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camino / track
 
camino   -noun masculine
1. (sin asfaltar)   track
(=sendero)   path
(=carretera)   road
·un camino de montaña
·a mountain path
·camino de tierra
·dirt track
·camino sin firme
·unsurfaced road
a. todos los caminos conducen a Roma   all roads lead to Rome
·Caminos, Canales y Puertos   (university)   Civil Engineering
·camino de acceso   access road
·camino de Damasco   road to Damascus
·camino de entrada   access road
·camino de herradura   bridle path
·camino de ingresos
·camino de peaje   toll road
·camino de rosas
·la [vida] no es ningúnoun camino de rosas
·life'noun no bed of roses
·Camino de Santiago   pilgrims' route to Santiago de Compostela   Way of St James
·camino de sirga   towpath
·camino forestal   forest track   (para paseos)   forest trail
·camino francénoun   (history)   Camino de Santiago
·camino real   highroad also figurative
·camino trillado
·caminos turísticos no trillados
·tourist routes that are off the beaten track
·experimentan con nuevas técnicas, huyen de los caminos trillados
·they are experimenting with new techniques and avoiding conventional approaches o the well-trodden paths
·este escritor ha recorrido los caminos trillados de sus antecesores
·this writer has been down the well-trodden paths followed by his predecessors
·camino vecinal   minor road
2. (=ruta)
2.1. (literally)   way,   route
(=viaje)   journey
·volvimos por el camino masculineánoun corto
·we took the shortest way o route back
·¿sabes el camino a su casa?
·do you know the way to his house?
·es mucho camino
·it'noun a long way
·está a varios días de camino
·it'noun several days' journey away
·despuénoun de tres horas de camino
·after travelling for three hours
·nos quedan 20 kms de camino
·we still have 20 kms to go
·¿cuánto camino hay de aquí a San José?
·how far is it from here to San José?
·camino [de] Lima
·on the way to Lima
·iba camino de Nueva York
·I was on my way to New York
a. [abrirse] camino entre la multitud =   to make one'noun way through the crowd
b. [de] camino a
·lo puedo recoger de camino al trabajo
·I can collect it on my way to work
·la farmacia me queda de camino
·the chemist'noun is on my way
c. [echar] camino adelante =   to strike out
d. [en] el camino =   on the way,   en route
·nos encontramos en el camino a Zaragoza
·we met on the way to Zaragoza
·tienen dos niños, y otro en camino
·they have two children, and another on the way
·[ponerse] en camino
·to set out o off
e. a [medio] camino =   halfway (there)
·a medio camino paramos para comer
·halfway there, we stopped to eat
f. se quedaron a [mitad] de camino =   they only got halfway (there)
·a mitad de camino entre Dublínoun y la frontera
·halfway between Dublin and the border
·la verdad está a mitad de camino entre las dos posturas
·the truth is somewhere between the two views
2.2. (figurative)
(=medio)   path,   course
·es el camino a la fama
·it'noun the path to fame
·es el camino al desastre
·it'noun the road to ruin
a. el camino a [seguir]
·yo te explico el camino a seguir
·I'll tell you the way o route
·me indicaron el camino a seguir para resolver el problema
·they showed me what needed to be done to solve the problem
·censurar estos programas no es el camino a seguir
·censoring these programmes isn't the solution o the right thing to do
b. [abrirse] camino en la vida   to get ahead (in life)
c. [allanar] el camino
·eso sería allanar el camino a sus adversarios
·that would make things easy for their rivals
·los nervios de su rival le allanaron el camino
·her opponent'noun nerves made it easy for her
d. [errar] el camino   to lose one'noun way
e. estar [en] camino   to be on the way
·estamos en camino de solucionar el problema
·we're on the way to solving the problem
·está en camino de desaparecer
·it'noun on its way out
f. [ir] camino de
·va camino de convertirse en un gran centro financiero
·it is on its way to becoming a major financial centre
·vamos camino del desastre
·we are heading for disaster
g. ir por [buen] camino   to be on the right track
·[traer] a somebody, someone por buen camino
(=orientar)   to put somebody on the right track o road
(=desengañar)   to set somebody straight
h. ir por [mal] camino   to be on the wrong track
·las cosas van por buen camino
·things are going well
i. [llevar] a somebody, someone por mal camino   to lead somebody astray
j. [quedarse] en el camino
·varios corredores se quedaron en el camino
·several runners didn't make it to the end
·un 70% sacó el diploma y el resto se quedó en el camino
·70 per cent of them got the diploma, the rest didn't make it
k. ir por [su] camino   to go one'noun own sweet way
·en vez de seguir las normas él fue por su camino
·instead of following the rules he just went his own sweet way o did his own thing
·no me fijo en mis rivales, yo sigo por mi camino
·I don't take any notice of what my rivals are doing, I just do my own thing
l. [tirar] por el camino de en medio   to take the middle way
3. (computing)   path
4. (Andes, Cono Sur)
(=alfombra, tapete)   runner,   strip of carpet o matting
·camino de mesa   table runner
 
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