acquaintance


acquaintance
noun
1) (a person whom one knows slightly.) conocido
2) ((with with) knowledge: My acquaintance with the works of Shakespeare is slight.) conocimiento
acquaintance n conocido / persona conocida
acquaintance
tr[ə'kweɪntəns]
noun
1 (knowledge) conocimiento, conocimientos nombre masculino plural
I have a slight acquaintance with physics tengo unos conocimientos rudimentarios de la física
on closer acquaintance I find her fascinating conociéndola mejor, la encuentro fascinante
2 (friendship) amistad nombre femenino
my acquaintance with the minister goes back to our school days mi amistad con el ministro remonta a nuestros días en la escuela
3 (person) conocido,-a
an acquaintance of mine una persona que conozco
I don't know him well, he's just a nodding acquaintance no lo conozco bien, sólo para saludarlo
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SMALLIDIOMATIC EXPRESSION/SMALL
to make somebody's acquaintance conocer a alguien
acquaintance [ə'kweɪntənts] n
1) knowledge: conocimiento m
2) : conocido m, -da f
friends and acquaintances: amigos y conocidos
acquaintance
n.
conocido s.m.
conocimiento s.m.
familiar s.m.
persona conocida s.f.
ə'kweɪntṇs
noun
a) c (person) conocido, -da m,f

we're old acquaintances — nos conocemos desde hace tiempo

b) u c (with person) relación f

to make the acquaintance of somebody to make somebody's acquaintance — conocer* a alguien

c) u c (knowledge)

acquaintance with something — conocimiento m de algo

[ǝ'kweɪntǝns]
1. N
1) (with person) relación f ; (with subject etc) conocimiento m

to make sb's acquaintance — conocer a algn

I am very glad to make your acquaintance — tengo mucho gusto en conocerlo

a plumber of my acquaintance — un fontanero que conozco

I don't have the honour of her acquaintance — no tengo el honor de conocerla

it improves on acquaintance — mejora a medida que lo vas conociendo

on closer or further acquaintance it seems less attractive — al conocerlo mejor tiene menos atracción

to renew (one's) acquaintance with sb — reanudar la amistad con algn

nod 3., 4)
2) (=person) conocido(-a) m / f

an acquaintance of mine — un conocido mío

we're just acquaintances — nos conocemos ligeramente nada más

we're old acquaintances — nos conocemos desde hace tiempo

to have a wide circle of acquaintances — conocer a muchas personas

2.
CPD

acquaintance rape Nviolación en la que la victima conoce al violador

* * *
[ə'kweɪntṇs]
noun
a) c (person) conocido, -da m,f

we're old acquaintances — nos conocemos desde hace tiempo

b) u c (with person) relación f

to make the acquaintance of somebody to make somebody's acquaintance — conocer* a alguien

c) u c (knowledge)

acquaintance with something — conocimiento m de algo


English-spanish dictionary. 2013.

Mira otros diccionarios:

  • Acquaintance — Ac*quaint ance, n. [OE. aqueintance, OF. acointance, fr. acointier. See {Acquaint}.] 1. A state of being acquainted, or of having intimate, or more than slight or superficial, knowledge; personal knowledge gained by intercourse short of that of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acquaintance — [ə kwānt′ ns] n. 1. knowledge (of something) gotten from personal experience or study of it [an intimate acquaintance with the plays of Jonson] 2. the state or relation of being acquainted (with someone) 3. a person or persons whom one knows, but …   English World dictionary

  • acquaintance — (n.) c.1300, state of being acquainted; late 14c., person with whom one is acquainted; also personal knowledge; from O.Fr. acointance acquaintance, friendship, familiarity, noun of action from acointer (see ACQUAINT (Cf. acquaint)). Acquaintant… …   Etymology dictionary

  • acquaintance — [n1] a person known informally associate, association, colleague, companion, contact, friend, neighbor; concept 423 Ant. stranger acquaintance [n2] knowledge of something through experience awareness, cognizance, conversance, familiarity,… …   New thesaurus

  • acquaintance — and description …   Philosophy dictionary

  • acquaintance — index cognition, experience (background), knowledge (awareness) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • acquaintance — *friend, intimate, confidant Analogous words: *associate, companion, comrade, crony Contrasted words: *stranger, outsider …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • acquaintance — ► NOUN 1) familiarity with or knowledge of someone or something. 2) a person one knows slightly …   English terms dictionary

  • acquaintance — n. familiarity 1) to have an acquaintance with (he has some acquaintance with statistics) 2) a slight, superficial acquaintance 3) on acquaintance (on closer acquaintance he proved to be a nice person) 4) an acquaintance with casual friendship 5) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • acquaintance — ac|quaint|ance [əˈkweıntəns] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(somebody you know)¦ 2¦(relationship)¦ 3 make somebody s acquaintance 4¦(knowledge)¦ 5 of your acquaintance 6 on first acquaintance ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) ¦(SOMEBODY YOU KNOW)¦ someone you know, but who is not a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • acquaintance — noun 1 person you know ADJECTIVE ▪ casual ▪ I ran into a casual acquaintance in town. ▪ new ▪ close, old ▪ business …   Collocations dictionary


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