Translation of "secret" - English-Spanish dictionary


adjective uk /ˈsiː·krət/ us /ˈsi·krət/

B1 If something is secret, other people are not allowed to know about it.

a secret meeting
I’ll tell you, but you must keep it secret.
secretly adverb /ˈsiː·krət·li/ /ˈsi·krət·li/


noun uk /ˈsiː·krət/ us /ˈsi·krɪt/

B1 something that you tell no one about or only a few people

I’m having a party for him but it’s a secret.
keep a secret

B1 to not tell anyone a secret

guardar un secreto
Can you keep a secret?

the best way of achieving something

What’s the secret of your success?
in secret

without telling other people

en secreto
For years they met in secret.

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


adjective /ˈsiːkrit/

hidden from, unknown to, or not told to, other people

a secret agreement
He kept his illness secret from everybody.
secrecy noun

the state of being or the act of keeping secret

secreto, reserva
Apparently he’s been sworn to secrecy.
secretive /-tiv/ adjective

inclined to conceal one’s activities, thoughts etc

reservado, callado, cauteloso
secretive behaviour/behavior.
secretively adverb

He’s been behaving very secretively recently.
secretiveness noun

secretly adverb

in such a way that others do not know, see etc

en secreto
He secretly copied the numbers down in his notebook.
secret agent noun

a spy.

agente secreto
secret police noun

a police force whose activities are kept secret and which is concerned mostly with political crimes.

policía secreta
in secret


en secreto
This must all be done in secret.
keep a secret

not to tell (something secret) to anyone else

guardar un secreto
You can’t trust her to keep a secret.

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