Translation of preface in Spanish:

preface

prefacio, n.

Pronunciation /ˈprɛfəs//ˈprɛfəs/

noun

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    (speech/to book) prefacio masculine
    (speech/to book) prólogo masculine
    (to event) prólogo masculine
    preface to sth prólogo de algo
    • Ignoring her greeting card preface, the trio around me began to weave a tangle of memories, Lily's going farther back than the others.
    • Add here the standard preface that I'm not a lawyer.
    • A brief preface to each speech sets the historical context leading up to the event and provides a glimpse into Frome's life.
    • This article is excerpted from the new preface to the updated paperback edition.
    • As the poet, writer and journalist Mohamad notes in his preface, the book makes no attempt to give a comprehensive account of the era.
    • As George Menasseri, noted academician who wrote the preface to the book, points out, it is a break from the tradition in that the authors did not depend much on the works of foreign writers.
    • I annotated it and prepared the double book for publication with a preface explaining what I had done and why I had done it.
    • As a preface to discussing specifics, I need to bring up some general issues surrounding theories of literary dependence.
    • So when, earlier this year, the publishers Weidenfeld & Nicolson asked me to write a new preface to Christian's book, I was eager to read it.
    • As a preface to this speech we should all remind ourselves that there is much work that needs to be done to achieve this ambition.
    • In the preface of her 1963 book The Feminine Mystique, Betty Freidan wrote: ‘There was a strange discrepancy between the reality of our lives as women and the image to which we were trying to conform’.
    • But that kind of clarification of my understanding of biblical teaching for evangelical groups has usually been a preface to a plea for humility.
    • The book's 246 pages are divided into two forewords, a preface, eight chapters, and seven appendixes.
    • Publishers could help by inviting authors to state in the prefaces to their books what in their view would constitute valid and serious grounds for scholarly criticism and disagreement.
    • The only statement even vaguely likely to incite dislike is a preface to the summary of western thought which is characterised as ‘the inconsistency of their argument’.
    • Jesus offers a preface in these verses, which come near the conclusion of the section in John commonly referred to as Jesus' farewell discourse.
    • In addition to providing some history about them, it also doubles as a preface for describing the animation.
    • The book contains a preface, six chapters and two appendices - one a list of end uses of asbestos and the other a partial list of organizations that specified asbestos in codes or standards.
    • It appears in a 1964 letter published as a preface to a text written in the 1920s.
    • Ullman's 10 steps are listed in a preface to the book's introduction and then spelled out over the course of eight chapters.
    • Aguilera has written a preface for the book introducing the ongoing show at the Shanghai Museum, which is entitled ‘The Mayan Treasures from Mexico.’
    • First published in 1994, this revised, softcover edition is, with the exception of a short preface, identical to the original, hardcover publication.
    • Here's his preface to the original edition written in 1934.
    • The relaunched book will include a preface written by renowned local poet Desmond Egan.

transitive verb

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    (book) prologar
    (book) escribir el prefacio de
    the coup prefaced a bloody civil war el golpe de estado fue el prólogo de una sangrienta guerra civil
    • she prefaced this by saying that … a modo de introducción dijo que …
    • As the title suggests, the book is divided into three parts, prefaced by a brief introductory chapter and followed by a brief concluding chapter.
    • The sixteen essays, which are prefaced by an introduction by the editors, look at Newton's works in physics, mathematics, metaphysics and chemistry.
    • Key prefaced his fourth and final book, Age of Manipulation, with an ‘Author's Warning.’
    • The book is prefaced with four pages of worried preamble by the author about her inspiration - the memoir of an 18 th-century Korean crown princess - and how she translated its impact.
    • Featuring over 140 creative recipes and prefaced by witty introductions, the book offers an inspirational approach to cooking and eating seasonal food.
    • The book is prefaced by a ‘cast of characters’, and characters rather than abstractions govern its course.
    • The volume is prefaced by an excellent review by the editors on the state of research which incorporates the submitted papers and an extensive bibliography.