Translation of "present" - English-Spanish dictionary


adjective uk /ˈprez·ənt/ us /ˈprez·ənt/
be present

B1 to be in a particular place

estar presente
The whole family was present at the funeral.

happening or existing now

What is your present occupation?
noun uk /ˈprez·ənt/ us /ˈprez·ənt/
the present also the present tense /ˌprez·ənt ˈtens/ /ˌprez·ənt ˈtens/

A1 in grammar, the form of a verb that is used to show what happens or exists now

el presente

A2 something that you give to someone, usually on a special day

a birthday present
the present

B1 the period of time that is happening now

el presente
Let’s talk about the present, not the past.
at present

B1 now

At present she’s working in Brazil.
verb uk /prɪˈzent/ us /prɪˈzent/

to give something to someone, often at a formal ceremony

Dr Potter presented prizes to all the winners.
They presented / her with a medal.

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


adjective /ˈpreznt/

being here, or at the place, occasion etc mentioned

My father was present on that occasion
Who else was present at the wedding?
Now that the whole class is present, we can begin the lesson.

existing now

the present moment
the present prime minister.

(of the tense of a verb) indicating action now

In the sentence ’She wants a chocolate’, the verb is in the present tense.
presently adverb


en breve, dentro de poco
He will be here presently.

(especially American) at the present time

en este momento, ahora, actualmente
The manager is presently on holiday.
the present noun

the time now

el presente
Forget the past – think more of the present and the future!
at present

at the present time

actualmente; en este momento
He’s away from home at present.
for the present

as far as the present time is concerned

por ahora, por el momento, hasta ahora
You’ve done enough work for the present.
present participle noun

(linguistics) the form of the verb that in English ends in ‘-ing’ and can be used with the verb ‘to be’ to form continuous tenses as in ‘She is singing’ or sometimes as an adjective as in ‘the barking dog’.

present perfect noun

(linguistics) (in English) a verb tense that expresses an action done in a period of time up to the present. It is formed using the present tense of ‘have’ and the past participle of a verb.

Pretérito Perfecto

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