Translation of paper in Spanish:


papel, n.

Pronunciation /ˈpeɪpər/ /ˈpeɪpə/

See Spanish definition of papel


  • 1

    • 1.1(material)

      papel masculine
      (towel/handkerchief) (before noun) de papel
      don't throw paper on the floor no tiren papeles al suelo
      • it's made of paper es de papel
      • a sheet of paper una hoja de papel
      • a piece of paper un papel
      • I spent four years at college to get this piece of paper me pasé cuatro años en la universidad para conseguir este papelito
      • paper currency papel moneda
      • paper cutter guillotina
      • paper industry industria papelera
      • paper loss pérdida no realizada
      • paper profit beneficio no realizado
      • paper qualifications títulos
      • The first thing to buy is a large sheet of white thick paper or thin card, which you gently bend into a right angled curve.
      • Taking out a sheet of paper with lots of writing on it, Daria nodded, took a deep breath, and began her story.
      • She slid her nail along the top to open it and pulled out a single sheet of paper with a drawing and a sentence hastily scribbled along the bottom.
      • Slowly and carefully, I broke the seal on the envelope and pulled out a sheet of thin paper.
      • Any letter that included more than one sheet of thin paper was likely to go missing.
      • He pulled up the sheets of thin paper in front of his head as he squinted to read the small print.
      • She scribbles frantically on sheets of paper, then hunts through desk drawers for more writing material.
      • Then he pulled out a clean sheet of his stationary paper and took a quill.
      • Inside was a sheet of onionskin typing paper, the kind that's slippery but crinkles.
      • Then I wrote down the necessary directions to my place on a sheet of paper from that notepad.
      • He took out the bacon from the skillet and placed it on three sheets of absorbent paper towel.
      • The most readily available method for pressing paper sheets is in or under a large book.
      • The printed paper sheets were pasted onto canvas mounts for display.
      • I noticed a sheet of thin, unlined paper beside the case that held the incredibly deadly drug.
      • I angrily tore off the sheet of paper from my plain notebook, and reached for a tissue, blowing my nose.
      • The supervisor nods and continues to make annotations on a sheet of paper.
      • He continued to stare blankly at the sheet of paper until Loflen brought him out of his daze.
      • At a push, the bag itself could be constructed from a sheet of paper or small carrier bag tied up with an elastic band or bit of string.
      • Traditionally, a sheet of paper was used to cast or register a vote.
      • I'd get lots of sheets of A4 paper, fold them over, staple them and make an instant book, write my story and draw covers.

    • 1.2mainly British (wrapper)

      envoltorio masculine
      papel masculine

    • 1.3wallpaper

      papel (pintado) masculine

    • 1.4cigarette paper

      papel de fumar masculine
      sábana feminine Mexico

  • 2

    diario masculine
    periódico masculine
    I read/saw it in the paper lo leí/lo vi en el diario / periódico
    • what did the papers say about it? ¿qué salió en los diarios / periódicos al respecto?
    • paper boy repartidor de periódicos / diarios
    • paper girl repartidora de periódicos / diarios
    • Besides the general-circulation papers, newspapers continued to flourish as agents of various special communities.
    • New York had nine daily newspapers then, plus papers in Brooklyn, Queens and New Jersey, and three wire services.
    • These findings provide a prescription for future newspaper content if papers are to gain young readers now and keep them in the future.
    • Newspapers say they distribute papers where they sell.
    • Many will have their own local memories of Bill and some will no doubt centre on getting the daily newspapers or the Sunday papers after Mass.
    • Some supermarket tabloids outsell the local papers.
    • The last turn of the century marked the peak of the newspaper boom, 2,600 papers across the country.
    • Strikes by journalists on local papers in the north of England have spread from one title to another.
    • All the day's newspapers, weekly periodicals and local papers are available at the library and any member of the public can call in to read them.
    • In this case, the story attracted enough national media attention that local people had access to alternative perspectives by examining the national papers.
    • But will the foreign papers be objective in reporting about India?
    • The editors of the three Scottish papers will report to McGurk day to day.
    • While all the national papers report that Gore will be conceding any day now, the online debate rages on.
    • Hardly a week goes by without the papers reporting that a new witch has been found.
    • Much more important is what papers say, report and headline in the years between elections.
    • The papers also reported his claim to have had a bogus cocaine habit put around by a government press secretary.
    • And every Monday morning he would scan the papers for reports on penalty kicks around the country.
    • ‘Our intention to build a skatepark has been reported in the papers since January,’ he said.
    • Before Christmas, the papers reported that children wouldn't be able to see the Harry Potter movie in its first week because so many office parties had made block bookings.
    • Nearly all the papers have eye-witness reports which stated that he was ‘hotly pursued’ by plain clothes police officers.
  • 3

    • 3.1

      (for journal) trabajo masculine
      (for journal) artículo masculine
      (at conference) ponencia feminine
      (at conference) comunicación feminine
      a research paper un trabajo de investigación
      • to give / present a paper presentar una ponencia / una comunicación
      • I presented my paper at the first session and, relieved it was over, took the nearest free seat.
      • This paper examines that question by considering the acute phase of care provided by the public sector.
      • Thursday had the best of the paper sessions from my point of view.
      • The event will see a record number of more than 300 workshops, papers and poster sessions, grouped into 12 broad themes.
      • I am giving my paper in the first session on the last day, which is the day after the conference dinner.
      • Their role at conferences, for example, can span everything from presenting papers to fielding questions in open conference sessions.
      • Unfortunately, due to the large number of papers presented at most sessions, hardly any discussion took place.
      • We examined references of relevant papers and contacted experts in the subject.
      • Simultaneous translation will be available during conference sessions, so papers may be presented in French or in English.
      • The paper attempts to answer some of the key questions necessary for reform.
      • This paper examines the transition between the short-term and the long-term responses to water status.
      • The papers in this session have addressed several of the important issues facing the negotiators.
      • In this issue, we present the final two papers from that session.
      • She has presented papers and sessions on prevention of music-related injuries and biomechanics of piano technique.
      • This paper examines Bedouin attitudes and practices relating to the evil eye as a cause of misfortune.
      • The papers in these sessions address these questions from three different directions.
      • Three papers have examined mineral localization in the needles of larch species.
      • This is an edited version of a paper examining the difficulties of DNA evidence.
      • Five more papers were presented in the morning session and four papers, all illustrated with lantern slides, were given in the afternoon session.
      • The object was to make it easier to assign papers to appropriate sessions.

    • 3.2(student essay)

      trabajo masculine
      • However, the examiners who mark their papers will not be made aware of their circumstances, in order to preserve the integrity of the exams process.
      • The number of answer papers identifying all the scarecrows correctly was higher than usual.
      • The Department of Education and Science is also preparing to advertise for examiners to correct the papers to ensure the exams go ahead in June as planned.
      • The examiners who evaluate the answer papers should be given their remuneration on time.
      • York students have seen weeks of revision go down the drain after a blundering examination board lost their papers.

    • 3.3Politics

      • Detailed policy papers, letters and ministerial submissions are taped and listened to late into the evening, absorbed at double the normal speed.
      • I think that both the report and the strategy paper are positive documents for Bulgaria.
      • Based on that work stage three of the process will see the production of a series of policy papers setting out various options
      • Those reports - those working papers, again, as far as I understand it, were delivered at the command level.
      • Politics is more than policy papers and polls and strategy.
      • It was understood public services minister Andy Kerr had a deal with the union leadership for support of the policy papers, but that unravelled over the past ten days.
      • Policy papers, however clever, change nothing by themselves.
      • Evidence from clients all over the country is accumulated, analysed and used for parliamentary briefing papers and reports.
      • In their policy papers on universities both Mr Dawkins and Dr Nelson treated size as an important issue.
      • Numerous policy papers were adopted, which had some progressive sections in them.

  • 4British exam paper

    examen masculine
    (part) parte feminine
  • 5papers plural

    documentos masculine
    papeles masculine
    he had to hand over his identity papers tuvo que entregar sus documentos de identidad / su documentación personal
    • you have to carry your papers at all time hay que llevar siempre los documentos / los papeles encima
    • his car papers weren't in order no tenía los papeles / documentos del coche en regla
    • ship's papers documentación del barco
    • to give sb her/his walking papers poner a algn de patitas en la calle
    • His first book on folklore, Custom and Myth, did not appear until 1884, but contained papers written and printed much earlier.
    • Well, they're probably excited they don't have to write any papers right now for their professors.
    • While studying at SFU, Terry would write his papers on cancer research.
    • I still haven't investigated the computer labs and continue to e-mail and write papers from the comfort of my own home.
    • Other sources of information can include old documents, important papers or personal correspondence.
    • As proof of physical abuse, the Government demands to see police paperwork, court papers or a medical report.
  • 6

    papel (comercial) masculine
    documento comercial masculine

transitive verb

  • 1

    (wall/room) empapelar
    (wall/room) tapizar Mexico
    • A feature wall was papered in golden crushed vinyl wallpaper.
    • The walls were papered in elegant blue wallpaper, and the floor was soft carpet.
    • He goes up to the flat and sees two workmen papering the walls.
    • The walls were papered with delicate designs and rich reds.
    • The walls were papered in a floral pattern and there was light jazz emitting from a hidden amplifier in the ceiling.
    • The walls were papered in a light cream colour and two comfortable sofas were positioned neatly amongst the other items of furniture.
    • The walls were papered in a pleasing floral print, a few comfortable chairs and a matching footstool were scattered about, and in the fireplace, a happy little blaze was flickering away.
    • The walls were papered in a wide variety of rather dated and unpleasant wall papers.
    • The drawing room and dining areas are papered in Victorian style and have wooden floors and panelling.
    • The curator of the museum, has suggested that perhaps Frederick Linder, a painter and paperhanger, papered the walls in exchange for free rent.
    • And I already knew I could take radiators off walls to paint and paper behind them.
    • Originally wood-panelled, the walls in the office have been papered in a lighter colour, and the room is furnished with modern, pale wood desk and table.
    • They both are papered with non-plastic type wallpaper.
    • The stylish look now is a room that's fully papered, especially with the new architectural textures.
    • The floor was laid with a thick burgundy carpet, the walls papered in pastel colours of cream and gold and peach.
    • Currently the bedroom walls are magnolia above the dado rail, and papered beneath, with a subtle striped magnolia patterned wallpaper.
    • Furniture was purchased in Philadelphia, and the rooms were painted and papered in stylish bright colors such as Prussian blue, crimson, salmon, and yellow ochre.
    • It is papered, ceiling included, in pink floral Sanderson wallpaper.
    • The entire room, as well as the adjoining powder room and bedroom, was papered in stark white.
    • The walls of this hall were papered with material that had a satin feeling to it.
  • 2

    to paper the house regalar entradas