Translation of copy in Spanish:


copia, n.

Pronunciation /ˈkɒpi//ˈkɑpi/


  • 1

    • 1.1(of painting, statue)

      copia feminine
      • The only way another person could enjoy that particular painting was if an identical copy was made.
      • It is now hoped that the horse-cloning technique can be used to produce identical copies of champion jumpers and show horses.
      • Obviously, these are copies, fakes, pirate booty.
      • For instance, reproductive cloning that produces many identical copies could make conventional police work much harder to do.
      • Thus, Jaffe commissioned an identical copy from Marco that was precisely one-half the size.
      • And how, if at all, did you indicate that this was a copy or an identical copy, how do you know that?
      • The monumental tomb was an identical copy of the tomb of Lenin, which can still be seen in Moscow.
      • The first thing to note is that it is apparent that the copy is an identical copy inasmuch as there is the same blank on the original.
      • The industrial building, next to the villa, at first seemed to be an identical copy of the main villa.
      • The control room was an identical copy - to the eighth of an inch - of the Sound Factory.
      • Uncertain which of the three sons to give it to, he had two identical copies made, so that he could give a ring to each son.
      • Wee Nit (the adorable) is an identical copy of her twin sister, Ying.
      • Someone had stolen ALL our furniture and left identical copies in the same spots.
      • The church dates back to the medieval period, but the Lantern Tower was replaced with an identical copy in 1837.
      • In the new host the necessary acids are floating around and they quickly join up with their complement acid, forming an identical copy.
      • Did the files he was looking at contain multiple identical copies of each document?
      • Why would Berger remove five identical copies of the same report, shred three of them with a pair of scissors, and return the other two to the archives?
      • And to make the leap from life to death less abrupt, the inhabitants have constructed an identical copy of their city, underground.
      • That sum is how much it would cost to create an identical copy of the parliament from scratch should the controversial original be obliterated in a disaster.
      • There is one bookcase in the room, its shelves filled with identical copies of the dictionary.

    • 1.2(of document)

      copia feminine
      the customer keeps the top copy el cliente se queda con el original
      • They will also see regional authors reading from their latest publication and signing copies of their books.
      • Worldwide, 13 million copies of the book had rolled off the presses in a massive print run.
      • The book has sold more than 6.5 million copies since its publication last year, breaking sales records for a novel in its first 12 months, and is set to be made into a film.
      • It is adapted from the first in the series of books by CS Lewis, which have sold millions of copies since their initial publication, 50 years ago.
      • Their headquarters in Brooklyn, New York, produces millions of copies of books which expose the errors of evolution and give evidence for creation.
      • He had managed to ask the librarian to sell him cheap copies of the record books, and was headed towards the ship, books in hand and Laya at his side.
      • And Guildford Library in Surrey claims it will be the only library in the country that will issue copies of the new book to fans at midnight.
      • A number of newspapers and a broadcast network have asked to purchase extra copies of the special issue.
      • The Enquirer sold a record 6.5 million copies of the issue containing that shot.
      • Outside, the Bookmobile will be downloading, printing, binding, and giving away for free copies of public domain books.
      • Orders for the signed, numbered and limited edition copies of this new book go on sale December 26!
      • In a way it isn't the authenticity of the work that counts, I don't think you can just issue 20 copies of limited editions of your film to people.
      • Before, during and after World War II, honor systems were used to sell single copies of newspapers.
      • The prices for single copies and subscriptions were relatively high, but the elite audience was able to pay the price.
      • These things sell like hot cakes, millions of copies per issue, which is amazing since very few people will ever admit to reading one.
      • It sold over 20 million copies in book form and sparked three sequels at the cinema.
      • Under section 9 of the Copyright Act of 1994, the copyright owner has the right to issue to the public copies of sound recordings and films.
      • The Daily Mail, a revolutionary departure from the leaden format of its contemporaries, sold a record breaking 300,000 copies of its first issue.
      • And on the verge of conquering radio and selling nearly a million copies of that record, they kept their promise.
      • Again, the public's response was overwhelmingly positive; the single sold eight million copies.

  • 2

    (of newspaper, book)
    ejemplar masculine
    back copy número atrasado masculine
    • presentation copy ejemplar de cortesía
  • 3

    • 3.1(text)

      he/she must be able to produce clear copy debe saber redactar con claridad
      • I got my copy in by midnight entregué el artículo (or reportaje etc.) antes de la media noche
      • she wrote the copy for the campaign se encargó de la redacción de los textos de la campaña
      • good news doesn't make good copy las buenas noticias no se venden bien

    • 3.2(unprinted matter)

      manuscrito masculine
      • He has been supplying newspaper men with good copy for generations.
      • You will also have to write copy (basically articles) that communicates when being spoken.
      • Newspaper editors happily confirm that Churchill stories make great copy, especially since in the UK one cannot sue for libel on behalf of the dead.
      • Mr Jones submits that it was right to look first at the criminal conduct of the investigatory journalists who spent money freely to provide copy for their newspaper.
      • Unfortunately she started writing copy for women's magazines which was beyond parody.
      • We use allusions to popular songs in headlines and in copy and we tend not to get accused of violating copyright.
      • Some journalists are fond of staging rescue operations that make great copy for newspapers.
      • Other newspapers ran equally dramatic copy, using military metaphors to show the growing rift between doctors and the health secretary.
      • How many times should you use your primary keyword in your web copy and your article submissions?
      • If you see a bit of lazy newspaper copy promoting our former favourite as some kind of internet sensation, you know where it came from.
      • We hear that a group of freelance journalists in the US are suing a leading national newspaper for posting their copy on its Web site without permission.
      • Try to avoid redundant copy in the headline, sub-head, cutline, and lead.
      • Although it made great copy for the newspapers, it suggested the Rocket was in bad-tempered mode - and some felt he might be about to self-destruct.

transitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(reproduce)

      (painting/statue) copiar
      • After copying the tape, she gets her friend, Noah, involved.
      • This was the version actually copied by Qualtex.
      • This master tape is then copied and packed into special envelopes which are posted the following morning.
      • I'm sure the tape will be extensively copied and distributed throughout the Norwegian police force - for training purposes, of course.
      • Users can copy video only from a PC, not directly from a television or DVD player.
      • As soon as is possible for me I will copy them and send them to you.
      • The tales were known long before the extant ballad versions began to be copied or printed in the mid-fifteenth century.
      • There is nothing better than watching us trying to reproduce and copy big money US network TV type shows.
      • Remember that any time a file is viewable, the file can be copied, e-mailed and otherwise compromised.
      • Every time I switch on the TV, I see someone copying a video I did, sometimes frame by frame.
      • Twenty-one percent had actually copied the newsletter and sent it to beef cattle producers in their county.
      • A third policeman - the one that had been sent to copy the tape - spoke up.
      • No, copying the tape and passing it around isn't really what happens in the sequels.
      • You'll have to accept the terms to continue at which point it will appear to be installing, but in actual fact the files are just being copied to the location you specified.
      • Once the ‘enhancement’ is accepted, an executable file named download.exe is copied to the system and executed automatically.
      • They are sponsoring legislation that will make it a felony ‘to use or attempt to use’ a video recording device to copy a film in a movie theater.
      • The tapes cannot be copied for commercial gain, he said.
      • A quick example: suppose I've got some software that needs to copy a file from one computer to another.
      • During Champlain's short-lived career as a teacher, her pupils learned to paint by copying her own versions of floral wreaths, Fancy, and Cupid.
      • Zhan Wang fashioned a reproduction of the meteorite, cast it in iron, then copied the iron version by pounding stainless steel sheets onto its surface.
      • The final command copies the default configuration file to your home directory.
      • The footage was accidentally erased a few days later after Garda technicians attempted to copy it onto video format, he said.
      • In particular, I really hated having to copy final versions out ‘in best’.
      • We package this together on the DVD side and we are copying the edited version on the original VHS.
      • ‘Once the tapes have been copied, my solicitor will send them to top people in racing,’ he said.

    • 1.2(photocopy)

      (letter/memo) fotocopiar

  • 2

    (poem/notes/passage) copiar
    to copy sth from / off sb copiarle algo a algn
    • to copy sth from / out of sth copiar algo de algo
    • They checked our week-old paperwork from a previous inspection in Los Roques and decided just copying the information was sufficient.
    • Morse did not allow the students to copy information directly into their reports from the sources they had studied.
    • They had asked me to climb on and read the information so they could copy it down.
    • The other pilot would be responsible for maintaining an instrument scan and copying information from the crewman.
    • I read over and copy them, trying not to miss a few words.
    • My sister's a Special Ed teacher, so she had one of her students copy a letter I wrote.
    • I'll write the curriculum onto the blackboard - of course in French - and it would be advisable if you copy the information.
    • She gave it a rest & bent down to copy important information on genes.
    • They learn to copy a formula written on a blackboard.
    • But you know what you could do is go to the site, copy the mathematical information and then just cut a piece of wood in the same shape!
    • It's as if he read the title, copied one of the figures, and didn't pay any attention at all to the conclusions of the paper, which contradict what he claims.
    • ‘Excellent,’ Mr. Lively praised, too copying the information onto the board.
    • Even those monks who spent their days copying manuscripts could barely read or understand them.
    • After I wrote it, I copied it onto another piece of paper really quick so I could write it down in my diary.
    • The discovery of two inkwells and a plastered table and bench strongly suggested that one of the rooms was a scriptorium, a room set apart for writing or copying manuscripts.
    • She sits down and instructs the students to begin to copy the notes written on the overhead.
    • If his written submissions were written for or copied by him, it is unlikely that orally he could improve on them.
    • Ali rolled her eyes, imagining being ordered to read and copy chapters about having proper posture.
    • You'd copy out the relevant information and present it for the teacher.
    • Not what I wanted to hear after copying the names of about one crore hundred people.
  • 3

    • 3.1(imitate)

      (painter/singer) copiarle a
      (style/behavior) copiar
      • I like when people have original styles that aren't copied from anyone else.
      • A row has blown up over suggestions that a high-profile attempt to rebrand a Yorkshire city was simply copied from a similar campaign thousands of miles away.
      • Actually, we copied and improved English copyright law.
      • It is copied from Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
      • This sort of enamel work on a faceted metal body was copied from the enamelled European watches.
      • The design, which was copied from a Yorkshire Evening Press photograph and was made up of 1,500 carpet bedding plants, had to be completed in time for the Festival.
      • All the tunes and dances of many of the movies are copied from the folk art forms - songs and dances of this region with which the children are well versed.
      • Everything that was new and modern came from the US or was copied from the US and it continued that way up until The Beatles.
      • Behaviors and ideas copied from person to person by imitation - memes - may have forced human genes to make us what we are today.
      • The ornate drawing room ceiling at now-disused Whinburn School is copied from a design at 17th-century East Riddlesden Hall, it has been revealed.
      • It seems likely that one sculpture is copied from the other, or that both were copied from an ‘original’ flogging sculpture.
      • The style of the show is obviously copied from the CBS program 60 Minutes.
      • They were just behaviours, ideas and stories that were copied from one person to another in the long history of human attempts to understand the world.
      • At least another stylist cops to copying 2001: A Space Odyssey.
      • Skip James' eerie, dark and complex tunings and netherworldly falsetto have never been equaled nor adequately copied in 74 years.
      • Techniques were copied from America - for example, by the French Baron Mackau, who plastered Paris with a reputed two million posters for an election in 1889.
      • He said there ‘may or may not’ be any scientific basis for the tests, which he said had been copied from the US without analysis of their efficacy.
      • Liam isn't copied from any individual but his fictional life and the dilemmas he confronts are informed by what we found.
      • No, of course they won't be copied from traditional moko, they will reflect my own ancestry, the signs and symbols of a Scottish clan.
      • The design was copied from an English home and was built in stone imported from Bath.

    • 3.2(plagiarize)


intransitive verb

  • 1

    (candidates/children) copiar
    I was caught copying off Jack me pescaron copiándole a Jack
  • 2

  • 3

    Aerospace Telecommunications
    • You copy, Minnie.