Translation of background in Spanish:


fondo, n.

Pronunciation /ˈbækˌɡraʊnd/ /ˈbakɡraʊnd/

Definition of fondo in Spanish


  • 1

    (of picture, scene)
    fondo masculine
    against a white background sobre un fondo blanco
    • I could hear voices in the background oía voces en el fondo
    • she prefers to stay in the background prefiere permanecer en un segundo plano
    • the public knows little of what goes on in the background el público sabe poco de lo que pasa entre bastidores
  • 2

    (of events)
    antecedentes masculine
    background to sth antecedentes de algo
    • Due to the number of calls regarding this, I'm including a little background information on the situation.
    • These organizations emerged against the background of a deepening economic and political crisis and an increasing entrenchment of racism.
    • But the background information about Yao Ming's upbringing is fascinating.
    • But there is an important background to some of these changes; people who are more affluent tend to move from vegetarian to meat-eating diets.
    • This sequence gives general background on the history of the Ring and helps to explain the story up until the point of the game's beginning.
    • Before proceeding with the latest political scandal, here is some general background.
    • The book starts with a short introduction that explains the author's interest in this variation and some general background.
    • Against such a background of general connivance and betrayal, the few - very few - acts of genuine resistance stand out.
    • Next there is the work done as a follow-up to classes or as part of the general background reading for the subject.
    • These changes serve as the background for the spread of crack cocaine in Germany as well.
    • The meeting will consist of a general introduction and background to the school from the headmaster and then a question and answer session.
    • I was told to consult with Emile on general background or historical questions.
    • Of course the general background of our history is European culture.
    • For general background on intelligence, genes, and environment, I found the following useful.
    • He said the current round of negotiations had been understandably challenging, given the general economic background.
    • The questions below include many from her work, as well as some more general cultural background questions.
    • The content is written for a wide range of learners who have some background knowledge of general biology.
    • Students prepared for the interviews by completing general background research.
    • Do read for general background the web pages of recognized investment experts.
    • I argue that business school will give them the general background they need to succeed.
  • 3

    (of person)
    (origin) origen masculine
    (education) formación feminine
    (education) currículum masculine
    (previous activities) experiencia feminine
    from a working-class background de clase obrera
    • he comes from a religious background creció en un ambiente religioso
    • her background is in research su experiencia/formación profesional es en el campo de la investigación
    • We're providing very little incentive for students from social and economically disadvantaged backgrounds to come into education.
    • We all have different sensitivities, social backgrounds, families and different experiences of discipline and violence in real life.
    • One of the main aims of this project is not just to widen the cohort of volunteers, but also to make sure that young people of different social backgrounds can come together in a common experience.
    • His motivation was that there should be no barriers to people with different education background and solid banking experience.
    • Common educational and social backgrounds have brought American and many foreign leaders closer.
    • Will they have extensive educational backgrounds and technical experience?
    • Yet he struggled with contempt for his social background and deficient education.
    • It's a small but diverse business community but with a wealth of different backgrounds, strengths, experience and viewpoints.
    • Two people from two different backgrounds will likely experience a significant number of challenges and communication barriers.
    • Furthermore, they come from three very different backgrounds and social settings, which lends depth and perspective to their accounts.
    • Yet the bitter 26-year feud that has divided them has its roots more in each man's very different personal and social backgrounds.
    • She will blame the couple's very different social backgrounds for the differences that eventually led to the collapse of their marriage.
    • They come from different backgrounds, both social and cultural, and are united only by their religious mission.
    • You can use your legal background and your position in the community to help inspire a moral rebirth in a society that condones bad things.
    • With her arts management background, she also serves as a mentor and adviser for the staff in their artistic careers.
    • All faculty members regardless of cultural background can serve as a role model.
    • Her art background had given her an appreciation of Japanese woodblock prints.
    • This allows the work to bridge cultural difference, engaging - not distancing - viewers of varying backgrounds.
    • Coming from a rural background, the city scenes ignited his imagination.
    • I am a personal chef/trainer in New York City with a background in sport nutrition and healthy cooking.


  • 1

    (noise/music) de fondo
    he'll give you some background information él te informará sobre la situación (or el contexto, los antecedentes etc.)
    • she gave a short background talk dio una pequeña charla de introducción al tema