Translation of public in Spanish:


público, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈpəblɪk/ /ˈpʌblɪk/

See Spanish definition of público


  • 1

    (of people)
    public opinion is against it la opinión pública está en contra
    • it is a matter of public knowledge es un asunto de dominio público / de pública notoriedad
    • there is growing public concern over this issue la gente está cada vez más preocupada sobre este tema
    • it wouldn't be in the public interest no beneficiaría a la ciudadanía
    • to go public salir a bolsa
    • public enemy number one enemigo público número uno
    • Mr Fitzgerald said the right of the press and the public to know matters of legitimate public concern was recognised.
    • The trust recognised public concern but did not have any grounds to object to the trial.
    • He is bound to recognise the acute public concern rightly aroused where deaths occur in custody.
    • In my experience, the press gallery is more concerned with public affairs than private ones.
    • We recognise that this remains a matter of considerable public concern.
    • Manners are not a private affair, but are matters of great public concern.
    • This division is important in getting really valid issues and concerns into the public forum.
    • But he said he was increasingly concerned about the public cynicism of politics and politicians.
    • We need to know how the delay happened, and if there are any other public health concerns that we need to know about.
    • Plans for a new nightspot in Maldon have been rejected by district councillors concerned about public safety.
    • Do we ban tobacco out of concern for public health, or do we allow people the freedom to choose their own evils.
    • They maintain that since public safety is their concern therefore they have to be very cautious.
    • That is a matter for public concern for those living in the region.
    • She argues that the paper trivialises legitimate public concern over GM foods.
    • It is perhaps worth noting that the issue of secrecy in matters of public affairs has been long a source of public concern.
    • West Yorkshire Police continue to have serious concerns about public safety.
    • Irish nightclubs are big business but public order concerns are threatening to cut short the party.
    • As the school year started two years ago there was little public concern over this.
    • These matters are of grave public concern and the people deserve to know the truth.
    • Concern with public welfare found an echo in another reforming current - that provided by the Church.
  • 2

    (concerning the state)
    it was built at public expense se construyó con fondos públicos
    • to hold public office tener un cargo público
    • to retire from public life retirarse de / abandonar la vida pública
    • public body organismo estatal / público
  • 3

    (library/garden/footpath) público
    let's go inside: it's too public out here vayamos dentro, aquí no tenemos ninguna privacidad
    • A number of local residents have put forward proposals to make the wooded public area a greater amenity for villagers.
    • The ration of half an hour per week or fortnight is simply not enough and this should not be a case of finance but it should be in the area of public amenity.
    • Residents in Redvales angered over plans to build a new nursery in the area held a public meeting on Monday.
    • This site is an area of public open space zoned for recreation and amenity.
    • Maritz said the parking area was public open space - he could not allow the deck to remain.
    • We are about to embark on a campaign of planting and general enhancement of public areas.
    • They will be presenting their case to an open public meeting at Guildhall next Tuesday at 7.30 pm.
    • There was a place a little further down that had a public open area for the community.
    • To date, the city has held several open houses and public meetings about the plans, he said.
    • This is a public meeting and all people in the area are welcome to attend.
    • People living in the area believed it was to be a public meeting where they would have the opportunity to have their say.
    • There will be a public meeting for all residents of the area on a date to be announced in the Autumn.
    • The roof needs replacing, and although most of the public areas look fine, there are parts of the castle which are in a very bad state.
    • It was icy on the road inside the residential area while the public roads are completely clear of snow already.
    • She wondered whether the change would qualify that area for more public lighting and footpaths.
    • The initial contribution will be used to add public art to the area in front of Keighley Shared Church and the adjacent car park.
    • Mr Longworth said Miss Suri was wearing correct footwear and was in an area approved for public access when she slipped.
    • A regular visitor to the north Cotswolds has kicked up a stink about the state of the public toilets in the area.
    • People are complaining about the mess, and there is a big fine for owners of dogs that soil public areas.
    • The first phase of the project includes the refurbishment of the bedrooms and revamping the bar and public areas.
  • 4

    (open, not concealed)
    (announcement/protest) público
    she is a well-known public figure es un personaje conocido / una persona muy conocida
    • public speaking oratoria
    • public speaker orador
    • to make sth public hacer algo público
    • to go public revelar algo a la prensa
    • He seems to have a strategy, but it is one that he does not seem to have laid open for public view and debate.
    • Which soap actor made a public apology for exposing himself on the internet?
    • It is the attempt to exclude such views from acceptable public discourse that is anti-democratic.
    • Do we really gain anything from barring extreme points of view from public discourse?
    • In my view, this public distaste for Charles is to do with his behaviour, not his position.


  • 1

    (people in general)
    the public el público
    • open to the public abierto al público (en general)
    • Many experts have thus given up the attempt to communicate with the general public.
    • The course is suitable and worthwhile for all members of the general public.
    • The final phase of the project will consist of competitions open to the general public.
    • However, he reassured his constituents and the general public that he had no such intention.
    • Such relationships are often maintained at the expense of the voters and the general public.
    • The museum will open to the general public when all school appointments are finished.
    • An official opening will be held tomorrow night before it opens to the general public again on Saturday.
    • Most members of the general public would regard them as stiff or rigid.
    • The letters of the alphabet ought to, and should, be open to the general public for use.
    • Apart from which, they were enormously popular with the general public.
    • Public history also sought to enhance communication between historians and the general public.
    • Members of all denominations and the general public are invited to attend the Legacy service.
    • Regrettably, the general public is almost totally unaware of this important research.
    • I cite these examples to illustrate the controlled ignorance of the general public at that time.
    • Often the mainstream media have done more to mislead than to inform the public on the issues behind the protests.
    • Is it going to be about informing the public of the dangers?
    • Yet the greatest prize was informing the public on matters of world interest.
    • The central question under section 41 is the risk to the public from serious harm.
    • Police have now turned to the public for help over the August 27 attack.
    • The news networks picked up the story and asked the public for help.
  • 2

    público masculine
    • It's a strange but pleasant feeling, meeting one's public for the first time.
    • I descend to greet my public at 11 pm and am able to scrutinize at least 6 different chins and sets of grinning teeth at close quarters.
    • Suddenly, as if on cue, he straightened his shoulders and walked downstage to greet his public.