There are 2 main translations of brief in Spanish

: brief1brief2

brief1

breve, adj.

Pronunciation /briːf//brif/

adjective

  • 1

    (interlude/reign) breve
    • He took a mouthful of his ready made breakfast to hide the brief lapse in expression.
    • She decided to pay a brief visit to one of the stalls herself.
    • But during his brief tenure, Thomson has had choice words for both the government and the opposition.
    • As Cheska and Steve starred at each other for a brief moment the only expression Cheska could not hide was fear.
    • And a brief visit to their shuttle home was restricted to the upper level.
    • The entire middle section of the book details this brief visit.
    • Mr. Williams stammered, after flashed his daughter a brief expression of shock.
    • She had gotten a brief visit from her family, and had hated it.
    • The knight gave a brief nod at Pher's words, expressionless.
    • It recoiled, struggling to crawl away, and its features twisted into a brief expression of pain or rage.
    • Her son gave a brief smile, comforted by those words but still not completely sure that they would follow through.
    • An image of Liza surfaced in his mind for a brief second and her words of their last interaction echoed in his head.
    • Formal psychotherapy is difficult in a brief office visit.
    • Only then does the audience have its brief opportunity to launch incisive ripostes into the heart of the thesis.
    • Turning to Dimitri, her once stoic expression was shattered as a brief smirk lightened her face.
    • It consists of regularly scheduled, brief office visits.
    • His blank expression broke into a brief grin that disappeared almost as quickly as it had come.
    • The brief visit left no time for discovery or inquiry.
    • Orion must have noticed my horrified expression, because he continued after only a brief hesitation.
    • After its brief exposure, the word was masked and a letter was shown above and below one of the letter positions.
    • A brief visit to the temple in the house completes his morning routine before breakfast with the family.
    • He paused for the brief spattering of polite applause that followed.
    • He'd asked to be allowed just one visit, one brief encounter with Angel.
  • 2

    (statement/summary) breve
    (statement/summary) sucinto
    his report was brief and to the point su informe era breve e iba al grano
    • be brief sé breve
    • Before moving on to a discussion of Mexicans in Aurora, a brief word is in order about sources.
    • The minister had a brief word with the American team leader and left without eating or drinking anything.
    • With a brief word from his chauffeur, they were allowed admittance.
    • Intervention messages should contain simple and brief information and avoid complexity.
    • He seemed to sense this and gave her a hug whispering brief words of comfort to her.
    • She had hoped her brief explosion in words would have ceased his badgering.
    • A few brief words about the move to Skaggerak in 1902.
    • It covers ten areas, besides a brief foreword and a crisp introduction.
    • Once Heather saw that her mission had been accomplished, she sauntered over to Chez and spoke a few brief words.
    • She delivered the message in a few brief words, then put down the phone.
    • I didn't get out of my chair right away, her brief words deeply troubled me.
    • A brief word, though, about Ms. Young, whom I'd never heard of before.
    • This essay also showcases MacDonald's ability to capture the essence of a piece of music in a few brief words.
    • A brief interchange of words resulted in the unanimous decision to escape as soon as possible.
    • She offered polite, brief responses and laughed right along.
    • They can send simple and brief messages like that but there's no easy way to communicate with a submarine.
    • Whenever we passed on the street we exchanged brief words but that had been it.
    • He firmly gripped the hilt of his long sword and shouted brief words of refusal.
    • During this brief exchange of words, Klauss had ventured over to the crumpled picture and unfurled it.
    • The information is brief and concise, and gives the reader a general overview of the various organ systems.
    • He vaguely heard a brief exchange of words between Yulia and Jana.
  • 3

    (scanty)
    (skirt) sucinto
    (skirt) escueto
    (bikini) diminuto
    • God, how she wished she were wearing something more than her brief underwear.
    • A cheerful female gorilla garbed in a brief shirt and a halter top stood at a podium.
    • The room Tripitaka entered contained about 30 women, all dressed in very brief clothing.
    • Mosquito bites line the insides of my legs only stopping at the brief cloth on my lower body that some would call shorts.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (lawyer) instruir
    (pilot/spy) darle instrucciones a
    (spy/pilot) darle órdenes a
    (official/committee) informar
    the president had been badly briefed for the meeting el presidente no había sido bien preparado para la reunión

There are 2 main translations of brief in Spanish

: brief1brief2

brief2

noun

  • 1

    Law
    expediente entregado por el abogado al barrister
    it's a very complicated brief es un caso muy complicado
  • 2

    (instructions) instrucciones feminine
    (area of responsibility) competencia feminine
    his brief was to design a functional building tenía instrucciones de diseñar un edificio funcional
    • this is not part of the committee's brief esto no entra dentro de la competencia del comité
    • What four areas should be covered in the task definition section of a creative brief?
    • Chief executives of government authorities often complain that they are not given an unambiguous brief with clear mandates and a single objective.
    • It doesn't matter how good your brief and debrief are if you haven't got airplanes to fight with.
    • Most of what you get from your clients in a creative brief is akin to stereo instructions in terms of dramatic impact and sheer volume.
    • Without any brief or instruction, the man had made his home in a clearing and even cultivated a small potato crop.
    • In the interests of simplicity and keeping things as open as possible, it has been decided to go for an open brief with only a few key guidelines.
    • The brief was to produce something that could be turned into a tattoo - something with not too much fine detail.
    • What we all hoped - and actually, it was all part of the brief - that it would be political.
    • Design is accomplishing the task, according to the brief, to the customer's satisfaction.
    • Once we get a brief from a client there is a research stage and a brainstorming session.
    • After the brief, we dash to complete one more task before strapping on the jet.
    • Adam brought his ten-year-old son to him, with a brief to knock the boy's piano technique into shape.
    • Over the past year anyone with a brief to invest in, say, small companies or commodities would have naturally outperformed.
    • He stayed with the company until 1994, where his experiences bled into the brief behind Theatre Absolute.
    • It had to widen its brief to embrace purchasing and information technology as well.
    • But surely he can't be a currently serving, if he abuses his brief so widely?
    • When we receive a brief from a casting director, we go through our book of models and put forward who we think is suitable for the job.
    • This retained a lot of the edginess that you might associate with the band whilst adding the elements that was required from the original brief.
    • He felt that the brief was too abstract.
    • After receiving an informative brief on the testing process given by the warrant officer, the staff were counted.