejo conocido Logiacomo y Villaplata, Sala y la poetisa Carmen Prieto, el siniestro Pérez Hernández y el excelso Montesol, pero no él.
The savage detectivesBolano, Roberto / Los detectives salvajes
Los detectives salvajes
Bolano, Roberto
e savage detectives
The savage detective
© 1998 by Roberto Bolaño
© 2007 by Natasha Wimmer
Having a number of acquaintances in common with Mr Farraday amidst Boston society, they paid a short visit one day to Darlington Hall, staying for lunch and leaving before tea.
Dado que tienen una serie de conocidos en común con mister Farraday entre la sociedad de Boston, un día vinieron de visita a Darlington Hall, se quedaron a comer y se fueron antes del té.
Ishiguro, Kadzuo / The Remains of the DayIshiguro, Kadzuo / Los Restos Del Dia
Los Restos Del Dia
Ishiguro, Kadzuo
The Remains of the Day
Ishiguro, Kadzuo
© 1989 by Kazuo Ishiguro

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acquaintance1/3
ǝ'kweɪntǝnsFeminine nounrelación; conocimientoExamples

to make sb's acquaintance — conocer a algn
I am very glad to make your acquaintance — tengo mucho gusto en conocerlo
a plumber of my acquaintance — un fontanero que conozco
I don't have the honour of her acquaintance — no tengo el honor de conocerla
it improves on acquaintance — mejora a medida que lo vas conociendo
on closer or further acquaintance it seems less attractive — al conocerlo mejor tiene menos atracción
to renew (one's) acquaintance with sb — reanudar la amistad con algn

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