Translation of "background" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /ˈbæk·ɡraʊnd/ us /ˈbækˌɡrɑʊnd/

B1 a person’s education and family

He was from / a poor background.

the things at the back of a picture or view

He had a photo of Paul with his children in the background.

[ no plural ] sounds you can hear that are not the main sounds that you are listening to

(ruido de) fondo
background noise
If you listen carefully to this piece of music, you can hear a flute in the background.

[ no plural ] the things that have happened in the past that affect a situation

historia, antecedentes
Can you give me some background on the issue?

(Translation of “background” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)