Traducción de commonplace en Español:


común, adj.

Pronunciación /ˈkɑmənˌpleɪs//ˈkɒmənpleɪs/


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    (events/things) común
    (things/events) corriente
    a commonplace occurrence un caso común / corriente
    • it's now fairly commonplace for young couples to divorce es bastante común / corriente hoy en día que las parejas jóvenes se divorcien
    • Human rights violations are not some sort of other worldly event, they are sometimes very commonplace.
    • The survey showed committees were far more commonplace where trade unions had representation.
    • This is Realism at its most powerful, turning a commonplace event into an historical one.
    • The loss of a job - a sadly commonplace event in today's turbulent economic climate - is not just a blow to the wallet, but a severe hit to the psyche.
    • It is also, we must never forget, made from joy and the celebration of simple and ordinary and commonplace things and events.
    • In Rome, assassination would have been a relatively commonplace event; especially for people of the higher class.
    • The talent of the comic is to make commonplace events remarkable.
    • The most commonplace events are also opportunities, life-determining choices made or not made.
    • He insists that what he is doing is to configure the commonplace issues of ordinary life.
    • With all these commonplace conventions, what is it that makes the file outstanding?
    • An everyday tale of a commonplace ballet company!
    • None of the others had noticed the little scene; it was an event too commonplace to mark.
    • It would only be a matter of time before electronic devices became commonplace objects in the classroom.
    • A commonplace event, one would assume on a hot day.
    • A vandalised car, all but ignored by passers-by, reflects how commonplace minor crime has become in small towns.
    • This is perfectly possible for even an ordinary club level sailor - it is quite commonplace not to have to qualify for an event.
    • He soon discovered that death was a commonplace event.
    • He advocated that literature should record the writer's affectionate response to ordinary phenomena and commonplace happenings.
    • Like it or not, sponsorship deals between companies and the athletic teams are very commonplace not only in the world of pro sports but at SFU as well.
    • Using a computer is becoming more commonplace and sometimes is an absolute necessity for your child to complete his homework assignments.
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    (trite, hackneyed)
    (expression/remark) banal
    (expression/remark) trillado
    • In a word, Liz will be quite a commonplace, average girl of the lower working-class…
    • Peace would be all too commonplace and boring, not to mention that it couldn't possibly involve the kind of firepower you're accustomed to.
    • He is never dull and even his more commonplace chapters are enlivened with fascinating detail or asides.
    • If you think buffets are commonplace and boring, just try the beverage buffet.
    • Partly to reinforce the commonplace argument that there will always be a special cultural relationship between Scotland and England and that independence would not disrupt that.
    • These types of self-congratulatory remarks are commonplace and formulaic.
    • This approach in Chinese cinema, however, was entirely absent from the films screened in Sydney, which were bland and artistically commonplace works.
    • Our visitor bore every mark of being an average commonplace British tradesman, obese, pompous, and slow.
    • The seemingly forward question sounded very trite and commonplace in the blunt honest tone she used.
    • Yet measles, malnutrition and diarrhoea remain tediously commonplace causes of death in all too many parts of it in the first years of the twenty-first century.
    • Now 60 years on, the process has been repeated, but reversed, as the commonplace colour of modern films returns to nostalgic black and white.
    • After a few more exceedingly commonplace remarks of the same character, she gave me to write down a list of drugs that were to be taken.
    • The commonplace pessimistic argument points out that since low interest rates have been good for the economy, higher interest rates will be bad.
    • It had been fed to us for a long time, and therefore, we looked at it as a tedious and commonplace state of things.
    • So much more interesting than the flat, filmed performances with irritating cutting that are now commonplace.


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    (common occurrence)
    cosa frecuente femenino
    cosa común femenino
    cosa corriente femenino
    • Dixon is the kind of ordinary hero who had become a commonplace of Ealing films during the war period.
    • Then he makes a characteristic move: you see how he is able to invest the ordinary, the commonplace, with mystery.
    • Answer: This is a commonplace at a badly run lab.
    • It is a commonplace in Germany that elections are decided by the middle.
    • Tales of the commonplace, stories about the small things that make up our daily existence, can be fascinating.
    • It had been a historical commonplace to view the long interval between Archimedes and Galileo as a period of unrelieved ignorance and superstition.
    • It is a commonplace in the West that governments should be as democratic as possible.
    • The latter, a commonplace in the West, is a new concept for the Japanese.
    • The point is only driven home by seeing something that has become a commonplace represented as something surprising.
    • I thought they approved of that sort of thing - indeed, they want such scenes to be a commonplace in Her Majesty's Forces.
    • It used to be a commonplace that activities aimed at uncovering truth and knowledge set about the relatively simple tasks of making observations and recording results.
    • The argument is in fact a commonplace of political science.
    • This is a commonplace of life in the poorest neighbourhood in Vancouver.
    • The novelty of the new popular poetry is not its mass appeal; that was a commonplace in American culture in the late nineteenth century.
    • It's also one that mentions God as a source of inspiration: something that is rarely mentioned so plainly elsewhere but is a commonplace in country songs.
    • And before the vote it had been a commonplace to say that it was the most important election of our lifetimes.
    • It has become a commonplace for playwrights to require actors to play several different parts, and at times a mere two actors is all that is needed to portray several dozen characters.
    • Matches between female boxers have become a commonplace - if not widely accepted - part of the sport.
    • Whatever you are looking for we have it in the collection, from the endangered to the commonplace.
    • His poetry and fiction celebrates the ordinary and commonplace, striving for a transformation that might well be magical.
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    lugar común masculino
    tópico masculino
    • So instead politicians almost uniformly retreat to the safety of the platitude and commonplace.
    • The final pages are full of journalistic commonplaces - ‘Western-style consumerism is unsustainable on a global scale’.
    • Alas, its open expression is now a commonplace.
    • It has become a commonplace to say of biographies of Plath that they take sides.
    • My only knowledge of francophone Caribbean literature consisted of a few commonplaces and catchphrases.
    • And what is perhaps the most troubling feature of her writing is her tendency to use commonplaces and cliches and undefined terms as if their meaning were indisputable and clear.
    • Sontag acknowledges that she is stating a commonplace when she notes the ‘erotic lure [of] things that are vile and repulsive’.
    • It's always good to have critical commonplaces questioned, even if you end up reaffirming them.