Translation of concrete in Spanish:


concreto, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈkɑnˌkrit//ˌkɑnˈkrit//ˈkɒŋkriːt/


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    (evidence/example) concreto
    • It came through concrete example and abstract argument.
    • Notice how he is more concrete, focusing on existing institutions and building on those to create an articulated Anglosphere.
    • And you repeat this over and over again, so that even when for example there be concrete instances in which you can document the ongoing existence of racism.
    • The silence of a king can be charming, but the silence of a prime minister on a definite problem means a concrete position.
    • But quite apart from the silliness of it all, it's a usefully concrete, physical metaphor for what much of our software already does.
    • For them, the general feeling of humiliation and powerlessness has materialized in a concrete way.
    • The Democrat needs to be concrete and specific.
    • Let us continue to pray for the nation but let us also make concrete plans that are informed by the physical and natural experiences we have garnered over time.
    • I wish I had a more concrete, definite, positive, upbeat answer to give.
    • Almost all of my work stems from a concern with the strange juxtaposition of the very abstract and the very concrete.
    • Consequently, teachers must carefully analyze any visual materials for concrete congruency with their lesson objectives.
    • There was also the concrete link of the physical presence on American soil of the largest contingent of Jews from the Diaspora, as well as the biblical link between Calvinism and Judaism.
    • There is no fast solution, and that's why proposing concrete solutions to specific problems isn't as easy as it sounds.
    • Fukuyama's arguments are at once too abstract and too concrete.
    • I can't answer it in a very concrete or specific way.
    • Why is it that judges are so concerned about having real, concrete cases and refusing to decide questions in the abstract?
    • In the child's mind these are concrete rules, and physical realities that the child can relate to.
    • Our own proposal is concrete, and has specific policy actions.
    • In Pinter, this threat does not come in abstract terms; it is concrete and palpable.
    • He said that he will have to wait until he gets a concrete sense of what exactly will happen to the physical location of the Bomber.
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    (not abstract)
    (reality/object) concreto
    concrete noun nombre concreto masculine
    • concrete number número concreto
    • So the novel does not rest with the mere depiction of the locations of violence but meticulously examines its concrete, physical ramifications.
    • Students of Sivakasi Nadar Matriculation Higher Secondary School gave form to their dreams by building castles not in the air but from concrete materials.
    • What these churches have to offer, in addition to intangibles like eternal salvation, is concrete, material assistance.
    • When I say this, what I express is not my wish for a pure poetry, but a concrete, physical attitude.
    • But is also one of the sites where the formation of new claims by informal political actors materializes and assumes concrete form.
    • A rock is just as physical and more concrete than a human body, but I would not therefore let my body die for the sake of the rock.
    • In architecture, of course, tradition and history come in the very concrete and visible form of existing structures which the designer has to incorporate into any new work.
    • As Steve notes, giving all Iraqis a very concrete, material stake in the new regime would go a long way to securing a political constituency for the new order.
    • First, the concrete tangibility of a visible Pagan structure is what will enable non-Pagans to relate to us positively.
    • Finlay made his reputation in the 1960s as a concrete poet, an art form in which the physical arrangement of words on the page creates meaning in the poem itself.
    • He argues that space-time points and regions are concrete, physical objects, and so they are not mathematical.
    • In discussing some general problem in nature he always knows how to pick out a typical concrete physical problem and to give it a clear mathematical formulation.
    • Brand awareness should be a stepping stone to more concrete action, like opposing sweatshop labour, but it's not an end in itself.
    • It is grotesquely, disastrously wrong about the Labour Party, and it imposes an abstract answer on a concrete situation.
    • His poems utilise the abstract power of language in a way that is paralleled by Salcedo's use of pared down, concrete physical form.
    • As an element in cultural categorizations, the role of the human body goes far beyond its concrete physical boundaries.
    • Perception of the other person's body as a physical object is an abstraction from this concrete experience of the other person.
    • Sophocles' dramatic imagination is before all else physical and concrete.
    • Poetry allows us to examine science in a way that purely scientific discourse cannot by analogizing abstract concepts into concrete forms.
    • The material home represents the concrete expression of saving ‘for a home of our own’.


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    hormigón masculine
    concreto masculine Latin America
    (in loose usage) cemento masculine
    (post/building) (before noun) de hormigón
    (building/post) (before noun) de concreto Latin America
    • The paving - chunks of broken concrete with bands of black river rock set in the mortar between them - feels Spanish.
    • You will need to buy a bag of sand mix cement to re-cement the floor area around the sump well and the broken concrete.
    • Built of reinforced cement concrete, the house is fireproof.
    • The group provides stone and readymix and pre-cast concrete to the construction industry.
    • After that war, he went into the construction business, building anything that required concrete.
    • Fresh concrete is then poured over the slabs on site to produce a floor some 10 inches thick.
    • The structure was completed in 1937, using steel and mass concrete with sand quarried in Joe Mangan's field.
    • All round the site there were nice looking young men, with muscles, shovelling sand, cleaning moulds, and pouring concrete.
    • Precast concrete, reinforced masonry, and steel angles are commonly used as lintels.
    • Former US president Jimmy Carter laid bricks and spread concrete yesterday as he helped in a low-income housing project.
    • We've discussed in earlier articles some of the considerations required when working with Portland cement concrete.
    • Six months on, much of the town is still submerged in broken masonry and fallen concrete.
    • Of course everyone builds ramps, but they don't last very long, so we just started building concrete so it would last.
    • In the case of new concrete, any mould oil contamination should be removed by washing with a detergent solution and rinsing with clean water.
    • The only solid building of brick and concrete is Omar's house.
    • All footpaths will have proper, cement concrete block curb stones.
    • With all of this to deal with, which Thai is really worried about falling concrete from abandoned buildings, or being run down in a pedestrian crossing while crossing the street?
    • A slab foundation is made by building wooden forms and pouring the concrete into these forms.
    • The fitments have been vandalised and the flaking concrete of the buildings is smothered in graffiti.
    • The substance of the building is in-situ concrete, in the form of columns and slabs.

transitive verb

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    (path) pavimentar con hormigón
    (path) pavimentar con concreto Latin America
    • But less than a decade after the agreement was reached, the new meadow is being concreted over to make way for yet more cars.
    • It was covered over with two pieces of Yorkshire stone which had been concreted over.
    • Guangdong is the heartland of China's manufacturing boom, a commercial gold-rush region whose paddy fields have been concreted over with industrial parks over the past 20 years.
    • Some well known sights are going to disappear, most notably the ageing Atlantis water park, which will be concreted over for a parade of shops and other facilities, and the Waffle Shop.
    • The Government has been accused of opening the floodgates to mass development of farmland that could see the countryside concreted over.
    • For some inexplicable reason the natural paths over Po Toi's beautiful and rugged landscape have been concreted over.
    • The government has bowed to the pressure and is proposing an ill-thought-out reform of planning controls, which would guarantee that the south-east would be concreted over.
    • Ann, 55, said the couple had been condemned to their grey view by a previous owner of the 1847 cottage in Woodhouses who had concreted over the front garden to make a driveway.
    • Both banks of the river have been concreted over and are covered with houses.
    • Anne was the only famous Brontë not be buried in the church crypt at Haworth, near Bradford, which was concreted over earlier this century.
    • And here is Howard himself, suggesting to the citizens of Milton Keynes last Friday that immigration will contribute to their green fields being concreted over.
    • This has recently been taken to mean IRA arms dumps must be concreted over or flooded, possibly with some corrosive agent being added.
    • One part of Tokyo, Sumida, was faced with urban flooding during rain as 80 per cent of its surface area was concreted.
    • But the past is a fraught and contested site which, like the sunshine state itself, can either be left pristine or concreted over.
    • The site has been scrubbed clean and concreted over.
    • Flowers, shrubs and neatly mown lawns have been concreted over so people can park their cars there instead.
    • Several cars routinely park outside the Old Dairy building, which is bordered by a wide concreted area that effectively forms a wide pavement on to the road.
    • It will either be landscaped or concreted over in some way.
    • The wide ramp will give wheelchair access to the garden at the centre and the volunteers also concreted the shed area in the garden as well as giving the garden a tidy up.
    • People living close to the site packed a public meeting last year about the plans, fearing the only remaining green space in the area would end up concreted over.