Translation of emphasis in Spanish:


énfasis, n.

Pronunciation /ˈɛmfəsəs//ˈɛmfəsɪs/

nounPlural emphases

  • 1

    • 1.1(intensity of expression)

      énfasis masculine
      she repeated her words for emphasis repitió las palabras para darles mayor énfasis
      • Bob manages to make very obvious things sound like genius by stressing his words and using his arms for emphasis.
      • He leaned forward in his chair again to give his words more emphasis.

    • 1.2(accentuation)

      the emphasis is on the second syllable el acento recae en la segunda sílaba
      • he put special emphasis on the word 'never' puso especial énfasis en / enfatizó la palabra 'nunca'
      • Kylie repeated her words with special emphasis, as if talking to a very slow person.
      • I put emphasis on the word fun, twisting it so that it sounded chiding and sarcastic.
      • The relative lack of emphasis on the ending sounds of words in Spanish may be a factor as well.
      • He put a slight emphasis on the last word, as though unsure exactly what it implied.
      • His emphasis on the word protector made the hairs on the back of her neck stand on end.
      • He spoke in a very strange way, all in Russian of course, with emphasis on every other word that he spoke.
      • I laid particular emphasis on the word ' had '… Yes, that's right.
      • Except exploring, " I said making sure to add extra emphasis on the word ' exploring '.
      • Her emphasis on the word me expressed how she truly thought she was superior to others.
      • She put a false emphasis on that last word that made it sound like something else.
      • "I think you have the emphasis on the wrong syllable, " Madi remarked.
      • She put emphasis on the word him, and suddenly yesterday's events came to me and I started to cry.
      • I put plenty of emphasis on the word to make sure he understood what I was trying to say.

  • 2

    (importance, insistence)
    to lay / place / put emphasis on sth hacer hincapié / poner énfasis en la importancia de algo
    • we lay particular emphasis on punctuality concedemos particular importancia a la puntualidad
    • the emphasis this year is on simplicity este año se pone el acento en la sencillez
    • the new policy reflects a change of emphasis la nueva política refleja un cambio en el orden de prioridades
    • But she particularly likes its emphasis on the spiritual rather than the material.
    • It puts the main emphasis on a cease-fire to end the current violence followed by negotiations.
    • Other than that, however, today's two stories have very different emphases.
    • It is difficult to assign priority to the problems since each centre's emphases and interests are different.
    • Women are her main protagonists and she places emphasis on the closed domesticity of an interior female world.
    • This basic structural difference leads in turn to radically different emphases within the two scholarly worlds.
    • Perhaps the lack of emphasis on fairness indicates denial of the reality.
    • Above all, however, they developed a model of spirituality that placed much emphasis on action in the world.
    • This case displays a change in emphasis from spiritual growth toward consumerism.
    • This indicates a shift of emphasis among ethnographers as to what folk art meant.
    • They also highlight the need for continued emphasis on the primary prevention of coronary heart disease.
    • A variety of events are being organised throughout the year with the emphasis on community spirit.
    • I can accept that different cultures have different emphases and that analytic thinking may be more prevalent in one than another.
    • An emphasis on this element indicate a practical, cautious, and pragmatic approach to life.
    • The reality is that in the fire service so much of the emphasis is put on strength and stamina.
    • Inspectors stressed that more emphasis on multiculturalism was needed.
    • This is the strength of the master plan, where the emphasis remains on the spaces, not the buildings.
    • All of the essays repeat this same cluster of ideas, developing their implications with different emphases and nuances.
    • To achieve the transition, the continent has to put emphasis on technology and innovations.
    • I also stress that the Government has placed an enormous amount of emphasis on the family.
    • This sort of exaggerated emphasis on good manners can be used to promote servility.