Translation of "essential" - English-Spanish dictionary


adjective uk /ɪˈsen·ʃəl/ us /ɪˈsen·ʃəl/

B1 very important and necessary

Computers are an essential part of our lives.
It is absolutely essential that she gets this message.
noun uk /ɪˈsen·ʃəl/ us /ɪˈsen·ʃəl/

a basic thing that you cannot live without

elemento imprescindible
When we go on holiday, we only take the essentials.

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


adjective /iˈsenʃəl/

absolutely necessary

esencial, imprescindible
Strong boots are essential for mountaineering
It is essential that you arrive punctually.
essentially adverb


esencialmente, básicamente
She is an essentially selfish person.

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