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Spanish translation of “place”

place

noun /pleis/
a particular spot or area
sitio, lugar
a quiet place in the country I spent my holiday in various different places.
an empty space
sitio
There’s a place for your books on this shelf.
an area or building with a particular purpose
lugar, sitio, local
a market place.
a seat (in a theatre/theater, train, at a table etc)
sitio, asiento
He went to his place and sat down.
a position in an order, series, queue etc
lugar, puesto
She got the first place in the competition I lost my place in the queue.
a person’s position or level of importance in society etc
sitio
Warriors rose to an important place in Aztec society.
a point in the text of a book etc
página, punto
The wind was blowing the pages of my book and I kept losing my place.
duty or right
función, papel, deber, obligación
It’s not my place to tell him he’s wrong.
a job or position in a team, organization etc
puesto, trabajo
He’s got a place in the team He’s hoping for a place on the staff.
house; home
casa
Come over to my place.
(often abbreviated to Pl.when written) a word used in the names of certain roads, streets or squares.
plaza
a number or one of a series of numbers following a decimal point
punto/espacio decimal
Make the answer correct to four decimal places.
place name noun the name of a town, hill, valley etc.
topónimo
go places to be successful, especially in one’s career
llegar lejos
That young man is sure to go places.
in the first/second etc place expressions used to show steps in an argument, explanation etc
en primer/segundo lugar
He decided not to buy the house, because in the first place it was too expensive, and in the second place it was too far from his office.
in place in the proper position; tidy
en su lugar/sitio, ordenado
He left everything in place.
in place of instead of
en lugar de, en vez de; en (mi, tu, su…)lugar
We advise discussion in place of argument John couldn’t go, so I went in his place.
out of place not suitable (to the occasion etc)
fuera de lugar, inoportuno; desentonar (verbo)
His clothes are quite out of place at a formal dinner.
not in the proper position; untidy
desordenado, mal puesto
Although he had had to run most of the way, he arrived with not a hair out of place.
put oneself in someone else’s place to imagine what it would be like to be someone else
ponerse en el lugar de alguien
If you put yourself in his place, you can understand why he is so careful.
put (someone) in his/her place to remind (someone), often in a rude or angry way, of his lower social position, or lack of importance, experience etc
poner a alguien en su sitio
She put him in his place with a stern telling-off.
take place to happen
tener lugar, suceder, pasar
What took place after that?
take the place of to be used instead of, or to be a substitute for
reemplazar, sustituir, ocupar el sitio de
I don’t think television will ever take the place of books.
(Definition of place from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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