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  • 1 a decir verdad

    to tell the truth
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    = to tell the truth, if the truth be known, if the truth be told, in all truth, in truth, fact is, the fact is (that), to be fair
    Ex. To tell the truth, I may speak, on this being indeterminate and indivisible, only tautologically: the being is the being.
    Ex. If the truth be known, most successes are built on a multitude of failures.
    Ex. If the truth be told, both sides of the political spectrum suffer from those who operate on emotions rather than logic.
    Ex. In all truth, it must be said that this howling, hissing, foot-scraping body of young rapscallions found some cause for complaint.
    Ex. But why had he said he offered to do the work for the superintendent when in truth she had initiated the request?.
    Ex. Fact is, we are the largest group of ungrateful, spoiled brats the world has ever seen.
    Ex. The fact is that income inequality is real -- it's been rising for more than 25 years.
    Ex. To be fair, this was not Ewart's or Edwards' idea of a public library.
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    = to tell the truth, if the truth be known, if the truth be told, in all truth, in truth, fact is, the fact is (that), to be fair

    Ex: To tell the truth, I may speak, on this being indeterminate and indivisible, only tautologically: the being is the being.

    Ex: If the truth be known, most successes are built on a multitude of failures.
    Ex: If the truth be told, both sides of the political spectrum suffer from those who operate on emotions rather than logic.
    Ex: In all truth, it must be said that this howling, hissing, foot-scraping body of young rapscallions found some cause for complaint.
    Ex: But why had he said he offered to do the work for the superintendent when in truth she had initiated the request?.
    Ex: Fact is, we are the largest group of ungrateful, spoiled brats the world has ever seen.
    Ex: The fact is that income inequality is real -- it's been rising for more than 25 years.
    Ex: To be fair, this was not Ewart's or Edwards' idea of a public library.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a decir verdad

  • 2 abuchear

    v.
    to boo.
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    1 to boo, jeer at
    * * *
    VT to boo, jeer at

    ser abucheado — (Teat) to be booed, be hissed (at)

    * * *
    verbo transitivo to boo
    * * *
    = jeer, hiss, boo.
    Ex. Taunts from her Hispanic students spurred a Japanese-American teacher to develop a multicultural unit that helped children appreciate the culture they had previously jeered.
    Ex. In all truth, it must be said that this howling, hissing, foot-scraping body of young rapscallions found some cause for complaint.
    Ex. Hundreds of usually loyal fans booed and jeered as the tortured singer delivered a shambolic and apparently drunken performance.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo to boo
    * * *
    = jeer, hiss, boo.

    Ex: Taunts from her Hispanic students spurred a Japanese-American teacher to develop a multicultural unit that helped children appreciate the culture they had previously jeered.

    Ex: In all truth, it must be said that this howling, hissing, foot-scraping body of young rapscallions found some cause for complaint.
    Ex: Hundreds of usually loyal fans booed and jeered as the tortured singer delivered a shambolic and apparently drunken performance.

    * * *
    abuchear [A1 ]
    vt
    to boo
    * * *

    abuchear ( conjugate abuchear) verbo transitivo
    to boo
    abuchear vt to boo, jeer at
    ' abuchear' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    pitar
    English:
    barrack
    - boo
    - hoot
    - jeer
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    to boo
    * * *
    v/t boo
    * * *
    : to boo, to jeer
    * * *
    abuchear vb to boo

    Spanish-English dictionary > abuchear

  • 3 bellaco

    adj.
    1 roguish, wicked.
    2 sly, cunning.
    m.
    rogue, villain, cad.
    * * *
    1 (malo) wicked
    2 (astuto) cunning, sly
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 villain, rogue
    * * *
    bellaco, -a
    1. ADJ
    1) [persona] (=malvado) wicked; (=astuto) cunning, sly; (=pícaro) rascally
    2) Cono Sur, Méx [caballo] vicious, hard-to-control; And, CAm brave
    2.
    SM / F (=bribón) scoundrel, rogue
    3.
    SM Cono Sur, Méx (=caballo) difficult horse
    * * *
    - ca masculino, femenino (fam & hum) rogue (colloq & hum)
    * * *
    = miscreant, rascal, scallywag [scalawag, -USA], rapscallion, cad.
    Ex. The forest, therefore, is regarded as the abode of robbers & sundry miscreants, implying its relation to the forces of chaos & disorder.
    Ex. And although they may pose themselves as very religious, they are simply rascals.
    Ex. In other words, we either have morons or thugs running the White House -- or perhaps one moron, one thug, and a smattering of scalawags in between.
    Ex. In all truth, it must be said that this howling, hissing, foot-scraping body of young rapscallions found some cause for complaint.
    Ex. Not only that, but this cad has also convinced them she is losing her faculties.
    ----
    * mentir como un bellaco = lie through + Posesivo + teeth, lie + straight-faced.
    * trabajar como un bellaco = work + Reflexivo + to the ground, work + Reflexivo + to death.
    * * *
    - ca masculino, femenino (fam & hum) rogue (colloq & hum)
    * * *
    = miscreant, rascal, scallywag [scalawag, -USA], rapscallion, cad.

    Ex: The forest, therefore, is regarded as the abode of robbers & sundry miscreants, implying its relation to the forces of chaos & disorder.

    Ex: And although they may pose themselves as very religious, they are simply rascals.
    Ex: In other words, we either have morons or thugs running the White House -- or perhaps one moron, one thug, and a smattering of scalawags in between.
    Ex: In all truth, it must be said that this howling, hissing, foot-scraping body of young rapscallions found some cause for complaint.
    Ex: Not only that, but this cad has also convinced them she is losing her faculties.
    * mentir como un bellaco = lie through + Posesivo + teeth, lie + straight-faced.
    * trabajar como un bellaco = work + Reflexivo + to the ground, work + Reflexivo + to death.

    * * *
    bellaco1 -ca
    ( fam hum); roguish ( colloq hum)
    bellaco2 -ca
    masculine, feminine
    ( fam hum); rogue ( colloq hum)
    * * *

    bellaco
    ◊ -ca sustantivo masculino, femenino (fam &

    hum) rogue (colloq & hum)
    ' bellaco' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    mentir
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    bellaco, -a
    adj
    1. Literario [bribón] villainous, wicked
    2. RP [caballo] spirited, hard to control
    3. Ecuad, Pan [valiente] brave
    nm,f
    Literario villain, scoundrel
    * * *
    I adj rascally, roguish
    II m, bellaca f rascal, rogue
    * * *
    bellaco, -ca adj
    : sly, cunning
    bellaco, -ca n
    : rogue, scoundrel

    Spanish-English dictionary > bellaco

  • 4 bribón

    adj.
    rascally, mischievous, roguish, scamp.
    m.
    rascal, scamp, miscreant, rapscallion.
    * * *
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    2 (niño) rascal, little rascal
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    bribón, -ona
    1. ADJ
    1) (=vago) lazy
    2) (=criminal) dishonest, rascally
    2. SM / F
    1) (=vagabundo) vagabond, vagrant
    2) (=holgazán) loafer
    3) (=granuja) rascal, rogue
    * * *
    - bona masculino, femenino (fam) rascal (colloq), scamp (colloq)
    * * *
    = glutton, rascal, scallywag [scalawag, -USA], rapscallion, cad, ruffian.
    Ex. The writer discusses the designation of Jesus as a ' glutton and a drunkard'.
    Ex. And although they may pose themselves as very religious, they are simply rascals.
    Ex. In other words, we either have morons or thugs running the White House -- or perhaps one moron, one thug, and a smattering of scalawags in between.
    Ex. In all truth, it must be said that this howling, hissing, foot-scraping body of young rapscallions found some cause for complaint.
    Ex. Not only that, but this cad has also convinced them she is losing her faculties.
    Ex. The coroner said she had died not from drowning, but from being abused and murdered by a gang of ruffians.
    * * *
    - bona masculino, femenino (fam) rascal (colloq), scamp (colloq)
    * * *
    = glutton, rascal, scallywag [scalawag, -USA], rapscallion, cad, ruffian.

    Ex: The writer discusses the designation of Jesus as a ' glutton and a drunkard'.

    Ex: And although they may pose themselves as very religious, they are simply rascals.
    Ex: In other words, we either have morons or thugs running the White House -- or perhaps one moron, one thug, and a smattering of scalawags in between.
    Ex: In all truth, it must be said that this howling, hissing, foot-scraping body of young rapscallions found some cause for complaint.
    Ex: Not only that, but this cad has also convinced them she is losing her faculties.
    Ex: The coroner said she had died not from drowning, but from being abused and murdered by a gang of ruffians.

    * * *
    masculine, feminine
    ( fam); rascal ( colloq), scamp ( colloq)
    ven aquí, bribón come here, you little rascal o scamp
    * * *

    bribón
    ◊ - bona sustantivo masculino, femenino (fam) rascal (colloq), scamp (colloq)

    bribón,-ona sustantivo masculino y femenino ruffian, rogue: ¡menudo bribón estás hecho!, you're a regular scallywag!

    ' bribón' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    bribona
    - canalla
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    bribón, -ona
    adj
    [pícaro] roguish
    nm,f
    scoundrel, rogue
    * * *
    I adj rascally
    II m, bribona f rascal
    * * *
    bribón, - bona n, mpl bribones : rascal, scamp

    Spanish-English dictionary > bribón

  • 5 canalla

    adj.
    rotten, wicked, mean.
    f. & m.
    1 swine, dog.
    2 knave, despicable person, scoundrel, scum.
    3 mob, rabble, canaille, doggery.
    * * *
    1 peyorativo (chusma) riffraff, mob, rabble
    1 peyorativo (hombre ruin) rascal, scoundrel, swine, rotter
    * * *
    noun mf.
    swine, rat
    * * *
    masculino y femenino
    a) (fam) (bribón, granuja) swine (colloq)
    b) canalla femenino (pey) ( chusma)

    la canallathe rabble o riffraff

    * * *
    = scoundrel, miscreant, scumbag, rascal, scallywag [scalawag, -USA], rapscallion, cad, swine, pig, badass, nasty piece of work.
    Ex. Here came every sort of human ingredient -- sturdy homesteaders, skilled craftsmen, precious scoundrels.
    Ex. The forest, therefore, is regarded as the abode of robbers & sundry miscreants, implying its relation to the forces of chaos & disorder.
    Ex. He then made the comment that our soldiers are fighting 'detestable murderers and scumbags'.
    Ex. And although they may pose themselves as very religious, they are simply rascals.
    Ex. In other words, we either have morons or thugs running the White House -- or perhaps one moron, one thug, and a smattering of scalawags in between.
    Ex. In all truth, it must be said that this howling, hissing, foot-scraping body of young rapscallions found some cause for complaint.
    Ex. Not only that, but this cad has also convinced them she is losing her faculties.
    Ex. In German law it is a criminal offense for A to insult B, for example, by calling him a swine.
    Ex. He was waiting for the opportunity to unleash his fury, no one calls him a pig and gets away with it.
    Ex. In the hardscrabble times of the Bible, where there were plagues, invasions from foreign powers, and swarms of locusts, you pretty much had to be a badass.
    Ex. Mary, on the other hand, is a nasty piece of work who is at her best is frosty and aloof and at her worst is hostile and cruel.
    ----
    * comportarse como un canalla con = be rotten to.
    * portarse como un canalla con = be rotten to.
    * * *
    masculino y femenino
    a) (fam) (bribón, granuja) swine (colloq)
    b) canalla femenino (pey) ( chusma)

    la canallathe rabble o riffraff

    * * *
    = scoundrel, miscreant, scumbag, rascal, scallywag [scalawag, -USA], rapscallion, cad, swine, pig, badass, nasty piece of work.

    Ex: Here came every sort of human ingredient -- sturdy homesteaders, skilled craftsmen, precious scoundrels.

    Ex: The forest, therefore, is regarded as the abode of robbers & sundry miscreants, implying its relation to the forces of chaos & disorder.
    Ex: He then made the comment that our soldiers are fighting 'detestable murderers and scumbags'.
    Ex: And although they may pose themselves as very religious, they are simply rascals.
    Ex: In other words, we either have morons or thugs running the White House -- or perhaps one moron, one thug, and a smattering of scalawags in between.
    Ex: In all truth, it must be said that this howling, hissing, foot-scraping body of young rapscallions found some cause for complaint.
    Ex: Not only that, but this cad has also convinced them she is losing her faculties.
    Ex: In German law it is a criminal offense for A to insult B, for example, by calling him a swine.
    Ex: He was waiting for the opportunity to unleash his fury, no one calls him a pig and gets away with it.
    Ex: In the hardscrabble times of the Bible, where there were plagues, invasions from foreign powers, and swarms of locusts, you pretty much had to be a badass.
    Ex: Mary, on the other hand, is a nasty piece of work who is at her best is frosty and aloof and at her worst is hostile and cruel.
    * comportarse como un canalla con = be rotten to.
    * portarse como un canalla con = be rotten to.

    * * *
    ( fam); rotten ( colloq), mean ( colloq)
    el muy canalla se largó con toda la plata the rotten swine ran off with all the cash
    1 ( fam) (bribón, granuja) swine ( colloq), bastard (sl)
    2
    canalla feminine ( pey) (chusma): la canalla the rabble o riffraff
    la canalla periodística the press mob ( pej)
    * * *

    canalla sustantivo masculino y femenino (fam) (bribón, granuja) swine (colloq)
    canalla pey
    I mf swine, rotter
    II sustantivo femenino riffraff, mob
    ' canalla' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    miserable
    - sinvergüenza
    English:
    heel
    - rat
    - scoundrel
    - swine
    - unmitigated
    * * *
    adj
    1 [miserable] beastly;
    [bribón] roguish
    2 [barriobajero] low-life
    3 [estado] rogue
    nmf
    [persona] swine, dog
    nf
    la canalla the rabble, the riffraff
    * * *
    I m/f swine fam, rat fam
    II f riff-raff
    * * *
    canalla adj, fam : low, rotten
    canalla nmf, fam : bastard, swine

    Spanish-English dictionary > canalla

  • 6 chiflar

    v.
    1 to whistle.
    María chifló muy duro Mary whistled loudly.
    2 to boo, to jeer.
    Elsa chiflaba mientras yo corría Elsa jeered while I ran.
    3 to whistle at, to whistle to.
    El guarda le chifló a Ricardo The guard whistled at Richard.
    * * *
    1 (silbar) to hiss, whistle
    1 (silbar) to hiss, boo
    2 familiar (gustar) to fascinate, enchant
    1 familiar (enloquecer) to go mad, go crazy, go round the bend
    \
    chiflarse por alguien/algo familiar to be crazy about somebody/something, be mad about somebody/something
    ————————
    1 (raspar las pieles) to skive, pare
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) [+ silbato] to blow
    2) (Teat) to hiss, boo, whistle at
    3) * (=beber) to drink, knock back *
    4) * (=encantar) to entrance, captivate; (=volver loco) to drive crazy
    2. VI
    1) esp LAm to whistle, hiss
    2) CAm, Méx [ave, pájaro] to sing
    3.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo <actor/cantante> to whistle at ( as sign of disapproval), ≈to boo
    2.
    1) ( silbar) to whistle
    2) (fam) ( gustar mucho)
    3.
    chiflarse v pron (fam)
    * * *
    = whistle, hiss.
    Ex. The author of 'A tune they can whistle' stresses the importance of a user-oriented approach to outreach activities.
    Ex. In all truth, it must be said that this howling, hissing, foot-scraping body of young rapscallions found some cause for complaint.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo <actor/cantante> to whistle at ( as sign of disapproval), ≈to boo
    2.
    1) ( silbar) to whistle
    2) (fam) ( gustar mucho)
    3.
    chiflarse v pron (fam)
    * * *
    = whistle, hiss.

    Ex: The author of 'A tune they can whistle' stresses the importance of a user-oriented approach to outreach activities.

    Ex: In all truth, it must be said that this howling, hissing, foot-scraping body of young rapscallions found some cause for complaint.

    * * *
    chiflar [A1 ]
    vt
    ‹actor/cantante› to whistle at ( as sign of disapproval), ≈ to boo
    ■ chiflar
    vi
    A
    1 ( AmL) (silbar) to whistle
    ¿sabes chiflar? can you whistle?
    le chiflaron cuando pasó por la obra they whistled at her o wolfwhistled when she went past the building site
    chíflale a ver si nos ve whistle to him o give him a whistle and see if he sees us
    2 (con los dedos) to whistle
    chifló para detener a un taxi she whistled to get a taxi to stop
    B ( fam)
    (gustar mucho): le chiflan los coches he's crazy about cars ( colloq), he's mad on o about cars ( BrE colloq)
    ese chico me chifla I'm crazy o ( BrE) mad about that guy ( colloq)
    ( fam) chiflarse POR algo/algn:
    se chifla por las motos he's crazy about motorbikes ( colloq), he's mad about o on motorbikes ( BrE colloq), he's motorbike-crazy o ( BrE) motorbike-mad ( colloq)
    se chifló por esa chica he flipped his lid o he went nuts over that girl ( colloq)
    * * *

    chiflar ( conjugate chiflar) verbo transitivoactor/cantante to whistle at ( as sign of disapproval), ≈ to boo
    verbo intransitivo
    1 ( silbar) to whistle
    2 (fam) ( gustar mucho):

    chiflarse verbo pronominal (fam) chiflarse por algo/algn to be crazy about sth/sb (colloq)
    chiflar verbo intransitivo
    1 (con la boca) to whistle
    (con un silbato) to blow
    2 familiar (gustar mucho) me chifla esta música, I love this music
    ' chiflar' also found in these entries:
    English:
    whistle
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    vt
    Fam [encantar]
    me chifla el pescado frito I just love fried fish;
    me chifla ese jugador I'm mad o crazy about that player
    vi
    [silbar] to whistle; RP
    no se puede chiflar y comer gofio you can't have your cake and eat it
    * * *
    I v/t boo
    II v/i whistle
    * * *
    : to whistle
    : to whistle at, to boo

    Spanish-English dictionary > chiflar

  • 7 en realidad

    actually, in fact
    * * *
    = actually, as a matter of fact, in fact, in reality, in truth, to all intents and purposes, in point of fact, in actuality, in a very real sense, in actual practice, in actual fact, for all intents and purposes, for that matter, if the truth be known, if the truth be told, in all truth, in all reality
    Ex. Dr. Richmond actually has had two careers.
    Ex. As a matter of fact, the record of the change is retained in at least the OCLC files and is, I am told, available to libraries.
    Ex. However, one important feature to note about such systems is that many of them do not in fact organise knowledge or retrieve information.
    Ex. In reality the extent of integration for catalogue entries for different media depends on administrative considerations, such as which section of the library is responsible for the compilation of catalogues for the various media.
    Ex. But why had he said he offered to do the work for the superintendent when in truth she had initiated the request?.
    Ex. To all intents and purposes he is unaware of its existence.
    Ex. In point of fact, I am well aware that catalogers, as a group, resist with every cell in their bodies any attempt to erode or degrade or compromise the catalog.
    Ex. In actuality every librarian has a different concept of ephemeral materials.
    Ex. In a very real sense, library administration is only an extension of public administration.
    Ex. The supervisor in actual practice receives information not only from subordinates, but from superiors and from external sources.
    Ex. Despite carefully framed acquistions policy statements regarding fiction in actual fact libraries allocate only a small percentage of their meagre book funds to fiction.
    Ex. In the 20th century, the debate about weeding followed, for all intents and purposes, the contours of the controversy surrounding the Quincy Plan.
    Ex. A machine-readable national data base, or for that matter any catalog, should be capable of existing in time.
    Ex. If the truth be known, most successes are built on a multitude of failures.
    Ex. If the truth be told, both sides of the political spectrum suffer from those who operate on emotions rather than logic.
    Ex. In all truth, it must be said that this howling, hissing, foot-scraping body of young rapscallions found some cause for complaint.
    Ex. In all reality, the power now lies with serious buyers who know they have more room to negotiate when making offers.
    * * *
    = actually, as a matter of fact, in fact, in reality, in truth, to all intents and purposes, in point of fact, in actuality, in a very real sense, in actual practice, in actual fact, for all intents and purposes, for that matter, if the truth be known, if the truth be told, in all truth, in all reality

    Ex: Dr. Richmond actually has had two careers.

    Ex: As a matter of fact, the record of the change is retained in at least the OCLC files and is, I am told, available to libraries.
    Ex: However, one important feature to note about such systems is that many of them do not in fact organise knowledge or retrieve information.
    Ex: In reality the extent of integration for catalogue entries for different media depends on administrative considerations, such as which section of the library is responsible for the compilation of catalogues for the various media.
    Ex: But why had he said he offered to do the work for the superintendent when in truth she had initiated the request?.
    Ex: To all intents and purposes he is unaware of its existence.
    Ex: In point of fact, I am well aware that catalogers, as a group, resist with every cell in their bodies any attempt to erode or degrade or compromise the catalog.
    Ex: In actuality every librarian has a different concept of ephemeral materials.
    Ex: In a very real sense, library administration is only an extension of public administration.
    Ex: The supervisor in actual practice receives information not only from subordinates, but from superiors and from external sources.
    Ex: Despite carefully framed acquistions policy statements regarding fiction in actual fact libraries allocate only a small percentage of their meagre book funds to fiction.
    Ex: In the 20th century, the debate about weeding followed, for all intents and purposes, the contours of the controversy surrounding the Quincy Plan.
    Ex: A machine-readable national data base, or for that matter any catalog, should be capable of existing in time.
    Ex: If the truth be known, most successes are built on a multitude of failures.
    Ex: If the truth be told, both sides of the political spectrum suffer from those who operate on emotions rather than logic.
    Ex: In all truth, it must be said that this howling, hissing, foot-scraping body of young rapscallions found some cause for complaint.
    Ex: In all reality, the power now lies with serious buyers who know they have more room to negotiate when making offers.

    Spanish-English dictionary > en realidad

  • 8 en verdad

    really
    * * *
    = in truth, true, in all truth
    Ex. But why had he said he offered to do the work for the superintendent when in truth she had initiated the request?.
    Ex. True, we do have our unselfish heroes, men who willingly have laid down their lives for others, the wholly unselfish mother, the man who will step aside for the benefit of others.
    Ex. In all truth, it must be said that this howling, hissing, foot-scraping body of young rapscallions found some cause for complaint.
    * * *
    = in truth, true, in all truth

    Ex: But why had he said he offered to do the work for the superintendent when in truth she had initiated the request?.

    Ex: True, we do have our unselfish heroes, men who willingly have laid down their lives for others, the wholly unselfish mother, the man who will step aside for the benefit of others.
    Ex: In all truth, it must be said that this howling, hissing, foot-scraping body of young rapscallions found some cause for complaint.

    Spanish-English dictionary > en verdad

  • 9 golfo2

    2 = street urchin, slum urchin, urchin, street arab, bum, rapscallion, ragamuffin.
    Ex. The author examines Whistler's visits to the more squalid sections of the city, his views along the Thames and his portrayals of street urchins.
    Ex. Victorian photographs of social commentary ranged from the pseudo-sentimental slum urchins of Oscar Rejlander to the stark honest portrayal of the horrible conditions of the Glascow slums by Thomas Annan.
    Ex. This is a film that that will melt hearts of stone, with its cast of scruffy urchins who learn both song and life lessons under the tutelage of a paternalistic mentor at a grim boarding school for 'difficult' boys.
    Ex. Many New York citizens blamed the street arabs for crime and violence in the city and wanted them placed in orphan homes or prisons.
    Ex. Although the results provide support for the 'drunken bum' theory of wife beating, they also demythologize the stereotype because alcohol is shown to be far from a necessary or sufficient cause of wife abuse.
    Ex. In all truth, it must be said that this howling, hissing, foot-scraping body of young rapscallions found some cause for complaint.
    Ex. He was looking affably at the two dubious ragamuffins and, moreover, even making inviting gestures to them.
    ----
    * golfo de la playa = beach bum.

    Spanish-English dictionary > golfo2

  • 10 granuja

    adj.
    rascally, impish, mischievous.
    f. & m.
    1 rogue, scoundrel (pillo).
    2 rascal, little wretch, urchin, gamin.
    3 loose grape separate from the bunch.
    4 seeds of the grape and other small fruits.
    * * *
    1 (uva) grapes plural
    1 (pilluelo) ragamuffin, urchin
    2 (estafador) crook, trickster
    * * *
    1.
    SMF (=bribón) rogue; [dicho con afecto] rascal; (=pilluelo) urchin, ragamuffin
    2.
    SF (=uvas) loose grapes pl ; (=semilla) grape seed
    * * *
    masculino y femenino rascal
    * * *
    = shyster, miscreant, villain, tearaway, lager lout, street urchin, slum urchin, urchin, street arab, rascal, scallywag [scalawag, -USA], rapscallion, cad, ragamuffin, ruffian, hoodlum, swine, pig, crook.
    Ex. When loss of physical and mental rigor is accompanied by financial problems, the retiree may reject himself and fall victim to the con man and shyster.
    Ex. The forest, therefore, is regarded as the abode of robbers & sundry miscreants, implying its relation to the forces of chaos & disorder.
    Ex. The father, Old Brightwell, curses his daughter, Jane, for preferring the love of the smooth-tongued villain, Grandley, to that of her own parents.
    Ex. He acused politicians of 'losing the plot' on crime as the 'thriving yob culture' of hooligans and tearaways terrorise the streets.
    Ex. It is routine for people to complain about the 'hordes of lager louts' who turn city centres into 'no-go areas'.
    Ex. The author examines Whistler's visits to the more squalid sections of the city, his views along the Thames and his portrayals of street urchins.
    Ex. Victorian photographs of social commentary ranged from the pseudo-sentimental slum urchins of Oscar Rejlander to the stark honest portrayal of the horrible conditions of the Glascow slums by Thomas Annan.
    Ex. This is a film that that will melt hearts of stone, with its cast of scruffy urchins who learn both song and life lessons under the tutelage of a paternalistic mentor at a grim boarding school for 'difficult' boys.
    Ex. Many New York citizens blamed the street arabs for crime and violence in the city and wanted them placed in orphan homes or prisons.
    Ex. And although they may pose themselves as very religious, they are simply rascals.
    Ex. In other words, we either have morons or thugs running the White House -- or perhaps one moron, one thug, and a smattering of scalawags in between.
    Ex. In all truth, it must be said that this howling, hissing, foot-scraping body of young rapscallions found some cause for complaint.
    Ex. Not only that, but this cad has also convinced them she is losing her faculties.
    Ex. He was looking affably at the two dubious ragamuffins and, moreover, even making inviting gestures to them.
    Ex. The coroner said she had died not from drowning, but from being abused and murdered by a gang of ruffians.
    Ex. Gangs of hoodlums, aged as young as eight, are roaming the streets terrorising store owners and shoppers in broad daylight.
    Ex. In German law it is a criminal offense for A to insult B, for example, by calling him a swine.
    Ex. He was waiting for the opportunity to unleash his fury, no one calls him a pig and gets away with it.
    Ex. The swindling & deception the immigrants encountered often preyed on their Zionist ideology & indeed, some of the crooks were Jewish themselves.
    * * *
    masculino y femenino rascal
    * * *
    = shyster, miscreant, villain, tearaway, lager lout, street urchin, slum urchin, urchin, street arab, rascal, scallywag [scalawag, -USA], rapscallion, cad, ragamuffin, ruffian, hoodlum, swine, pig, crook.

    Ex: When loss of physical and mental rigor is accompanied by financial problems, the retiree may reject himself and fall victim to the con man and shyster.

    Ex: The forest, therefore, is regarded as the abode of robbers & sundry miscreants, implying its relation to the forces of chaos & disorder.
    Ex: The father, Old Brightwell, curses his daughter, Jane, for preferring the love of the smooth-tongued villain, Grandley, to that of her own parents.
    Ex: He acused politicians of 'losing the plot' on crime as the 'thriving yob culture' of hooligans and tearaways terrorise the streets.
    Ex: It is routine for people to complain about the 'hordes of lager louts' who turn city centres into 'no-go areas'.
    Ex: The author examines Whistler's visits to the more squalid sections of the city, his views along the Thames and his portrayals of street urchins.
    Ex: Victorian photographs of social commentary ranged from the pseudo-sentimental slum urchins of Oscar Rejlander to the stark honest portrayal of the horrible conditions of the Glascow slums by Thomas Annan.
    Ex: This is a film that that will melt hearts of stone, with its cast of scruffy urchins who learn both song and life lessons under the tutelage of a paternalistic mentor at a grim boarding school for 'difficult' boys.
    Ex: Many New York citizens blamed the street arabs for crime and violence in the city and wanted them placed in orphan homes or prisons.
    Ex: And although they may pose themselves as very religious, they are simply rascals.
    Ex: In other words, we either have morons or thugs running the White House -- or perhaps one moron, one thug, and a smattering of scalawags in between.
    Ex: In all truth, it must be said that this howling, hissing, foot-scraping body of young rapscallions found some cause for complaint.
    Ex: Not only that, but this cad has also convinced them she is losing her faculties.
    Ex: He was looking affably at the two dubious ragamuffins and, moreover, even making inviting gestures to them.
    Ex: The coroner said she had died not from drowning, but from being abused and murdered by a gang of ruffians.
    Ex: Gangs of hoodlums, aged as young as eight, are roaming the streets terrorising store owners and shoppers in broad daylight.
    Ex: In German law it is a criminal offense for A to insult B, for example, by calling him a swine.
    Ex: He was waiting for the opportunity to unleash his fury, no one calls him a pig and gets away with it.
    Ex: The swindling & deception the immigrants encountered often preyed on their Zionist ideology & indeed, some of the crooks were Jewish themselves.

    * * *
    rascal
    ¿dónde se habrá metido este granujilla? where's that little rascal o monkey got(ten) to?
    * * *

    granuja sustantivo masculino y femenino
    rascal
    granuja sustantivo masculino
    1 (pícaro) urchin
    2 (estafador, truhán) swindler
    ' granuja' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    bandida
    - bandido
    - pájaro
    - sinvergüenza
    - canalla
    - pajarraco
    - rufián
    English:
    rascal
    - rogue
    * * *
    granuja nmf
    1. [pillo] rogue, scoundrel
    2. [canalla] trickster, swindler
    * * *
    m/f rascal
    * * *
    granuja nmf
    pilluelo: rascal, urchin
    * * *
    granuja adj rascal

    Spanish-English dictionary > granuja

  • 11 pifia

    f.
    1 blunder (informal).
    2 big error, goof, blunder, costly error.
    pres.indicat.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) present indicative of spanish verb: pifiar.
    imperat.
    2nd person singular (tú) Imperative of Spanish verb: pifiar.
    * * *
    1 familiar blunder
    \
    hacer una pifia familiar to make a blunder
    * * *
    SF
    1) (Billar) miscue
    2) * (=error) blunder, bloomer *
    3) And, Cono Sur (=burla) mockery; (=chiste) joke

    hacer pifia de(=burlarse) to mock, poke fun at; (=bromear) to make a joke of, joke about

    4) And, Cono Sur (=rechifla) hiss
    * * *
    1)
    a) (fam) ( error) boo-boo (colloq), boob (colloq)
    b) ( en billar) miscue
    c) (Chi) ( defecto) fault
    2) (Chi, Per) ( del público) booing and hissing
    * * *
    = boner, goof, bobble, clanger, blooper, blunder, slip-up.
    Ex. Inferencing skills can be learned as students clarify contextual meanings of ambiguous statements, mispronunciations, and boners that may be found in newspaper headlines, texts, and conversations.
    Ex. The film's supple structure, surprisingly light touch, and bravura performances make it perhaps the most fully formed, half-hearted goof ever.
    Ex. Gary's back pass took a bobble from a divot and in that moment Robinson suddenly found himself the subject of ridicule.
    Ex. Whilst this might work in the short term, this strategy is to be avoided even if the clanger isn't entirely your fault.
    Ex. Throughout the year we collect bloopers, funny things that happen while we are producing the program.
    Ex. There is no better way for reference librarians to see how their efforts are perceived by library users than to see themselves in action -- blunders and all.
    Ex. Minor slip-ups are things like - your fly is undone while giving a presentation, you accidentally let out an audible burp at a work luncheon, wardrobe malfunctions, you pass gas.
    ----
    * meter una pifia = drop + a bollock, drop + a clanger, make + a blunder, make + a bloomer, blunder.
    * * *
    1)
    a) (fam) ( error) boo-boo (colloq), boob (colloq)
    b) ( en billar) miscue
    c) (Chi) ( defecto) fault
    2) (Chi, Per) ( del público) booing and hissing
    * * *
    = boner, goof, bobble, clanger, blooper, blunder, slip-up.

    Ex: Inferencing skills can be learned as students clarify contextual meanings of ambiguous statements, mispronunciations, and boners that may be found in newspaper headlines, texts, and conversations.

    Ex: The film's supple structure, surprisingly light touch, and bravura performances make it perhaps the most fully formed, half-hearted goof ever.
    Ex: Gary's back pass took a bobble from a divot and in that moment Robinson suddenly found himself the subject of ridicule.
    Ex: Whilst this might work in the short term, this strategy is to be avoided even if the clanger isn't entirely your fault.
    Ex: Throughout the year we collect bloopers, funny things that happen while we are producing the program.
    Ex: There is no better way for reference librarians to see how their efforts are perceived by library users than to see themselves in action -- blunders and all.
    Ex: Minor slip-ups are things like - your fly is undone while giving a presentation, you accidentally let out an audible burp at a work luncheon, wardrobe malfunctions, you pass gas.
    * meter una pifia = drop + a bollock, drop + a clanger, make + a blunder, make + a bloomer, blunder.

    * * *
    A
    1 ( fam) (error) boo-boo ( colloq), boob ( colloq), goof ( AmE colloq)
    2 (en billar) miscue
    3 ( Chi) (defecto) fault
    B (Chi, Per) (del público) booing and hissing, catcalls (pl)
    * * *

    Del verbo pifiar: ( conjugate pifiar)

    pifia es:

    3ª persona singular (él/ella/usted) presente indicativo

    2ª persona singular (tú) imperativo

    Multiple Entries:
    pifia    
    pifiar
    pifia sustantivo femenino
    1
    a) (fam) ( error) boob (colloq)


    c) (Chi) ( defecto) fault

    2 (Chi, Per) ( del público) booing and hissing
    pifiar ( conjugate pifiar) verbo transitivo
    1 (fam) ( fallar) to fluff (colloq);
    pifiala (fam) to blow it (colloq)

    2 (Chi, Per) [ público] to boo
    pifia f fam blunder
    pifiar verbo transitivo to blow, cock up: ¡ya volvió a pifiarla!, he messed up again
    ' pifia' also found in these entries:
    English:
    cock-up
    * * *
    pifia nf
    1. Fam [error] blunder;
    hacer una pifia to make a blunder
    2. [en billar] miscue
    3. Andes, Arg Fam [abucheo] booing and hissing
    4. Andes, Arg Fam [burla] joke
    * * *
    f
    1 fam ( error) booboo fam
    2 Chi, Pe, Rpl
    defect
    * * *
    pifia nf, fam : goof, blunder

    Spanish-English dictionary > pifia

  • 12 pillo

    f. & m.
    1 rascal, scamp, sly fellow.
    2 burglar, thief.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: pillar.
    * * *
    1 (travieso) naughty
    2 (astuto) crafty
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 (niño) little monkey, little devil
    2 (adulto) rogue, rascal
    * * *
    pillo, -a
    1.
    ADJ [adulto] sly, crafty; [niño] naughty
    2.
    SM / F (=adulto) rogue, scoundrel; (=niño) rascal, scamp
    * * *
    I
    - lla adjetivo (fam) ( travieso) naughty, wicked (colloq); ( astuto) crafty, cunning
    II
    - lla masculino, femenino (fam) ( travieso) rascal (colloq); ( astuto) crafty o cunning devil (colloq)
    * * *
    = streetwise [street-wise], crafty, street urchin, slum urchin, urchin, street arab, rascal, scallywag [scalawag, -USA], rapscallion.
    Ex. And because it refuses to express itself in the kind of language we have to assume would be natural to Slake himself slangy, staccato, flip, street-wise we are forced into the position of observing him rather than feeling at one with him.
    Ex. Crafty! He wanted nothing to do with the straitjacket of guidelines and so-called standards = ¡Qué astuto! no quería saber nada de las restricciones que imponen las directrices y las "supuestas" normas.
    Ex. The author examines Whistler's visits to the more squalid sections of the city, his views along the Thames and his portrayals of street urchins.
    Ex. Victorian photographs of social commentary ranged from the pseudo-sentimental slum urchins of Oscar Rejlander to the stark honest portrayal of the horrible conditions of the Glascow slums by Thomas Annan.
    Ex. This is a film that that will melt hearts of stone, with its cast of scruffy urchins who learn both song and life lessons under the tutelage of a paternalistic mentor at a grim boarding school for 'difficult' boys.
    Ex. Many New York citizens blamed the street arabs for crime and violence in the city and wanted them placed in orphan homes or prisons.
    Ex. And although they may pose themselves as very religious, they are simply rascals.
    Ex. In other words, we either have morons or thugs running the White House -- or perhaps one moron, one thug, and a smattering of scalawags in between.
    Ex. In all truth, it must be said that this howling, hissing, foot-scraping body of young rapscallions found some cause for complaint.
    * * *
    I
    - lla adjetivo (fam) ( travieso) naughty, wicked (colloq); ( astuto) crafty, cunning
    II
    - lla masculino, femenino (fam) ( travieso) rascal (colloq); ( astuto) crafty o cunning devil (colloq)
    * * *
    = streetwise [street-wise], crafty, street urchin, slum urchin, urchin, street arab, rascal, scallywag [scalawag, -USA], rapscallion.

    Ex: And because it refuses to express itself in the kind of language we have to assume would be natural to Slake himself slangy, staccato, flip, street-wise we are forced into the position of observing him rather than feeling at one with him.

    Ex: Crafty! He wanted nothing to do with the straitjacket of guidelines and so-called standards = ¡Qué astuto! no quería saber nada de las restricciones que imponen las directrices y las "supuestas" normas.
    Ex: The author examines Whistler's visits to the more squalid sections of the city, his views along the Thames and his portrayals of street urchins.
    Ex: Victorian photographs of social commentary ranged from the pseudo-sentimental slum urchins of Oscar Rejlander to the stark honest portrayal of the horrible conditions of the Glascow slums by Thomas Annan.
    Ex: This is a film that that will melt hearts of stone, with its cast of scruffy urchins who learn both song and life lessons under the tutelage of a paternalistic mentor at a grim boarding school for 'difficult' boys.
    Ex: Many New York citizens blamed the street arabs for crime and violence in the city and wanted them placed in orphan homes or prisons.
    Ex: And although they may pose themselves as very religious, they are simply rascals.
    Ex: In other words, we either have morons or thugs running the White House -- or perhaps one moron, one thug, and a smattering of scalawags in between.
    Ex: In all truth, it must be said that this howling, hissing, foot-scraping body of young rapscallions found some cause for complaint.

    * * *
    ( fam)
    1 (travieso) naughty, wicked ( colloq)
    2 (astuto) crafty, cunning
    masculine, feminine
    ( fam)
    1 (travieso) rascal ( colloq)
    2 (astuto) crafty o cunning devil ( colloq)
    * * *

    Del verbo pillar: ( conjugate pillar)

    pillo es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    pilló es:

    3ª persona singular (él/ella/usted) pretérito indicativo

    Multiple Entries:
    pillar    
    pillo
    pillar ( conjugate pillar) verbo transitivo
    1 (fam)

    le pilló un dedo it caught o trapped her finger;

    ¡te pillé! caught o got you!
    b)catarro/resfriado to catch

    2 (Esp fam) [ coche] to hit
    pillarse verbo pronominal (fam) ‹dedos/manga to catch
    pillo
    ◊ - lla adjetivo (fam) ( travieso) naughty, wicked (colloq);


    ( astuto) crafty, cunning
    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino (fam) ( travieso) rascal (colloq);
    ( astuto) crafty o cunning devil (colloq)
    pillar verbo transitivo
    1 (una cosa, enfermedad) to catch
    2 (atropellar) to run over
    3 (sorprender) to catch
    4 (un chiste, una idea) to get
    5 (robar) to steal ➣ Ver nota en catch
    ♦ Locuciones: me pilla de camino, it's on my way
    pillo,-a
    I adjetivo
    1 (travieso, trasto) naughty
    2 (astuto) cunning
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino
    1 (niño travieso) rascal
    2 (astuto) cunning devil
    ' pillo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    pilla
    - renuncio
    - sinvergüenza
    - tuna
    - tuno
    - pillar
    English:
    rascal
    - roguish
    - tag
    - rogue
    * * *
    pillo, -a Fam
    adj
    1. [travieso] mischievous
    2. [astuto] crafty
    nm,f
    1. [pícaro] rascal
    2. [astuto] crafty person
    * * *
    I adj mischievous
    II m, pilla f rascal
    * * *
    pillo, - lla adj
    : cunning, crafty
    pillo, - lla n
    1) : rascal, brat
    2) : rogue, scoundrel
    * * *
    pillo n (niño) rascal

    Spanish-English dictionary > pillo

  • 13 pinta

    f.
    1 spot.
    2 appearance (aspecto).
    tener pinta de algo to look o seem something
    tiene buena pinta it looks good
    4 graffiti (pintada). (Mexican Spanish)
    5 cative, pannus carateus.
    pres.indicat.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) present indicative of spanish verb: pintar.
    imperat.
    2nd person singular (tú) Imperative of Spanish verb: pintar.
    * * *
    1 (mancha) dot
    2 (medida) pint
    ¡vaya una pinta que llevas con ese traje! you look dreadful in that suit!
    1 familiar peyorativo (persona) dodgy character
    * * *
    noun f.
    2) pint
    * * *
    I
    SF
    1) (=lunar) [gen] spot, dot; (Zool) spot, mark
    2) [de líquidos] drop, spot; [de lluvia] drop; (=bebida) * drop to drink
    3) * (=aspecto) appearance

    tener buena pinta[persona] to look good, look well; [comida] to look good

    tiene pinta de español — he looks Spanish, he looks like a Spaniard

    ¿qué pinta tiene? — what does he look like?

    - estar a la pinta
    4) LAm (Zool) (=colorido) colouring, coloring (EEUU), coloration; (=característica) family characteristic, distinguishing mark
    5) CAm, Méx (=pintada) piece of graffiti
    6) (Naipes) spot ( indicating suit)

    ¿a qué pinta? — what's trumps?, what suit are we in?

    7) And, Cono Sur (=juego) draughts pl ; (=dados) dice
    8) Cono Sur (Min) high-grade ore
    9)
    - hacer pinta
    II
    SF (=medida inglesa) pint
    III
    * SM rogue
    * * *
    I
    1)
    a) (fam) ( aspecto)

    ¿dónde vas con esa(s) pinta(s)? — where are you going looking like that?

    echar or tirar (Andes) or hacer (RPl) — (fam) to impress

    b) (Chi fam) ( vestimenta) clothes (pl), outfit
    2)
    a) ( en una tela) spot, dot
    b) (Zool) spot
    3) ( medida) pint
    4) (Méx fam) ( de la escuela)

    irse de pinta — to play hooky* (esp AmE colloq), to skive off (school) (BrE colloq)

    II
    masculino (Esp fam) rogue (colloq)
    * * *
    2 = rapscallion, rogue, rascal, look, scallywag [scalawag, -USA].
    Ex. In all truth, it must be said that this howling, hissing, foot-scraping body of young rapscallions found some cause for complaint.
    Ex. Some headings are vague and without scope notes to define them: ROBBERS AND OUTLAWS; CRIME AND CRIMINALS; rogues AND VAGABONDS.
    Ex. And although they may pose themselves as very religious, they are simply rascals.
    Ex. We went head-to-head with those that wanted a uniform look for the whole library Website!.
    Ex. In other words, we either have morons or thugs running the White House -- or perhaps one moron, one thug, and a smattering of scalawags in between.
    ----
    * estar hecho un pinta = be a bit of a lad.
    * * *
    I
    1)
    a) (fam) ( aspecto)

    ¿dónde vas con esa(s) pinta(s)? — where are you going looking like that?

    echar or tirar (Andes) or hacer (RPl) — (fam) to impress

    b) (Chi fam) ( vestimenta) clothes (pl), outfit
    2)
    a) ( en una tela) spot, dot
    b) (Zool) spot
    3) ( medida) pint
    4) (Méx fam) ( de la escuela)

    irse de pinta — to play hooky* (esp AmE colloq), to skive off (school) (BrE colloq)

    II
    masculino (Esp fam) rogue (colloq)
    * * *
    pinta1
    1 = stain.
    Nota: Mancha rojiza u ocre que aparece en el papel de los libros debido a la humedad.

    Ex: Even though the facsimilist's paper is of the same period as that of the rest of the book, he is most unlikely to be able to match it precisely in all its characteristics thickness, texture, colour, chain-lines, watermark, and the propinquity of worm-holes and stains.

    pinta3
    3 = pint.

    Ex: Two million fewer pints of beer are being sold every day than a year ago as a resul of the present economic crisis.

    2 = rapscallion, rogue, rascal, look, scallywag [scalawag, -USA].

    Ex: In all truth, it must be said that this howling, hissing, foot-scraping body of young rapscallions found some cause for complaint.

    Ex: Some headings are vague and without scope notes to define them: ROBBERS AND OUTLAWS; CRIME AND CRIMINALS; rogues AND VAGABONDS.
    Ex: And although they may pose themselves as very religious, they are simply rascals.
    Ex: We went head-to-head with those that wanted a uniform look for the whole library Website!.
    Ex: In other words, we either have morons or thugs running the White House -- or perhaps one moron, one thug, and a smattering of scalawags in between.
    * estar hecho un pinta = be a bit of a lad.

    * * *
    A
    1 ( fam)
    (aspecto): ¡qué buena pinta tiene el pastel! the cake looks delicious o great!
    tiene pinta de extranjero he looks foreign
    tiene pinta de delincuente he has a shady look about him ( colloq), he looks like a criminal
    ¿dónde vas con esa(s) pinta(s)? where are you going looking like that?
    ¡qué pinta(s) llevas! pareces un pordiosero just look at you! you look like a beggar
    hacer pinta ( RPl) or ( Chi) tirar pinta or ( Col) echar pinta ( fam); to impress
    se puso la chaqueta nueva para hacer pinta she put on her new jacket to show off o to impress ( colloq)
    salió en el auto del papá a tirar pinta he went out in his dad's car to impress everyone with it
    ser algn en pinta ( RPl fam); to be the spitting image of sb
    2 ( Chi fam) (vestimenta) clothes (pl), outfit
    ponerse la pinta ( Col fam); to put on one's glad rags ( colloq), to get dressed up to the nines ( colloq)
    B
    1 (en una tela) spot, dot
    2 ( Zool) spot
    C (medida) pint
    D
    ( Méx fam) (de la escuela): irse de pinta to play hooky* ( esp AmE colloq), to skive off (school) ( BrE colloq)
    ( Esp fam)
    rogue ( colloq), dodgy character ( colloq)
    * * *

    Del verbo pintar: ( conjugate pintar)

    pinta es:

    3ª persona singular (él/ella/usted) presente indicativo

    2ª persona singular (tú) imperativo

    Multiple Entries:
    pinta    
    pintar
    pinta sustantivo femenino
    1 (fam) ( aspecto) look;

    tiene pinta de extranjero he looks foreign;
    ¿dónde vas con esa(s) pinta(s)? where are you going looking like that?;
    echar or tirar (Andes) or (RPl) hacer pinta (fam) to impress
    2 (en tela, animal) spot
    3 ( medida) pint
    4 (Méx fam) ( de la escuela):
    irse de pinta to play hooky( conjugate hooky) (esp AmE colloq), to skive off (school) (BrE colloq)

    pintar ( conjugate pintar) verbo transitivo


    pinta algo al óleo to paint sth in oils
    b) (fam) ( dibujar) to draw

    verbo intransitivo
    1

    b) (fam) ( dibujar) to draw

    2 ( en naipes) to be trumps
    pintarse verbo pronominal ( refl) ( maquillarse) to put on one's makeup;

    pintase los ojos to put on eye makeup;
    pintase las uñas to paint one's nails
    pinta sustantivo femenino
    1 fam (aspecto) look
    2 (mancha, mota) dot, spot
    3 (medida) pint
    pintar
    I verbo transitivo
    1 (una superficie) to paint
    2 (dibujar) to draw, sketch
    3 (una situación) describe: me pintó su viaje con todo detalle, he described his trip in graphic detail
    II verbo intransitivo
    1 (un bolígrafo, etc) to write
    2 (ser importante) to count: ella no pintaba nada allí, she was out of place there
    3 (en juegos de naipes) to be trumps

    ' pinta' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    menda
    English:
    black
    - come in
    - half-pint
    - look
    - pint
    - pt
    - sleazy
    - wash
    - gill
    - half
    - hooky
    - oil
    - speckle
    - truant
    - wet
    * * *
    nf
    1. [lunar] spot
    2. [aspecto]
    tiene pinta de estar enfadado he looks like he's annoyed;
    tiene buena pinta it looks good;
    ese cocido tiene muy buena pinta that stew looks delicious;
    ¡menuda pinta tienes, todo lleno de barro! you look a real sight, all covered in mud!;
    Am
    echar o [m5] hacer o [m5] tirar pinta to show off;
    RP
    ser alguien en pinta to be the spitting image of sb
    3. [unidad de medida] pint
    4. Méx [pintada] graffiti
    5. Méx
    irse de pinta [hacer novillos] Br to play truant, US to play hookey
    nmf
    Urug Fam [hombre] guy, Br bloke; [mujer] woman
    * * *
    f
    1 medida pint
    2 aspecto looks pl ;
    tener buena pinta fig look inviting;
    tener pinta de look like
    * * *
    pinta nf
    1) : dot, spot
    2) : pint
    3) fam : aspect, appearance
    las peras tienen buena pinta: the pears look good
    4) pintas nfpl Mex: graffiti
    * * *
    1. (mancha) spot
    2. (medida) pint

    Spanish-English dictionary > pinta

  • 14 sibilante

    adj.
    sibilant.
    m.
    sibilant.
    * * *
    1 sibilant
    1 sibilant
    * * *
    ADJ SF sibilant
    * * *
    adjetivo sibilant
    * * *
    Ex. Talk about charm! This fellow has about as much as a pailful of hissing snakes.
    * * *
    adjetivo sibilant
    * * *

    Ex: Talk about charm! This fellow has about as much as a pailful of hissing snakes.

    * * *
    sibilant
    * * *
    sibilant
    * * *
    f/adj sibilant
    * * *
    sibilante adj & nf
    : sibilant

    Spanish-English dictionary > sibilante

  • 15 silbar

    v.
    1 to whistle.
    María silba canciones Mary whistles tunes.
    2 to whistle at.
    María le silbó al cartero Mary whistled at the mailman.
    3 to ring.
    4 to whiz, to wheeze, to hiss, to whistle.
    La piedra silbó cerca The stone whistled close by.
    * * *
    1 to whistle
    2 (abuchear) to hiss, boo
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (Mús) [+ melodía] to whistle
    2) [+ comedia, orador] to hiss
    2. VI
    1) [persona] [con los labios] to whistle; [al respirar] to wheeze
    2) [viento] to whistle; [bala, flecha] to whistle, whizz
    3) (Teat) to hiss, boo
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    a) < melodía> to whistle
    b) <cantante/obra> ( en señal de desaprobación) to whistle at, catcall
    2.
    silbar vi
    a) (Mús) to whistle
    b) viento to whistle

    me silban los oídosI've got a ringing o whistling in my ears

    * * *
    = whistle, hiss.
    Ex. The author of 'A tune they can whistle' stresses the importance of a user-oriented approach to outreach activities.
    Ex. In all truth, it must be said that this howling, hissing, foot-scraping body of young rapscallions found some cause for complaint.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    a) < melodía> to whistle
    b) <cantante/obra> ( en señal de desaprobación) to whistle at, catcall
    2.
    silbar vi
    a) (Mús) to whistle
    b) viento to whistle

    me silban los oídosI've got a ringing o whistling in my ears

    * * *
    = whistle, hiss.

    Ex: The author of 'A tune they can whistle' stresses the importance of a user-oriented approach to outreach activities.

    Ex: In all truth, it must be said that this howling, hissing, foot-scraping body of young rapscallions found some cause for complaint.

    * * *
    silbar [A1 ]
    vt
    1 ‹melodía› to whistle
    2 ‹cantante/obra› (en señal de desaprobación) to whistle at, catcall
    ■ silbar
    vi
    1 ( Mús) to whistle
    te silbé pero no me oíste I whistled to you but you didn't hear
    les silba a todas las chicas he whistles at all the girls
    2 «viento» to whistle
    la bala pasó silbando the bullet whistled past
    3
    «oídos»: me silban los oídos I've got a ringing o whistling in my ears
    * * *

    silbar ( conjugate silbar) verbo transitivo


    verbo intransitivo
    a) (Mús) to whistle


    c) [ oídos]:

    me silban los oídos I've got a ringing o whistling in my ears

    silbar
    I verbo transitivo
    1 (una canción, una melodía) to whistle
    2 (en señal de rechazo) to whistle at, catcall, boo
    II verbo intransitivo
    1 (dar silbidos) to whistle
    (en señal de rechazo) to whistle, catcall, boo
    2 (el viento) to whistle
    ' silbar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    chiflar
    English:
    hiss
    - hoot
    - whistle
    - whiz
    - whizz
    * * *
    vt
    1. [melodía] to whistle;
    [como piropo] to wolf-whistle at;
    silbó una melodía he whistled a tune
    2. [abuchear] to whistle at;
    los espectadores silbaron al árbitro the crowd whistled at the referee;
    el público silbó y abucheó al cantante the audience hissed and booed at the singer
    vi
    1. [melodía] to whistle;
    el dardo le pasó silbando the dart whistled past him
    2. [abuchear] to whistle, to catcall
    3. [oídos] to ring;
    me silban los oídos my ears are ringing
    * * *
    v/i & v/t whistle
    * * *
    : to whistle
    * * *
    silbar vb (en general) to whistle

    Spanish-English dictionary > silbar

  • 16 silbido

    m.
    1 whistle (sonido).
    el silbido del viento the whistling of the wind
    2 whistle.
    su actuación fue recibida con silbidos y abucheos her performance was greeted with hissing and booing
    los silbidos del público eran ensordecedores the whistling of the crowd was deafening
    * * *
    1 (acción) whistle, whistling
    2 (abucheo) hissing
    3 (del teléfono) ring, ringing
    * * *
    noun m.
    whistle, whistling
    * * *
    a) (con la boca, un silbato) whistle
    b) ( del viento) whistling; ( de respiración) wheezing
    c) ( en los oídos) ringing, whistling
    d)
    * * *
    = hiss, whine, whistle, swish, swishing sound.
    Ex. 'That's not realistic,' he said and looked at her, as if to indicate that the balloon of her argument had suddenly had a pin stuck in it, and was expiring with a hiss.
    Ex. The noise is a high-pitched whine or hiss the machine emits during operation.
    Ex. The author reports on a project for the revival of traditional toys in which a group of adults made toys (e.g., dolls, carts, tops, whistles) that recalled their childhoods.
    Ex. At times when I'm in bed I can hear a swishing sound in my head, not a constant swish but a pulsating swish.
    Ex. At times when I'm in bed I can hear a swishing sound in my head, not a constant swish but a pulsating swish.
    * * *
    a) (con la boca, un silbato) whistle
    b) ( del viento) whistling; ( de respiración) wheezing
    c) ( en los oídos) ringing, whistling
    d)
    * * *
    = hiss, whine, whistle, swish, swishing sound.

    Ex: 'That's not realistic,' he said and looked at her, as if to indicate that the balloon of her argument had suddenly had a pin stuck in it, and was expiring with a hiss.

    Ex: The noise is a high-pitched whine or hiss the machine emits during operation.
    Ex: The author reports on a project for the revival of traditional toys in which a group of adults made toys (e.g., dolls, carts, tops, whistles) that recalled their childhoods.
    Ex: At times when I'm in bed I can hear a swishing sound in my head, not a constant swish but a pulsating swish.
    Ex: At times when I'm in bed I can hear a swishing sound in my head, not a constant swish but a pulsating swish.

    * * *
    1 (con la boca) whistle
    dio un silbido he whistled
    3 (del viento) whistling
    el silbido de las balas the whistling of the bullets
    el silbido que acompañaba su respiración the wheezing that accompanied his breathing
    4 (en los oídos) ringing, whistling
    * * *

    silbido sustantivo masculino
    a) (con la boca, un silbato) whistle;


    b) (del viento, balas) whistling;

    ( de respiración) wheezing

    d)

    silbidos sustantivo masculino plural ( en señal de desaprobacion) catcalls (pl)

    silbido sustantivo masculino whistle
    (del viento) whistling
    ' silbido' also found in these entries:
    English:
    hiss
    - swish
    - whine
    - whistle
    - zip
    * * *
    1. [sonido] whistle;
    llamó al perro con un silbido she called the dog with a whistle;
    el silbido del viento the whistling of the wind;
    se oía el silbido del ventilador you could hear the whirring of the fan
    2. [para abuchear] whistle, catcall;
    los silbidos del público eran ensordecedores the whistling of the crowd was deafening;
    su actuación fue recibida con silbidos y abucheos her performance was greeted with hissing and booing
    3. [de serpiente] hiss;
    la cobra emite un silbido agudo antes de atacar the cobra emits a sharp hissing sound o hiss before attacking
    * * *
    m whistle
    * * *
    : whistle, whistling
    * * *
    silbido n whistle

    Spanish-English dictionary > silbido

  • 17 sinvergüenza

    adj.
    shameless, barefaced, brazen, cynical.
    intj.
    you little beggar.
    f. & m.
    1 scoundrel, son of a gun, rogue, shyster.
    2 shameless person, shameless individual, cheeky devil, cheeky person.
    * * *
    1 (pícaro) shameless
    2 (descarado) cheeky
    1 (pícaro) rotter, swine, louse
    2 (descarado) cheeky devil
    * * *
    1.
    ADJ (=pillo) rotten; (=descarado) brazen, shameless
    2.
    SMF (=pillo) scoundrel, rogue; (=canalla) rotter *; (=insolente) cheeky devil

    ¡sinvergüenza! — hum you villain!

    * * *
    I
    a) ( canalla)
    b) (hum) ( pícaro) naughty
    II
    masculino y femenino
    a) ( canalla) swine (colloq), scoundrel (dated); (estafador, ladrón) crook (colloq)
    b) (hum) ( pícaro) rascal (hum), little devil o rascal (hum)
    * * *
    = scoundrel, shameless, shyster, rascal, scallywag [scalawag, -USA], rapscallion, thug, cad.
    Ex. Here came every sort of human ingredient -- sturdy homesteaders, skilled craftsmen, precious scoundrels.
    Ex. Another librarian described herself as 'a shameless, self-promoter'.
    Ex. When loss of physical and mental rigor is accompanied by financial problems, the retiree may reject himself and fall victim to the con man and shyster.
    Ex. And although they may pose themselves as very religious, they are simply rascals.
    Ex. In other words, we either have morons or thugs running the White House -- or perhaps one moron, one thug, and a smattering of scalawags in between.
    Ex. In all truth, it must be said that this howling, hissing, foot-scraping body of young rapscallions found some cause for complaint.
    Ex. Poole was a notorious gang leader & street thug, murdered by enemies of similar background.
    Ex. Not only that, but this cad has also convinced them she is losing her faculties.
    * * *
    I
    a) ( canalla)
    b) (hum) ( pícaro) naughty
    II
    masculino y femenino
    a) ( canalla) swine (colloq), scoundrel (dated); (estafador, ladrón) crook (colloq)
    b) (hum) ( pícaro) rascal (hum), little devil o rascal (hum)
    * * *
    = scoundrel, shameless, shyster, rascal, scallywag [scalawag, -USA], rapscallion, thug, cad.

    Ex: Here came every sort of human ingredient -- sturdy homesteaders, skilled craftsmen, precious scoundrels.

    Ex: Another librarian described herself as 'a shameless, self-promoter'.
    Ex: When loss of physical and mental rigor is accompanied by financial problems, the retiree may reject himself and fall victim to the con man and shyster.
    Ex: And although they may pose themselves as very religious, they are simply rascals.
    Ex: In other words, we either have morons or thugs running the White House -- or perhaps one moron, one thug, and a smattering of scalawags in between.
    Ex: In all truth, it must be said that this howling, hissing, foot-scraping body of young rapscallions found some cause for complaint.
    Ex: Poole was a notorious gang leader & street thug, murdered by enemies of similar background.
    Ex: Not only that, but this cad has also convinced them she is losing her faculties.

    * * *
    1
    (canalla): ¡qué hombre más sinvergüenza! what a swine! ( colloq)
    2 ( hum) ‹niño› (travieso) naughty
    1 (canalla) swine ( colloq), scoundrel ( dated); (estafador, ladrón) crook ( colloq)
    2 ( hum) (pícaro) rascal ( hum), little devil o rascal ( hum)
    * * *

    sinvergüenza adjetivo
    a) ( canalla):

    ¡qué tipo más sinvergüenza! what a swine! (colloq)

    b) (hum) ( pícaro) naughty

    ■ sustantivo masculino y femenino
    a) ( canalla) swine (colloq);

    (estafador, ladrón) crook (colloq)
    b) (hum) ( pícaro) rascal (hum)

    sinvergüenza
    I adjetivo
    1 pey (granuja, inmoral) shameless
    2 hum (pillo) cheeky: pero qué sinvergüenza eres, what a rogue you are
    II mf
    1 (inmoral, sin escrúpulos) crook
    2 (pillo, descarado) rogue
    ' sinvergüenza' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    conchudo
    - redomada
    - redomado
    - atorrante
    - gandalla
    English:
    scoundrel
    - so-and-so
    - crook
    * * *
    adj
    1. [canalla] shameless
    2. [fresco, descarado] cheeky
    nmf
    1. [canalla] scoundrel;
    ser un sinvergüenza to be shameless
    2. [fresco, descarado] cheeky person;
    ser un sinvergüenza to be a cheeky rascal o so-and-so;
    ese sinvergüenza me ha quitado el bocadillo that cheeky rascal o so-and-so stole my sandwich
    * * *
    I adj shameless, unscrupulous
    II m/f swine;
    ¡qué sinvergüenza! ( descarado) what a nerve!
    * * *
    1) descarado: shameless, brazen, impudent
    2) travieso: naughty
    1) : rogue, scoundrel
    2) : brat, rascal
    * * *
    sinvergüenza n rogue

    Spanish-English dictionary > sinvergüenza

  • 18 tunante

    adj.
    roguish, crooked, rascally.
    f. & m.
    rascal, rogue.
    * * *
    1 rascal, rogue
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 rascal, rogue
    * * *
    SM rogue, villain

    ¡tunante! — you villain!; [a un niño] you young scamp!

    * * *
    = rascal, rogue, scallywag [scalawag, -USA], rapscallion, cad.
    Ex. And although they may pose themselves as very religious, they are simply rascals.
    Ex. Some headings are vague and without scope notes to define them: ROBBERS AND OUTLAWS; CRIME AND CRIMINALS; rogues AND VAGABONDS.
    Ex. In other words, we either have morons or thugs running the White House -- or perhaps one moron, one thug, and a smattering of scalawags in between.
    Ex. In all truth, it must be said that this howling, hissing, foot-scraping body of young rapscallions found some cause for complaint.
    Ex. Not only that, but this cad has also convinced them she is losing her faculties.
    * * *
    = rascal, rogue, scallywag [scalawag, -USA], rapscallion, cad.

    Ex: And although they may pose themselves as very religious, they are simply rascals.

    Ex: Some headings are vague and without scope notes to define them: ROBBERS AND OUTLAWS; CRIME AND CRIMINALS; rogues AND VAGABONDS.
    Ex: In other words, we either have morons or thugs running the White House -- or perhaps one moron, one thug, and a smattering of scalawags in between.
    Ex: In all truth, it must be said that this howling, hissing, foot-scraping body of young rapscallions found some cause for complaint.
    Ex: Not only that, but this cad has also convinced them she is losing her faculties.

    * * *
    tunante1 -ta
    ( ant); roguish ( dated)
    tunante2 -ta
    masculine, feminine
    ( ant)
    rascal ( dated), rogue ( dated)
    * * *

    tunante,-a sustantivo masculino y femenino
    1 (afectivo) rascal
    2 (peyorativo) rogue
    ' tunante' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    tunanta
    * * *
    tunante, -a
    adj
    ¡el muy tunante ¡ the rascal!
    nm,f
    rascal, rogue
    * * *
    m, tunanta f rogue

    Spanish-English dictionary > tunante

  • 19 una cubeta llena de

    Ex. Talk about charm! This fellow has about as much as a pailful of hissing snakes.
    * * *

    Ex: Talk about charm! This fellow has about as much as a pailful of hissing snakes.

    Spanish-English dictionary > una cubeta llena de

  • 20 chifla

    f.
    1 sneer.
    2 knife for cutting leather, skiver.
    pres.indicat.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) present indicative of spanish verb: chiflar.
    * * *
    1 (cuchilla) skiver
    ————————
    1 (silbato) whistle
    * * *
    SF
    (Dep)
    1) (=sonido) hissing, whistling
    2) (=silbato) whistle
    * * *
    femenino whistling, catcalls (pl)
    * * *
    femenino whistling, catcalls (pl)
    * * *
    whistling, catcalls (pl)
    * * *

    Del verbo chiflar: ( conjugate chiflar)

    chifla es:

    3ª persona singular (él/ella/usted) presente indicativo

    2ª persona singular (tú) imperativo

    Multiple Entries:
    chifla    
    chiflar
    chifla sustantivo femenino
    whistling, catcalls (pl)
    chiflar ( conjugate chiflar) verbo transitivoactor/cantante to whistle at ( as sign of disapproval), ≈ to boo
    verbo intransitivo
    1 ( silbar) to whistle
    2 (fam) ( gustar mucho):

    chiflarse verbo pronominal (fam) chiflase por algo/algn to be crazy about sth/sb (colloq)
    chiflar verbo intransitivo
    1 (con la boca) to whistle
    (con un silbato) to blow
    2 familiar (gustar mucho) me chifla esta música, I love this music
    ' chifla' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    chiflar
    English:
    dig
    - turn on
    * * *
    chifla nf
    Fam
    tomarse algo a chifla to treat sth as a joke;
    tomarse las cosas a chifla to treat everything as a joke
    * * *
    whistling

    Spanish-English dictionary > chifla

См. также в других словарях:

  • Hissing — Hiss ing, n. 1. The act of emitting a hiss or hisses. [1913 Webster] 2. The occasion of contempt; the object of scorn and derision. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] I will make this city desolate, and a hissing. Jer. xix. 8. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hissing — late 14c., hissyng, of imitative origin, but originally also whistling. In both senses expressing opprobrium …   Etymology dictionary

  • hissing — n. sss sound, hiss; act of producing a hissing sound hɪs n. sss sound, noise which sounds like escaping steam v. make a hissing sound; express disapproval or derision by making a hissing sound …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Hissing — Hiss Hiss (h[i^]s). v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Hissed} (h[i^]st); p. pr. & vb. n. {Hissing}.] [AS. hysian; prob. of imitative origin; cf. LG. hissen, OD. hisschen.] 1. To make with the mouth a prolonged sound like that of the letter s, by driving the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hissing — adj. Hissing is used with these nouns: ↑noise …   Collocations dictionary

  • hissing — /ˈhɪsɪŋ/ (say hising) noun 1. the act of hissing. 2. the sound of a hiss. 3. Obsolete an occasion or object of scorn. {hiss + ing1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • hissing — šnypštimas statusas T sritis radioelektronika atitikmenys: angl. hissing vok. Zischen, n rus. шипение, n pranc. sifflement, m …   Radioelektronikos terminų žodynas

  • hissing — noun a fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval) (Freq. 2) the performers could not be heard over the hissing of the audience • Syn: ↑hiss, ↑hushing, ↑fizzle, ↑sibilation • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • hissing — /his ing/, n. 1. the act of emitting a hiss. 2. the sound of a hiss. 3. Archaic. an occasion or object of scorn. [1350 1400; ME; see HISS, ING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • hissing — noun the sound of a hiss …   Wiktionary

  • hissing — Synonyms and related words: Bronx cheer, assibilation, banter, bantering, birdies, blooping, blurping, boo, booing, buzz, catcall, catcalling, chaffing, derision, derisive, derisory, distortion, effervescence, effervescent, effervescing, feedback …   Moby Thesaurus

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