Translation of acquaintance in Spanish:

acquaintance

conocido, n.

Pronunciation: /əˈkweɪnt(ə)ns//əˈkweɪntəns/

noun

  • 1

    (person)
    conocido masculine
    conocida feminine
    we're old acquaintances nos conocemos desde hace tiempo
    • Now they have and they are really enjoying meeting and greeting old friends and acquaintances.
    • I leave behind a number of acquaintances and two close friends who have lived every moment of this ordeal with me.
    • The people I called friends, more close acquaintances, left for university.
    • The list seems to go on and is not just limited to my immediate circle of family, friends and acquaintances.
    • His death evoked widespread regret and shock amongst his many friends and acquaintances.
    • Friends and acquaintances would comment that we were more like sisters.
    • To give an example from the purely personal level, an elderly female acquaintance of mine does not drink coffee.
    • Most people are content with having more acquaintances and very few friends.
    • Most of my friends and acquaintances are anti-war or at least uncomfortable about it.
    • People who have had that sort of bad experience are reluctant to return and warn off their friends and acquaintances as well.
    • The rest of the male participants were thought to be friends, acquaintances and hangers on.
    • In some ways it is not the close friends but the acquaintances I miss the most.
    • Most of the friends and acquaintances he contacted said they were not interested.
    • An average day for her exhausts the topics of friends, acquaintances, drawing and books.
    • I'm finding that with a lot of my friends or acquaintances going back to school, I miss it.
    • And the news from business partners, friends and acquaintances in America is similar.
    • It's inevitable that as one moves from one place to another, it is easy to lose touch with friends and acquaintances.
    • I have observed something completely different within my own circle of friends and acquaintances.
    • There were also several friends and acquaintances who knew Robert well.
    • He had big-name friends, acquaintances, mistresses and more book deals waiting.
    • All my friends and regular acquaintances are smarter than me on all sorts of different levels.
  • 2

    (with person)
    relación feminine
    a doctor of my acquaintance un médico que conozco (/ conocía etc. )
    • on closer acquaintance I found her ... al llegar a conocerla mejor, la encontré ...
    • to make the acquaintance of sb conocer a algn
    • to make sb's acquaintance conocer a algn
    • I'm pleased to have made your acquaintance me alegro de haberlo conocido
    • to strike up an acquaintance entablar una relación
    • It was the most amazing part of his acquaintance with her yet.
    • My acquaintance with her just before she entered government made the experience particularly alarming.
    • His telling anecdotes draw on years of personal acquaintance with key figures, and alert attendance at arcane, cultish tech conferences.
    • Over the five years of our acquaintance with her, Fanny avoids pregnancy when it would be professionally inconvenient.
    • If you get some special facilities because of your acquaintance with the doctor, don't make it public - have regard for the feelings and sentiments of other patients.
    • If, during the course of the night, you happen to meet two philosophical ladies of your acquaintance, it is important that you conduct yourself respectably.
    • As soon as the statement was issued to the press, however, anyone enjoying even the slightest acquaintance with the player recognised that the words were not his.
    • She has difficulty believing the rumours of her husband's acquaintance with the infamous Mrs. Erlynne, but yields to the rumours anyways in hope of finding true love.
    • I genuinely love the company of women, unlike certain misogynistic Lotharios of my acquaintance.
    • Now, because of her acquaintance with Moher, Zalie was looked at as if she were one of the most important people ever born.
    • Very clever, Valda, though some professional magicians of my acquaintance manage this trick with much more aplomb and good humor.
    • Many shooters use nothing else, One young fellow of my acquaintance, an avid shooter and hunter, mentioned he had never owned a wood-stocked rifle.
    • After all, the ladies of your acquaintance belong to high society.
    • With the renewal of his acquaintance with her, Jean's life takes a new turn.
    • Now, have you had opportunities, in the course of your acquaintance with Mr. Favreau, to watch him walk?
    • She despises George and is diverted by the renewal of her acquaintance with the rakish Judge Brack who offers the possibility of flirting, gossip and intrigue.
    • When his marriage is disrupted by the renewal of his acquaintance with Shimamoto, it comes back to haunt him.
    • Early in his career he had made the mistake, at the outset of his acquaintance with a lady, of telling her that he loved her and exacting the same avowal in return.
    • It was lovely to renew acquaintance with Gareth Edwards in particular, possibly the greatest ever scrum half, whose fine Welsh accent endears him.
    • One fellow London-dweller of my acquaintance said recently she was finally decamping from the city.
  • 3

    (knowledge)
    conocimiento masculine
    acquaintance with sth conocimiento de algo
    • on first acquaintance, the city seems ... al llegar a ella por primera vez, la ciudad parece ...
    • Some had experience of Frankish Gaul and hence some acquaintance with Roman institutions and culture.
    • Long acquaintance with her own profession makes her impatient with fantasists and phonies.
    • The result was Donovan's renewed acquaintance with the world of the bohemian café, a world of poetry and music, philosophy and social politics, meditation and art.
    • After graduating from Paris, Burman returned to India to renew his acquaintance with the tradition of the art and the culture of his native land.
    • Should the rest of us trust what we see on television when our acquaintance with a case is confined to that little bit of testimony that is billed as a confession?
    • It was a moment of collective acquaintance with history and the past.
    • I left feeling a bit cheated, but in the following days renewed my acquaintance with the Shostakovich concerto - encouraged by the memory of an inspired performance.
    • Despite the title, this play adds little to our knowledge or appreciation of Beckett although assuming a fairly comprehensive acquaintance with his works.
    • Black manages to compress a good deal into a limited space, calling on his thorough acquaintance with a vast array of primary sources.
    • Our first acquaintance with power is, presumably, our experience of the power of personal agency.
    • I'm currently on leave, so I should obviously be using all this spare time renewing my acquaintance with children's telly, particularly if it's getting this risque.
    • Next it brought an experimental acquaintance with grace and forgiveness.
    • Caresses marks my first acquaintance with the work of the Catalan playwright Sergi Belbel - and I am certainly richer for the introduction.
    • It was a fine achievement and I hope the singers enjoyed singing it as much as I enjoyed the opportunity of renewing my acquaintance with this excellent piece.
    • Sentimental souls are invited to renew their acquaintance with the Warrumbungle National Park during its 50 year celebrations next month.
    • It's appalling to think that a book like this may enter classrooms and inflict itself on young minds with little or no acquaintance with art history.
    • Intuition represents knowledge by ‘direct acquaintance with things.’
    • Long acquaintance with a work is therefore essential.
    • Anyone who has any acquaintance with the Bible will know that prophets regularly used strong language when confronted with hypocrisy or decadence.
    • While awaiting the widening of 16th Avenue N.W., you can broaden your acquaintance with poetry at Annie's Book Co.