Translation of lobby in Spanish:


vestíbulo, n.

Pronunciation /ˈlɒbi//ˈlɑbi/


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    (entrance hall)
    vestíbulo masculine
    hall masculine
    (in theater) foyer masculine
    • The lobby at the new entrance hosts social events and displays technological products.
    • The main hallway leads to a lobby and, through another massive arch, into what would have been the living quarters of the original tower house, now the library.
    • A glazed tunnel set slightly off axis leads down through the treelined courtyard into the entrance lobby, one level below ground.
    • They settle in cafes, restaurants and hotel lobbies, selecting those spaces that best support their current activity.
    • Clad in bright green glass tiles, the entrance lobby leads to a restful white panelled ante room.
    • He wrote music wherever and whenever he could, in waiting rooms and hotel lobbies, between sets and even at home on his piano.
    • That and the daylighting serve to ameliorate the tight spaces of the upper lobby.
    • Paul is an accomplished artist whose unique work adorns many sitting rooms and hotel lobbies throughout the country.
    • In public spaces such as lobbies and corridors, good lighting design will create a visual hierarchy by highlighting objects and surfaces to identify what things are important and help visitors find their way.
    • As the emergency services start to go about their grisly tasks, it is left to stray reporters to phone in reports from the roofs of buildings, from hotel lobbies and pavements.
    • For these reasons, split ductless systems are frequently found in educational and healthcare facilities, computer rooms, lobbies and building entryways.
    • An entrance lobby leads to the sitting room, which has polished timber floors and a charming cast iron fireplace.
    • With the radical image makeover, the humble earthenware has emerged out of the kitchen to occupy pride of place as decorative articles in drawing rooms, hotel lobbies, airport lounges and showrooms.
    • A timber staircase leads from the entrance lobby to the first floor and the remaining five bedrooms.
    • The lobby was right near the entrance to the building, so I assumed the common room would be similarly close.
    • Another architectural consideration is segregating areas like mail rooms and entrance lobbies from the remainder of the building.
    • That will free up networks from their computer base and allow connections into conference rooms, lobbies and other public spaces where computer access may net exist.
    • The building's two lobbies are also on different levels.
    • The third strategy (mixed mode) combines natural and artificial ventilation in transition spaces such as lobbies, foyers and the courtyard.
    • Access to this property is via an entrance lobby which leads to a wide and spacious reception area.
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    (in UK)
    sala donde el público puede entrevistarse con los representantes de un cuerpo legislativo
    • In the years I knew him in the lobbies of the parliament, he was not only one of the most agreeable and charming MPs I had to deal with but one of the few people who really seemed to know what was going on.
    • Substitute the oak-panelled lobbies of Westminster for the more unassuming corridors of the Scottish Football League offices in Glasgow's West Regent Street.
    • In the Parliament lobbies, heated debate erupted and he was accused by opposition MPs of trampling on the constitution.
    • She received her first term of imprisonment in February 1908 for entering the lobby of the House of Commons.
    • The last time we chatted was in the central lobby at the House of Commons, and looking at his sheer pleasure you'd imagine that he had just got a day pass to Elysium.
    • Just before the dinner break when we took the vote on the Relationships Bill, inadvertently a vote was cast for one member on our side of the House in both lobbies.
    • ‘I have committed no violations,’ he said in the lobby of Parliament last Friday.
    • I only wish that he could come into the lobbies and tell the Government members about it.
    • The meeting also decided to ban smoking in the Central Hall and lobbies of Parliament in the light of a Supreme Court order against smoking at all public places in the country.
    • Standing Order 42 determines that you have a right to control who is admitted to the meeting rooms and lobbies of Parliament.
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    (pressure group)
    grupo de presión masculine
    lobby masculine
    the anti-abortion lobby el grupo de presión / el lobby anti-abortista
    • Tax expenditures are Congress's response to the pressure of lobbies and special-interest groups.
    • This constant reference to the foetus as a baby has become common coin for the anti-abortion lobby.
    • It's always been thus as the various vested interests, lobby groups and politicians seek to have their view of the world represented in the budget for the coming year.
    • In addition the farming and pastoral lobbies had a strong influence on government policy making at both federal and state levels.
    • I was happy to give them time - probably more time than I have given other lobby groups on other issues - but I feel a bit betrayed.
    • Large numbers of well-educated and articulate refugees fled abroad and formed influential lobbies supporting the militant struggle, particularly through the LTTE.
    • American lobby groups try to seek a legal way to attack that peg, which hurts their interests they say.
    • He also boasted of being sought by numerous other lobbies, including the Hollywood trade group MPAA and several telecommunications firms.
    • The result of such legislation, the insurance lobby declared, would be increased costs that would be passed on to consumers in the form of higher premiums.
    • The form that these standards take - and the increasing talk of using trade sanctions to impose them - is close to what protectionist lobbies in industrial nations seek.
    • It would be easy to imagine that the reason why the question of pain and late abortion have become connected is because the anti-abortion lobby have exploited the issue.
    • Under pressure from the agrochemical lobby, the British government has dropped plans to tax agricultural pesticide use.
    • This makes it a perfect issue for the anti-abortion lobby to take up.
    • You can expect many of the big-business lobbies to oppose this legislation.
    • For decades, trucking company lobbies defended complex federal regulations that set hauling prices and routes and limited competition.
    • Big business lobbies step up pressure on Germany's grand coalition
    • When she comes to see me, I will advise her that partisan politics in a lobby group such as Federated Farmers is not a very good idea.
    • But the reality is that the ID movement actively lobbies for such legislation all around the country.
    • In any case, those pushing it thought that the OECD, dominated by First World governments and corporate lobbies, was perhaps a more suitable venue for these matters.
    • Into this mix you need to factor in the inordinate political influence of farm lobbies in many industrial countries, for example France, the US, Japan and arguably Australia.

transitive verb

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    (delegates/politicians) presionar
    (delegates/politicians) ejercer presión sobre
    to lobby sb for sth
    • they are lobbying the council for increased subsidies están presionando al ayuntamiento para que aumente las subvenciones
    • Protesters recently lobbied the council demanding withdrawal of the cuts.
    • The coalition urged demonstrators to lobby their senators and representatives to stop the war and the attack on civil liberties.
    • It has lobbied politicians and swayed public opinion on how animals should be treated.
    • Rich farmers have lobbied the government to allow more migrant workers to come and work here for the season-and then be sent back.
    • Labour councillors have lobbied independent councillors to vote with them against the amendment.
    • The campaign was built through lobbying the council, holding meetings and marches on the estate.
    • Thousands of parents formed action groups and lobbied their MPs in campaigning against the proposed changes.
    • Now had also launched a campaign which was seeking to lobby senators both in their home states and in the Senate itself.
    • They also lobbied councillors and told them the increase in traffic would created a safety risk.
    • The minister has lobbied the European Commission in support of a financial rescue package.
    • Residents are still concerned about the plans and are lobbying Councilors to reject them.
    • Protesters lobbied councillors as they went into their meeting.
    • Political leaders in the region are considering lobbying the Government to seek clarification.
    • We've been to meetings in the Town Hall, we have lobbied councillors, we have called the police.
    • The fledgling peat industry at the turn of the century lobbied the federal government for assistance.
    • There have been hints from some Labour MPs in the media that indicate that they have been lobbied by the nuclear industry.
    • Opponents have lobbied their democratic representatives through the parliament.
    • A few years ago Rod and I were being lobbied by a group of officials from a large corporation.
    • After lobbying the employers' association we went to the rally at Congress House.
    • Private firms spend millions lobbying politicians to promote their interests.

intransitive verb

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    to lobby for sth presionar / ejercer presión / cabildear para obtener algo