There are 2 main translations of understudy in Spanish

: understudy1understudy2

understudy1

suplente, n.

Pronunciation /ˈəndərˌstədi//ˈʌndəstʌdi/

nounPlural understudies

  • 1

    suplente masculine
    sobresaliente masculine
    • She was called back for a second, then a third audition before being cast as an understudy to the lead.
    • I was his understudy for a few years and I tried to learn as much as I could from him.
    • It's a bit like the old fairy tale of an understudy in the theatre getting their chance when the real lead falls ill and given the opportunity commands the stage.
    • This was the classic cliché - understudy steps in at the last moment and makes good.
    • What is an understudy or replacement to do when he takes over a role vacated by a star?
    • The understudy has had laryngitis for the past week.
    • Shortly after making the move, she was hired as an understudy for the company.
    • We should've just gotten an understudy for her role!
    • Opera singers have ‘doubles’, or understudies, who are able to take over a role in case of the principal's absence.
    • They don't have an understudy to take that role right now.
    • He is standing to the side once again on this day, an understudy in this tumultuous theatre.

There are 2 main translations of understudy in Spanish

: understudy1understudy2

understudy2

transitive verbunderstudies, understudying, understudied

  • 1

    to understudy a role aprenderse un papel para poder reemplazar a un actor en caso de necesidad
    • Amy played Christine in the Millennium tour of Phantom, when she was understudying the role.
    • There are several Juliets, at least two Romeos, and among the 32 dancers everyone seems to understudy everybody else.
    • Brian said: ‘It puts her in a good place for understudying the lead roles and if things work out well she could find herself going on for a principal before too long.’
    • After the auditions, she told me that she wanted me to understudy all of the parts, since I knew them already, just in case.
    • When rehearsals began, she was so impressed with him that she made him understudy for Jason's leading role.
    • He will understudy his successor who has an important role behind the scenes on the tour.
    • Apparently their mate, who was understudying the lead, had gone on that night so they were there to support him.