Translation of "portray" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /pɔːˈtreɪ/ us /pɔːr-/

I to represent or describe someone or something in a painting, film, book, or other artistic work

representar, describir
The painting portrays a beautiful young woman in a blue dress.
The writer portrays life in a small village at the turn of the century.
portrayal noun uk /-əl/ us

representación, descripción
His latest movie is a grim portrayal of wartime suffering.

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


verb /poːˈtrei/

to make a portrait of

retratar, hacer un retrato; pintar, describir
In this painting, the king is portrayed sitting on his throne.

to act the part of

representar, interpretar el papel de
the actor who portrays Hamlet.
portrayal /poːˈtreiəl/ noun

the act of portraying

representación, retrato
The film is a largely accurate portrayal of the writer’s life.

(Translation of “portray” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)