Translation of general in Spanish:


general, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈdʒɛn(ə)rəl//ˈdʒɛn(ə)r(ə)l/


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    • 1.1(not detailed or specific)

      I get the general picture me hago una idea (general)
      • be more general no des tantos detalles
      • speaking in general terms, you are right hablando en general / en líneas generales, tienes razón
      • he threw it in her general direction la lanzó aproximadamente en su dirección
      • it's his general attitude I object to lo que me molesta es su actitud en general
      • a general term un término genérico / general
      • That memorandum is in somewhat general and imprecise terms.
      • While the criticisms differed in detail depending on the type of proceedings which were being considered, the general thrust was the same.
      • By reference to those considerations it is possible to identify general features of a discriminatory law.
      • A general feature of the book is that as each section progresses it becomes more advanced in subject matter.
      • If the relationship is going to be long term, we need to be going in the same general direction as the other person.
      • You like to spend time philosophizing and thinking in broad general terms.
      • Most patients thought about research in broad, general terms.
      • For a general introduction to this large monument see the main entry under Region 1.
      • Chapter 2 deals with Federal regulation of medications in broad and general terms.
      • Several general features were characteristic of all the meetings.
      • Rather than answer it, we should look at some of the general features of this revolution.
      • It will contain all the same general features as last year.
      • The desire for esteem seems to me to make a strong claim to be one element in that more general account.
      • The most striking general feature to be found is the extent to which what we would now call science is a subculture within philosophy.
      • Like sonata form it is not a rigid formula, and therefore the scheme illustrated can be taken as only a rough guide to its general features.
      • I don't believe that the road map can spell out all the details, but it can indicate a general direction.
      • However, we shall consider a few general questions, and then we shall set up the scientific goal which vivisection has in view.
      • We need to consider our general reactions and thinking about politics to be able to make better sense of specific news stories.
      • Afterwards, however, he walked with me towards the main foyer which was in the general direction of his next class.
      • It was a statuesque form of him, but the wooden carving had his general features and form.

    • 1.2(not specialized)

      (information) general
      (clerk/laborer) no especializado
      a guide book for the general reader una guía para el gran público
      • he's been a general nuisance all morning se ha pasado la mañana molestando
      • But I shall consider a more general version of this view, which can be applied to everyone.
      • We provide a full range of general insurance products - both tariff and non-tariff.
      • A Bolton tax specialist is putting his general knowledge to the test by appearing on a TV quiz show.
      • English was the most popular subject, followed by general studies, maths, biology, history, and psychology.
      • While one section is devoted to literary terms, another attempts to provide general knowledge on a range of topics.
      • This development has to be considered in the more general context of photography and aesthetics.
      • That is why this case is an appropriate vehicle to consider the general issue.
      • Since this is a book on company law, however, we did not consider such general self-help techniques in detail.
      • Sixty of the questions related to pharmacy subjects, and the rest were queries on general knowledge.
      • A more general point is to consider the economic concept of comparative advantage.
      • I also consider the two more general issues that arise from the case.
      • But she failed to pass the national examination because of her poor knowledge of general subjects.
      • These deal with how EU policies should be implemented, and with a range of general provisions for treaties.
      • The directives combined general strategic considerations with detailed operational instructions.
      • I'll admit general ignorance on the subject and I don't have a horse in this race.
      • Even daily activities such as general housework or playing with your kids can be a good opportunity to boost your fitness levels.
      • There are advice-based features on finding jobs as well as more general features on work-related ethics, law and issues.
      • So the best that I can do is offer an answer in vague, general terms.
      • The rarity of the disease has limited general knowledge of it and the symptoms it causes.
      • Remember, logo design is an essential element to your general marketing strategy.

  • 2

    • 2.1(applicable to all, involving everyone)

      topics of general interest temas de interés general masculine
      • the general good el bien general / de todos
      • The evidence suggests that such interventions have limited utility in the general population.
      • There is none of the sense of suffocation that was once a feature of general anaesthesia.
      • There were some concerns but there was general goodwill towards the idea of getting rid of raw sewage going into the river.
      • We believe there is widespread support amongst the general public for such a move.
      • Usually about five to ten percent of the general population are affected.
      • This belief was an important element in the general optimism that greeted the new technology.
      • Such cross-resistance appears to be a general feature of resistant rodent populations.
      • He said it more reflected a general decline in applications throughout other European countries.
      • The stronger case, however, is for a general strengthening of the main road network away from the motorways and trunk roads.
      • Use of hard drugs may not be widespread in the general public, but the problems associated with drugs affect many people.
      • All three phases of clinical testing are essential before a vaccine can be considered for licensing and general use.
      • Housing and related charges are an element of the general cost of living.
      • In general students are interested in the same things that concern the general public.
      • The almost general feature is the lack of pigment in these organs, which seem to be transparent.
      • Whether this is a general feature of patch reef communities in these two regions is not known.
      • Mobile phone masts in public places are of general concern.
      • We can control them much more easily than controlling the polluting activities of our general masses.
      • A chance to see many films weeks, if not months, before their general release, it features works from most nations and every genre.
      • The positive results achieved by the scheme are many and openly obvious and there is general concern at the loss of so many workers.
      • Re-reading what I wrote it seems to be that it all boils down to a general lack of concern for the comfort of second-class passengers.

    • 2.2(widespread)

      there's a general tendency to … existe una tendencia generalizada a …
      • the rain will become (more) general la lluvia irá generalizándose / extendiéndose

  • 3

    in the general way / as a general rule we don't allow it por lo general / por regla general no lo permitimos
    • Yet such isolated cases only confirm the general argument in favour of de-accessing.
    • The general routine now is that we will have a drink when we arrive and then start to prepare the trays for dinner, setting them with cutlery.
    • This is considered to be a general effect and to have variable consequences.
    • The general customer accepts an accomplished RW by forming a commission for the purpose.
    • Language change may be a general feature of wartime, yet the way in which words are altered differs from war to war.
  • 4

    (secretary/manager) general
    General Assembly Asamblea General feminine
    • The major work of the general managers is pretty much done by this point in the spring.
    • The club needs either a Chief Exec or general manager with a day-to-day overview of the running of the club to avoid situations like this.
    • The writer is a general manager of engineering.
    • I think you are the only museum in Australia that actually has a general manager running things day-to-day for you.
    • Major league general managers circulate after holding their organizational meetings.
    • As general manager I have responsibility for the restaurant.
    • A new general manager will oversee this process and concentrate on building up the trade orders which a previous lack of capacity meant they had to let go.
    • He started work there when he was 14, becoming general manager at 21.
    • I had a written agreement with the general manager that the £90 dinner bill would be waived for one night when I went out.
    • Major league general managers have more than a month left to overhaul their rosters.
    • He is among the least qualified general managers in major league history.
    • Both will be titled vice president and general manager.
    • By comparison, half of the teams in the majors have changed general managers in the past three years.
    • That is a matter for the general manager and the chief executive of the Department of Labour.
    • Proof that they had sought and received permission from the general chief of staff was brushed aside.
    • I am working in a school as a general manager and teaching English.
    • He was general manager of two top hotels on the Veradero beach.
    • He said he later received a telephone call from the general manager, informing him that there was a problem at the factory.
    • Numbers like these are ominous to general managers around the league for various reasons.
    • He was general manager of business development and marketing of JFK, La Guardia and Newark airports.
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    (anesthesia/paralysis) general



  • 1

    general feminine
    • He is just the latest in a long line of generals to try their hand at running for president.
    • Soldiers may pull the trigger, but the generals writing out the orders, and the journalists failing to write the truth, are vital links in the chain of cause and effect.
    • The guys in the army who make the decisions are senior Army leaders, mostly generals who gained their experience in the combat arms.
    • The most stable connection is that between the military commander and generals and officers directly subordinated to him.
    • All of the guards drew their swords and looked to the general for orders.
    • Originally a vast hunting lodge, Louis built up Versailles in order to house his generals, ministers and other court suck-ups.
    • Thousands of generals and officers of the Armed Forces became the journal's contributors during the years of its existence.
    • In accordance with the time-honoured custom of generals, he was carried in on a four-horse chariot and clothed in purple, a far more brilliant hue than any other.
    • Further, numerous key Army Air Force generals visited both Texas and New Mexico in this time period suggesting something very important had occurred.
    • Three Air Force generals are part of NASA's investigation board reviewing events leading to the disaster.
    • Many generals and other officers were penalized.
    • A similar stand was taken by 24 retired four-star Marine and Army generals in an open letter to the President in July 1997.
    • It underwrites the Army's training of everyone from privates to generals.
    • It was the first time in history that a black officer had ever been raised to full general in the U.S. Army.
    • He ordered his generals to plan an invasion of Czechoslovakia.
    • He orders his former generals to become gardeners.
    • It is essential to grow leaders from private or lieutenant to command sergeant major or general.
    • We received initial guidance from our higher headquarters and our commanding general.
    • There is no military justification for these measures, no matter how much sycophantic generals parrot the party line and try to blind public opinion with technicalities.
    • Several years ago I stood in Normandy overlooking the St. Lo-Periers Road with the commanding generals of the U.S. Army and Air Force in Europe.
    • Several military officers attentively listened to the orders of a general.
    • Senior generals and staff officers know this, which is why they are reluctant to rush into attacking at such a time.
    • I hope the generals and colonels, the ones who really make the decisions on such things, agree.
    • In the early hours of the morning young officers shut their generals in their quarters and assumed command of four infantry battalions at the camp.
    • There is an old and well-worn military adage that while the generals give the orders, it falls to the young soldiers to do the killing and the dying.
    • Just inside the museum's front gate, a tree-shaded path lined with stone statues of civil servants and generals leads to the mausoleum.
    • Alexander the Great and his generals introduced the practice to the Phoenicians, Egyptians and Carthaginians.
    • I'm privileged to spend a good bit of time with our military officers, from generals to new lieutenants.
    • In careerist terms, the war gave the army's generals the victories that had eluded their predecessors 30 years previously.
    • But under his warring sons several major field armies emerged, under generals of even higher rank.
    • There are paintings and photographs of generals, lieutenants, sergeants, privates, secretaries and commanders-in-chief.
    • These ad hoc units were locally raised and led, but funded by the federal government and under the overall command of U.S. Army generals.
    • No, the generals will not issue an order because of the misgivings of one colonel.
    • None of his generals dared order reinforcements without his permission, and no-one dared wake him.
    • He ordered his generals to prepare an expedition into Arabia.
    • He said nothing, leading by example, pressing division generals for tougher combat missions during the day and giving orders to his captains with a smile at night.
    • Army generals were in the lead in these efforts and were moving the Army into a new era of worldwide service and commitment heretofore not seen.
    • Though the experience might be scary at first for both action officers and generals, it would cut the work of an average Army headquarters by 50 percent.
    • Alarmed generals order both sides to resume hostilities.
    • The senior officers - generals, brigadiers, colonels - were all at a loss about what to do.