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Principal Translations
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cercano adjadjetivo: Describe el sustantivo. Puede ser posesivo, numeral, demostrativo ("casa grande", "mujer alta"). (próximo) (time)near, close advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  (place)near, nearby, close advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Holanda es un país cercano a Alemania.
 Holland is close to Germany,
cercano adjadjetivo: Describe el sustantivo. Puede ser posesivo, numeral, demostrativo ("casa grande", "mujer alta"). (de relación estrecha)close adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Siempre vivió como un ermitaño, sólo tuvo un amigo cercano.
 He always lived like a hermit - he only had one close friend.
 
Additional Translations
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cercano adjadjetivo: Describe el sustantivo. Puede ser posesivo, numeral, demostrativo ("casa grande", "mujer alta"). (consanguíneo)close, closely related adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 No tengo ningún pariente cercano en la ciudad, mi familia se mudó a otro país.
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. All my close relatives still live in my hometown.
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WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2017:

Compound Forms:
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cercano a adj + prep (cerca de)close to, near to, near exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
Cercano Oriente n propio mnombre propio masculino: Nombre de persona, lugar, grupo, evento, objeto o idea, de género masculino ("Alejandro", "Colegio Monterroso", "Real Madrid"). Siempre comienza con mayúscula. (región del Oriente)Near East prop n
en un futuro cercano loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (próximamente)in the near future exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
familiar cercano nm + adj (consanguíneo)close relative nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
futuro cercano nm + adj (tiempo próximo)near future nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
más cercano a la realidad exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (más ajustado a la realidad)closer to reality exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
pariente cercano grupo nomgrupo nominal: Expresión que combina un sustantivo con sus modificadores y complementos, que forman una expresión compuesta usual, sin llegar a ser una locución nominal fija ("adjudicación de herencia", "despedida de soltero"). (familiar cercano)close relative nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  close relation nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
ser muy cercano a alguien loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (tener vínculos fuertes)be very close to someone v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Pedro es muy cercano a su ex novia porque tienen amigos en común.
tono cercano intimate tone
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