There are 2 main translations of race in Spanish

: race1race2

race1

carrera, n.

Pronunciation /reɪs//reɪs/

noun

  • 1

    • 1.1(contest)

      carrera feminine
      cycle/car/horse race carrera ciclista/automovilística / de coches/de caballos
      • boat race regata
      • to run in a race tomar parte en una carrera
      • she ran a good race corrió bien
      • a race against the clock/against time una carrera contra reloj/contra el tiempo
      • the race is on for the Republican nomination ha empezado la contienda para la nominación republicana
      • it was a race to finish before noon tuvimos que hacerlo a la carrera para acabar antes del mediodía
      • the presidential race la carrera presidencial
      • the arms race la carrera armamentista / de armamentos
      • It used to be drivers tried to win races because they were competitive - and certainly, the desire to win still is foremost in their minds.
      • Overall, he has won three of 30 races in the event, with a pair of seconds and four thirds.
      • A mate of mine who's a jockey once won a race on a horse of the same name, interestingly enough.
      • The final two races at Hawthorne Race Course on Wednesday were cancelled due to inclement weather conditions.
      • The day kicked off at noon with a number of children's events, including several races and potato-and-spoon time trials.
      • In a normal race, the runners line up on the starting line to get a fair start.
      • With only eight horses in the race, though, I don't think the pace will be a big factor.
      • I've seen him come back from laps down to win races and get himself back in contention.
      • Now whether he has the horses to run the race is a whole other story.
      • In varsity and Olympic competition, races may involve boats with one, two, four, or eight rowers.
      • The worst horse in the race has been cruelly handicapped by its own jockey.
      • But we did compete in sack races, running races, egg-and-spoon races, swimming races, whatever.
      • Traffic to the course was so heavy that some runners missed their intended races.
      • Since then there have been 13 Olympic or world championship 100m races and 39 medals won.
      • His six wins in 2001 are the fewest in any of his championship seasons, but he led 100 or more laps in seven races he didn't win.
      • The skills jockeys employ to get horses to win races are largely visible and obvious - despite many attempts at mystification by a racing culture addicted to magic and superstition.
      • Events varied from 20-km solo and team time trials to cross-country races, a hill climb and a dirt criterium.
      • But it's a bit of a pay-off, you know, driving in a race and winning a race is a fantastic thrill, they love it.
      • This event was hugely successful with a Race Card of fifty-one races and over seventy generous sponsors whose names were listed on the official programme.
      • Despite getting down three laps early in the race because of a problem, he fought back and finished fourth.

    • 1.2races plural

      the races las carreras (de caballos)
      • to go to the races ir a las carreras
      • In 1869, for example, a secret camera was set up on Derby Day, to take photographs of gentlemen visiting the races with ladies other than their wives.
      • This ride has been a huge part of our preparation for the races over the past several years.
      • It describes a lifetime, Mick's own lifetime, spent attending the races and punting on dogs and horses with varying degrees of success.
      • Even the rain did not dampen the appetites of visitors, who have indulged in the traditional chief activities of the races - eating and drinking.
      • Currently in Australia, online gambling is mostly confined to wagering, a flutter on the races or sports betting.
      • I bet he's down at the races right now in fact instead of here talking to you people.
      • For many, the day was a chance to have a family trip out and children seemed to be enjoying the excitement of the races as much as the adults and some were even picking out winners.
      • My first trip to the races was probably one of the most fun trips for me.
      • We took him home that afternoon before the races started.
      • Everyone enjoyed the fun and excitement of the races.
      • Our ten grand prize finalists and their guests were treated to a VIP day at the races, each excited by the fact that they were in with a one in ten chance of winning a sleek new car.
      • We have a clear vision of what our goals are and are feeling motivated to work hard this winter in preparation for the races.
      • There were great parties and much jubilation at the races on Thursday afternoon and a good time was had by one and all.
      • They are light-hearted, and evoke both the excitement of the races and the happiness of the rare sun in England's cloudy climate.
      • Thursday was Ladies Day and, after a very wet morning, it was a handsome afternoon at the races.
      • The association fears the races will either have to be scaled down to an invitation race in September or cancelled completely for lack of funds.
      • The idea should be to advertise to potential fans, not to the ones who already are watching the races.
      • It was a day for the whole family as old friends used the event as a chance to catch up over the festive break and watch the excitement of the races.
      • But, despite entering all the races, he couldn't steer home a winner and it proved a costly day out for those punters that stuck with the local man.
      • I was determined not to get sucked into it, but we'd already been out all night and most of the afternoon at the races and somehow… well, it seemed the logical next step.

  • 2

    • 2.1(channel)

      canal masculine
      mill race caz masculine

    • 2.2(strong current)

      corriente feminine
      • The Crew dropped anchor in the hope of keeping out of the tide race, which is very strong between the Isle of Eynhallow and Mainland.
      • The rescue proved timely, as the area is prone to large tidal races.
      • The dhow exits the lagoon just after low tide, going against the now-incoming current but avoiding the tidal race that forms on an outgoing tide.
      • The current will pick up and carry you out and round the point, through the area of the tidal race.
      • It is this submerged reef that causes fierce surges of current in the tide races in the area.
      • The sea was grey and the tide race choppy, but it was beautiful, in a wild way.


intransitive verb

  • 1

    (in competition)
    correr
    competir
    he will not be racing in Monaco no correrá / no competirá en Monaco
    • let's race to that tree vamos, te echo una carrera hasta aquel árbol
    • A company director who raced another vehicle as he test-drove a powerful sports car has been jailed for six months.
    • He has now raced round the national Course three times and his finishing figures read 1, 1, and 2.
    • ‘This is an important test for me, because I've never raced on a road course,’ he said.
    • In even worse conditions on Sunday the fleet braved the elements to race round the same course.
    • Incredibly powerful, fast machines spit flames as they race each other over a very short, straight course.
    • The second day is a slalom event where sailors race around a short course with many turns.
    • Early in the season, Marlin correctly identified his team's shortcomings as qualifying and racing on road courses.
    • Haafhd raced into second over three furlongs out and came galloping alongside Chorist to make his bid.
    • High Peaks went to the front and was soon joined by Megascape as the pair raced along the backstretch noses apart.
    • I've never raced on a street course before, and it's going to be different variations in pavement and concrete.
    • Police believe the driver of the car may have been racing another vehicle.
    • He last raced in an allowance over the turf at Saratoga Race Course on July 24, finishing seventh of ten runners.
    • Now Glasgow could see new screen wars as leisure developers race with each other to build multiplexes.
    • Family and friends race each other and compete out on the water.
    • On the first day of the month Lester Piggott, in partnership with The Minstrel, raced to his eighth Derby victory with the Queen cheering him past the post.
    • Now everything is geared up for a dramatic conclusion this Sunday as the sport's top riders race to the wire in search of title glory.
    • In Time Trial you race against the clock on the games 20 different courses.
    • Harris and Gage take places along the goal line, looking very much like they are about to race each other in a sprint.
    • The pair raced down the backstretch well clear of the rest of the field and turning into the stretch Tango for Tips put her nose in front.
    • Fantastic Light will be one of the leading contenders for the Classic although he has never previously raced on a dirt track.
    • My only concern was that it is always tricky to race on such a course against older horses.
  • 2

    (rush)
    she raced down the hill on her bike bajó la cuesta en bicicleta a toda velocidad
    • I had to race to the store tuve que ir corriendo a la tienda
    • the time simply raced by el tiempo pasó volando
    • he raced through the ceremony celebró la ceremonia a toda prisa
    • Angel didn't hesitate, just changed course quickly and raced towards him.
    • I raced down the street, turning at the first alley to my right.
    • This is valuable study time when students are racing to complete AS-level courses in just nine months from the moment they enter the Sixth Form.
    • His mind was racing, full of a complex mix of worry and hope.
    • During the few minutes of the attacks, survival thoughts raced through my head.
    • Eight fire engines raced to the scene and set about tackling the blaze which firefighters said covered almost 30 acres of the field.
    • Her mind raced, her eyes moving over the possible hiding places.
    • Asca then raced into a two-goal lead within 10 minutes when David O ' Callaghan and Emmet Daly scored.
    • Suddenly, off on my right, James sped up and raced ahead of me.
    • As if to make up for the sluggishness in his body, his mind was racing along at double speed.
    • He turned on his heel and raced back up the stairs.
    • She was all jittery and her mind was racing ahead of her.
    • Just getting a teen to stop racing from activity to activity for a few minutes of quiet reading can be difficult.
    • Jeff and Kelli laughed, then raced out of the room.
    • Neighbours were woken by police sirens as patrol cars raced to the scene.
    • Billingham started the brightest, racing into a two-goal lead in the first period.
    • Aidan sprang to his feet and raced off down the hallway.
    • Ben Black raced clear to score in the corner and added another three minutes later.
    • As members of staff carried out CPR, an ambulance raced to the scene.
    • If the science is moving slowly, the courts are racing ahead.
    • Quickly she burst out of her hiding place and raced off down the hall.
    • The entanglement of law and medicine is not new, but scientific progress is racing past our law.
  • 3

    (heart/pulse) latir aceleradamente
    (engine) acelerarse
    my mind was racing las ideas se me agolpaban en la cabeza
    • The driver simply races the engine, trying harder to get away.
    • Call if your child feels as if his heart is racing or skipping a beat.
    • He woke up with his heart racing at 200 beats a minute and was rushed to hospital.
    • While sitting on the bike and racing the engine, he felt the motorcycle accidentally slipping into gear.
    • I stopped pacing and started running feebly, my heart now racing in fear, the sounds in the woods growing incredibly loud and frightening.
    • He took a step forward, his heart racing with excitement and fear.
    • She looked towards the door, her heart racing with fear.
    • I slid to the ground, my heart racing and the adrenaline pulsing through my system.
    • My heart is racing, from excitement and the first 2-mile climb.
    • My temples are thumping, my pulse is racing, and I'm starting to shake, visibly.
    • Isabella watched him curiously as she stood across from him, her pulse and heart racing.
    • Steven's heard raced, of course someone would have mentioned this!
    • The patient explained that she was not really nervous - she just could not quit shaking, and she felt her heart racing on and off.
    • Her heart was racing, and she could feel her blood pulsing through her veins.
    • His heart was racing with excitement, and he tried to think rapidly if he had anything planned for the day.
    • My stomach didn't jump and I wasn't excited, but my pulse was racing with nervousness.
    • Deep blue eyes stare at me, cold and hard, and my heart is racing with fear.
    • It's the sort of night that really gets your heart beating and your pulse racing.
    • But imagine being in a situation where out of the blue, your heart starts racing so fast that it can't pump blood around your body properly.
    • Kevin's Kurdish driver, Adnan, had raced his engine and clogged up the carburetor of his Nissan.
    • My heart raced again as I felt his bare knee touching my own.
    • Three days later, she became lightheaded, felt her heart racing, and returned to the hospital.
    • I had a pain in my leg, thought nothing of it, took some aspirin, went to bed, woke up about an hour and a half later with my heart racing at about 250 beats a minute.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (compete against)
    echarle una carrera a
    jugarle una carrera a River Plate
    I'll race you! ¡te echo una carrera!
  • 2

    (car/horse) correr con
    I raced a Ferrari last season la temporada pasada corrí con un Ferrari
    • Sumek, whose family owns Lenco transmissions, has raced the car sporadically the last couple of years.
    • He has been racing this car for three years now and knows it inside out.
    • I've always raced motorcycles in some form or another, but I've always liked drag racing.
    • He races a horse called Thunder Time, in company with several other people.
    • Whether you would rather race touring cars around Brands Hatch or hop Baja Beetles over rough dirt tracks, the choice is yours.
    • Black inner-city cowboys have been racing their horses at the Speedway since before even the old-timers can remember.
    • Basildon police are monitoring an internet website which they believe is responsible for more than 200 cruisers racing their cars at an industrial estate in the town.
    • The event had a mixture of modern and classic cars and everything from Bentleys to Formula One vehicles were raced.
    • From this was born the tradition of dragon boat racing, as people living in South China made it an annual event, racing boats to commemorate that day.
    • Martin began racing stock cars at 15 on dirt tracks near his home in Batesville, Ark.
    • Stidham conditions Culinary for owner Jack H. Smith III Thoroughbreds, which also raced her sire.
    • The last time I raced a front-wheel-drive car was a Mini in 1962 so I'm very much a rank outsider which is an ideal position to be in.
    • As a lad, he used to race bikes and his brother blessed him with the name of Bob-man, which has stuck like glue ever since.
    • Derby is often viewed as a dilettante leader who would rather have been racing his horses at Newmarket than taking part in debates at Westminster.
    • Venetia Williams' eight-year-old has been lightly raced this season, but is a very talented mare in this company.
    • He said he plans to race his new filly, who was consigned by Bridlewood Farm.
    • European horses are pampered and raced too lightly!
    • I have Ford fans come up to me all the time and tell me they can't believe I'm out here racing this car.
    • The club was going to race the car, but liability issues quashed that idea for most of the members.
    • Roden then decided to race a car in the Ferrari Challenge Series in 2000.
  • 3

    (make go too fast)
    (engine) acelerar

There are 2 main translations of race in Spanish

: race1race2

race2

raza, n.

Pronunciation /reɪs//reɪs/

noun

  • 1

    Anthropology
    raza feminine
    the black/white race la raza negra/blanca
    • the human race el género humano
    • he is of mixed race (of black and white descent) es mulato
    • to be a race apart ser de otra casta
    • before noun race discrimination discriminación racial
    • race hatred odio racial
    • He stated that if the wide gap between the two major races continued to exist it could lead to serious threats to security and economic development.
    • We need to help find ways for nations, races and tribes to put aside differences, and join together for the good of everyone.
    • The report identifies wide variations in survival associated with race and ethnicity.
    • People of European origin, Asians, and people of mixed race enjoy the best standard of living.
    • On the other hand, it also means that many whites simply don't know the facts about race today.
    • We Scots might be handsome but, as a race, we're not renowned for our height.
    • I think that America is still struggling with the question of race and racial other.
    • People of mixed race are being excluded from society and face prejudice from both sides.
    • It is possible that a study of gender and race might reveal that racial identity was more muted and class affinity bolder.
    • He was deriding the Anthropological Society's attempts to categorise humanity into inferior and superior races based on physical appearance.
    • The researchers also found discrepancies based on race and economic status.
    • We belonged to the only race on earth more arrogant and sure of itself than Swedes.
    • He persistently locates race and racial identity within the social relations of production between groups.
    • I'd raised a little hell about the way the newspaper identified people by race.
    • My earliest recollection of race is seeing the racial differences between me and some of my family members.
    • Like gender, race and racial discourse played a key role in the health discourse.
    • The absence of meaningful dialogue at the national level about the role of race in teacher quality is perplexing.
    • Haitians have been excluded because of their race and economic condition.
    • Many Tlingit people marry Euro-Americans, and a few marry into other races or other tribes.
    • Almost all physical differences between the races are the result of adaptation to environment.
    • One of the men is described as possibly Asian, or mixed race with a pale complexion.
    • They sought to weld the country's diverse ethnicities into a Brazilian race defined in historical and cultural terms.
    • The fact that I've grown up in an ethnically diverse society and had friends of all colours, races and religions doesn't seem to matter.
    • They belong to everyone without distinction as to sex, marital status, race or nationality.
    • Racism is the spurious belief that human characteristics and abilities are determined by race or ethnic origin.
    • America is becoming a diverse melting pot of cultures, races and ethnic groups.
    • Intermarriage among races over centuries accounts for the diverse physical features of Jamaicans.
    • Christina had thought the German Swiss a hard unsympathetic race.
    • He wishes to claim that in this society sex is a more fundamental fact about people than race.
    • We are trying to find out why the British as a race find it amazingly funny to take their clothes off.
    • We found, in fact, that the teachers repeatedly shifted the focus from race to socioeconomic status.
    • I became friends with many people of different nationalities, religions, colours, races, sexual orientations and from very many different backgrounds.
    • And many issues affecting race relations and racial equality still haven't been resolved.
    • Natural selection did not stop operating on brain genes once humanity developed into distinct races.
    • Jews represent a group of people rather than a distinct race or ethnicity.
    • The term racial discrimination denotes all forms of differential behaviour based on race.
    • Different races clearly have different physical characteristics, but the case for a generalised superiority of one race over the other is weak.
    • Music does not distinguish between races or nationalities.
    • They are a distinct race, being of light skin and Caucasian features.
    • For Barres, this constituted a menace to the French nation, indeed to the French race, for it was a German ideology.
    • The punishments for violating the statute did not vary by condition, but by race and gender.
    • In particular they need young men and people from ethnic minorities and mixed race to join.
  • 2

    (group)
    estirpe feminine
    the new race of young professionals la nueva estirpe de jóvenes profesionales
    • And the Kembles, as one Victorian novelist's daughter observed, strode through the world as a race apart.
    • Forget stockies or naturally reproducing brown trout, saltwater sea trout are a race apart.
    • This sedentary behaviour is apparently turning our kids into a race of slothful fatties who risk a reduced lifespan and other problems.
    • As a matter of fact isn't ‘redneck’ a word used in disdain to describe a race and class of people?
    • He rejected environmental factors and claimed to have discovered a race of ‘born criminals’, who were marked out by certain cranial and facial irregularities.
    • They treat the elderly like they treat travellers or gays or ethnic groups or women or whoever as a race apart, not as normal citizens.
    • They are not a race apart - it could happen to any one of us at any time.