alternative

alternative
o:l'tə:nətiv
1. adjective
(offering a choice of a second possibility: An alternative arrangement can be made if my plans don't suit you.) alternativo

2. noun
(a choice between two (or sometimes more) things or possibilities: You leave me no alternative but to dismiss you; I don't like fish. Is there an alternative on the menu?) alternativa
alternative1 adj alternativo
alternative medicine medicina alternativa
alternative2 n alternativa / opción / remedio
I have no alternative no tengo alternativa
alternative
tr[ɔːl'tɜːnətɪv]
adjective
1 alternativo,-a, otro,-a
we had to make alternative arrangements tuvimos que cambiar nuestros planes
noun
1 (option) opción nombre femenino, alternativa
\
SMALLIDIOMATIC EXPRESSION/SMALL
to have no alternative but to «+ inf» no tener otra alternativa que la de + inf, no tener más remedio que + inf
alternative medicine medicina alternativa
alternative [ɔl'tərnət̬ɪv] adj
: alternativo
alternative n
: alternativa f
alternative
adj.
alternativo, -a adj.
alterno, -a adj.
n.
alternativa s.f.

I ɔːl'tɜːrnətɪv, ɔːl'tɜːnətɪv
adjective (before n)
a) (other)

an alternative plan/method — un plan/método diferente

they offered her alternative accommodation — le ofrecieron alojamiento en otro sitio

b) (progressive) <lifestyle/medicine> alternativo

II
noun alternativa f

you have no (other) alternative but to resign — no te queda otra alternativa que dimitir

there's no alternative — no hay más remedio

there are alternatives to flying — volar no es la única forma de viajar

[ɒl'tɜːnǝtɪv]
1. ADJ
1) [plan, route] alternativo, otro

the only alternative system — el único sistema alternativo

do you have an alternative candidate? — ¿tienes otro candidato?

2) (=non-traditional) alternativo

the alternative society — la sociedad alternativa

2.
N alternativa f

there are several alternatives — hay varias alternativas or posibilidades

what alternatives are there? — ¿qué alternativas or opciones hay?

I have no alternative — no tengo más remedio, no me queda otra alternativa or opción

there is no alternative — no hay otro remedio, no queda otra (LAm)

you have no alternative but to go — no tienes más alternativa or opción or remedio que ir

fruit is a healthy alternative to chocolate — la fruta es una opción más sana que el chocolate

3.
CPD

alternative comedian N — humorista mf alternativo(-a)

alternative comedy N — humorismo m alternativo

alternative energy N — energías fpl alternativas

alternative medicine N — medicina f alternativa

alternative school N(US) colegio para niños que requieren una atención diferenciada

* * *

I [ɔːl'tɜːrnətɪv, ɔːl'tɜːnətɪv]
adjective (before n)
a) (other)

an alternative plan/method — un plan/método diferente

they offered her alternative accommodation — le ofrecieron alojamiento en otro sitio

b) (progressive) <lifestyle/medicine> alternativo

II
noun alternativa f

you have no (other) alternative but to resign — no te queda otra alternativa que dimitir

there's no alternative — no hay más remedio

there are alternatives to flying — volar no es la única forma de viajar


English-spanish dictionary. 2013.

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