Translation of single in Spanish:

single

solo, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈsɪŋɡ(ə)l//ˈsɪŋɡəl/

adjective

  • 1

    (just one)
    solo
    a single issue dominated the talks un solo / único tema dominó las conversaciones
    • will it fit on a single page? ¿cabrá en una (sola) página?
    • it's the single most important issue es el tema más importante / de mayor importancia
    • the largest single shareholder el mayor accionista individual
    • every single day todos los días sin excepción
    • every single copy of the book was destroyed se destruyeron absolutamente todos los ejemplares del libro
    • you disagree with every single thing I say todo lo que digo / cada cosa que digo te parece mal
    • with negative not a single house was left standing no quedó ni una sola casa en pie
    • there's not a single thing I like no hay nada que me guste
    • I haven't found a single mistake no he encontrado ni un solo error
    • The Jews in the ghetto were forced to live in chronic overcrowding, with many families inhabiting a single house.
    • A pure monopolist is a single seller of a unique product which is the sole source of the firm's monopoly power.
    • As a matter of policy we should aim to keep the family as a single unit.
    • The action is rooted in the 1940s, most of it centred on a single family.
    • Also not new is the scapegoating of a single element to explain isolated events.
    • During the Middle Ages, most towns had streets exclusively occupied by a single trade.
    • They also offered to take a single photo for the family to remember him by.
    • That may be true but remember those in a single income family face the same financial pressures as those with a double income.
    • Boredom among children is common in those families with a single child.
    • Typically, an attack begins when a single hornet captures a lone bee nearby the hive.
    • Using the showname and unique id produces a single episode.
    • Now I keep trying to remind myself that some people are supporting whole families on a single income.
    • Poetry is stepping out of the orchestra to play solo with the single instrument of language.
    • The focus is narrowed further in typical Spielberg terms to a single dysfunctional family.
    • A family may compose a single household, or it might be composed of several households.
    • Reserving seats exclusively for a single school does not help the minority community in general.
    • The price of single family homes increased close to fifteen percent in the last twelve months.
    • The authors also were careful to exclude examples of activity unique to a single chimpanzee.
    • Or does crisis strike when you have a single outbreak on an isolated peninsula?
    • It was generally not a case of persons or families making a single move.
  • 2

    • 2.1(for one person)

      (room) individual
      (bed/sheet) individual
      (bed/sheet) de una plaza Latin America
      a single portion (of food) una ración / porción individual
      • To the right of the entrance to the shelter is a single metal framed bed.
      • Unfortunately, if a dorm room is not available during your stay, you have to fork over extra cash for a single room.
      • Tracey has had to move into her three-year-old daughter, Sophie's, room and share her single bed.
      • Once his immune system had built up, he was transferred to a single room and slowly weaned off the drugs keeping him alive.
      • In October, single rooms will go up to 330 but there will be no further increase for double rooms until next year.
      • Residents live in shared or single rooms, with male and female residents in separate sections of the home.
      • I even customised my single bed to create a studio-like setting in my room for rehearsals.
      • The cost is 365 and their will be an extra supplement for anyone requesting a single room.
      • I had been in a single bed and then had to share a double with two sisters.
      • This means dismantling the single bed, the better to fill the space with puppy pens.
      • He said that a single room was not available until the night before Mrs Stockdale's death, and she was then moved.
      • The room is quite large, with four lonely single beds, a sterile ensuite shower and separate toilet.
      • However, more single people could mean a demand for more single rooms.
      • Finally they find a dodgy motel that has some space, but the proprietor tells them the only room left contains one single bed.
      • The new facility, which will be sited either on the same site or beside the Great Western Hospital, would have single rooms.
      • In the end we called in on a friend of mine, crashed on a single bed in the spare room.
      • The majority of the rooms available in Manor Village are single en-suite rooms and the most there would be is two to a room.
      • Cell-like, there is just room for a single bed, a desk and a chest of drawers.
      • Some colleges are building residence halls with an emphasis on private, single rooms.
      • One of the bedrooms was unveiled yesterday and contains only single beds.

    • 2.2(not double)

      (engine/lens/line) solo
      (flower/tulip) simple
      in single file en fila india / de a uno
      • single figures cifras de un solo dígito
      • Flower form can be single, semi-double, or fully double blooms that look similar to miniature roses.

    • 2.3British Transport
      (one-way)

      de ida
      sencillo
      • The £11 cash value of a single ticket was then removed, and the money was amassed over a long period of time.
      • I was reduced to spelling out each letter of the name while the clerk typed them into his console, which soon issued a single ticket.
      • Trouble is, single tickets are going up to £2.
      • First of all, it's the prices: £55.00 for a single ticket from Manchester to Norwich.
      • In the grand old days of British Rail, a single train ticket was at least the same price as a return, often more, which was silly.

  • 3

    (unmarried)
    soltero
    I'm single soy soltero
    • to remain single quedarse soltero
    • the single life la vida de soltero/soltera
    • Anyone on a low income and without a car, including many pensioners and single mothers, will struggle to find the extra money.
    • No good blaming the shortcomings of the single mother without considering the abandoned responsibilities of the father.
    • Sandra is an attractive 29-year old single mother who lives in a council house in Tallaght.
    • As mentioned before, it's hard enough for single mothers to raise their children.
    • Low-income single mothers are still in the labor market in unprecedented numbers.
    • For single women or mothers with no husband to support them there was no dole.
    • It is rather a conservative family structure and relatively mean benefits for single mothers that cause the low pregnancy rate.
    • To be a borderline poverty level working mother is becoming a reality for more and more single, hard working mothers.
    • She later had two daughters and is raising them as a single mother.
    • Even unwed single mothers have said that they want more children than they have, even in an unwed state.
    • I employ much less grace than those women did when as single mothers they worked for minimal wages.
    • She's strong enough to be out the country when there's a vote as to whether her single mother constituents will have their benefits cut.
    • Who decided that a new organisation would be best for single mothers to enable them to claim upkeep and support from missing fathers?
    • Being single after my last relationship has been a blessing.
    • One second I would remember that I had spent the last couple of months of our relationship wishing I was single.
    • She is handling cases in Rochdale involving families from Cameroon and Angola and single mothers with children.
    • The others were two married corporals, a single corporal and two unmarried lance-corporals.
    • It is outrageous to use women in same-sex relationships and single women as scapegoats.
    • I am a single mother who raised three boys and then went back to school.
    • Likewise, a huge number of single mothers have taken advantage of the opportunity to meet men without having to scout for a babysitter.