Spanish translation of 'brief'
adjectiveWord forms: comparative briefer , superlative briefest
1. (= short)
[visit, period, career] breve ⧫ corto
[glimpse, moment, interval] breve
2. (= concise)
[speech, description, statement] breve
please be brief sea breve, por favor
he was brief and to the point fue breve y yendo al grano
in brief en resumen ⧫ en suma
3. (= skimpy)
[panties, bathing costume, shorts] diminuto ⧫ breve
1. (Law) escrito m
to hold a brief for sb (figurative) ser partidario de algn ⧫ abogar por algn
I hold no brief for those who ... no soy partidario de los que ... ⧫ no abogo por los que ...
I hold no brief for him no lo defiendo
2. (= instructions, remit) instrucciones fpl
his brief is to negotiate a solution to the conflict sus instrucciones son solucionar el conflicto mediante negociaciones
it’s not part of my brief to sort out disputes no entra dentro de mi competencia solventar disputas
(man’s) calzoncillos mpl ⧫ slip m ⧫ calzones mpl (Latin America)
(woman’s) bragas fpl (Spain) ⧫ calzones mpl (Latin America)
1. (Law, Military)
(= instruct) dar instrucciones a
the pilots were briefed dieron instrucciones a los pilotos
2. (= inform, prepare) informar
we were briefed on recent developments nos informaron sobre los acontecimientos recientes
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Example Sentences Including 'brief'
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The larva had fared well in its brief time in the forest, surrounded by an inexhaustible supply of vegetation.MINUTES TO BURN (2001)
But the road was narrow and the offside wheels were on to the grass verge in the brief moment before he regained full control.CASCADES - THE DAY OF THE DEAD (2001)
By the end they'd hammered out a brief for a research paper.THE COMPANY OF STRANGERS (2001)
A brief flash of light caught her eye, from somewhere over near the tree.LIRAEL: DAUGHTER OF THE CLAYR (2001)
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'brief' in Other Languages
British English: brief /briːf/ ADJECTIVE
Something that is brief lasts for only a short time.
She once made a brief appearance on television.
- American English: brief
- Arabic: وَجيز
- Brazilian Portuguese: breve
- Chinese: 简短的
- Croatian: kratak
- Czech: krátký
- Danish: kort
- Dutch: kort
- European Spanish: breve
- Finnish: lyhyt
- French: bref
- German: kurz
- Greek: σύντομος
- Italian: breve
- Japanese: 短い
- Korean: 잠시의
- Norwegian: kort
- Polish: zwięzły
- European Portuguese: breve
- Romanian: scurt
- Russian: недолгий
- Spanish: breve
- Swedish: kort
- Thai: อย่างสั้น
- Turkish: kısa
- Ukrainian: короткий
- Vietnamese: ngắn gọn
British English: brief NOUN
underwear Men's or women's underpants can be referred to as briefs.
A bra and a pair of briefs lay on the floor.
British English: brief VERB
If someone briefs you, especially about a piece of work or a serious matter, they give you information that you need before you do it or consider it.
A Defense Department spokesman briefed reporters.
British English: brief NOUN
instructions If someone gives you a brief, they officially give you responsibility for dealing with a particular thing.
...customs officials with a brief to stop foreign porn coming into the country.
Translation of brief from the Collins English to Spanish Dictionary