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when he told us about it he was quite serious

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    v.
    1 to say.
    decir que sí/no to say yes/no
    dice que no viene she says (that) she is not coming
    ¿cómo se dice “estación” en inglés? how do you say “estación” in English?
    dicen que va a ser un verano muy seco they say it's going to be a very dry summer
    Ella dijo la razón She said the reason.
    Ella dijo incongruencias She said=uttered inconsistencies.
    Esa historia dice algo cierto That story says something that is true.
    2 to tell.
    ¿quién te lo ha dicho? who told you that?
    ¿qué quieres que te diga? what do you want me to say?, what can I say?
    decir a alguien que haga algo to tell somebody to do something
    decir la verdad to tell the truth
    Decirle la verdad a Ricardo To tell the truth to Richard= To tell Richard the truth.
    Le dije I told him.
    3 to recite, to read.
    4 to tell, to show.
    eso lo dice todo that says it all
    decir mucho (en favor) de to say a lot for
    5 to call.
    le dicen la carretera de la muerte they call it the road of death
    6 to say to.
    Ella había dicho hacer eso She had said to do that.
    7 to say about.
    Ese estudio dice mil años That study says about one thousand years.
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    Present Indicative
    digo, dices, dice, decimos, decís, dicen.
    Past Indicative
    Future Indicative
    Conditional
    Present Subjunctive
    Imperfect Subjunctive
    Future Subjunctive
    Imperative
    di (tú), diga (él/Vd.), digamos (nos.), decid (vos.), digan (ellos/Vds.).
    Past Participle
    dicho,-a.
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    verb
    2) tell
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    DECIR ¿"Say" o "tell"? Decir se puede traducir por say o por tell. Por regla general, say simplemente {dice} y tell {informa} u {ordena hacer algo}. Decir generalmente se traduce por say en estilo directo. Normalmente no lleva un complemento de persona pero si se menciona a quién se está dirigiendo el hablante, el complemento de persona tiene que ir precedido por la preposición to: "Ya son las tres", dije "It's already three o'clock," I said "¡Qué tiempo más malo!" Eso fue lo único que me dijo "What awful weather!" That's all he said to me ► En estilo indirecto, decir se puede traducir por say cuando simplemente se cuenta lo que alguien ha dicho. Si say lleva complemento de persona, este se coloca después del complemento directo: Dijo que se tenía que marchar He said he had to leave Me dijo algo que no entendí He said something to me that I didn't understand ► Decir se traduce por tell cuando se {informa} o se {ordena hacer algo}. Suele llevar un objeto de persona sin la preposición to: Me dijo que tenía una entrevista de trabajo He told me he had a job interview ¡Te he dicho que no lo toques! I told you not to touch it! ► Hay algunos usos idiomáticos en los que decir se traduce por tell aunque no lleva complemento de persona. Por ejemplo: to tell the truth (decir la verdad) y to tell a lie (decir una mentira). Otros verbosSi decir va acompañado de un calificativo en español, a menudo se puede traducir al inglés por otros verbos que no sean say o tell: "Lo he perdido todo", dijo entre sollozos "I've lost everything," she sobbed Dijo con voz ronca algo sobre necesitar un médico He croaked something about needing a doctor Para otros usos y ejemplos ver la entrada Para otras expresiones con el participio, ver dicho.
    1. VERBO TRANSITIVO
    1) (=afirmar) to say

    ya sabe decir varias palabras — she can already say several words, she already knows several words

    - tengo prisa -dijo — "I'm in a hurry," she said

    viene y dice: -estás despedido — * he goes, "you're fired" *

    olvídalo, no he dicho nada — forget I said anything

    ¿decía usted? — you were saying?

    [como] dicen los madrileños — as they say in Madrid

    como iba diciendo... — as I was saying...

    ¿cómo ha dicho usted? — pardon?, what did you say?

    decir para {o} entre [sí] — to say to o.s.

    decir que to say (that)

    dicen que... — they say (that)..., people say (that)...

    el cartel dice claramente que... — the sign says clearly {o} clearly states that...

    decir que sí/no — to say yes/no

    -¿viene? -dice que sí — "is she coming?" - "she says she is {o} she says so"

    la miré y me dijo que sí/no con la cabeza — I looked at her and she nodded/shook her head

    adiós 2.

    ¿quién te lo dijo? — who told you?

    se lo dije bien claro, pero no me hizo caso — I told her quite clearly, but she didn't take any notice of me

    tengo algo que decirte — there's something I want to tell you, I've got something to tell you

    hoy nos dicen las notas — they're telling {o} giving us our results today

    decir a algn que ({+ indic}) to tell sb (that)

    ¿no te digo que no puedo ir? — I've already told you I can't go

    decir a algn que ({+ subjun}) (=ordenar) to tell sb to ({+ infin}); (=pedir) to ask sb to ({+ infin})
    3) (=contar) [+ mentiras, verdad, secreto] to tell
    verdad 1)
    4) (=llamar) to call

    ¿cómo le dicen a esto en Perú? — what do they call this in Peru?

    se llama Francisco, pero le dicen Paco — his name is Francisco, but he's known as Paco

    le dicen "el torero" — he's known as "el torero"

    en México se le dice "recámara" al dormitorio — in Mexico they say "recámara" instead of "dormitorio"

    me dijo de [todo] — he called me all the names under the sun

    5) (=opinar) to say

    podemos ir a Portugal, ¿tú qué dices? — we could go to Portugal, what do you say?

    ¿tu familia qué dice de la boda? — what does your family say about the wedding?

    6) [rectificando]

    había 8, digo 9 — there were 8, I mean 9

    ¡qué digo! — what am I saying?

    7) [texto] to say

    como dice el [refrán]... — as the saying goes...

    8) [+ misa] to say
    9) [locuciones en indicativo]

    digo... — Méx well, er...

    mis súbditos se presentarán ante mí ¡he dicho! — my subjects shall appear before me: I have spoken!

    y dice [bien] — and he is quite right

    [como quien] dice — (=de alguna manera) so to speak; (=aproximadamente) in a way, more or less

    aunque no es el director es, como quien dice, el que manda en la empresa — although he isn't the manager, he's the person in charge, so to speak, of the company

    está, como quien dice, aquí al lado — it's just round the corner, as they say

    como quien no dice nada — quite casually, as though it wasn't important

    [lo mismo] digo — likewise

    - gracias por todo -lo mismo digo — "thank you for everything" - "likewise!" {o} "thanks to you too!"

    pero dice [mal] — but he is wrong

    pues si esto te parece mucha gente, no te digo [nada] en verano — if you think this is a lot of people, you should see it in summer

    no lo digo [por] ti — I'm not referring to you, I'm not getting at you

    sí, [porque tú] lo digas — yes, sir, aye, aye, captain! iró

    ¿[qué me] dices? — [sorpresa] you don't say!, well I never!; [incredulidad] come off it!

    [si tú] lo dices — if you say so

    eso digo [yo] — that's (just) what I say

    deberías buscar trabajo, vamos, digo yo — you ought to look for a job, that's what I say, if you ask me, you ought to look for a job

    ¡si te lo digo yo! — of course it's true!

    ¡lo digo yo y basta! — you will do it because I say so!

    ¡[y que] lo digas! — you can say that again!

    10) [locuciones en infinitivo]

    [dar] que decir (a la gente) — to make people talk, set tongues wagging

    [es] decir — that is (to say)

    mi prima, es decir, la hija de Ana — my cousin, that is (to say) Ana's daughter

    [ir] a decir, ¡a mí me lo vas a decir! — you're telling me!

    es [mucho] decir — that's saying something

    [ni que] decir tiene que... — it goes without saying that...

    [no hay más] que decir — there's nothing more to say

    para decirlo con otras [palabras] — to put it another way, in other words

    decir [por] decir — to talk for talking's sake

    [por así] decirlo — so to speak

    [querer] decir — to mean

    ¿qué quiere decir "spatha"? — what does "spatha" mean?

    ¿qué quiere usted decir con eso? — what do you mean by that?

    ¿querrás decir un millón, no un billón? — do you mean a million rather than a billion?

    [ya es] decir — that's saying something

    les ha costado más cara que mi casa, y eso ya es decir — it cost them more than my house did, and that's saying something

    11) [locuciones en subjuntivo, imperativo]

    no es que yo lo diga, pero... — it's not because I say so, but...

    es, digamos, un comerciante — he's a dealer, for want of a better word, he's a sort of dealer

    ¡haberlo dicho!, ¡me lo hubieras dicho! — you could have told me {o} said!

    digámoslo [así] — so to speak, for want of a better word

    digan [lo que] digan — whatever they say

    y [no] digamos... — not to mention...

    y su madre, no digamos — not to mention his mother

    no es muy guapa [que] digamos — she's not what you'd call pretty, she's not exactly pretty

    no estuvo muy cortés, que digamos — he wasn't what you'd call polite, he wasn't exactly polite

    ¡[no me] digas! — [sorpresa] you don't say!, well I never!; [incredulidad] come off it!

    ¿qué [quieres] que te diga? — what can I say?

    12) [locuciones en condicional]

    ¿cómo (lo) diría yo? — how shall I put it?

    ¿cómo diríamos? — how shall I put it?

    ¡quién lo diría! — would you believe it!, who would have thought it!

    se preocupa mucho por el qué dirán — she's always worried about what people will say {o} think

    2. VERBO INTRANSITIVO
    1) [invitando a hablar]

    -¿te puedo pedir un favor? -dime — "can I ask you a favour?" - "go ahead"

    ¿diga?, ¿dígame? — [al teléfono] hello?

    usted dirá[invitando a hablar] go ahead; [sirviendo bebida] say when; [en tienda] can I help you?

    -¿te gustaría cambiar de coche? -¡hombre, ya me dirás! — "would you like a new car?" - "you bet I would!"

    2) (=indicar)

    su mirada lo dice todo — her expression says it all {o} speaks volumes

    eso dice mucho [de] su personalidad — that says a lot about her personality

    3.
    See:
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    I

    ¿cientos de personas? - bueno, es un decir — hundreds of people? - well, figuratively speaking

    II 1.
    verbo transitivo
    1) <palabra/frase/poema> to say; <mentira/verdad> to tell

    ya dice `mamá' — he says `mama' now

    no digas esas cosas, por favor — please don't say things like that

    ¿cómo pudiste decir eso? — how could you say that?

    ¿eso lo dices por mí? — are you referring to me?

    dicen or se dice que es el hombre más rico del país — he is said to be the richest man in the country

    no se dice `andé', se dice `anduve' — it isn't `andé', it's `anduve'

    ¿cómo se dice `amor' en ruso? — how do you say `love' in Russian?

    bonita, lo que se dice bonita, no es — she's not what you would call pretty

    es el sábado; ni que decir tiene que estás invitado — it's on Saturday; you're invited, but that goes without saying

    ¿tendrá tiempo de hacerlo? - dice que sí — will he have time to do it? - he says he will

    ¿no lo encontró? - dice que no — didn't he find it? - no, he says he didn't

    ¿qué tal? ¿qué decís? — (RPl fam) hi, how are things? (colloq)

    2)

    ¿sabes qué me dijo? — do you know what he told me?; (expresando sorpresa, indignación, etc) do you know what he said to me?

    fue algo espantoso, todo lo que te diga es poco — it was terrible, I can't begin to tell you how terrible

    3)
    a) (expresando o transmitiendo órdenes, deseos, advertencias)

    decirle a alguien que + subj — to tell somebody to + inf

    b)
    4) ( por escrito) to say

    ¿qué dice aquí? — what does it say here?

    5) ( llamar) to call
    6) (sugerir, comunicar)

    la forma de vestir dice mucho de una persona — the way someone dresses says a lot/tells you a lot about them

    ¿te dice algo ese nombre? — does that name mean anything to you?

    7)
    8)

    ¿qué quiere decir esta palabra? — what does this word mean?

    ¿qué quieres decir con eso? — what do you mean by that?

    ¿quieres decir que ya no te interesa? — do you mean (to say) that you're no longer interested?

    9) (opinar, pensar) to think

    ¿y los padres qué dicen? — what do her parents think of it?, how do her parents feel about it?

    habría que regalarle algo, no sé, digo yo — we ought to buy her a present, well, I think so anyway

    es muy fácil - si tú lo dices... — it's very easy - if you say so...

    a decir verdad — to tell you the truth, to be honest

    con decirte que: no me lo perdonó nunca, con decirte que ni me saluda... he's never forgiven me, he won't even say hello to me; decir por decir: lo dijo por decir he didn't really mean it; es decir that is; mi cuñada, es decir la mujer de Rafael my sister-in-law, Rafael's wife that is; es mucho decir: es la mejor película del año - eso ya es mucho decir it's the best movie of the year - I wouldn't go that far; he dicho! that's that o final!; no me digas! no!, you're kidding o joking! (colloq); por así decirlo so to speak; que digamos: no es muy inteligente que digamos he's not exactly o he's hardly what you'd call intelligent; que no se diga! shame on you!; que no se diga que no somos capaces! I don't want people saying that we can't do it; y (ya) no digamos or (AmL) y no se diga: le cuestan mucho las matemáticas y no digamos la física he finds mathematics very difficult, and as for physics...; el qué dirán (fam): siempre le ha importado el qué dirán — she's always been worried what other people (might) think; ver tb dicho I

    2.
    decir vi

    papá - dime, hijo — dad - yes, son?

    quería pedirle un favor - usted dirá — I wanted to ask you a favor - certainly, go ahead

    tome asiento, usted dirá — (frml) take a seat, and now, what can I do for you?

    ¿diga? or ¿dígame? — hello?

    3.
    decirse v pron
    a) (refl) to say... to oneself
    b) (recípr) to say.... to each other
    c) (enf)
    * * *
    = declare, put, read, say, state, tell, volunteer, make + the point that, let + Nombre + know, let + it be known, observe, bid, reflect, utter, tender, hip, call + the tune.
    Ex. 24.17 declares Enter a body created or controlled by a government under its own name unless it belongs to one or more of the types listed in 24.18.
    Ex. As one respondent from this end of the information spectrum put it, 'Context is all in the information world'.
    Ex. This error message is displayed in the upper right-hand corner of the screen and reads: DAWT008, 107, DFCR....
    Ex. In conclusion, it should not be necessary to say that instructions and guiding must be as brief as possible.
    Ex. Short abstracts are generally preferred, but there are instances where the most effective approach is to cite the original unamended, and to state that this is what has been done.
    Ex. Program function key 1 (FP1) tells DOBIS/LIBIS to stop whatever it is doing and go back to the function selection screen.
    Ex. 'Anything wrong?' 'Oh, I'm okay, I guess,' volunteered Datto cautiously.
    Ex. However, they do make the very important point that the notation is not an essential part of the scheme.
    Ex. Then the secretary, having rallied herself, said forlornly 'I'll let him know you're here in a minute'.
    Ex. It can certainly be status-conferring to let it be known in social conversation that one has read the latest Fay Weldon book, but if the group one is in never reads Fay Weldon anyway and could not care less what she has written then the victory is a somewhat hollow one.
    Ex. 'All this is not very likely,' she observed at last, 'not only because of the strength of the selection process -- its imperviousness to proof before an arbitrator'.
    Ex. 'Sit down please,' he bade her.
    Ex. 'Now, you know, I could merely turn this over to the two division or all the department heads and let them decide,' reflected Bough.
    Ex. The ideal was forever etched in his consciousness from the day Crane uttered it: a good librarian working anywhere is a credit and benefit to libraries everywhere.
    Ex. 'Well,' Stanton tendered, 'one candidate clearly has the superior experience -- Kass'.
    Ex. He was aghast after having been hipped to the fact there are hookers on the Internet.
    Ex. As long as we allow other people to pay the piper, they will continue calling the tune in Africa.
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    * ¡eso se dice pronto! = easier said than done.
    * ¿lo dices en broma? = you must be kidding!.
    * a decir de todos = by all accounts.
    * a decir verdad = 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.
    * a decir verdad... = the fact of the matter is that....
    * arriesgarse a decir = hazard.
    * atreverse a decir = go + (as/so) far as to say.
    * aunque a decir verdad = Mind you.
    * aventurarse a decir = venture.
    * baste decir que = suffice (it) to say.
    * como dice el dicho = as the saying goes, so the saying goes.
    * como dice el refrán = as the saying goes, so the saying goes.
    * continuar diciendo = go on.
    * cumplir lo que se dice = live up to + Posesivo + claim.
    * decían las malas lenguas que = rumour had it that.
    * decir adiós = bid + Nombre + goodbye, bid + adieu, kiss + Nombre + goodbye, bid + farewell, wave + a bye.
    * decir adiós (a) = say + goodbye (to).
    * decir adiós al pasado = bid + farewell + to the past.
    * decir adiós con la mano = wave + goodbye.
    * decir adiós con un gesto = signal + goodbye.
    * decir a favor de = say in + favour of.
    * decir Algo = break + the news.
    * decir Algo a Alguien = let + Nombre + in on.
    * decir Algo de un modo colérico = flame out.
    * decir Algo que es obvio por sí mismo = state + the obvious.
    * decir balbuceando = splutter, sputter.
    * decir bolas = fib.
    * decir bromeando = quip.
    * decir chorradas = bullshit.
    * decir con desdén = sneer.
    * decir con desprecio = sneer.
    * decir con la boca llena = say in + full confidence.
    * decir con mal humor = spit out.
    * decir con toda confianza = say in + full confidence.
    * decir con voz + Adjetivo = say in + a + Adjetivo + voice.
    * decir de un modo enfadado = spit out.
    * decir disparates = shoot off + at the mouth, talk + rubbish, talk + nonsense, talk through + Posesivo + hat.
    * decir en confianza = confide.
    * decir en defensa de = say in + defence of.
    * decir entrecordamente = splurt out.
    * decir en voz alta = say + out loud, say in + a loud voice.
    * decir en voz baja = say under + Posesivo + breath, say in + a low voice, say in + a quiet voice.
    * decir + esperar = express + hope.
    * decir estupideces = talk + rubbish, talk + nonsense, talk through + Posesivo + hat.
    * decir gilipolleces = talk + nonsense, talk + rubbish, bullshit, talk through + Posesivo + hat.
    * decir humorísticamente = quip.
    * decir inesperadamente = blurt out, pipe.
    * decir la última palabra = hear + the final word, outface.
    * decir la verdad = tell + the truth, speak + the truth, come + clean.
    * decir la verdad sobre = give + Nombre + the lowdown on.
    * decir la verdad, toda la verdad y nada más que la verdad = to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
    * decirlo = come out with + it.
    * decir lo que Uno piensa = speak up, speak out.
    * decir mentirijillas = fib.
    * decir mentirillas = fib.
    * decir mucho de Algo = speak + volumes.
    * decir pamplinas = bullshit.
    * decir + poseer = claim.
    * decir que Uno se siente cómodo con Algo = express + comfort with.
    * decir que Uno se siente confortable con Algo = express + comfort with.
    * decir que Uno siente lo que le ha pasado a Otra Persona = express + sympathy for.
    * decir rápidamente sin parar = rattle off.
    * decir resoplando = snort.
    * decir sandeces = talk + rubbish, talk + nonsense, bullshit, talk through + Posesivo + hat.
    * decirse = grapevine + carry + the story, make out to be, word + go (a)round.
    * decirse que = be reputed to.
    * decir suspirando = sigh.
    * decir tonterías = talk + rubbish, talk + nonsense, talk through + Posesivo + hat.
    * decir una grosería = make + rude remark.
    * demostrar lo que Uno dice = make + good + Posesivo + claim.
    * dicen las malas lenguas que = rumour has it that.
    * digamos por ejemplo = let us say, say.
    * dime con quién andas y te diré quién eres = you are known by the company you keep.
    * dime con quién andas y te diré quién eres = you are known by the company you keep.
    * el tiempo dirá = time will tell.
    * el tiempo lo dirá = only time will tell.
    * enterarse de lo que Uno quiere decir = catch + Posesivo + drift, get + Posesivo + drift.
    * es decir = i.e. (latín - id est), in other words, that is, that is to say, which is to say.
    * es más fácil decirlo que hacerlo = easier said than done.
    * estar a punto de decir = be on the tip of + Posesivo + tongue to say.
    * esto no quiere decir que = this is not to say that.
    * expresar lo que Uno quiere decir = make + Posesivo + point.
    * hablar sin decir nada = waffle.
    * hacer lo que uno dice que es capaz de hacer = live up to + Posesivo + claim.
    * huelga decir = needless to say.
    * la gente dice que = rumour has it that.
    * ¿lo dices en broma? = you must be joking!.
    * me atrevo a decir = may I say.
    * ni que decir tiene que = it goes without saying that, needless to say.
    * no decir a Alguien lo que está ocurriendo = leave + Nombre + in the dark.
    * no decir nada = keep + quiet.
    * no decir nada a nadie = lips + seal.
    * no decir palabrotas = watch + Posesivo + mouth.
    * ¡no digas palabrotas! = watch your language!.
    * no hace falta decir que = it goes without saying that, needless to say.
    * no preguntes porque no te puedo decir la verdad = ask no questions and hear no lies.
    * no saber qué decir = be at a loss for words, be lost for words.
    * no ser tan bueno como se dice = not + it's cracked up to be.
    * para comenzar diremos que = to begin with.
    * para decir la verdad = to be honest.
    * por decirlo así = so to speak, in a manner of speaking.
    * por decirlo de alguna manera = so to speak.
    * por decirlo de algún modo = in a manner of speaking, so to speak.
    * por lo que dicen todos = by all accounts.
    * por no decir algo peor = to put it mildly.
    * por no decir nada de = to say nothing of.
    * por no decir nunca = if ever.
    * por no decir otra cosa peor = to say the least.
    * predecible en cuanto a lo que dice = platitudinous.
    * probar lo que Uno dice = make + good + Posesivo + claim.
    * qué me dices de... = what about....
    * querer decir = mean.
    * quién iba a decir entonces que... = little did + Verbo + then that....
    * quién + Pronombre + iba a decir que... = little did + Pronombre + know that....
    * recalcar lo que Uno quiere decir = drive + home + Posesivo + point.
    * resaltar lo que Uno quiere decir = drive + home + Posesivo + point.
    * se decía que = rumour had it that.
    * se dice = so the story goes.
    * se dice pronto, pero no es tan fácil = easier said than done.
    * se dice que = rumour has it that, the saying + be + that.
    * según se dice = reportedly, so the argument goes, reputedly.
    * sin decir nada = dumbly.
    * sin decir ni mú = as quiet as a mouse.
    * sin decir ni pío = as quiet as a mouse.
    * sin decir una palabra = without saying a word.
    * sin saber qué decir = nonplussed [nonplused].
    * tener cuidado con lo que se dice = say + the right thing.
    * tener cuidado con lo que Uno dice = watch + Posesivo + mouth, watch what + say.
    * yo me atrevería a decir = dare I say.
    * * *
    I

    ¿cientos de personas? - bueno, es un decir — hundreds of people? - well, figuratively speaking

    II 1.
    verbo transitivo
    1) <palabra/frase/poema> to say; <mentira/verdad> to tell

    ya dice `mamá' — he says `mama' now

    no digas esas cosas, por favor — please don't say things like that

    ¿cómo pudiste decir eso? — how could you say that?

    ¿eso lo dices por mí? — are you referring to me?

    dicen or se dice que es el hombre más rico del país — he is said to be the richest man in the country

    no se dice `andé', se dice `anduve' — it isn't `andé', it's `anduve'

    ¿cómo se dice `amor' en ruso? — how do you say `love' in Russian?

    bonita, lo que se dice bonita, no es — she's not what you would call pretty

    es el sábado; ni que decir tiene que estás invitado — it's on Saturday; you're invited, but that goes without saying

    ¿tendrá tiempo de hacerlo? - dice que sí — will he have time to do it? - he says he will

    ¿no lo encontró? - dice que no — didn't he find it? - no, he says he didn't

    ¿qué tal? ¿qué decís? — (RPl fam) hi, how are things? (colloq)

    2)

    ¿sabes qué me dijo? — do you know what he told me?; (expresando sorpresa, indignación, etc) do you know what he said to me?

    fue algo espantoso, todo lo que te diga es poco — it was terrible, I can't begin to tell you how terrible

    3)
    a) (expresando o transmitiendo órdenes, deseos, advertencias)

    decirle a alguien que + subj — to tell somebody to + inf

    b)
    4) ( por escrito) to say

    ¿qué dice aquí? — what does it say here?

    5) ( llamar) to call
    6) (sugerir, comunicar)

    la forma de vestir dice mucho de una persona — the way someone dresses says a lot/tells you a lot about them

    ¿te dice algo ese nombre? — does that name mean anything to you?

    7)
    8)

    ¿qué quiere decir esta palabra? — what does this word mean?

    ¿qué quieres decir con eso? — what do you mean by that?

    ¿quieres decir que ya no te interesa? — do you mean (to say) that you're no longer interested?

    9) (opinar, pensar) to think

    ¿y los padres qué dicen? — what do her parents think of it?, how do her parents feel about it?

    habría que regalarle algo, no sé, digo yo — we ought to buy her a present, well, I think so anyway

    es muy fácil - si tú lo dices... — it's very easy - if you say so...

    a decir verdad — to tell you the truth, to be honest

    con decirte que: no me lo perdonó nunca, con decirte que ni me saluda... he's never forgiven me, he won't even say hello to me; decir por decir: lo dijo por decir he didn't really mean it; es decir that is; mi cuñada, es decir la mujer de Rafael my sister-in-law, Rafael's wife that is; es mucho decir: es la mejor película del año - eso ya es mucho decir it's the best movie of the year - I wouldn't go that far; he dicho! that's that o final!; no me digas! no!, you're kidding o joking! (colloq); por así decirlo so to speak; que digamos: no es muy inteligente que digamos he's not exactly o he's hardly what you'd call intelligent; que no se diga! shame on you!; que no se diga que no somos capaces! I don't want people saying that we can't do it; y (ya) no digamos or (AmL) y no se diga: le cuestan mucho las matemáticas y no digamos la física he finds mathematics very difficult, and as for physics...; el qué dirán (fam): siempre le ha importado el qué dirán — she's always been worried what other people (might) think; ver tb dicho I

    2.
    decir vi

    papá - dime, hijo — dad - yes, son?

    quería pedirle un favor - usted dirá — I wanted to ask you a favor - certainly, go ahead

    tome asiento, usted dirá — (frml) take a seat, and now, what can I do for you?

    ¿diga? or ¿dígame? — hello?

    3.
    decirse v pron
    a) (refl) to say... to oneself
    b) (recípr) to say.... to each other
    c) (enf)
    * * *
    = declare, put, read, say, state, tell, volunteer, make + the point that, let + Nombre + know, let + it be known, observe, bid, reflect, utter, tender, hip, call + the tune.

    Ex: 24.17 declares Enter a body created or controlled by a government under its own name unless it belongs to one or more of the types listed in 24.18.

    Ex: As one respondent from this end of the information spectrum put it, 'Context is all in the information world'.
    Ex: This error message is displayed in the upper right-hand corner of the screen and reads: DAWT008, 107, DFCR....
    Ex: In conclusion, it should not be necessary to say that instructions and guiding must be as brief as possible.
    Ex: Short abstracts are generally preferred, but there are instances where the most effective approach is to cite the original unamended, and to state that this is what has been done.
    Ex: Program function key 1 (FP1) tells DOBIS/LIBIS to stop whatever it is doing and go back to the function selection screen.
    Ex: 'Anything wrong?' 'Oh, I'm okay, I guess,' volunteered Datto cautiously.
    Ex: However, they do make the very important point that the notation is not an essential part of the scheme.
    Ex: Then the secretary, having rallied herself, said forlornly 'I'll let him know you're here in a minute'.
    Ex: It can certainly be status-conferring to let it be known in social conversation that one has read the latest Fay Weldon book, but if the group one is in never reads Fay Weldon anyway and could not care less what she has written then the victory is a somewhat hollow one.
    Ex: 'All this is not very likely,' she observed at last, 'not only because of the strength of the selection process -- its imperviousness to proof before an arbitrator'.
    Ex: 'Sit down please,' he bade her.
    Ex: 'Now, you know, I could merely turn this over to the two division or all the department heads and let them decide,' reflected Bough.
    Ex: The ideal was forever etched in his consciousness from the day Crane uttered it: a good librarian working anywhere is a credit and benefit to libraries everywhere.
    Ex: 'Well,' Stanton tendered, 'one candidate clearly has the superior experience -- Kass'.
    Ex: He was aghast after having been hipped to the fact there are hookers on the Internet.
    Ex: As long as we allow other people to pay the piper, they will continue calling the tune in Africa.
    * ¡eso se dice pronto! = easier said than done.
    * ¿lo dices en broma? = you must be kidding!.
    * a decir de todos = by all accounts.
    * a decir verdad = 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.
    * a decir verdad... = the fact of the matter is that....
    * arriesgarse a decir = hazard.
    * atreverse a decir = go + (as/so) far as to say.
    * aunque a decir verdad = Mind you.
    * aventurarse a decir = venture.
    * baste decir que = suffice (it) to say.
    * como dice el dicho = as the saying goes, so the saying goes.
    * como dice el refrán = as the saying goes, so the saying goes.
    * continuar diciendo = go on.
    * cumplir lo que se dice = live up to + Posesivo + claim.
    * decían las malas lenguas que = rumour had it that.
    * decir adiós = bid + Nombre + goodbye, bid + adieu, kiss + Nombre + goodbye, bid + farewell, wave + a bye.
    * decir adiós (a) = say + goodbye (to).
    * decir adiós al pasado = bid + farewell + to the past.
    * decir adiós con la mano = wave + goodbye.
    * decir adiós con un gesto = signal + goodbye.
    * decir a favor de = say in + favour of.
    * decir Algo = break + the news.
    * decir Algo a Alguien = let + Nombre + in on.
    * decir Algo de un modo colérico = flame out.
    * decir Algo que es obvio por sí mismo = state + the obvious.
    * decir balbuceando = splutter, sputter.
    * decir bolas = fib.
    * decir bromeando = quip.
    * decir chorradas = bullshit.
    * decir con desdén = sneer.
    * decir con desprecio = sneer.
    * decir con la boca llena = say in + full confidence.
    * decir con mal humor = spit out.
    * decir con toda confianza = say in + full confidence.
    * decir con voz + Adjetivo = say in + a + Adjetivo + voice.
    * decir de un modo enfadado = spit out.
    * decir disparates = shoot off + at the mouth, talk + rubbish, talk + nonsense, talk through + Posesivo + hat.
    * decir en confianza = confide.
    * decir en defensa de = say in + defence of.
    * decir entrecordamente = splurt out.
    * decir en voz alta = say + out loud, say in + a loud voice.
    * decir en voz baja = say under + Posesivo + breath, say in + a low voice, say in + a quiet voice.
    * decir + esperar = express + hope.
    * decir estupideces = talk + rubbish, talk + nonsense, talk through + Posesivo + hat.
    * decir gilipolleces = talk + nonsense, talk + rubbish, bullshit, talk through + Posesivo + hat.
    * decir humorísticamente = quip.
    * decir inesperadamente = blurt out, pipe.
    * decir la última palabra = hear + the final word, outface.
    * decir la verdad = tell + the truth, speak + the truth, come + clean.
    * decir la verdad sobre = give + Nombre + the lowdown on.
    * decir la verdad, toda la verdad y nada más que la verdad = to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
    * decirlo = come out with + it.
    * decir lo que Uno piensa = speak up, speak out.
    * decir mentirijillas = fib.
    * decir mentirillas = fib.
    * decir mucho de Algo = speak + volumes.
    * decir pamplinas = bullshit.
    * decir + poseer = claim.
    * decir que Uno se siente cómodo con Algo = express + comfort with.
    * decir que Uno se siente confortable con Algo = express + comfort with.
    * decir que Uno siente lo que le ha pasado a Otra Persona = express + sympathy for.
    * decir rápidamente sin parar = rattle off.
    * decir resoplando = snort.
    * decir sandeces = talk + rubbish, talk + nonsense, bullshit, talk through + Posesivo + hat.
    * decirse = grapevine + carry + the story, make out to be, word + go (a)round.
    * decirse que = be reputed to.
    * decir suspirando = sigh.
    * decir tonterías = talk + rubbish, talk + nonsense, talk through + Posesivo + hat.
    * decir una grosería = make + rude remark.
    * demostrar lo que Uno dice = make + good + Posesivo + claim.
    * dicen las malas lenguas que = rumour has it that.
    * digamos por ejemplo = let us say, say.
    * dime con quién andas y te diré quién eres = you are known by the company you keep.
    * dime con quién andas y te diré quién eres = you are known by the company you keep.
    * el tiempo dirá = time will tell.
    * el tiempo lo dirá = only time will tell.
    * enterarse de lo que Uno quiere decir = catch + Posesivo + drift, get + Posesivo + drift.
    * es decir = i.e. (latín - id est), in other words, that is, that is to say, which is to say.
    * es más fácil decirlo que hacerlo = easier said than done.
    * estar a punto de decir = be on the tip of + Posesivo + tongue to say.
    * esto no quiere decir que = this is not to say that.
    * expresar lo que Uno quiere decir = make + Posesivo + point.
    * hablar sin decir nada = waffle.
    * hacer lo que uno dice que es capaz de hacer = live up to + Posesivo + claim.
    * huelga decir = needless to say.
    * la gente dice que = rumour has it that.
    * ¿lo dices en broma? = you must be joking!.
    * me atrevo a decir = may I say.
    * ni que decir tiene que = it goes without saying that, needless to say.
    * no decir a Alguien lo que está ocurriendo = leave + Nombre + in the dark.
    * no decir nada = keep + quiet.
    * no decir nada a nadie = lips + seal.
    * no decir palabrotas = watch + Posesivo + mouth.
    * ¡no digas palabrotas! = watch your language!.
    * no hace falta decir que = it goes without saying that, needless to say.
    * no preguntes porque no te puedo decir la verdad = ask no questions and hear no lies.
    * no saber qué decir = be at a loss for words, be lost for words.
    * no ser tan bueno como se dice = not + it's cracked up to be.
    * para comenzar diremos que = to begin with.
    * para decir la verdad = to be honest.
    * por decirlo así = so to speak, in a manner of speaking.
    * por decirlo de alguna manera = so to speak.
    * por decirlo de algún modo = in a manner of speaking, so to speak.
    * por lo que dicen todos = by all accounts.
    * por no decir algo peor = to put it mildly.
    * por no decir nada de = to say nothing of.
    * por no decir nunca = if ever.
    * por no decir otra cosa peor = to say the least.
    * predecible en cuanto a lo que dice = platitudinous.
    * probar lo que Uno dice = make + good + Posesivo + claim.
    * qué me dices de... = what about....
    * querer decir = mean.
    * quién iba a decir entonces que... = little did + Verbo + then that....
    * quién + Pronombre + iba a decir que... = little did + Pronombre + know that....
    * recalcar lo que Uno quiere decir = drive + home + Posesivo + point.
    * resaltar lo que Uno quiere decir = drive + home + Posesivo + point.
    * se decía que = rumour had it that.
    * se dice = so the story goes.
    * se dice pronto, pero no es tan fácil = easier said than done.
    * se dice que = rumour has it that, the saying + be + that.
    * según se dice = reportedly, so the argument goes, reputedly.
    * sin decir nada = dumbly.
    * sin decir ni mú = as quiet as a mouse.
    * sin decir ni pío = as quiet as a mouse.
    * sin decir una palabra = without saying a word.
    * sin saber qué decir = nonplussed [nonplused].
    * tener cuidado con lo que se dice = say + the right thing.
    * tener cuidado con lo que Uno dice = watch + Posesivo + mouth, watch what + say.
    * yo me atrevería a decir = dare I say.

    * * *
    1
    (manera de expresarse): en el decir popular in popular speech
    ¿cientos de personas? — bueno, es un decir hundreds of people? — well, it's just a manner of speaking o a figure of speech
    supongamos, es un decir, que … let's assume, just for the sake of argument, that …
    al decir de la gente, el clima está cambiando people say the climate is changing
    2 decires mpl (dichos) sayings (pl); (rumores) talk
    no son más que decires it's just talk
    decir2 [ I24 ]
    ■ decir (verbo transitivo)
    A decir: palabra, mentira etc
    B decirle algo a alguien
    C
    1 transmitiendo órdenes, deseos etc
    2 decir adiós
    D por escrito
    E llamar
    F sugerir, comunicar
    G decir misa
    H
    1 querer decir
    2 digo (al rectificar)
    I opinar, pensar
    J en locuciones
    ■ decir (verbo intransitivo)
    A
    1 invitando a hablar
    2 al contestar el teléfono
    B decir bien/mal de
    ■ decirse (verbo pronominal)
    1 reflexivo
    2 recíproco
    3 para enfatizar
    vt
    A ‹palabra/frase› to say; ‹mentira/verdad› to tell; ‹poema› to say, recite; ‹oración› to say
    [ para ejemplos con complemento indirecto ver división 2] ya dice `mamá' he says ‘mama’ now
    no digas esas cosas, por favor please don't say things like that
    no digas estupideces/barbaridades don't talk nonsense o ( AmE) garbage o ( BrE) rubbish
    ¿cómo pudiste decir semejante disparate? how could you say such a stupid thing o make such a stupid comment?
    no me dejó decir ni una palabra he didn't let me get a word in edgeways
    ¿eso lo dices por mí? are you referring to me?
    no sé qué decir … un millón de gracias I don't know what to say … thank you very much indeed
    ¡qué callado estás! ¡no dices nada! you're very quiet, you've hardly said a word!
    ¡no lo dirás en serio! you can't be serious!
    ¡no irás a decir que no lo sabías! don't try and tell me you didn't know!
    —no puedo hacer nada —dijo Juan there is nothing I can do, said Juan o Juan said
    como dice el refrán/mi abuela as the saying goes/as my grandmother says
    lo dijeron por la radio they said it o it was announced on the radio
    no eran ricos, digamos que vivían bien I don't mean they were rich, let's just say they lived well
    dicen que de joven fue muy guapa they say she was very beautiful when she was young
    dicen que es el hombre más rico del país he is said to be the richest man in the country
    ¿qué se dice? — gracias/por favor what do you say? — thank you/please
    no se dice `andé', se dice `anduve' it isn't `andé', it's `anduve'
    ¡eso no se dice! you mustn't say that!
    ¿cómo se dice `te quiero' en ruso? how do you say `I love you' in Russian?, what's the Russian for `I love you'?
    bonita, lo que se dice bonita, no es she's not what you would call pretty
    estoy harta, lo que se dice harta ¿me oyes? I'm fed up, absolutely fed up, do you hear?
    eso se dice pronto, pero no es tan fácil that's easier said than done
    palatal: dícese del sonido cuya articulación … palatal: of, relating to or denoting a sound articulated …
    es el sábado; ni que decir tiene que estás invitado it's on Saturday; you're invited, of course, but that goes without saying o but I don't need to tell you that
    haberlo dicho antes why didn't you say so before?, you might have said so before!
    ¿tendrá tiempo de hacerlo? — dice que sí will he have time to do it? — he says he will
    ¿no lo encontró? — dice que no didn't he find it? — no, he says he didn't
    digan lo que digan no matter what people say, whatever people say
    ¿qué tal? ¿qué decís? ( RPl fam); hi, how are things? ( colloq), hi, what's up? ( AmE colloq)
    B
    decirle algo a algn to tell sb sth
    eso no es lo que me dijo a mí that's not what he told me, that's not what he said to me
    ¿sabes qué me dijo? do you know what he told me?; (expresando sorpresa, indignación, etc) do you know what he said to me?
    se lo voy a decir a papá I'm going to tell Dad
    hoy nos dicen el resultado they're going to give us the result today
    me dijo una mentira he told me a lie, he lied to me
    Andrés me dijo lo de tu hermano Andrés told me about your brother
    ¡a mí me lo vas a decir! you're telling me!, you don't have to tell me!
    ¿sabes lo que te digo? por mí que se muera look, as far as I'm concerned he can drop dead! ( colloq)
    ¿no te digo? éste se cree que yo soy la sirvienta see what I mean? he thinks I'm his servant
    ¿no te digo or no te estoy diciendo que hasta le pega? I'm telling you, he even hits her!
    ¿tú qué me aconsejas? — ¿qué quieres que te diga? tienes que tomar tú la decisión what do you think I should do? — well, to be quite frank o honest, I think you have to decide for yourself
    ya te decía yo que no era verdad I told you it wasn't true, didn't I?
    fue algo espantoso, todo lo que te diga es poco it was terrible, I just can't describe it o I can't begin to tell you
    hace mal tiempo en verano, y no te digo nada en invierno … in summer the weather's bad, and as for the winter …
    ¡no me digas que no es precioso! isn't it beautiful?
    a lo mejor te ofrecen el puesto ¿quién te dice? (CS); you never know, they might offer you the job
    me resultó ¿cómo te diría? … violento I found it … how shall I put it? o I don't know … rather embarrassing
    ¡ya me dirás qué le cuesta escribirnos una carta! I mean, surely it's not too much trouble for him to write us a letter
    no te creas todo lo que te dicen don't believe everything people tell you o everything you hear
    dime con quién andas y te diré quién eres you can judge a man by the company he keeps
    C
    1
    (transmitiendo órdenes, deseos, advertencias): ¡porque lo digo yo! because I say so!
    a mí nadie me dice lo que tengo que hacer nobody tells me what to do
    harás lo que yo diga you'll do as I say
    manda decir mi mamá que si le puede prestar el martillo ( AmL); mom says can she borrow your hammer?
    Fernando pregunta si puede venir con nosotrosdile que sí Fernando wants to know if he can come with us — yes, tell him he can o say yes
    decir QUE + SUBJ:
    dice papá que vayas Dad wants you
    dice que llames cuando llegues she says (you are) to phone when you get there
    dijo que tuviéramos cuidado she said to be careful, she said we should be careful
    decirle a algn QUE + SUBJ to tell sb to + INF
    diles que empiecen tell them to start
    le dije que no lo hiciera I told him not to do it
    nos dijeron que esperáramos they told us o we were told to wait
    te digo que vengas aquí enseguida I said, come here at once
    2
    decir adiós to say goodbye
    vino a decirme adiós she came to say goodbye (to me)
    di adiós a tu vida de estudiante that's the end of your student days, you'd better say goodbye to your student days
    ¿se lo prestaste? ¡ya le puedes decir adiós! you mean you lent it to him? well, you can kiss that goodbye! ( colloq)
    D (por escrito) to say
    ¿qué dice aquí? what does it say here?
    el diario no dice nada sobre el asunto there's nothing in the paper about it
    E (llamar) to call
    le dicen `Dumbo' por las orejas they call him `Dumbo' because of his ears
    se llama Rosario pero le dicen Charo her name is Rosario but people call her Charo
    no me digas de usted there's no need to call me `usted'
    F
    (sugerir, comunicar): la forma de vestir dice mucho de una persona the way someone dresses says a lot o tells you a lot about them
    el tiempo lo dirá time will tell
    por afuera la casa no dice nada the house doesn't look much from the outside
    el poema no me dice nada the poem doesn't do anything for me
    algo me decía que no iba a ser fácil something told me it wasn't going to be easy
    ¿te dice algo ese nombre? does that name mean anything to you?
    la tarta estaba diciendo cómeme the cake was just asking to be eaten
    G
    decir misa to say mass
    H
    1
    querer decir to mean
    ¿qué quiere decir esta palabra? what does this word mean?
    ¿qué quieres decir con eso? what do you mean by that?
    no entendiste lo que quise decir you didn't understand what I meant
    ¿quieres decir que ya no te interesa? do you mean (to say) that you're no longer interested?
    sólo quería decirte que … I just wanted to say that …
    2
    el presupuesto asciende a diez mil, digo cien mil de euros we have a budget of ten thousand, (sorry,) I mean a hundred thousand euros
    I (opinar, pensar) to think
    ¿y los padres qué dicen? what do her parents think of it?, how do her parents feel about it?
    podríamos ir mañana ¿tú qué dices? we could go tomorrow, what do you think?
    ¡quién lo hubiera dicho! who would have thought o believed it?
    podría haber mencionado al resto del equipo, vamos, digo yo … he could have mentioned the rest of the team … well I'd have thought so, anyway
    habría que regalarle algo, no sé, digo yo we ought to buy her a present, well, I think so anyway
    es muy fácil — si tú lo dices … it's very easy — if you say so …
    a decir verdad to tell you the truth, to be honest
    como quien dice so to speak
    el nuevo tren está, como quien dice, a la vuelta de la esquina the new train is, so to speak o to coin a phrase, just around the corner
    la granja es, como quien dice, la razón de su vida I suppose you could say the farm is his whole reason for living
    con decirte que: no me lo perdonó nunca, con decirte que ni me saluda … he's never forgiven me, he won't even say hello to me
    decir por decir: lo dijo por decir he didn't really mean it
    ¡digo! ( Esp fam): ¡qué calor hace! — ¡digo! it's so hot! — you can say that again o I'll say! ( colloq)
    ¿y te gusta? — ¡digo! do you like it? — you bet I do o ( AmE) I sure do! ( colloq)
    es decir that is
    mi cuñada, es decir la mujer de Rafael my sister-in-law, Rafael's wife that is
    no sé si voy a poder ires decir que no vas a ir I don't know if I'll be able to go — you mean you're not going
    es mucho decir: es la mejor película del añoeso ya es mucho decir it's the best movie of the year — I wouldn't go that far
    ¡he dicho! that's that!, that's final!
    lo mismo digo: mucho gusto en conocerlelo mismo digo pleased to meet you — pleased to meet you o likewise
    ¡qué alegría verte! — lo mismo digo it's great to see you! — and you o you too
    ¡no me digas! no!, you're kidding o joking! ( colloq)
    ¿sabes que se casa Lola? — ¡no me digas! do you know Lola's getting married? — no! o you're joking! o really? o never!
    por así decirlo so to speak
    es, por así decirlo, el alma-máter de la empresa he is, so to speak o as it were, the driving force behind the company
    que digamos: no es muy inteligente que digamos he's not exactly o he's hardly what you'd call intelligent
    ¿qué me dices?: saqué el primer puesto ¿qué me dices? I came first, how about that then?
    ¿y qué me dices de lo de Carlos? and what about Carlos then?
    ¿sabes que lo van a derribar? — ¿qué me dices? do you know they're going to demolish it? — what? o you're kidding!
    ¡que no se diga! shame on you!
    ¿te ganó un niño de seis años? ¡que no se diga! you were beaten by a six-year-old child? shame on you!
    ¡que no se diga que no somos capaces! I don't want people saying that we can't do it
    costó $20.000 ¡se dice pronto! it cost $20,000, which is no mean sum
    lleva dos meses enferma, que se dice pronto she has been ill for two months, and that's a long time
    ¡y que lo digas! ( Esp); you can say that again!, you're telling me!, don't I know it!
    y (ya) no digamos or ( AmL) y no se diga: le cuestan mucho las matemáticas y no digamos la física he finds mathematics very difficult, and as for physics …
    el/la que te dije ( fam hum); you-know-who
    el qué dirán ( fam): siempre le ha importado el qué dirán she's always been worried what other people (might) think
    ¿por qué te preocupa tanto el qué dirán? why do you worry about what people will o might say?
    ver tb dicho1 (↑ dicho (1))
    ■ decir
    vi
    A
    1
    (invitando a hablar): papá — dime, hijo dad — yes, son?
    quería pedirle un favorusted dirá ( frml); I wanted to ask you a favor — certainly, go ahead
    tome asiento — gracias — usted dirá ( frml); take a seat — thank you — now, what can I do for you?
    2
    ( Esp) [ Vocabulary notes (Spanish) ] (al contestar el teléfono): ¿diga? or ¿dígame? hello?
    B
    decir bien/mal de algn/algo: sus trabajos dicen bien de él his work has created a good impression
    la manera en que se comportó no dice muy bien de él the way he behaved doesn't show him in a very good light o doesn't say very much for him
    1 ( reflexivo) to say to oneself
    se dijo que no lo volvería a hacer he said to himself o he told himself that he wouldn't do it again
    me dije para mis adentros que allí había gato encerrado I said o thought to myself, there's something fishy going on here
    2 ( recíproco) to say to each other
    se decían secretos al oído they were whispering secrets to each other
    se dijeron de todo they called each other every name under the sun
    3 ( enf):
    tú hazme caso que yo sé lo que me digo you listen to me, I know what I'm talking about
    no sé para qué me preguntas, si tú te lo dices todo I don't know why you're asking me, you seem to have all the answers
    * * *

     

    decir 1 sustantivo masculino:
    ¿cientos de personas? — bueno, es un decir hundreds of people? — well, figuratively speaking

    decir 2 ( conjugate decir) verbo transitivo
    1
    a)palabra/frase/poema to say;

    mentira/verdad to tell;
    para ejemplos con complemento indirecto ver división 2

    ¿eso lo dices por mí? are you referring to me?;
    ¡no lo dirás en serio! you can't be serious!;
    dijo que sí con la cabeza he nodded;
    no se dice `andé', se dice `anduve' it isn't `andé', it's `anduve';
    ¡eso no se dice! you mustn't say that!;
    ¿cómo se dice `amor' en ruso? how do you say `love' in Russian?;
    ¿lo encontró? — dice que sí/no did he find it? — he says he did/he didn't
    b)


    2 decirle algo a algn to tell sb sth;
    voy a decirle a papá que … I'm going to tell Dad …;

    ¡ya te lo decía yo! I told you so!
    3
    a) (expresando órdenes, deseos, advertencias):

    ¡porque lo digo yo! because I say so!;

    harás lo que yo diga you'll do as I say;
    dice que llames cuando llegues she says (you are) to phone when you get there;
    dijo que tuviéramos cuidado she said to be careful;
    diles que empiecen tell them to start;
    le dije que no lo hiciera I told him not to do it
    b)


    4
    a) (opinar, pensar) to think;


    ¡quién lo hubiera dicho! who would have thought o believed it?;
    es muy fácil — si tú lo dices … it's very easy — if you say so …
    b) (sugerir, comunicar):


    ¿te dice algo ese nombre? does that name mean anything to you?
    5
    querer decir [palabra/persona] to mean;

    ¿qué quieres decir con eso? what do you mean by that?
    6 ( en locs)

    como quien dice so to speak;
    es decir that is;
    ¡he dicho! that's that o final!;
    ni que decir tiene que … it goes without saying that …;
    ¡no me digas! no!, you're kidding o joking! (colloq);
    por así decirlo so to speak;
    el qué dirán (fam) what other people (might) think;
    ver tb dicho 1
    verbo intransitivo

    papá — dime, hijo dad — yes, son?;

    quería pedirle un favorusted dirá I wanted to ask you a favor — certainly, go ahead
    b) (Esp) ( al contestar el teléfono): ¿diga? or ¿dígame? hello?

    decirse verbo pronominal
    a) ( refl) to say … to oneself

    b) ( recípr) to say …. to each other;


    decir
    I m (dicho, sentencia) saying: es sólo un decir, it's just a manner of speaking
    II verbo transitivo
    1 to say: está diciendo una mentira/la verdad, she's telling a lie/the truth
    no dijo nada, he said nothing
    2 (con complemento indirecto) to tell: no le dije mi opinión, I didn't tell him my opinion
    les dijo que esperaran un rato, she told them to wait for a while
    3 (opinar, afirmar, proponer) ¿qué me dices de mi nuevo corte de pelo?, what do you think of my new haircut?, te digo que es una extravagancia, I think it's quite weird
    yo digo que vayamos a Cuenca, I suggest going to Cuenca
    4 (suscitar interés, una idea) to mean, appeal: ese libro no me dice nada, that book doesn't appeal to me
    ¿le dice algo esta cara?, does this face mean anything to you?
    5 (mostrar, indicar) to say, show: lo que hizo dice mucho en su favor, what he did says a lot for him
    su cara de decepción lo dice todo, his long face says it all
    ♦ Locuciones: Tel Esp diga o dígame, hello?
    digamos, let's say
    digo yo, in my opinion
    el qué dirán, what people will say
    es decir, that is (to say)
    ni que decir tiene, needless to say
    no decir esta boca es mía, not to say a word
    ¡no me digas!, really!
    por así decirlo, as it were o so to speak
    querer decir, to mean
    ¡y que lo digas!, you bet! ➣ Ver nota en mean
    ¿To tell
    o to say?
    Observa que to tell menciona a la persona a la cual va dirigida una frase: Dime tu nombre. Tell me your name. Les dijo que se fueran. He told them to go away.
    Por el contrario, to say se centra en el contenido del mensaje, sin importarnos a quién va dirigido: ¿Qué has dicho? What did you say? Dijo que sí. He said yes. ➣ Ver nota en tell.
    ' decir' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    A
    - amén
    - amohinarse
    - año
    - apéndice
    - atinar
    - bala
    - barbaridad
    - bastante
    - burrada
    - callar
    - chorrada
    - colmo
    - comenzar
    - confiar
    - cosa
    - declarar
    - delirar
    - descargo
    - despedirse
    - dilucidar
    - disparate
    - entender
    - excusada
    - excusado
    - flexible
    - fluir
    - ir
    - haber
    - hablar
    - holgar
    - honestamente
    - hoy
    - lengua
    - maravilla
    - mu
    - nada
    - obviedad
    - pelagatos
    - pío
    - precisamente
    - puño
    - querer
    - rezar
    - restar
    - rey
    - saciedad
    - señor
    - significar
    - soltar
    English:
    ablaze
    - abuse
    - afraid
    - anything
    - bid
    - bite back
    - blurt out
    - buzz off
    - caller
    - clear off
    - dash off
    - devil
    - dinner
    - distinctly
    - drone
    - enjoy
    - eventual
    - ever
    - few
    - flatter
    - flounder
    - fortune
    - gasp out
    - get
    - get at
    - go
    - go on
    - hand
    - heart
    - hotly
    - i.e.
    - keep in
    - know
    - lip
    - loss
    - mean
    - mention
    - mildly
    - mind
    - miserably
    - mouth
    - move
    - need
    - needless
    - neither
    - no
    - nonsense
    - O
    - occasion
    - oops!
    * * *
    vt
    1. [en general] to say;
    siempre digo lo que pienso I always say what I think;
    es muy callado, nunca dice nada he's very quiet, he never says anything o a word;
    ¿qué dice la etiqueta? what does the label say?;
    no digas tonterías don't talk nonsense;
    no digas tacos delante de los niños don't swear in front of the children;
    lo dijo en broma she meant it as a joke;
    ¿quién te lo ha dicho? who told you that?;
    me da igual lo que diga la gente I don't care what people say;
    al decir esto, se marchó with these words o with that, he left;
    no sabía qué decir I didn't know what to say, I was lost for words;
    decir que sí/no to say yes/no;
    dice que no viene she says (that) she's not coming;
    como dice el refrán,… as the saying goes,…;
    dicen que va a ser un verano muy seco they say it's going to be a very dry summer;
    ¡díjolo Blas, punto redondo! sure, whatever!, yes, sure!;
    donde dije digo, digo Diego: ayer dijiste que me lo dejarías – sí, pero no puedo – ya, donde dije digo, digo Diego yesterday you told me you'd lend it to me – yes, but I can't now – you're always saying one thing one minute and another the next
    2. [contar] to tell;
    se lo voy a decir a la profesora I'm going to tell the teacher;
    no se lo digas a nadie don't breathe a word of it to anyone;
    ¿qué quieres que te diga? what do you want me to say?, what can I say?;
    ya te lo había dicho yo, es demasiado caro I told you it's too expensive;
    decir la verdad to tell the truth;
    decir mentiras to tell lies;
    pregunta si le dejas salir – dile que sí/no she wants to know if she can go out – tell her she can/can't;
    quiere saber si hemos terminado – dile que sí/no he wants to know if we've finished – tell him we have/haven't;
    dile que estoy ocupado tell him I'm busy;
    dígame lo que pasó tell me what happened;
    eso no es lo que me dijo a mí that's not what she told me;
    tengo que hacerte una pregunta – dime I need to ask you a question – go ahead;
    dígame en qué puedo ayudarle what can I do for you?
    3. [ordenar] to tell;
    la ley dice que es obligatorio el uso del casco according to the law, it is compulsory to wear a crash helmet, the law says that it is compulsory to wear a crash helmet;
    decir a alguien que haga algo to tell sb to do sth;
    haz lo que te digan y no protestes do as you're told and don't complain;
    dile que venga tell her to come;
    nos dijeron que nos fuéramos they told us to go away;
    lo vas a hacer porque lo digo yo you'll do it because I say so
    4. [recitar] [de memoria] to recite;
    [leyendo] to read
    5. [revelar] to tell, to show;
    eso lo dice todo that says it all;
    decir mucho (en favor) de to say a lot for;
    sus ropas dicen bastante sobre su situación económica her clothes say a lot about her financial situation;
    su violenta reacción dice mucho sobre su personalidad his violent reaction tells us o reveals a lot about his personality
    6. [llamar] to call;
    me dicen Paco they call me Paco;
    le dicen la carretera de la muerte they call it the road of death
    7. [asegurar] to tell, to assure;
    te digo que ella no está mintiendo I tell you o assure you (that) she isn't lying;
    dice que llegará mañana sin falta she says (that) she'll definitely arrive tomorrow
    8. [en frases]
    a decir verdad, no me apetece nada ir a la boda to tell (you) the truth o to be honest, I don't really feel like going to the wedding;
    como quien no dice nada as if it were nothing;
    olvídalo, como si no hubiera dicho nada forget I ever mentioned it;
    con decirte que me marché a los diez minutos, te puedes imaginar como fue la fiesta if I tell you that I left after ten minutes, you can imagine what the party was like;
    cualquiera diría que no le dan de comer en casa anyone would o you'd think she never gets fed at home;
    decir para sí to say to oneself;
    decir por decir to talk for the sake of talking;
    no te lo tomes en serio, lo dijo por decir don't take it seriously, she didn't really mean it;
    decirle a alguien cuatro verdades to tell sb a few home truths;
    es decir that is, that's to say;
    aracnofobia, es decir miedo a las arañas arachnophobia, that is o that's to say, fear of spiders;
    tengo otra cita – es decir, que no vendrás a la inauguración I've got another engagement – you mean o in other words you're not coming to the opening ceremony;
    encantado de conocerte – lo mismo digo pleased to meet you – likewise;
    tu primer examen estaba muy mal, y lo mismo digo del segundo you did very poorly in your first exam, and the same goes for the second one;
    ni que decir tiene needless to say;
    yo no digo o [m5]no quiero decir nada, pero… it's not for me to say, but…;
    ¿sabías que Santiago se ha casado? – ¡no me digas! did you know that Santiago got married? – no! o never!;
    ¡no me digas que no te gusta! don't tell me you don't like it!;
    el tenis/este cuadro no me dice nada tennis/this picture doesn't do anything for me;
    no hay más que decir that's all there is to it, that's that;
    (o) mejor dicho or rather;
    por más que digas, no le veo nada especial a esta ciudad whatever you say, I don't see what's so special about this city;
    por decirlo así, por así decirlo in other words, so to speak;
    RP Fam
    ¿qué decís? how are you doing?, how are things?;
    preocuparse por el qué dirán to worry about what people will say;
    no está lloviendo mucho que digamos it's not exactly raining hard;
    él no es muy inteligente que digamos he isn't what you'd call intelligent;
    ha sufrido un infarto – ¡qué me dices! she's had a heart attack – no! o surely not!;
    ¡quién lo diría! tan rico y sin embargo tan humilde who would have thought it, such a rich person and yet so humble!;
    tardarán en construirlo cinco años, ¡se dice pronto! they're going to take five years, no less, to build it!;
    yo lo hago en cinco minutos – eso se dice pronto, no sabes lo difícil que es I'll have it done in five minutes – that's easily said, you've no idea how difficult it is;
    si tú lo dices if you say so;
    ¡tú lo has dicho! you said it!;
    Esp
    ¡y que lo digas! you can say that again!;
    y no digamos, Am [m5]ya no se diga, Am [m5] ni se diga to say nothing of;
    no le gusta el pescado y no digamos el pollo she doesn't like fish, to say nothing of chicken
    vi
    como quien dice, como si dijéramos so to speak;
    es, como si dijéramos, una mezcla de danza y teatro it's a sort of mixture of dance and theatre;
    es, como quien dice, el alma de la empresa he is, so to speak, the soul of the company;
    Esp
    ¿diga?, ¿dígame? [al teléfono] hello?;
    Fam
    ¡digo! [¡ya lo creo!] of course!;
    [¡madre mía!] I say!;
    tenemos muchas ganas de ir de vacaciones, y nuestros hijos, no digamos we can't wait to go on holiday, and as for our children…
    * * *
    <part dicho>
    I v/t
    1 say; ( contar) tell;
    decir misa say mass;
    decir que sí say yes;
    decir que no say no;
    se dice que … they say that …, it’s said that …;
    diga lo que diga whatever he says;
    ¿qué quieres que te diga? what do you expect me to say?;
    para sí say to o.s.
    :
    es decir in other words;
    dar que decir set people talking;
    ni que decir tiene (que) it goes without saying (that);
    por así decirlo so to speak;
    ya es decir that’s saying something;
    que ya es decir which is really something;
    es mucho decir that’s saying a lot
    :
    ¡quién hubiera dicho que María se iba casar! who would have thought that Maria would get married!;
    dicho y hecho no sooner said than done;
    mejor dicho or rather;
    dicho sea de paso incidentally;
    está dicho, lo dicho as I have already said
    4
    :
    no es rico, que digamos let’s say he’s not rich;
    ¡no me digas! you’re kidding!;
    ¡dímelo a mí! tell me about it!, you’re telling me!;
    como quien dice so to speak;
    y que lo digas you bet;
    ¿y qué me dices de …? so what do you think of …?;
    usted dirá how can I help you?;
    ya decía yo que iba a acabar mal I knew it would end badly;
    ¡quién lo diría! who would believe it!;
    ¡cualquiera diría que tiene setenta años! who would have thought he was seventy!, you wouldn’t think o believe he was seventy!
    II v/i
    :
    ¡diga!, ¡dígame! Esp
    TELEC hello
    III m saying;
    es un decir it’s just a figure of speech
    * * *
    decir {23} vt
    1) : to say
    dice que no quiere ir: she says she doesn't want to go
    2) : to tell
    dime lo que estás pensando: tell me what you're thinking
    3) : to speak, to talk
    no digas tonterías: don't talk nonsense
    4) : to call
    me dicen Rosy: they call me Rosy
    5)
    es decir : that is to say
    6)
    querer decir : to mean
    * * *
    decir1 n saying
    decir2 vb
    1. (en general) to say [pt. & pp. said]
    ¿qué ha dicho? what did he say?
    ¿cómo se dice "biblioteca" en inglés? how do you say "biblioteca" in English?
    2. (a alguien) to tell [pt. & pp. told]
    4. (llamar) to call
    le dicen "Chapi" people call him "Chapi"
    dime / dígame (en tienda etc) yes?
    es decir that is / that is to say
    ¿diga? / ¿dígame? (por teléfono) hello?

    Spanish-English dictionary > decir

  • 2 serio

    adj.
    1 serious, grave, humorless, unsmiling.
    2 serious, intense, grave, heavy.
    3 serious, responsible, reliable, businesslike.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: seriar.
    * * *
    1 (importante) serious, grave
    2 (severo) serious
    3 (formal) reliable, responsible, dependable
    4 (color) sober; (traje etc) formal
    \
    en serio seriously
    lo digo en serio I'm quite serious, I mean it
    ¿en serio? are you serious?, do you really mean that?, really?
    ir en serio to be true, be serious
    tomar en serio to take seriously
    * * *
    (f. - seria)
    adj.
    1) serious, earnest
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) [expresión, tono] serious

    ¿por qué estás hoy tan serio? — why are you (looking) so serious today?

    se quedó mirándome muy serio — he looked at me very seriously, he stared gravely at me

    ponerse serio: se puso seria al ver la foto — she went o became serious when she saw the photo

    2)

    ¿lo dices en serio? — are you serious?, do you really mean it?

    3) [problema, enfermedad, pérdida] serious
    4) (=fiable) [persona] reliable; [trato] straight, honest
    5) (=severo)
    6) [estudio, libro] serious
    * * *
    - ria adjetivo
    1) ( poco sonriente) serious

    qué cara más seria ¿qué te ha pasado? — what a long face, what's the matter? (colloq)

    2) < empleado> responsible, reliable; < empresa> reputable

    no confío en él, es muy poco serio — I don't trust him, he's very unreliable

    3)
    a) <cine/tema> serious
    b) ( grave) <enfermedad/problema> serious
    c)

    en serio< hablar> seriously, in earnest

    ¿lo dices en serio? — are you (being) serious?, do you really mean it?

    esto es serio, está muriéndose — this is serious, he's dying

    * * *
    = authoritative, conscientious, gross [grosser -comp., grossest -sup.], serious, thoughtful, earnest, grave [graver -comp., gravest -sup.], business-like, solemn, dire, staid, serious minded, straight-faced.
    Ex. Some authoritative texts on the subject are listed at the end of this chapter.
    Ex. Then the conscientious manager can help solve his problems without engaging in original laborious research or the risky practice of trial and error.
    Ex. She notes some gross inadequacies of these schemes in classifying African subjects, especially in the social sciences and humanities.
    Ex. DC is certainly not regarded as the perfect classification scheme even in sectors where there is no serious alternative.
    Ex. Production quotas, I believe, are antithetical to careful, thoughtful cataloging.
    Ex. She spied Asadorian in earnest converse with McSpadden.
    Ex. I believe that literature is certainly in one sense 'play' -- grave and absorbed play.
    Ex. It was generally felt that US libraries are organised on more business-like lines than those in the Netherlands.
    Ex. The infants sat solemn as the Supreme Court pronounced judgment = Los niños se sentaron solemnes mientras que el Tribunal Supremo dictaba sentencia.
    Ex. Throughout the process of development, debate and enactment of the Digital Millennium Act in the USA, many dire forebodings were envisaged for the library profession.
    Ex. As many of the responding librarians pointed out, ' staid, adult-looking pages are not attractive to a teenage audience' = Como muchos de los bibliotecarios encuestados indicaron las "páginas con aspecto serio como si estuviesen dirigidas a adultos no resultan atractivas a un público joven".
    Ex. From his description one gets the impression that the inhabitants of Utopia are serious minded and that they read for instruction or for improving their own mind.
    Ex. Satire and comedy can be better vehicles for social commentary than straight-faced, serious drama.
    ----
    * en serio = wholeheartedly [whole-heartedly], for real.
    * en un serio aprieto = in dire straits.
    * en un serio apuro = in dire straits.
    * humor serio = deadpan humour.
    * mejor sería que + Subjuntivo = might + as well + Verbo.
    * poco serio = flippant.
    * ponerse a hacer Algo en serio = buckle down to.
    * ponerse a trabajar en serio = get on with + Posesivo + work, buckle down to, pull up + Posesivo + socks, pull + (a/Posesivo) finger out.
    * sería mejor que + Imperfecto de Subjuntivo = had better + Infinitivo.
    * serio en apariencia = deadpan.
    * serios, los = serious, the.
    * tomarse Algo en serio = take to + heart.
    * tomarse en serio = take + seriously, get + serious.
    * * *
    - ria adjetivo
    1) ( poco sonriente) serious

    qué cara más seria ¿qué te ha pasado? — what a long face, what's the matter? (colloq)

    2) < empleado> responsible, reliable; < empresa> reputable

    no confío en él, es muy poco serio — I don't trust him, he's very unreliable

    3)
    a) <cine/tema> serious
    b) ( grave) <enfermedad/problema> serious
    c)

    en serio< hablar> seriously, in earnest

    ¿lo dices en serio? — are you (being) serious?, do you really mean it?

    esto es serio, está muriéndose — this is serious, he's dying

    * * *
    = authoritative, conscientious, gross [grosser -comp., grossest -sup.], serious, thoughtful, earnest, grave [graver -comp., gravest -sup.], business-like, solemn, dire, staid, serious minded, straight-faced.

    Ex: Some authoritative texts on the subject are listed at the end of this chapter.

    Ex: Then the conscientious manager can help solve his problems without engaging in original laborious research or the risky practice of trial and error.
    Ex: She notes some gross inadequacies of these schemes in classifying African subjects, especially in the social sciences and humanities.
    Ex: DC is certainly not regarded as the perfect classification scheme even in sectors where there is no serious alternative.
    Ex: Production quotas, I believe, are antithetical to careful, thoughtful cataloging.
    Ex: She spied Asadorian in earnest converse with McSpadden.
    Ex: I believe that literature is certainly in one sense 'play' -- grave and absorbed play.
    Ex: It was generally felt that US libraries are organised on more business-like lines than those in the Netherlands.
    Ex: The infants sat solemn as the Supreme Court pronounced judgment = Los niños se sentaron solemnes mientras que el Tribunal Supremo dictaba sentencia.
    Ex: Throughout the process of development, debate and enactment of the Digital Millennium Act in the USA, many dire forebodings were envisaged for the library profession.
    Ex: As many of the responding librarians pointed out, ' staid, adult-looking pages are not attractive to a teenage audience' = Como muchos de los bibliotecarios encuestados indicaron las "páginas con aspecto serio como si estuviesen dirigidas a adultos no resultan atractivas a un público joven".
    Ex: From his description one gets the impression that the inhabitants of Utopia are serious minded and that they read for instruction or for improving their own mind.
    Ex: Satire and comedy can be better vehicles for social commentary than straight-faced, serious drama.
    * en serio = wholeheartedly [whole-heartedly], for real.
    * en un serio aprieto = in dire straits.
    * en un serio apuro = in dire straits.
    * humor serio = deadpan humour.
    * mejor sería que + Subjuntivo = might + as well + Verbo.
    * poco serio = flippant.
    * ponerse a hacer Algo en serio = buckle down to.
    * ponerse a trabajar en serio = get on with + Posesivo + work, buckle down to, pull up + Posesivo + socks, pull + (a/Posesivo) finger out.
    * sería mejor que + Imperfecto de Subjuntivo = had better + Infinitivo.
    * serio en apariencia = deadpan.
    * serios, los = serious, the.
    * tomarse Algo en serio = take to + heart.
    * tomarse en serio = take + seriously, get + serious.

    * * *
    con pinta de intelectual, seriecito y callado with an intellectual, rather serious o solemn and quiet air
    qué cara más seria ¿qué te ha pasado? what a long face, what's the matter? ( colloq)
    al oír la noticia se puso muy serio his expression became very serious o grave when he heard the news
    qué serio estás hoy ¿estás preocupado? you're looking very serious today, are you worried about something?
    como no obedezcas voy a tener que ponerme serio contigo if you don't do as I say I'm going to get annoyed with you
    B
    (sensato, responsable): un empleado serio y trabajador a responsible o reliable, hardworking employee
    no es serio que nos digan una cosa y luego hagan otra it's no way to treat people ( o to conduct business etc) saying one thing and then doing another
    no confío en él, es muy poco serio I don't trust him, he is very unreliable
    son todos profesionales muy serios they are all dedicated professionals
    C
    1 (no frívolo, importante) serious
    ha hecho cine serio y también comedias tontas y frívolas he's made serious movies as well as silly, lighthearted comedies
    es un serio aspirante al título he's a serious contender for the title
    2
    en serio ‹hablar› seriously, in earnest
    bueno, vamos a ponernos a trabajar en serio right (then), let's get down to some serious work
    ¿lo dices en serio? are you (being) serious? o seriously? o do you really mean it?
    se toma muy en serio su carrera she takes her career very seriously
    esto va en serio, está muriéndose this is serious, he's dying
    y esto va en serio and I really mean it o and I'm serious about this
    no se toma nada en serio he doesn't take anything seriously
    mira que te lo digo en serio I mean it, you know
    * * *

     

    Del verbo seriar: ( conjugate seriar)

    serio es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    serió es:

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

    serio
    ◊ - ria adjetivo

    1 ( poco sonriente) serious
    2 empleado responsible, reliable;
    empresa reputable
    3
    a)cine/tema serious

    b) ( grave) ‹enfermedad/problema serious;


    c)


    ¿lo dices en serio? are you (being) serious?, do you really mean it?;
    tomarse algo en serio to take sth seriously
    serio,-a adjetivo
    1 (taciturno, de consideración, grave) serious
    2 (comprometido, de confianza) reliable
    ♦ Locuciones: en serio, seriously: hablaba en serio, she was serious
    ponte a trabajar en serio, you must start to work hard
    ' serio' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    callada
    - callado
    - coña
    - en
    - formal
    - gorda
    - gordo
    - jugar
    - ligera
    - ligero
    - risa
    - seria
    - tiesa
    - tieso
    - tomarse
    - verdad
    - asustar
    - decir
    - enfado
    - enojo
    English:
    apart
    - assert
    - businesslike
    - deep
    - dignified
    - earnest
    - face value
    - flippant
    - half-serious
    - intense
    - joke
    - kid
    - knuckle down
    - laugh off
    - major
    - mean
    - quality newspaper
    - reputable
    - responsible
    - serious
    - seriously
    - settle down
    - severe
    - sober
    - sober-minded
    - staid
    - steady
    - straight
    - weighty
    - business
    - dire
    - genuine
    - honestly
    - knuckle
    - nasty
    - pride
    - seriousness
    - solemn
    - surely
    * * *
    serio, -a
    adj
    1. [grave] serious;
    es una persona muy seria he's a very serious person;
    estar serio to look serious;
    me lanzó una mirada seria she gave me a serious look;
    me tuve que poner muy seria con mis alumnos I had to get very serious with my pupils
    2. [importante] serious;
    es una enfermedad muy seria it's a very serious illness;
    me dio un susto muy serio I got a very nasty shock;
    una seria amenaza para la paz mundial a serious threat to world peace
    3. [responsable] responsible;
    [cumplidor, formal] reliable;
    son muy serios, cumplirán los plazos they're very reliable, they'll meet the deadlines;
    no son gente seria they're very unreliable;
    ¡esto no es serio! this is ridiculous!;
    lo que no es serio es que ahora digan que necesitan dos meses más what's really unacceptable is that now they're saying they need another two months
    4. [sobrio] sober;
    un traje serio a formal suit;
    sólo ve programas serios she only watches serious programmes
    en serio loc adv
    seriously;
    lo digo en serio I'm serious;
    en serio, me ha tocado la lotería seriously, I've won the lottery;
    ¿vas en serio? are you (being) serious?;
    tomarse algo/a alguien en serio to take sth/sb seriously;
    ponte a estudiar en serio get down to some serious study
    * * *
    adj
    1 serious;
    ésto va en serio this is serious;
    tomarse algo en serio take sth seriously
    2 ( responsable) reliable
    * * *
    serio, - ria adj
    1) : serious, earnest
    2) : reliable, responsible
    3) : important
    4)
    en serio : seriously, in earnest
    seriamente adv
    * * *
    serio adj
    1. (en general) serious
    2. (responsable) reliable

    Spanish-English dictionary > serio

  • 3 ir en serio

    Spanish-English dictionary > ir en serio

  • 4 asustado

    adj.
    scared, fearful, afraid, frightened.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: asustar.
    * * *
    1 frightened, scared
    * * *
    (f. - asustada)
    adj.
    1) frightened, scared, afraid
    * * *
    ADJ (=con miedo) frightened; (=espantado) startled
    * * *
    - da adjetivo ( atemorizado) frightened; ( preocupado) worried
    * * *
    = alarmed, frightened, afraid, spooked.
    Ex. Melanie Stanton looked both shocked and alarmed.
    Ex. Astounded and frightened by those shimmering tears, Leforte repeated her questions: 'Bernice... Please... Is anything wrong? Can I help?'.
    Ex. The mother, a little afraid and expecting the worst, was unsettled, despite all her efforts to be open-minded, by her preconceptions not only about the drug but about the rights and wrongs of the position she had put herself into.
    Ex. The U.S. government's bailout plan did little to improve conditions in the commercial paper market where spooked investors continue to favor short-term debt.
    ----
    * vivir asustado = live in + fear.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo ( atemorizado) frightened; ( preocupado) worried
    * * *
    = alarmed, frightened, afraid, spooked.

    Ex: Melanie Stanton looked both shocked and alarmed.

    Ex: Astounded and frightened by those shimmering tears, Leforte repeated her questions: 'Bernice... Please... Is anything wrong? Can I help?'.
    Ex: The mother, a little afraid and expecting the worst, was unsettled, despite all her efforts to be open-minded, by her preconceptions not only about the drug but about the rights and wrongs of the position she had put herself into.
    Ex: The U.S. government's bailout plan did little to improve conditions in the commercial paper market where spooked investors continue to favor short-term debt.
    * vivir asustado = live in + fear.

    * * *
    los niños volvieron llorando y muy asustados the children came back crying and very frightened
    le han dicho que tiene algo del pulmón y está asustado he's been told he has something wrong with his lung and he's really worried o scared
    * * *

     

    Del verbo asustar: ( conjugate asustar)

    asustado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    asustado    
    asustar
    asustado
    ◊ -da adjetivo ( atemorizado) frightened;


    ( preocupado) worried
    asustar ( conjugate asustar) verbo transitivo
    to frighten;

    asustarse verbo pronominal
    to get frightened;
    me asusté cuando vi que no estaba allí I got a fright o I got worried when I saw he wasn't there;
    no se asuste, no es nada grave there's no need to worry, it's nothing serious
    asustar verbo transitivo to frighten, scare

    ' asustado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    espantado
    English:
    alarmed
    - frightened
    - scare
    - scared
    * * *
    asustado, -a adj
    [con miedo] frightened, scared; [preocupado] worried
    * * *
    asustado, -da adj
    : frightened, afraid

    Spanish-English dictionary > asustado

  • 5 importancia

    f.
    importance.
    dar importancia a algo to attach importance to something
    darse importancia to give oneself airs
    de importancia important, of importance
    sin importancia unimportant
    quitar importancia a algo to play something down
    * * *
    1 importance
    \
    dar importancia a algo to take something seriously
    darse importancia to give oneself airs
    de importancia (gen) important 2 (herida, lesión) serious
    no tiene importancia it's nothing, it doesn't matter, it's not important
    quitar importancia a algo, restar importancia a algo to play something down
    sin importancia unimportant
    tener importancia to be important
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *

    ¿y eso qué importancia tiene? — and how is that important o significant?, and what significance does that have?

    no te preocupes, no tiene importancia — don't worry, it's not important

    carecer de importancia — to be unimportant

    de cierta importancia — [empresa, asunto] of some importance, important; [herida] serious

    conceder o dar mucha importancia a algo — to attach great importance to sth

    no quiero darle más importancia de la que tiene, pero... — I don't want to make an issue of this but...

    darse importancia — to give o.s. airs

    quitar o restar importancia a algo — to make light of sth, play down the importance of sth

    sin importancia — [herida, comentario] minor

    * * *
    femenino importance

    detalles sin importanciaminor o insignificant details

    concederle or darle importancia a algo — to attach importance to something

    quitarle or restarle importancia a algo — to play down the importance of something

    ¿y eso qué importancia tiene? — so what?

    darse importanciato give oneself airs

    * * *
    = importance, merit, notability, pre-eminence [preeminence], prominence, significance, standing, stature, value, distinction, visibility, centrality, meaningfulness, worthwhileness, profile, premium, import, fuse, consequence.
    Ex. This format is becoming common in new thesauri, partly because the recognition of the importance of viewing both relationships and subject terms in one tool.
    Ex. Much will be said later about the merits and drawbacks of the various types of index and approaches to indexing.
    Ex. Its notability is seen to lie in the fact that it has significantly broken the stranglehold upon postgraduate studentships in the gift of the Science and Engineering Research Council.
    Ex. Despite its pre-eminence, or possibly because of it, DC has its critics.
    Ex. Weights are a quantitative measure of the prominence of various index terms in the description of a subject and may form the basis of an alternative search logic.
    Ex. Whatever viewpoint is taken, it is difficult to dispute the significance of AACR1.
    Ex. Their sheer institutional standing and regard have had a bearing upon the creation of a situation which is a good deal better than it might otherwise have been.
    Ex. Merely having the materials available will not provide the desired boost to the library's stature unless the collection is exceptional.
    Ex. This stop list is input to the computer before indexing can commence, and is a list of the words which appear in text which have no value as access words in an index.
    Ex. Mystery and detective stories, love and romance fiction, adventure and western stories, recent novels widely publicized but of little literary distinction, popularizations of current affairs characterized by sensationalism and easy dogmatism rather than by dispassionate and qualified analysis -- these and similar books are widely circulated by the public library.
    Ex. The new director considers that there is need for recruitment of librarians from all backgrounds into the profession and that librarianship needs higher visibility within society.
    Ex. Gilman advocated the academic library's centrality to research.
    Ex. The author challenges the meaningfulness of precision and recall values as a measure of performance of a retrieval system.
    Ex. But it always assumes the importance, the worthwhileness, of human experience even when -- as in tragedy -- it finds much in that experience evil.
    Ex. There is also a further dilemma concerning formats such as film and audio which have tended to receive a lower profile in the library world (too awkward, too cluttered with copyright restrictions, too technically instable).
    Ex. To presuppose that clients will continue to travel to defined locations earmarked as libraries in search of information is to deny the premium on time prevalent in today's culture.
    Ex. A new set of conventions has had to be developed, using mathematical symbols mainly, which have international import.
    Ex. Accessibility is the most important factor in determining the level of fuse of an information source.
    Ex. I am looking for guidance on a potential digitization project of some consequence.
    ----
    * adquirir importancia = assume + importance, attain + importance, come up, take on + added weight, gain + significance, move up + the agenda, gain + importance, gain in + importance.
    * adquirir importancia histórica = make + history, go down in + history.
    * asunto de importancia = matter of weight, matter of consequence.
    * asunto sin importancia = matter of no consequence.
    * aumentar de importancia = grow in + importance, grow in + significance.
    * clasificar en orden de importancia = rank + in order of importance.
    * cobrar importancia = assume + importance, take on + added weight, move up + the agenda, gain + importance, be on the agenda.
    * conceder importancia = accord + significance level, attach + importance, place + importance.
    * conceder mucha importancia a = lay + great store on.
    * concienciar a Alguien de la importancia de la información = raise + information awareness.
    * consciente de la importancia de la información = information conscious.
    * crecer en importancia = grow from + strength to strength, increase in + importance.
    * cuestión de importancia = matter of consequence.
    * cuestión sin importancia = matter of no consequence.
    * dar a Algo más importancia de la que tiene = oversell.
    * dar bastante importancia a = place + great store on.
    * dar importancia = attach + importance, give + prominence, stress, give + pre-eminence, give + relevance, place + importance, give + importance.
    * dar importancia a = give + weight to, place + emphasis on, attach + weight to, create + a high profile for, give + a high profile, place + weight on.
    * dar importancia a Algo = put + Algo + on the agenda, be on the agenda.
    * dar mayor importancia a = give + pride of place to.
    * dar mucha importancia = put + a premium on.
    * de capital importancia = momentous, of cardinal importance.
    * de crucial importancia = crucially important.
    * de especial importancia = of particular note.
    * de fundamental importancia = of prime importance, critically important.
    * de importancia = of note, of consequence.
    * de importancia creciente = of growing importance.
    * de importancia crucial = crucially important.
    * de importancia fundamental = critically important.
    * de importancia secundaria = incidental.
    * de mayor o menor importancia = great and small.
    * de menor importancia = fringe subject, of fringe interest.
    * de menor importancia para = on the fringe of.
    * de poca importancia = menial, small-time.
    * de primordial importancia = of prime importance, of paramount importance.
    * de segunda importancia = marginal, back burner, on the back burner, second in importance.
    * de segunda importancia en relación con = secondary to.
    * destacar la importa = underscore + importance.
    * destacar la importancia de = stress + the importance of, emphasise + the importance of, highlight + the importance of.
    * de suma importancia = of the utmost importance, of utmost importance.
    * de suprema importancia = of the highest significance.
    * de tercera importancia = tertiary.
    * de vital importancia = vitally important.
    * disminuir la importancia de = lessen + the importance of.
    * donde el tiempo es de suma importancia = time-critical.
    * en orden de importancia = in rank order, in order.
    * falta de importancia = worthlessness.
    * ganar cada vez más importancia = go from + strength to strength, grow from + strength to strength.
    * ganar importancia = grow in + importance, grow in + strength, gain + prominence, grow in + significance, gain + significance, gain in + importance.
    * gente de poca importancia = small fry, the.
    * importancia cada vez mayor = growing importance, growing significance.
    * importancia histórica = historical significance.
    * importancia primordial = key importance.
    * importancia + radicar = the importance of + Nombre + lie.
    * importancia + residir = the importance of + Nombre + lie.
    * importancia + yacer = the importance of + Nombre + lie.
    * minimizar la importancia = minimise + importance.
    * nada de importancia = nothing in particular.
    * no darle demasiada importancia a Algo = think + little of.
    * no darle demasiada importancia a + Infinitivo = think + nothing of + Gerundio.
    * no darle importancia a = think + very little about/of.
    * no percatarse de la importancia de Algo = have + no feeling for.
    * no poder dejar de recalcar la importancia de Algo = cannot + give + too much emphasis + to the importance of, the importance of + Nombre + cannot be stressed too strongly.
    * no se puede dejar de recalcar la importancia de Algo = the importance of + Nombre + cannot be overemphasised, the importance of + Nombre + cannot be overstressed, the importance of + Nombre + cannot be overstated.
    * no tener importancia = be of no importance, make + no difference, be of no consequence.
    * no tener la menor importancia = be of no particular concern.
    * ordenar por orden de importancia = rank + in order.
    * orden decreciente de importancia = decreasing order of importance.
    * orden de importancia = significance order of terms, pecking order, significance order.
    * pérdida de importancia = demise, swing away from.
    * poca importancia = unimportance, low profile.
    * poner de relieve la importancia = underscore + importance.
    * prestar importancia a = place + weight on.
    * que le presta gran importancia a la cultura = culture-conscious.
    * quitar importancia = de-emphasise [de-emphasize, -USA], understate, trivialise [trivialize, -USA], minimise + importance, downplay, gloss over, negate, soft-pedal.
    * quitar importancia a un problema = trivialise + trouble.
    * quitarle importancia a las cosas = make + light of things.
    * realzar la importancia = heighten + importance.
    * recalcar la importancia de = stress + the importance of.
    * recibir importancia = enjoy + prominence.
    * remarcar la importancia = underline + importance.
    * resaltar la importancia = underscore + importance.
    * resaltar la importancia de = stress + the importance of, emphasise + the importance of, highlight + the importance of.
    * restar importancia = minimise + importance, downplay, gloss over, negate, soft-pedal.
    * restarle importancia a las cosas = make + light of things.
    * ser de importancia primordial = be of key importance.
    * ser de importancia vital = lie at + the heart of.
    * sin darle importancia = airily.
    * sin importancia = negligible, unimportant, trifling, immaterial, of no consequence.
    * subrayar la importancia = underline + importance, underscore + importance.
    * tema de secundaria importancia = footnote.
    * tener gran importancia = be of high significance.
    * tener importancia = carry + weight, have + high profile, be of consequence.
    * tener la misma importancia = carry + equal weight.
    * * *
    femenino importance

    detalles sin importanciaminor o insignificant details

    concederle or darle importancia a algo — to attach importance to something

    quitarle or restarle importancia a algo — to play down the importance of something

    ¿y eso qué importancia tiene? — so what?

    darse importanciato give oneself airs

    * * *
    = importance, merit, notability, pre-eminence [preeminence], prominence, significance, standing, stature, value, distinction, visibility, centrality, meaningfulness, worthwhileness, profile, premium, import, fuse, consequence.

    Ex: This format is becoming common in new thesauri, partly because the recognition of the importance of viewing both relationships and subject terms in one tool.

    Ex: Much will be said later about the merits and drawbacks of the various types of index and approaches to indexing.
    Ex: Its notability is seen to lie in the fact that it has significantly broken the stranglehold upon postgraduate studentships in the gift of the Science and Engineering Research Council.
    Ex: Despite its pre-eminence, or possibly because of it, DC has its critics.
    Ex: Weights are a quantitative measure of the prominence of various index terms in the description of a subject and may form the basis of an alternative search logic.
    Ex: Whatever viewpoint is taken, it is difficult to dispute the significance of AACR1.
    Ex: Their sheer institutional standing and regard have had a bearing upon the creation of a situation which is a good deal better than it might otherwise have been.
    Ex: Merely having the materials available will not provide the desired boost to the library's stature unless the collection is exceptional.
    Ex: This stop list is input to the computer before indexing can commence, and is a list of the words which appear in text which have no value as access words in an index.
    Ex: Mystery and detective stories, love and romance fiction, adventure and western stories, recent novels widely publicized but of little literary distinction, popularizations of current affairs characterized by sensationalism and easy dogmatism rather than by dispassionate and qualified analysis -- these and similar books are widely circulated by the public library.
    Ex: The new director considers that there is need for recruitment of librarians from all backgrounds into the profession and that librarianship needs higher visibility within society.
    Ex: Gilman advocated the academic library's centrality to research.
    Ex: The author challenges the meaningfulness of precision and recall values as a measure of performance of a retrieval system.
    Ex: But it always assumes the importance, the worthwhileness, of human experience even when -- as in tragedy -- it finds much in that experience evil.
    Ex: There is also a further dilemma concerning formats such as film and audio which have tended to receive a lower profile in the library world (too awkward, too cluttered with copyright restrictions, too technically instable).
    Ex: To presuppose that clients will continue to travel to defined locations earmarked as libraries in search of information is to deny the premium on time prevalent in today's culture.
    Ex: A new set of conventions has had to be developed, using mathematical symbols mainly, which have international import.
    Ex: Accessibility is the most important factor in determining the level of fuse of an information source.
    Ex: I am looking for guidance on a potential digitization project of some consequence.
    * adquirir importancia = assume + importance, attain + importance, come up, take on + added weight, gain + significance, move up + the agenda, gain + importance, gain in + importance.
    * adquirir importancia histórica = make + history, go down in + history.
    * asunto de importancia = matter of weight, matter of consequence.
    * asunto sin importancia = matter of no consequence.
    * aumentar de importancia = grow in + importance, grow in + significance.
    * clasificar en orden de importancia = rank + in order of importance.
    * cobrar importancia = assume + importance, take on + added weight, move up + the agenda, gain + importance, be on the agenda.
    * conceder importancia = accord + significance level, attach + importance, place + importance.
    * conceder mucha importancia a = lay + great store on.
    * concienciar a Alguien de la importancia de la información = raise + information awareness.
    * consciente de la importancia de la información = information conscious.
    * crecer en importancia = grow from + strength to strength, increase in + importance.
    * cuestión de importancia = matter of consequence.
    * cuestión sin importancia = matter of no consequence.
    * dar a Algo más importancia de la que tiene = oversell.
    * dar bastante importancia a = place + great store on.
    * dar importancia = attach + importance, give + prominence, stress, give + pre-eminence, give + relevance, place + importance, give + importance.
    * dar importancia a = give + weight to, place + emphasis on, attach + weight to, create + a high profile for, give + a high profile, place + weight on.
    * dar importancia a Algo = put + Algo + on the agenda, be on the agenda.
    * dar mayor importancia a = give + pride of place to.
    * dar mucha importancia = put + a premium on.
    * de capital importancia = momentous, of cardinal importance.
    * de crucial importancia = crucially important.
    * de especial importancia = of particular note.
    * de fundamental importancia = of prime importance, critically important.
    * de importancia = of note, of consequence.
    * de importancia creciente = of growing importance.
    * de importancia crucial = crucially important.
    * de importancia fundamental = critically important.
    * de importancia secundaria = incidental.
    * de mayor o menor importancia = great and small.
    * de menor importancia = fringe subject, of fringe interest.
    * de menor importancia para = on the fringe of.
    * de poca importancia = menial, small-time.
    * de primordial importancia = of prime importance, of paramount importance.
    * de segunda importancia = marginal, back burner, on the back burner, second in importance.
    * de segunda importancia en relación con = secondary to.
    * destacar la importa = underscore + importance.
    * destacar la importancia de = stress + the importance of, emphasise + the importance of, highlight + the importance of.
    * de suma importancia = of the utmost importance, of utmost importance.
    * de suprema importancia = of the highest significance.
    * de tercera importancia = tertiary.
    * de vital importancia = vitally important.
    * disminuir la importancia de = lessen + the importance of.
    * donde el tiempo es de suma importancia = time-critical.
    * en orden de importancia = in rank order, in order.
    * falta de importancia = worthlessness.
    * ganar cada vez más importancia = go from + strength to strength, grow from + strength to strength.
    * ganar importancia = grow in + importance, grow in + strength, gain + prominence, grow in + significance, gain + significance, gain in + importance.
    * gente de poca importancia = small fry, the.
    * importancia cada vez mayor = growing importance, growing significance.
    * importancia histórica = historical significance.
    * importancia primordial = key importance.
    * importancia + radicar = the importance of + Nombre + lie.
    * importancia + residir = the importance of + Nombre + lie.
    * importancia + yacer = the importance of + Nombre + lie.
    * minimizar la importancia = minimise + importance.
    * nada de importancia = nothing in particular.
    * no darle demasiada importancia a Algo = think + little of.
    * no darle demasiada importancia a + Infinitivo = think + nothing of + Gerundio.
    * no darle importancia a = think + very little about/of.
    * no percatarse de la importancia de Algo = have + no feeling for.
    * no poder dejar de recalcar la importancia de Algo = cannot + give + too much emphasis + to the importance of, the importance of + Nombre + cannot be stressed too strongly.
    * no se puede dejar de recalcar la importancia de Algo = the importance of + Nombre + cannot be overemphasised, the importance of + Nombre + cannot be overstressed, the importance of + Nombre + cannot be overstated.
    * no tener importancia = be of no importance, make + no difference, be of no consequence.
    * no tener la menor importancia = be of no particular concern.
    * ordenar por orden de importancia = rank + in order.
    * orden decreciente de importancia = decreasing order of importance.
    * orden de importancia = significance order of terms, pecking order, significance order.
    * pérdida de importancia = demise, swing away from.
    * poca importancia = unimportance, low profile.
    * poner de relieve la importancia = underscore + importance.
    * prestar importancia a = place + weight on.
    * que le presta gran importancia a la cultura = culture-conscious.
    * quitar importancia = de-emphasise [de-emphasize, -USA], understate, trivialise [trivialize, -USA], minimise + importance, downplay, gloss over, negate, soft-pedal.
    * quitar importancia a un problema = trivialise + trouble.
    * quitarle importancia a las cosas = make + light of things.
    * realzar la importancia = heighten + importance.
    * recalcar la importancia de = stress + the importance of.
    * recibir importancia = enjoy + prominence.
    * remarcar la importancia = underline + importance.
    * resaltar la importancia = underscore + importance.
    * resaltar la importancia de = stress + the importance of, emphasise + the importance of, highlight + the importance of.
    * restar importancia = minimise + importance, downplay, gloss over, negate, soft-pedal.
    * restarle importancia a las cosas = make + light of things.
    * ser de importancia primordial = be of key importance.
    * ser de importancia vital = lie at + the heart of.
    * sin darle importancia = airily.
    * sin importancia = negligible, unimportant, trifling, immaterial, of no consequence.
    * subrayar la importancia = underline + importance, underscore + importance.
    * tema de secundaria importancia = footnote.
    * tener gran importancia = be of high significance.
    * tener importancia = carry + weight, have + high profile, be of consequence.
    * tener la misma importancia = carry + equal weight.

    * * *
    importance
    temas de gran importancia matters of great importance o significance o ( frml) of great import
    ésos son detalles sin importancia those are minor o unimportant o insignificant details
    trató de quitarle or restarle importancia al problema she tried to make light of the problem, she tried to play down the importance of the problem
    no debemos darle tanta importancia a este tema we should not make so much of this matter, we should not attach too much importance to this matter
    siento llegar tardeno tiene importancia I'm sorry I'm late — it doesn't matter
    ¿y eso qué importancia tiene? so what?
    darse importancia to give oneself airs
    * * *

     

    importancia sustantivo femenino
    importance;

    quitarle importancia a algo to play down the importance of sth;
    detalles sin importancia minor o insignificant details;
    no tiene importancia it doesn't matter;
    darse importancia to give oneself airs
    importancia sustantivo femenino importance, significance: no te preocupes, no tiene importancia, don't worry, it's nothing
    el accidente fue de cierta importancia, the accident was quite serious
    dar importancia a, to attach importance to
    quitarle importancia a algo, to play down the importance of sthg
    sin importancia, unimportant
    ♦ Locuciones: darse importancia, to give oneself airs

    ' importancia' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    acento
    - acentuar
    - alta
    - alto
    - bagatela
    - calibre
    - cobrar
    - conceder
    - dimensión
    - énfasis
    - entidad
    - envergadura
    - escatológico
    - fallo
    - ignorar
    - incidir
    - insignificancia
    - insistir
    - interés
    - levedad
    - marcar
    - minúscula
    - minúsculo
    - niñería
    - palidecer
    - pequeña
    - pequeño
    - primera
    - primero
    - primordial
    - protagonismo
    - quitar
    - recalcar
    - relativa
    - relativo
    - relieve
    - representar
    - restar
    - revestir
    - subrayar
    - suceso
    - suma
    - sumo
    - talla
    - tontería
    - valor
    - vital
    - vuelo
    - alguno
    - capital
    English:
    account
    - attach
    - count
    - emphasize
    - importance
    - incidental
    - irrelevant
    - issue
    - light
    - little
    - major
    - matter
    - mind
    - minimize
    - minor
    - moment
    - momentous
    - override
    - paramount
    - play down
    - primary
    - prime
    - prominence
    - read
    - ride
    - shrug off
    - significance
    - smooth over
    - store
    - thrust forward
    - unimportant
    - vital
    - vitally
    - all
    - all right
    - consideration
    - descend
    - detail
    - emphasis
    - gloss
    - hot
    - import
    - magistrate
    - menial
    - play
    - small
    - trifling
    - utmost
    * * *
    importance;
    de importancia important, of importance;
    un tratamiento médico reservado a los casos de importancia a treatment reserved for serious cases;
    un arquitecto de importancia an important architect;
    recibió un golpe de cierta importancia he took a fairly heavy knock;
    adquirir o [m5] cobrar importancia to become important, to take on significance;
    dar importancia a algo to attach importance to sth;
    darse importancia to give oneself airs;
    no tiene importancia [no es importante] it's not important;
    [no pasa nada] it doesn't matter;
    sin importancia unimportant;
    ha sido un rasguño sin importancia it's only a little scratch;
    quitar o [m5] restar importancia a algo to play sth down
    * * *
    f importance;
    dar importancia a attach importance to;
    restar importancia a algo make light of sth, play sth down;
    tener importancia be important;
    no tiene importancia it’s not important, it doesn’t matter;
    sin importancia unimportant;
    darse importancia give o.s. airs
    * * *
    : importance
    * * *
    importancia n importance
    darse importancia to give yourself airs [pt. gave; pp. given]
    tener importancia to be important / to matter

    Spanish-English dictionary > importancia

  • 6 intranquilo

    adj.
    restless, jumpy, queasy, worried.
    * * *
    1 worried, uneasy
    * * *
    ADJ (=preocupado) worried, anxious; (=desasosegado) restless
    * * *
    - la adjetivo
    a) [estar] ( preocupado) worried, anxious
    b) [ser] ( agitado) restless
    * * *
    = restive, ill-at-ease, uneasy.
    Ex. We are increasingly restive about being held hostage to bindings that cost more than they are actually worth for library use.
    Ex. One quite serious barrier to improvement is the reluctance of users to tell librarians of their feelings, but perhaps it is expecting too much of them to complain that they are ill-at-ease.
    Ex. Hawthorne gave an uneasy laugh, which was merely the outlet for her disappointment.
    * * *
    - la adjetivo
    a) [estar] ( preocupado) worried, anxious
    b) [ser] ( agitado) restless
    * * *
    = restive, ill-at-ease, uneasy.

    Ex: We are increasingly restive about being held hostage to bindings that cost more than they are actually worth for library use.

    Ex: One quite serious barrier to improvement is the reluctance of users to tell librarians of their feelings, but perhaps it is expecting too much of them to complain that they are ill-at-ease.
    Ex: Hawthorne gave an uneasy laugh, which was merely the outlet for her disappointment.

    * * *
    1 [ ESTAR] (preocupado) worried, anxious
    cuando su hija sale por las noches se queda muy intranquila when her daughter goes out at night she gets very worried o anxious o she feels very uneasy
    2 [ SER] (agitado) restless
    * * *

    intranquilo
    ◊ -la adjetivo

    a) [estar] ( preocupado) worried, anxious


    intranquilo,-a adj (angustiado) worried
    (en movimiento continuo) restless: tiene un sueño muy intranquilo, he sleeps badly
    ' intranquilo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    intranquila
    - nerviosa
    - nervioso
    - interior
    English:
    uneasy
    - shift
    * * *
    intranquilo, -a adj
    1. [preocupado] worried, uneasy;
    me quedé muy intranquilo por sus amenazas his threats made me very uneasy o worried me
    2. [nervioso] restless
    * * *
    adj
    1 ( preocupado) uneasy
    2 ( nervioso) restless
    * * *
    intranquilo, -la adj
    preocupado: uneasy, worried
    * * *
    intranquilo adj worried / uneasy [comp. uneasier; superl. uneasiest]

    Spanish-English dictionary > intranquilo

  • 7 molesto

    adj.
    1 annoying, cumbersome, bothersome, embarrassing.
    2 upset, irritated, angry, annoyed.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: molestar.
    * * *
    1 annoying, troublesome
    2 (enfadado) annoyed
    3 (incómodo) uncomfortable
    4 MEDICINA sore
    los puntos ya han cicatrizado, pero todavía está molesto the stitches have healed, but he's still sore
    \
    estar molesto,-a con alguien to be upset with somebody
    ser molesto to be a nuisance
    * * *
    (f. - molesta)
    adj.
    1) annoyed, bothered
    2) annoying, bothersome
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=que causa molestia) [tos, picor, ruido, persona] irritating, annoying; [olor, síntoma] unpleasant

    es sumamente molesto que... — it's extremely irritating o annoying that...

    lo único molesto es el viaje — the only nuisance is the journey, the only annoying thing is the journey

    2) (=que incomoda) [asiento, ropa] uncomfortable; [tarea] annoying; [situación] awkward, embarrassing
    3) (=incómodo) [persona] uncomfortable

    me sentía molesto en la fiestaI felt uneasy o uncomfortable at the party

    me siento molesto cada vez que me hace un regaloI feel awkward o embarrassed whenever she gives me a present

    4) (=enfadado) [persona] annoyed

    ¿estás molesto conmigo por lo que dije? — are you annoyed at me for what I said?

    5) (=disgustado) [persona] upset

    ¿estás molesta por algo que haya pasado? — are you upset about something that's happened?

    * * *
    - ta adjetivo
    1)
    a) [SER] ( fastidioso) <ruido/tos> annoying, irritating; <sensación/síntoma> unpleasant

    resulta molesto tener que viajar con tantos bultosit's a nuisance o it's very inconvenient having to travel with so much baggage

    b) [ESTAR] (incómodo, dolorido)
    c) [SER] (violento, embarazoso) awkward, embarrassing
    2) [ESTAR] ( ofendido) upset; ( irritado) annoyed

    está muy molesto por lo que hiciste — he's very upset/annoyed about what you did

    * * *
    = annoying, cumbersome, onerous, uncomfortable, uneasy, vexatious, irksome, vexing, untoward, disruptive, gnawing, pesky [peskier -comp., peskiest -sup.], distracting, off-putting, ill-at-ease, nagging, obtrusive, importunate, bothersome, exasperated, niggling, miffed, troublesome.
    Ex. Inconsistencies are mostly merely annoying, although it can be difficult to be sure whether a group of citations which look similar all relate to the same document.
    Ex. Any shelf arrangement systems which do not permit ready location of specific documents are cumbersome for the user or member of staff seeking a specific document.
    Ex. Sub-arrangement under an entry term can alleviate the onerous task of scanning long lists of entries under the same keyword.
    Ex. And making matters worse, this uncomfortable group sat in a suburban sitting-room flooded with afternoon sunlight like dutifully polite guests at a formal coffee party.
    Ex. Hawthorne gave an uneasy laugh, which was merely the outlet for her disappointment.
    Ex. It is undeniable that the ripest crop of vexatious litigants, pyramidologists, and assorted harmless drudges is to be gathered in the great general libraries of our major cities.
    Ex. The old common press was a brilliant and deservedly successful invention, but by the end of the eighteenth century its limitations were beginning to seem irksome.
    Ex. Knowing precisely who is responsible for specific library services and who will make decisions relieves the uncertainty that can be particularly vexing to a neophyte (and paralyzing to library services).
    Ex. Make sure everyone involved is aware of timetable and room changes and any other administrative abnormalities; and as far as possible prevent any untoward interruptions.
    Ex. The crisis in South African education -- particularly black education -- has resulted from the disruptive effects of apartheid.
    Ex. the underlying mood of the movement is a gnawing impatience with the system.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'Small solutions to everyday problems: those pesky URLs'.
    Ex. I think that Mr. Scilken's point was that there's so much material on the traditional three-by-five card that it's less useful, that it's distracting, in fact, and does a disservice to the public library.
    Ex. Some children are prepared to patronize the shop, and use it in quite a different way, when they find the library (however well run) stuffy or off-putting.
    Ex. One quite serious barrier to improvement is the reluctance of users to tell librarians of their feelings, but perhaps it is expecting too much of them to complain that they are ill-at-ease.
    Ex. With inflated prices, the nagging question was whether consumers were being bilked by the market.
    Ex. But the present revision, incorporating ISBD, will literally clutter the entries with obtrusive redundancies and esoterics that will only obscure the content of the entries and obstruct the use of the catalog.
    Ex. She concludes that this problem probes the importunate boundaries separating man from beast and the natural from the monstrous.
    Ex. He shows a masterly command of imagery throughout, but his style has always left little margin for error, and the errors here are bothersome.
    Ex. He was drumming on his desk with exasperated fingers, his mouth quirked at the corners, as if saying: 'Wriggle out of that!'.
    Ex. I always have this niggling doubt about companies that don't provide a telephone number on their websites.
    Ex. These are just superfluous rantings of miffed children.
    Ex. Measures to prevent such incidents include fitting burglar alarms in libraries and taking quick and decisive action against troublesome users.
    ----
    * comportamiento molesto = disruptive behaviour.
    * de un modo molesto = annoyingly.
    * espíritu molesto = poltergeist.
    * estar molesto = be displeased, get + Posesivo + knickers in a twist, get + Posesivo + knickers in a bundle, get + Posesivo + panties in a bundle, put off.
    * lo molesto de = cumbersomeness.
    * personas molestas, las = nuisance, the.
    * sentirse molesto = stir + uneasily, look + uncomfortable, feel + wrong.
    * sentirse molesto por = be embarrassed at.
    * ser algo molesto = be a thorn in + Posesivo + side.
    * ser molesto = be disturbing.
    * verdad molesta = inconvenient truth.
    * * *
    - ta adjetivo
    1)
    a) [SER] ( fastidioso) <ruido/tos> annoying, irritating; <sensación/síntoma> unpleasant

    resulta molesto tener que viajar con tantos bultosit's a nuisance o it's very inconvenient having to travel with so much baggage

    b) [ESTAR] (incómodo, dolorido)
    c) [SER] (violento, embarazoso) awkward, embarrassing
    2) [ESTAR] ( ofendido) upset; ( irritado) annoyed

    está muy molesto por lo que hiciste — he's very upset/annoyed about what you did

    * * *
    = annoying, cumbersome, onerous, uncomfortable, uneasy, vexatious, irksome, vexing, untoward, disruptive, gnawing, pesky [peskier -comp., peskiest -sup.], distracting, off-putting, ill-at-ease, nagging, obtrusive, importunate, bothersome, exasperated, niggling, miffed, troublesome.

    Ex: Inconsistencies are mostly merely annoying, although it can be difficult to be sure whether a group of citations which look similar all relate to the same document.

    Ex: Any shelf arrangement systems which do not permit ready location of specific documents are cumbersome for the user or member of staff seeking a specific document.
    Ex: Sub-arrangement under an entry term can alleviate the onerous task of scanning long lists of entries under the same keyword.
    Ex: And making matters worse, this uncomfortable group sat in a suburban sitting-room flooded with afternoon sunlight like dutifully polite guests at a formal coffee party.
    Ex: Hawthorne gave an uneasy laugh, which was merely the outlet for her disappointment.
    Ex: It is undeniable that the ripest crop of vexatious litigants, pyramidologists, and assorted harmless drudges is to be gathered in the great general libraries of our major cities.
    Ex: The old common press was a brilliant and deservedly successful invention, but by the end of the eighteenth century its limitations were beginning to seem irksome.
    Ex: Knowing precisely who is responsible for specific library services and who will make decisions relieves the uncertainty that can be particularly vexing to a neophyte (and paralyzing to library services).
    Ex: Make sure everyone involved is aware of timetable and room changes and any other administrative abnormalities; and as far as possible prevent any untoward interruptions.
    Ex: The crisis in South African education -- particularly black education -- has resulted from the disruptive effects of apartheid.
    Ex: the underlying mood of the movement is a gnawing impatience with the system.
    Ex: The article is entitled 'Small solutions to everyday problems: those pesky URLs'.
    Ex: I think that Mr. Scilken's point was that there's so much material on the traditional three-by-five card that it's less useful, that it's distracting, in fact, and does a disservice to the public library.
    Ex: Some children are prepared to patronize the shop, and use it in quite a different way, when they find the library (however well run) stuffy or off-putting.
    Ex: One quite serious barrier to improvement is the reluctance of users to tell librarians of their feelings, but perhaps it is expecting too much of them to complain that they are ill-at-ease.
    Ex: With inflated prices, the nagging question was whether consumers were being bilked by the market.
    Ex: But the present revision, incorporating ISBD, will literally clutter the entries with obtrusive redundancies and esoterics that will only obscure the content of the entries and obstruct the use of the catalog.
    Ex: She concludes that this problem probes the importunate boundaries separating man from beast and the natural from the monstrous.
    Ex: He shows a masterly command of imagery throughout, but his style has always left little margin for error, and the errors here are bothersome.
    Ex: He was drumming on his desk with exasperated fingers, his mouth quirked at the corners, as if saying: 'Wriggle out of that!'.
    Ex: I always have this niggling doubt about companies that don't provide a telephone number on their websites.
    Ex: These are just superfluous rantings of miffed children.
    Ex: Measures to prevent such incidents include fitting burglar alarms in libraries and taking quick and decisive action against troublesome users.
    * comportamiento molesto = disruptive behaviour.
    * de un modo molesto = annoyingly.
    * espíritu molesto = poltergeist.
    * estar molesto = be displeased, get + Posesivo + knickers in a twist, get + Posesivo + knickers in a bundle, get + Posesivo + panties in a bundle, put off.
    * lo molesto de = cumbersomeness.
    * personas molestas, las = nuisance, the.
    * sentirse molesto = stir + uneasily, look + uncomfortable, feel + wrong.
    * sentirse molesto por = be embarrassed at.
    * ser algo molesto = be a thorn in + Posesivo + side.
    * ser molesto = be disturbing.
    * verdad molesta = inconvenient truth.

    * * *
    molesto -ta
    A
    1 [ SER]
    (fastidioso): tengo una tos sumamente molesta I have o I've got a really irritating o annoying cough
    es una sensación muy molesta it's a very uncomfortable o unpleasant feeling
    no es grave, pero los síntomas son muy molestos it's nothing serious, but the symptoms are very unpleasant
    la máquina hace un ruido de lo más molesto the machine makes a very irritating o annoying o tiresome noise
    ¡es tan molesto que te estén interrumpiendo cada cinco minutos! it's so annoying o trying o tiresome o irritating when people keep interrupting you every five minutes
    resulta muy molesto tener que viajar con tantos bultos it's a real nuisance o it's very inconvenient having to travel with so much baggage
    ¿podría abrir la ventana, si no es molesto? would you be so kind as to open the window?
    2 [ ESTAR]
    (incómodo, dolorido): está bastante molesto he's in some pain
    pasó la noche bastante molesto he had a rather uncomfortable night
    está molesto por la anestesia he's in some discomfort because of the anesthetic
    3 [ SER] (violento, embarazoso) awkward
    es una situación muy molesta it's a very awkward o embarrassing situation
    me hace sentir muy molesta que esté constantemente regalándome cosas it's very embarrassing the way she's always giving me presents, she's always giving me presents, and it makes me feel very awkward o embarrassed
    me resulta muy molesto tener que trabajar con ella cuando no nos hablamos I find it awkward working with her when we're not even on speaking terms
    B [ ESTAR] (ofendido) upset
    está molesto con ellos porque no fueron a su boda he's upset o put out o peeved because they didn't go to his wedding
    está muy molesto por lo que hiciste he's very upset about what you did
    * * *

     

    Del verbo molestar: ( conjugate molestar)

    molesto es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    molestó es:

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

    Multiple Entries:
    molestar    
    molesto    
    molestó
    molestar ( conjugate molestar) verbo transitivo
    1

    perdone que lo moleste sorry to trouble o bother you


    2 (ofender, disgustar) to upset
    verbo intransitivo
    1 ( importunar):
    ¿le molesta si fumo? do you mind if I smoke?;

    me molesta su arrogancia her arrogance irritates o annoys me;
    no me duele, pero me molesta it doesn't hurt but it's uncomfortable
    2 ( fastidiar) to be a nuisance;
    no quiero molesto I don't want to be a nuisance o to cause any trouble

    molestarse verbo pronominal
    1 ( disgustarse) to get upset;
    molestose POR algo to get upset about sth;
    molestose CON algn to get annoyed with sb
    2 ( tomarse el trabajo) to bother, trouble oneself (frml);

    se molestó en venir hasta aquí a avisarnos she took the trouble to come all this way to tell us
    molesto
    ◊ -ta adjetivo

    1 [SER]
    a) ( fastidioso) ‹ruido/tos annoying, irritating;

    sensación/síntoma unpleasant
    b) (violento, embarazoso) awkward, embarrassing

    2 [ESTAR] ( ofendido) upset;
    ( irritado) annoyed;
    está muy molesto por lo que hiciste he's very upset/annoyed about what you did

    molestar verbo transitivo
    1 (causar enojo, incomodidad) to disturb, bother: ¿le molestaría contestar a unas preguntas?, would you mind answering some questions?
    me molesta que grites, it annoys me when you shout
    2 (causar dolor, incomodidad) to hurt
    molesto,-a adjetivo
    1 (incómodo) uncomfortable: me encuentro algo molesto después de esa metedura de pata, I feel uncomfortable after that gaffe
    2 (fastidioso) annoying, pestering: es un ruido muy molesto, it's an annoying noise
    3 (enfadado, disgustado) annoyed o cross: ¿no estarás molesta por lo que he dicho?, you're not upset about what I said, are you?
    ' molesto' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    acalorada
    - acalorado
    - disgustarse
    - enojosa
    - enojoso
    - fastidiada
    - fastidiado
    - molesta
    - molestarse
    - pesada
    - pesado
    - poca
    - poco
    - puñetera
    - puñetero
    - sacudir
    - suplicio
    - fastidioso
    - fregado
    - latoso
    - molestar
    - mosqueado
    English:
    annoying
    - bother
    - hot
    - imposition
    - irksome
    - irritating
    - miffed
    - obtrusive
    - off-putting
    - peeved
    - troublesome
    - uncomfortable
    - unwelcome
    - would
    - intrusive
    - put
    - uneasy
    * * *
    molesto, -a adj
    1.
    ser molesto [incordiante] [costumbre, tos, ruido] to be annoying;
    [moscas] to be a nuisance; [calor, humo, sensación] to be unpleasant; [ropa, zapato] to be uncomfortable;
    es muy molesto tener que mandar callar constantemente it's very annoying to have to be constantly telling you to be quiet;
    tengo un dolor molesto en la espalda I've got an ache in my back which is causing me some discomfort
    2.
    ser molesto [inoportuno] [visita, llamada] to be inconvenient;
    [pregunta] to be awkward
    3.
    ser molesto [embarazoso] to be embarrassing;
    esta situación empieza a resultarme un poco molesta this situation is beginning to make me feel a bit uncomfortable
    4.
    estar molesto [irritado] to be rather upset;
    está molesta porque no la invitamos a la fiesta she's upset because we didn't invite her to the party;
    están molestos por sus declaraciones they are upset by what he has been saying
    5.
    estar molesto [con malestar, incomodidad] [por la fiebre, el dolor] to be in some discomfort;
    no tenía que haber comido tanto, ahora estoy molesto I shouldn't have eaten so much, it's made me feel rather unwell;
    ¿no estás molesto con tanta ropa? aren't you uncomfortable in all those clothes?
    * * *
    adj
    1 ( fastidioso) annoying
    2 ( incómodo) inconvenient
    3 ( embarazoso) embarrassing
    * * *
    molesto, -ta adj
    1) enojado: bothered, annoyed
    2) fastidioso: bothersome, annoying
    * * *
    molesto adj
    1. (que fastidia) annoying
    2. (disgustado) annoyed

    Spanish-English dictionary > molesto

  • 8 tranquilo

    1 (sin inquietud) calm, relaxed, tranquil
    3 (sin movimiento) calm, still, quiet
    4 (sin ruidos) quiet, still, peaceful
    5 (persona) calm, easy-going, placid
    6 (agua) still; (conciencia) clear
    \
    déjame tranquilo,-a familiar leave me alone!
    para que estés tranquilo,-a... for your own peace of mind...
    ¡tranquilo,-a! (no te preocupes) don't you worry! 2 (cálmate) steady on!, calm down!
    * * *
    (f. - tranquila)
    adj.
    calm, quiet
    * * *
    tranquilo, -a
    1. ADJ
    1) (=plácido) [sitio, momento] quiet, peaceful; [mar] calm

    una tarde tranquilaa quiet o peaceful afternoon

    2) (=sosegado) calm
    3) (=sin preocupación)

    estad tranquilos que yo me encargo de todo — don't worry, I'll look after everything

    ¡deja ya tranquilo al pobre chico! — leave the poor boy alone!

    ¡tranquilo, no merece la pena enfadarse! — calm down! there's no point getting annoyed

    ¡eh, tranquilo, sin empujar! — hey, easy does it! no pushing!

    4) (=descarado)

    ¡mira que es tranquila! todos esperando y ella como si nada — nothing seems to bother her! everyone's waiting and she couldn't care less

    lo ha suspendido todo y él tan tranquilo — he's failed the lot, but it doesn't seem to worry him

    2.
    SM / F

    ¡es una tranquila de cuidado! aún no ha acabado los deberes — she's not bothered about anything, that one, she still hasn't finished her homework!

    * * *
    I
    - la adjetivo
    1)
    a) [SER] < persona> ( pacífico) calm
    b) <mar/ambiente> calm; < lugar> quiet, peaceful, tranquil
    2) [ESTAR]

    ahora que trabaja estoy más tranquiloI feel better o happier now that he's found a job

    viven tranquilos allí en su granjitathey lead a peaceful o tranquil life on their little farm

    tú, tranquilo, que de eso me encargo yo — there's no need for you to worry, I'll take care of that

    ...y se quedó tan tranquila —...and she didn't bat an eyelash (AmE) o (BrE) eyelid

    II
    adverbio (Méx fam)

    te cuesta tranquilo unas 2,000 libras — it costs 2,000 pounds easily (colloq)

    * * *
    = cool [cooler -comp., coolest -sup.], quiet [quieter -comp., quietest -sup.], placid, calm [calmer -comp., calmest -sup.], restful, composed, quiescent, laid-back, tranquil, serene, uneventful, sedate, chilled out.
    Ex. It is the cool and perfectly proper expression of a confident professionalism, still only faintly discernible.
    Ex. Properly read, live literature -- even the quietest or most light-hearted -- may be disturbing, may subvert our view of life.
    Ex. Nobody could have guessed from the librarian's placid demeanor that she was in a state of extreme agitation as she moved toward Edmonds' door.
    Ex. Her calm confident eyes silently invited him to relieve his mind, and he could not resist the temptation.
    Ex. The health promoting concept is carried through the design of the ward, where there is maximum use of restful natural materials and 'healing arts'.
    Ex. 'I'll see, Bernice, if I can find something for you on what to do when you suspect someone is becoming an alcoholic,' she added trying to appear composed.
    Ex. All was quiescent, languorous, beautiful in the glow of the sunshine slanting into the room through the open window.
    Ex. The article ' Laid-back librarians love L.A' reports on the 13th ARLIS/NA (Art Libraries Society of North America) Annual Conference, Los Angeles, 8-14 Feb 85.
    Ex. Sudak is one of the most beautiful and tranquil locales on the Black Sea coast.
    Ex. The hysteria about the usefulness of microcomputers to libraries is unprecedented in the normally serene and predictable library environment.
    Ex. The resulting music shares several attributes with ambient music -- its emphasis on texture and timbre, the absence of rhythm, and its adherence to the dictate that ambient music should be uneventful.
    Ex. His rebelliousness against family tradition and sedate good taste surfaced disturbingly in his account of bringing his mother's body home from Italy.
    Ex. He is very chattery when he wants to be, and the rest of the time really chilled out and very rarely stressed.
    ----
    * aguas tranquilas = still waters.
    * con la conciencia tranquila = with a clear conscience.
    * dejar las cosas tranquilas = let + sleeping dogs lie.
    * dejar tranquilo = leave + Nombre + undisturbed.
    * estar tranquilo que = rest + assured that.
    * tan tranquilo = unfazed.
    * tener la conciencia tranquila = have + a clear conscience.
    * tomarse Algo tranquilo = take + Posesivo + time.
    * tomárselo tranquilo = hang + loose, take it + easy.
    * vivir con la conciencia tranquila = live with + a clear conscience.
    * * *
    I
    - la adjetivo
    1)
    a) [SER] < persona> ( pacífico) calm
    b) <mar/ambiente> calm; < lugar> quiet, peaceful, tranquil
    2) [ESTAR]

    ahora que trabaja estoy más tranquiloI feel better o happier now that he's found a job

    viven tranquilos allí en su granjitathey lead a peaceful o tranquil life on their little farm

    tú, tranquilo, que de eso me encargo yo — there's no need for you to worry, I'll take care of that

    ...y se quedó tan tranquila —...and she didn't bat an eyelash (AmE) o (BrE) eyelid

    II
    adverbio (Méx fam)

    te cuesta tranquilo unas 2,000 libras — it costs 2,000 pounds easily (colloq)

    * * *
    = cool [cooler -comp., coolest -sup.], quiet [quieter -comp., quietest -sup.], placid, calm [calmer -comp., calmest -sup.], restful, composed, quiescent, laid-back, tranquil, serene, uneventful, sedate, chilled out.

    Ex: It is the cool and perfectly proper expression of a confident professionalism, still only faintly discernible.

    Ex: Properly read, live literature -- even the quietest or most light-hearted -- may be disturbing, may subvert our view of life.
    Ex: Nobody could have guessed from the librarian's placid demeanor that she was in a state of extreme agitation as she moved toward Edmonds' door.
    Ex: Her calm confident eyes silently invited him to relieve his mind, and he could not resist the temptation.
    Ex: The health promoting concept is carried through the design of the ward, where there is maximum use of restful natural materials and 'healing arts'.
    Ex: 'I'll see, Bernice, if I can find something for you on what to do when you suspect someone is becoming an alcoholic,' she added trying to appear composed.
    Ex: All was quiescent, languorous, beautiful in the glow of the sunshine slanting into the room through the open window.
    Ex: The article ' Laid-back librarians love L.A' reports on the 13th ARLIS/NA (Art Libraries Society of North America) Annual Conference, Los Angeles, 8-14 Feb 85.
    Ex: Sudak is one of the most beautiful and tranquil locales on the Black Sea coast.
    Ex: The hysteria about the usefulness of microcomputers to libraries is unprecedented in the normally serene and predictable library environment.
    Ex: The resulting music shares several attributes with ambient music -- its emphasis on texture and timbre, the absence of rhythm, and its adherence to the dictate that ambient music should be uneventful.
    Ex: His rebelliousness against family tradition and sedate good taste surfaced disturbingly in his account of bringing his mother's body home from Italy.
    Ex: He is very chattery when he wants to be, and the rest of the time really chilled out and very rarely stressed.
    * aguas tranquilas = still waters.
    * con la conciencia tranquila = with a clear conscience.
    * dejar las cosas tranquilas = let + sleeping dogs lie.
    * dejar tranquilo = leave + Nombre + undisturbed.
    * estar tranquilo que = rest + assured that.
    * tan tranquilo = unfazed.
    * tener la conciencia tranquila = have + a clear conscience.
    * tomarse Algo tranquilo = take + Posesivo + time.
    * tomárselo tranquilo = hang + loose, take it + easy.
    * vivir con la conciencia tranquila = live with + a clear conscience.

    * * *
    tranquilo1 -la
    1 [ ESTAR]
    (libre de preocupaciones): ahora que consiguió empleo estoy más tranquilo I feel better o happier now that he's found a job
    viven tranquilos allí en su granjita they lead a peaceful o tranquil life on their little farm
    ¡tranquilo! relax! o keep calm! o don't worry!
    tú, tranquila, que de eso me encargo yo there's no need for you to worry o don't worry, I'll take care of that
    no estaré tranquila hasta que llame I won't relax until he calls
    no estará tranquilo hasta que lo rompa he won't be happy o satisfied until he breaks it!
    déjalo tranquilo leave him alone
    tengo la conciencia tranquila I have a clear conscience, my conscience is clear
    2 [ SER] ‹persona› (pacífico) calm
    3 [ ESTAR] ‹mar/ambiente› calm; ‹lugar› quiet, peaceful, tranquil
    llevan una vida muy tranquila they lead a very quiet life
    4 [ ESTAR]
    (sin inmutarse): su hermano está en el hospital y él tan tranquilo his brother's in hospital and he doesn't seem at all worried o bothered o perturbed
    me dijo que se lo había llevado ella y se quedó tan tranquila she told me she had taken it, as cool as you like o as cool as a cucumber o quite unashamedly, she told me, quite calmly o boldly, that she had taken it
    el tren pasó casi rozando y ellos se quedaron tan tranquilos the train passed within an inch of us and they didn't turn a hair o they didn't bat an eyelash ( AmE) o ( BrE) eyelid, the train passed within an inch of us and they were quite unperturbed
    lo dijo mal y se quedó tan tranquilo he said it wrong but he just carried on regardless o as if nothing had happened, he said it wrong but he was completely unfazed o unabashed
    ( Méx fam): te cuesta tranquilo unas 2,000 libras it costs 2,000 pounds easily ( colloq), it costs a good 2,000 pounds
    * * *

     

    tranquilo 1
    ◊ -la adjetivo

    1
    a) [SER] ‹ persona› ( pacífico) calm

    b)mar/ambiente calm;

    lugar quiet, peaceful, tranquil
    2 [ESTAR]

    persona›:

    ¡tranquilo! relax!;
    tú, tranquilo, de eso me encargo yo there's no need for you to worry, I'll take care of that;
    lo hice para quedarme tranquilo I did it for my own peace of mind;
    déjalo tranquilo leave him alone


    …y se quedó tan tranquila …and she didn't bat an eyelash (AmE) o (BrE) eyelid
    tranquilo 2 adverbio (Méx fam):
    te cuesta tranquilo unas 2,000 libras it costs 2,000 pounds easily (colloq)

    tranquilo,-a adjetivo
    1 (sosegado, sereno) calm
    (sin turbulencias) still: todo está tranquilo por aquí, everything is quiet around here
    2 (sin nervios, preocupación) dile que se esté tranquilo, tell her to not worry
    (conciencia: sin remordimientos) clear
    3 (despreocupado, relajado, con pachorra) laid-back

    ' tranquilo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    ancha
    - ancho
    - confiada
    - confiado
    - despreocupada
    - despreocupado
    - estarse
    - pancha
    - pancho
    - quieta
    - quieto
    - recogerse
    - serena
    - sereno
    - tranquila
    - Y
    - estar
    - fresco
    - parsimonioso
    - relajado
    English:
    ambience
    - but
    - calm
    - casual
    - clear
    - collected
    - comfortable
    - composed
    - cool
    - deceptively
    - dying
    - easy
    - easy-going
    - equable
    - everything
    - laid-back
    - mellow
    - peace
    - peaceful
    - private
    - quiet
    - relaxed
    - rest
    - restful
    - saunter
    - sedate
    - serene
    - smooth
    - steady
    - still
    - tranquil
    - uneventful
    - untroubled
    - all right
    - be
    - laid
    * * *
    tranquilo, -a adj
    1. [sosegado] [lugar, calle, tarde, vida] quiet, peaceful;
    [ambiente, tono de voz] quiet, calm; [mar] calm; [paso, movimientos] unhurried;
    pasé un día muy tranquilo en casa I had a very quiet o peaceful day at home;
    es un barrio muy tranquilo it's a very quiet o peaceful neighbourhood;
    en el pueblo duermo muy tranquilo I always sleep very peacefully in the village
    2. [sin preocupaciones] [persona] relaxed, calm;
    iba tranquilo a la entrevista I went to the interview feeling calm;
    prefiero vivir tranquilo I prefer the quiet life;
    ¡(tú) tranquilo! don't you worry!;
    no estoy tranquilo hasta que no llega a casa I can't relax until she gets home;
    por fin puedo respirar tranquilo at last I can breathe easily;
    dejar a alguien tranquilo to leave sb alone
    3. [por carácter] calm;
    es muy tranquilo he's very calm
    4. [despreocupado]
    ¿pero cómo es que estás tan tranquilo, sabiendo lo que está pasando? how can you be so calm, knowing what's happening?;
    lo escuchó y se quedó tan tranquilo he listened to it without batting an eyelid
    5. [sin culpabilidad] [mente] untroubled;
    [conciencia] clear;
    tengo la conciencia tranquila my conscience is clear
    * * *
    adj
    1 lugar, mañana, persona calm, quiet
    :
    ¡tranquilo! don’t worry;
    déjame tranquilo leave me alone
    3 ( fresco)
    :
    quedarse tan tranquilo not bat an eyelid
    * * *
    tranquilo, -la adj
    calmo: calm, tranquil
    una vida tranquila: a quiet life
    * * *
    1. (en general) calm
    2. (apacible) quiet
    ¡tranquilo! (¡cálmate!) take it easy! / relax! (¡no te preocupes!) don't worry!

    Spanish-English dictionary > tranquilo

  • 9 trastorno mental

    m.
    mental disorder, lunacy, derangement, mental turmoil.
    * * *
    (n.) = mental disorder, psychiatric disorder, brain disorder
    Ex. These tendencies were evident in speculation about the causes of conditions such as paresis & 'hereditary' mental disorders.
    Ex. The defendants were predominantly male, single, and of no fixed abode, suffering from serious psychiatric disorder.
    Ex. Schizophrenia is a brain disorder that typically strikes people when they are quite young.
    * * *
    (n.) = mental disorder, psychiatric disorder, brain disorder

    Ex: These tendencies were evident in speculation about the causes of conditions such as paresis & 'hereditary' mental disorders.

    Ex: The defendants were predominantly male, single, and of no fixed abode, suffering from serious psychiatric disorder.
    Ex: Schizophrenia is a brain disorder that typically strikes people when they are quite young.

    * * *
    mental disorder

    Spanish-English dictionary > trastorno mental

  • 10 violento

    adj.
    1 violent.
    2 violent, bitter, forceful.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: violentar.
    * * *
    1 (gen) violent
    2 (vergonzoso) embarrassing, awkward
    3 (molesto) embarrassed, awkward, ill at ease
    4 (dicho, escrito) twisted, distorted
    5 (postura) forced, unnatural
    6 DEPORTE rough
    * * *
    (f. - violenta)
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) [acto, deporte, persona] violent
    2) (=incómodo) awkward, uncomfortable

    me encuentro violento estando con ellosI feel awkward o I don't feel at ease when I'm with them

    3) [postura] awkward
    4) [interpretación] forced
    5) (LAm) (=repentino) quick
    * * *
    - ta adjetivo
    1) <choque/deporte/muerte> violent; < discurso> vehement; <persona/tono/temperamento> violent
    2) ( incómodo) < situación> embarrassing, awkward

    le es or resulta violento hablar del tema — she finds it embarrassing o difficult to talk about it

    * * *
    = violent, furious, crude [cruder -comp., crudest -sup.], virulent, savage, stormy [stormier -comp., stormiest -sup.], embarrassing, rough [rougher -comp., roughest -sup.], virulently, uneasy, uncomfortable, ill-at-ease, bloodthirsty.
    Ex. There was a heavy and prolonged silence as Datto scrambled through his mind, trying to recollect the details of the event that had apparently trigerred this violent reaction.
    Ex. 'Punch' satirised the opponents more cruelly: 'Here is an institution doomed to scare the furious devotees of laissez faire'.
    Ex. Some unfortunate children grow up as readers of James Bond, of dashing thrillers and the blood-and-guts of crude war stories.
    Ex. It is easy to become carried away by the sheer size of the so-called 'information explosion' and to regard the growth of literature as a phenomenon as threatening to civilization as a virulent epidemic or the 'population explosion' in the third world.
    Ex. The most vulnerable nations are Burma, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, which have all experienced savage war and civil unrest in recent years.
    Ex. The stormy period of the 50s and 60s are considered to have seriously damaged the cause of improving the salaries of librarians.
    Ex. This is highly embarrassing for the innocent reader and for the apologetic library staff.
    Ex. The changes for the latter group are going to be abrupt, and rough -- very revolutionary.
    Ex. This work presents a startling contrast to the virulently anti-Catholic sentiments prevalent in 18th-century popular writing.
    Ex. Hawthorne gave an uneasy laugh, which was merely the outlet for her disappointment.
    Ex. And making matters worse, this uncomfortable group sat in a suburban sitting-room flooded with afternoon sunlight like dutifully polite guests at a formal coffee party.
    Ex. One quite serious barrier to improvement is the reluctance of users to tell librarians of their feelings, but perhaps it is expecting too much of them to complain that they are ill-at-ease.
    Ex. All the way through, the Jews are portrayed as bloodthirsty.
    ----
    * cometer un acto violento = commit + violence.
    * comportamiento violento = violent behaviour.
    * no violento = nonviolent [non-violent].
    * perturbado y violento = violently insane.
    * reacción violenta = backlash.
    * sentirse violento = look + uncomfortable.
    * sentirse violento por = be embarrassed at.
    * volverse violento = turn + violent.
    * * *
    - ta adjetivo
    1) <choque/deporte/muerte> violent; < discurso> vehement; <persona/tono/temperamento> violent
    2) ( incómodo) < situación> embarrassing, awkward

    le es or resulta violento hablar del tema — she finds it embarrassing o difficult to talk about it

    * * *
    = violent, furious, crude [cruder -comp., crudest -sup.], virulent, savage, stormy [stormier -comp., stormiest -sup.], embarrassing, rough [rougher -comp., roughest -sup.], virulently, uneasy, uncomfortable, ill-at-ease, bloodthirsty.

    Ex: There was a heavy and prolonged silence as Datto scrambled through his mind, trying to recollect the details of the event that had apparently trigerred this violent reaction.

    Ex: 'Punch' satirised the opponents more cruelly: 'Here is an institution doomed to scare the furious devotees of laissez faire'.
    Ex: Some unfortunate children grow up as readers of James Bond, of dashing thrillers and the blood-and-guts of crude war stories.
    Ex: It is easy to become carried away by the sheer size of the so-called 'information explosion' and to regard the growth of literature as a phenomenon as threatening to civilization as a virulent epidemic or the 'population explosion' in the third world.
    Ex: The most vulnerable nations are Burma, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, which have all experienced savage war and civil unrest in recent years.
    Ex: The stormy period of the 50s and 60s are considered to have seriously damaged the cause of improving the salaries of librarians.
    Ex: This is highly embarrassing for the innocent reader and for the apologetic library staff.
    Ex: The changes for the latter group are going to be abrupt, and rough -- very revolutionary.
    Ex: This work presents a startling contrast to the virulently anti-Catholic sentiments prevalent in 18th-century popular writing.
    Ex: Hawthorne gave an uneasy laugh, which was merely the outlet for her disappointment.
    Ex: And making matters worse, this uncomfortable group sat in a suburban sitting-room flooded with afternoon sunlight like dutifully polite guests at a formal coffee party.
    Ex: One quite serious barrier to improvement is the reluctance of users to tell librarians of their feelings, but perhaps it is expecting too much of them to complain that they are ill-at-ease.
    Ex: All the way through, the Jews are portrayed as bloodthirsty.
    * cometer un acto violento = commit + violence.
    * comportamiento violento = violent behaviour.
    * no violento = nonviolent [non-violent].
    * perturbado y violento = violently insane.
    * reacción violenta = backlash.
    * sentirse violento = look + uncomfortable.
    * sentirse violento por = be embarrassed at.
    * volverse violento = turn + violent.

    * * *
    violento1 -ta
    A
    1 ‹choque/deporte/muerte› violent; ‹discusión› violent, heated; ‹discurso› vehement
    utilizar métodos/medios violentos to use violent methods/means
    2 ‹persona/tono/temperamento› violent
    B
    (incómodo): le resulta violento hablar del tema she finds it embarrassing o difficult to talk about it
    estaba muy violento I felt very awkward o embarrassed o uncomfortable
    ¡qué situación más violenta! how embarrassing!
    ( Per fam) quickly
    * * *

    Del verbo violentar: ( conjugate violentar)

    violento es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    violentó es:

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

    Multiple Entries:
    violentar    
    violento
    violentar ( conjugate violentar) verbo transitivo
    a) ( forzar) ‹cerradura/puerta to force;

    persona to rape
    b) ( poner en situación embarazosa) to make … feel awkward

    violentarse verbo pronominal
    to get embarrassed
    violento
    ◊ -ta adjetivo

    1 ( en general) violent;

    2 ( incómodo) ‹ situación embarrassing, awkward;

    estaba muy violento I felt very awkward
    violentar verbo transitivo
    1 (incomodar) to embarrass
    2 (enfadar) to infuriate
    3 (violar) to rape
    4 (forzar una puerta, cerradura, etc) to force
    violento,-a adjetivo
    1 (una persona, tormenta, muerte, etc) violent
    2 (una situación) embarrassing: se sintió muy violenta, she felt very awkward
    ' violento' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abrupta
    - abrupto
    - cacharrazo
    - castaña
    - dura
    - duro
    - impetuosa
    - impetuoso
    - vándala
    - vándalo
    - violenta
    - bestia
    - bruto
    - cochino
    - enojoso
    - fuerte
    - gamberrada
    - gamberrismo
    - molesto
    - remolino
    English:
    aggressive
    - appal
    - appall
    - bang
    - bring out
    - fierce
    - furious
    - horseplay
    - onslaught
    - rough
    - rough-and-tumble
    - sense
    - smash-up
    - trouble
    - video nasty
    - violent
    - wild
    - burning
    - embarrassed
    - harsh
    - savage
    - smash
    - sticky
    * * *
    violento, -a
    adj
    1. [persona, deporte, acción] violent;
    muerte violenta violent death;
    se hicieron con el parlamento por medios violentos they took control of the parliament by violent means
    2. [intenso] [pasión, tempestad] intense, violent;
    [viento] fierce;
    los despertó una violenta sacudida del wagón they were awoken when the carriage gave a violent jolt
    3. [incómodo] awkward;
    aquello lo puso en una situación muy violenta that put him in a very awkward situation;
    me resulta violento hablar con ella I feel awkward talking to her
    nmpl
    los violentos the men of violence
    * * *
    adj
    1 violent;
    morir de muerte violenta die a violent death
    2 situación embarrassing; persona embarrassed
    * * *
    violento, -ta adj
    1) : violent
    2) embarazoso, incómodo: awkward, embarassing
    * * *
    1. (en general) violent
    2. (incómodo) awkward

    Spanish-English dictionary > violento

  • 11 asustar

    v.
    1 to frighten, to scare.
    ¡me has asustado! you gave me a fright!
    me asusta pensar que pueda tener razón the scary thing is she may be right
    El ruido asustó al caballo The noise frightened=startled the horse.
    Su demencia asusta a María His lunacy scares Mary.
    2 to be frightening, to scare.
    Esas películas de zombies asustan Those zombie pictures are frightening.
    * * *
    1 to frighten, scare
    1 to be frightened, be scared
    * * *
    verb
    to frighten, scare
    * * *
    1.
    VT (=causar miedo a) to frighten, scare; (=espantar) to alarm, startle
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo to frighten

    nada lo asustahe's not frightened o scared by anything

    2.
    asustarse v pron to get frightened

    me asusté cuando vi que no estaba allíI got a fright o I got worried when I saw he wasn't there

    no se asuste, no es nada grave — there's no need to worry o to be alarmed, it's nothing serious

    * * *
    = alarm, frighten, scare, startle, make + things scary for, freak, shock, spook.
    Ex. Don't be alarmed if the record does not save.
    Ex. What frightens me about OCLC is the fact that I am disturbed by the integrity of their kind of cataloging.
    Ex. 'Punch' satirised the opponents more cruelly: 'Here is an institution doomed to scare the furious devotees of laissez faire'.
    Ex. I was a little startled in some ways by a statement that other decisions have been directed towards achieving a consistent form of heading.
    Ex. The article has the title 'Things that go bump in the night: net newbies are maturing -- and making things scary for the traditionals'.
    Ex. When I had a similar problem I freaked and instead of going to my manual I called tech support.
    Ex. The gush of water could serve many purposes and was prescribed to soothe, to refrigerate, to stop a swelling, to widen pores, to shock the patient.
    Ex. The noise spooked the animals, and many stampeded over a cliff to their deaths.
    ----
    * asustar a Alguien para que haga Algo = frighten + Nombre + into.
    * asustarse = panic, scare + Reflexivo, shy.
    * asustarse de = be scared of.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo to frighten

    nada lo asustahe's not frightened o scared by anything

    2.
    asustarse v pron to get frightened

    me asusté cuando vi que no estaba allíI got a fright o I got worried when I saw he wasn't there

    no se asuste, no es nada grave — there's no need to worry o to be alarmed, it's nothing serious

    * * *
    = alarm, frighten, scare, startle, make + things scary for, freak, shock, spook.

    Ex: Don't be alarmed if the record does not save.

    Ex: What frightens me about OCLC is the fact that I am disturbed by the integrity of their kind of cataloging.
    Ex: 'Punch' satirised the opponents more cruelly: 'Here is an institution doomed to scare the furious devotees of laissez faire'.
    Ex: I was a little startled in some ways by a statement that other decisions have been directed towards achieving a consistent form of heading.
    Ex: The article has the title 'Things that go bump in the night: net newbies are maturing -- and making things scary for the traditionals'.
    Ex: When I had a similar problem I freaked and instead of going to my manual I called tech support.
    Ex: The gush of water could serve many purposes and was prescribed to soothe, to refrigerate, to stop a swelling, to widen pores, to shock the patient.
    Ex: The noise spooked the animals, and many stampeded over a cliff to their deaths.
    * asustar a Alguien para que haga Algo = frighten + Nombre + into.
    * asustarse = panic, scare + Reflexivo, shy.
    * asustarse de = be scared of.

    * * *
    asustar [A1 ]
    vt
    to frighten
    ¡me asustaste! you made me jump!, you startled o frightened me!, you gave me a fright!
    me asustó cuando se puso tan serio he gave me a fright when he went all serious
    nada lo asusta he's not frightened o scared by anything, nothing frightens o scares him
    lo asustó con tanto hablar de casamiento she frightened o scared him off with all her talk of marriage
    to get frightened
    me asusté cuando llegué a casa y no estaba allí I got a fright o I got worried when I arrived home and he wasn't there
    no se asuste, no es nada grave there's no need to worry o to be alarmed o frightened, it's nothing serious
    ¡no te asustes! soy yo don't be frightened o it's all right, it's only me
    se asustó con lo que le dijo el médico y dejó de fumar what the doctor said frightened him o he got scared o frightened about what the doctor said and he stopped smoking
    * * *

     

    asustar ( conjugate asustar) verbo transitivo
    to frighten;

    asustarse verbo pronominal
    to get frightened;
    me asusté cuando vi que no estaba allí I got a fright o I got worried when I saw he wasn't there;
    no se asuste, no es nada grave there's no need to worry, it's nothing serious
    asustar verbo transitivo to frighten, scare

    ' asustar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    espantar
    - sobrecoger
    English:
    frighten
    - scare
    - shock
    - startle
    - alarm
    * * *
    vt
    [dar miedo a] to frighten, to scare; [preocupar] to worry;
    se escondió detrás del sofá para asustarme she hid behind the sofa so she could jump out and frighten me o give me a fright;
    ¡me has asustado! you gave me a fright!;
    le asustan las arañas he's scared of spiders;
    me asusta pensar que pueda tener razón the scary thing is she may be right
    * * *
    v/t frighten, scare
    * * *
    espantar: to scare, to frighten
    * * *
    asustar vb to frighten / to scare

    Spanish-English dictionary > asustar

  • 12 cabrearse

    1 familiar to get angry, get worked up
    * * *
    VPR
    1) (=enfadarse) to get pissed off ***
    2) (=sospechar) to get suspicious
    3) Cono Sur (=aburrirse) to get bored
    * * *
    (v.) = throw + a hissy fit, throw + a fit, incense, wax + indignant, spit + feathers, get + (all) worked up (about), get + naffed off, get + hot under the collar
    Ex. Perhaps I should have thrown a hissy fit, but I just couldn't be bothered.
    Ex. The diva then threw a fit when told they couldn't serve her a milkshake.
    Ex. She was very incensed about what she believed was an ignorant remark he made during a sales call.
    Ex. To wax indignant about a President's telling lies makes no more sense than to do so about a wrestler's faking falls.
    Ex. It makes me laugh to think of you poor losers spitting feathers about the government.
    Ex. Ordinary people can sit around and get morally worked up about the evil of drugs the way they once got worked up about the 'red menace'.
    Ex. This is the 3rd time he's been sidelined for 3 weeks due to injuries and he's starting to get naffed off.
    Ex. She is quick to get hot under the collar, but once the problem is ironed out she forgets it entirely.
    * * *
    (v.) = throw + a hissy fit, throw + a fit, incense, wax + indignant, spit + feathers, get + (all) worked up (about), get + naffed off, get + hot under the collar

    Ex: Perhaps I should have thrown a hissy fit, but I just couldn't be bothered.

    Ex: The diva then threw a fit when told they couldn't serve her a milkshake.
    Ex: She was very incensed about what she believed was an ignorant remark he made during a sales call.
    Ex: To wax indignant about a President's telling lies makes no more sense than to do so about a wrestler's faking falls.
    Ex: It makes me laugh to think of you poor losers spitting feathers about the government.
    Ex: Ordinary people can sit around and get morally worked up about the evil of drugs the way they once got worked up about the 'red menace'.
    Ex: This is the 3rd time he's been sidelined for 3 weeks due to injuries and he's starting to get naffed off.
    Ex: She is quick to get hot under the collar, but once the problem is ironed out she forgets it entirely.

    * * *

    ■cabrearse vr fam to get worked up
    ' cabrearse' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    cabrear
    * * *
    vpr
    to get really pissed off o US pissed ( con with);
    no te cabrees, sólo era una broma keep your hair on, I was only joking;
    se ha cabreado con Ana he's really pissed off o US pissed with Ana
    * * *
    v/r pop
    get mad fam

    Spanish-English dictionary > cabrearse

  • 13 de poco peso

    (adj.) = pat, feeble
    Ex. When challenged about their crimes, many offenders provide pat justifications.
    Ex. Mearns warns us, 'Recollection is treacherous; it is usually too broad or too narrow for another's use; and what is more serious, it is frequently undependable and worn and feeble'.
    * * *
    (adj.) = pat, feeble

    Ex: When challenged about their crimes, many offenders provide pat justifications.

    Ex: Mearns warns us, 'Recollection is treacherous; it is usually too broad or too narrow for another's use; and what is more serious, it is frequently undependable and worn and feeble'.

    Spanish-English dictionary > de poco peso

  • 14 emberrenchinarse

    1 familiar to fly into a tantrum
    * * *
    = throw + a tantrum, throw + a wobbler, throw + a fit, throw + a hissy fit, throw + a wobbly.
    Ex. During the course of the observation, the researcher witnessed the teacher deal once with physical violence by helping a particularly dangerous student to 'take time out' instead of throwing a tantrum.
    Ex. Of course there are things they don't like, and sometimes one of them throws a wobbler -- which sets the other one off!.
    Ex. The diva then threw a fit when told they couldn't serve her a milkshake.
    Ex. Perhaps I should have thrown a hissy fit, but I just couldn't be bothered.
    Ex. The good thing about having it in writing is that you`re then well within your rights to throw a wobbly and demand you get what you paid for.
    * * *
    = throw + a tantrum, throw + a wobbler, throw + a fit, throw + a hissy fit, throw + a wobbly.

    Ex: During the course of the observation, the researcher witnessed the teacher deal once with physical violence by helping a particularly dangerous student to 'take time out' instead of throwing a tantrum.

    Ex: Of course there are things they don't like, and sometimes one of them throws a wobbler -- which sets the other one off!.
    Ex: The diva then threw a fit when told they couldn't serve her a milkshake.
    Ex: Perhaps I should have thrown a hissy fit, but I just couldn't be bothered.
    Ex: The good thing about having it in writing is that you`re then well within your rights to throw a wobbly and demand you get what you paid for.

    Spanish-English dictionary > emberrenchinarse

  • 15 emberrincharse

    pron.v.
    1 to fly into a violent passion (niños).
    2 to go into a tantrum, to throw a tantrum.
    * * *
    1 familiar to fly into a tantrum
    * * *
    = throw + a tantrum, throw + a wobbler, throw + a fit, throw + a hissy fit, throw + a wobbly.
    Ex. During the course of the observation, the researcher witnessed the teacher deal once with physical violence by helping a particularly dangerous student to 'take time out' instead of throwing a tantrum.
    Ex. Of course there are things they don't like, and sometimes one of them throws a wobbler -- which sets the other one off!.
    Ex. The diva then threw a fit when told they couldn't serve her a milkshake.
    Ex. Perhaps I should have thrown a hissy fit, but I just couldn't be bothered.
    Ex. The good thing about having it in writing is that you`re then well within your rights to throw a wobbly and demand you get what you paid for.
    * * *
    = throw + a tantrum, throw + a wobbler, throw + a fit, throw + a hissy fit, throw + a wobbly.

    Ex: During the course of the observation, the researcher witnessed the teacher deal once with physical violence by helping a particularly dangerous student to 'take time out' instead of throwing a tantrum.

    Ex: Of course there are things they don't like, and sometimes one of them throws a wobbler -- which sets the other one off!.
    Ex: The diva then threw a fit when told they couldn't serve her a milkshake.
    Ex: Perhaps I should have thrown a hissy fit, but I just couldn't be bothered.
    Ex: The good thing about having it in writing is that you`re then well within your rights to throw a wobbly and demand you get what you paid for.

    Spanish-English dictionary > emberrincharse

  • 16 enfermedad mental

    f.
    mental illness, mental disorder, mental infirmity.
    * * *
    mental illness
    * * *
    * * *
    (n.) = mental illness, mental disease, brain disorder, mental disorder
    Ex. This article reports on a use of computer aided instruction and multimedia technology to meet the information needs of a special population -- people who have severe and persistent mental illnesses.
    Ex. It is very commong to accuse people of being irrational or having a mental disease when they engage in conduct not approved of or understood.
    Ex. Schizophrenia is a brain disorder that typically strikes people when they are quite young.
    Ex. These tendencies were evident in speculation about the causes of conditions such as paresis & 'hereditary' mental disorders.
    * * *
    * * *
    (n.) = mental illness, mental disease, brain disorder, mental disorder

    Ex: This article reports on a use of computer aided instruction and multimedia technology to meet the information needs of a special population -- people who have severe and persistent mental illnesses.

    Ex: It is very commong to accuse people of being irrational or having a mental disease when they engage in conduct not approved of or understood.
    Ex: Schizophrenia is a brain disorder that typically strikes people when they are quite young.
    Ex: These tendencies were evident in speculation about the causes of conditions such as paresis & 'hereditary' mental disorders.

    * * *
    mental illness

    Spanish-English dictionary > enfermedad mental

  • 17 frescura

    f.
    1 freshness.
    2 freshness.
    3 cheek, nerve (descaro).
    ¡qué frescura! what a cheek!
    4 coolness, coolth, phlegm, calmness.
    5 carelessness, inadvertence.
    * * *
    1 (frescor) freshness, coolness
    2 (desvergüenza) cheek, nerve
    3 (calma) coolness, calmness
    \
    ¡qué frescura! what a nerve!
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF
    1) [de temperatura, alimentos] freshness; [de lugar, bebida] coolness
    2) (=serenidad) coolness, calmness
    3) * (=descaro) cheek, nerve *
    4) (=impertinencia) cheeky thing (to say), impudent remark
    * * *
    1) ( de temperatura) coolness
    2) ( descaro) nerve (colloq)
    * * *
    = freshness, effrontery, blatancy, shamelessness, impudence.
    Ex. A new approach is needed to maintain the freshness, vitality and humour that will keep at bay the dryer mode of academic examination.
    Ex. This article discusses the use of the term 'chutzpah' by courts suffering various effronteries at the hands of attorneys and even witnesses who appear before them in both criminal and civil matters.
    Ex. There is no argument about this, because the blatancy and shamelessness of it are undeniable.
    Ex. There is no argument about this, because the blatancy and shamelessness of it are undeniable.
    Ex. Because impudence is a vice, it does not follow that modesty is a virtue.
    ----
    * tener la frescura de = have + the nerve(s) to, have + the cheek to.
    * * *
    1) ( de temperatura) coolness
    2) ( descaro) nerve (colloq)
    * * *
    = freshness, effrontery, blatancy, shamelessness, impudence.

    Ex: A new approach is needed to maintain the freshness, vitality and humour that will keep at bay the dryer mode of academic examination.

    Ex: This article discusses the use of the term 'chutzpah' by courts suffering various effronteries at the hands of attorneys and even witnesses who appear before them in both criminal and civil matters.
    Ex: There is no argument about this, because the blatancy and shamelessness of it are undeniable.
    Ex: There is no argument about this, because the blatancy and shamelessness of it are undeniable.
    Ex: Because impudence is a vice, it does not follow that modesty is a virtue.
    * tener la frescura de = have + the nerve(s) to, have + the cheek to.

    * * *
    A
    1 (de temperatura) coolness
    2 (de verdura, pan) freshness
    B (descaro) nerve ( colloq), cheek ( BrE colloq)
    C
    (tranquilidad): me lo dijo con toda frescura, sin inmutarse he told me quite calmly, without batting an eyelash ( AmE) o ( BrE) eyelid
    * * *

    frescura sustantivo femenino ( descaro) nerve (colloq)
    frescura sustantivo femenino
    1 freshness: ¡no hay nada comparable a la frescura de las mañanas de primavera!, there's nothing like the freshness of a spring morning!
    2 (descaro, insolencia) cheek, nerve: ¡menuda frescura pensar que yo le iba a invitar a cenar!, he has a lot of nerve thinking that I was going to invite him to dinner!
    ' frescura' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    cara
    English:
    freshness
    - nerve
    - coolly
    * * *
    1. [de fruta, verdura] freshness
    2. [espontaneidad] freshness
    3. [descaro] cheek, nerve;
    ¡qué frescura! what a cheek o nerve!
    * * *
    f
    1 freshness; ( frío) coolness
    2 fig
    nerve
    * * *
    1) : freshness
    2) : coolness
    3) : calmness
    4) descaro: nerve, audacity
    * * *
    2. (descaro) cheek

    Spanish-English dictionary > frescura

  • 18 informar

    v.
    1 to inform.
    según informa nuestro corresponsal,… according to our correspondent,…
    Ella le avisó a Ricardo She informed Richard.
    2 to report.
    según informa nuestro corresponsal,… according to our correspondent,…
    3 to state a case to a counsellor or judge.
    4 to take cognizance, to make an inquiry, to ask for information.
    Informarse de to find out about
    Informarse sobre algo to gather information about something
    * * *
    1 (dar noticia) to inform (de, about)
    1 to inform (de, about), tell (de, about)
    1 to find out (de, about)
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=dar información a)

    ¿dónde te han informado? — where did you get your information?

    le han informado mal — you've been misinformed, you've been badly informed

    informar a algn de algo — to inform sb of sth, tell sb about sth

    nadie me informó del cambio de planesno one informed me of o told me about the change of plan

    le informé de lo que pasaba — I informed him of what was happening, I told him what was happening

    el portavoz informó a la prensa de los cambios en el gobierno — the spokesman briefed the press on the changes in the government, the spokesman informed the press about the changes in the government

    informar a algn sobre algo — to inform sb about sth, give sb information on sth

    ¿me puede usted informar sobre las becas al extranjero? — can you tell me about overseas grants here?, can you give me information on overseas grants here?

    2) (=comunicar)

    informar queto report that

    informar a algn que — to tell sb that, inform sb that

    nadie me informó que se hubiera pasado la reunión a otro díano one told o informed me that the meeting had been changed to another day

    3) frm (=caracterizar)
    2. VI
    1) (=dar noticias) [portavoz, fuentes] to state, point out, indicate

    se ha producido un nuevo atentado terrorista, informaron fuentes policiales — police sources have reported a new terrorist attack

    el criminal había sido detenido, según informaron fuentes oficiales — according to official sources, the criminal had been arrested

    informar de queto report that

    acaban de informar de que se ha cometido un atentado — a terrorist attack has just been reported, we have just received reports of a terrorist attack

    informar sobre algo — to report on sth

    2) (Jur) [delator] to inform ( contra against)
    [abogado] to sum up
    3.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    a) <persona/prensa> to inform

    ¿podría informarme sobre los cursos de idiomas? — could you give me some information about language courses?

    me place informarle que... — (frml) (Corresp) I am pleased to inform you that... (frml)

    b) (comunicar, hacer saber) to report

    fuentes policiales informan que... — (period) police sources report that...

    2.
    informar vi (dar noticias, información) to report

    informar sobre algo — to report on something, give a report on something

    3.
    informarse v pron to get information

    informarse sobre algoto find out o inquire about something

    * * *
    = inform, report, offer + an account of, brief, hip.
    Ex. This chain informs the system that a new document is to be cataloged and the main entry author should be added.
    Ex. Criticism is not appropriate in a style which aims to report, but not comment upon the content of the original document.
    Ex. This article offers an account of the processes shaping the professionalisation of college and research librarianship within the framework of 4 contemporary sociological theories.
    Ex. This may or may not be the case, but particularly in these areas staff must be informed and briefed so that misunderstandings do not arise.
    Ex. He was aghast after having been hipped to the fact there are hookers on the Internet.
    ----
    * informar a Alguien = let + Nombre + in on.
    * informar a Alguien de = apprise + Nombre + of the fact that.
    * informar de = alert to.
    * informar mal = misinform.
    * informar pormenorizadamente = document + blow by blow.
    * informarse = educate + Reflexivo.
    * informarse de = become + conversant with.
    * informar sobre = communicate + information on, inform on.
    * informar sobre lo ocurrido = debrief.
    * prohibición de informar por secreto de sumario = gag order.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    a) <persona/prensa> to inform

    ¿podría informarme sobre los cursos de idiomas? — could you give me some information about language courses?

    me place informarle que... — (frml) (Corresp) I am pleased to inform you that... (frml)

    b) (comunicar, hacer saber) to report

    fuentes policiales informan que... — (period) police sources report that...

    2.
    informar vi (dar noticias, información) to report

    informar sobre algo — to report on something, give a report on something

    3.
    informarse v pron to get information

    informarse sobre algoto find out o inquire about something

    * * *
    = inform, report, offer + an account of, brief, hip.

    Ex: This chain informs the system that a new document is to be cataloged and the main entry author should be added.

    Ex: Criticism is not appropriate in a style which aims to report, but not comment upon the content of the original document.
    Ex: This article offers an account of the processes shaping the professionalisation of college and research librarianship within the framework of 4 contemporary sociological theories.
    Ex: This may or may not be the case, but particularly in these areas staff must be informed and briefed so that misunderstandings do not arise.
    Ex: He was aghast after having been hipped to the fact there are hookers on the Internet.
    * informar a Alguien = let + Nombre + in on.
    * informar a Alguien de = apprise + Nombre + of the fact that.
    * informar de = alert to.
    * informar mal = misinform.
    * informar pormenorizadamente = document + blow by blow.
    * informarse = educate + Reflexivo.
    * informarse de = become + conversant with.
    * informar sobre = communicate + information on, inform on.
    * informar sobre lo ocurrido = debrief.
    * prohibición de informar por secreto de sumario = gag order.

    * * *
    informar [A1 ]
    vt
    A
    1 ‹persona/prensa› to inform
    te han informado mal you've been misinformed
    nos informaron que habría un retraso de cinco horas we were told o informed that there would be a five-hour delay
    no se me había informado de esta decisión I had not been told about o informed of this decision
    informó a la prensa sobre las nuevas medidas he gave the press information about the new measures, he briefed the press on the new measures
    ¿podría informarme sobre los cursos de idiomas? could you give me some information about language courses?, I'd like to inquire about language courses
    2 (comunicar, hacer saber) to report
    fuentes de la organización informan que … ( period); sources within the organization report that …
    me place or me cumple informarle que … ( frml) ( Corresp) it gives me great pleasure to inform you that … ( frml), I am pleased to inform you that … ( frml)
    B ( frml) (dar forma a) to shape, inform ( frml)
    ■ informar
    vi
    (dar noticias, información) to report informar SOBRE algo to report ON sth, give a report ON sth informar DE algo to announce sth
    to get information
    los interesados pueden informarse en nuestras oficinas those interested can get further information from our offices
    me informé bien antes de decidir I got plenty of information o I made sure I was well-informed o I looked into it carefully before I decided
    informarse SOBRE algo to find out o inquire ABOUT sth
    * * *

     

    informar ( conjugate informar) verbo transitivopersona/prensa to inform;

    ¿podría informarme sobre los cursos de idiomas? could you give me some information about language courses?
    verbo intransitivo (dar noticias, información) to report;
    informar sobre algo to report on sth, give a report on sth;
    informar de algo to announce sth
    informarse verbo pronominal
    to get information;
    informarse sobre algo to find out o inquire about sth
    informar
    I verbo transitivo to inform [de, of]
    II verbo intransitivo & verbo transitivo to report

    ' informar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    comunicar
    English:
    advise
    - apprise
    - brief
    - cover
    - inform
    - misinform
    - report
    - tell
    - caution
    - notify
    * * *
    vt
    1. [dar información a]
    informar a alguien (de) to inform o tell sb (about);
    le han informado mal he has been misinformed;
    me informan que el avión llega con retraso I've been told that the flight is delayed;
    se ha de informar a los detenidos de sus derechos you have to read people who have been arrested their rights;
    ¿me podría informar de los horarios de trenes a Boston? could you tell me the times of the trains to Boston?
    2. Formal [impregnar] to pervade, to inform;
    la filosofía que informa sus novelas the philosophy which informs her novels
    vi
    1. [dar información] to inform;
    en esa oficina informan sobre el Festival you can get information about the Festival from that office
    2. [periódico] to report;
    según informa nuestro corresponsal,… according to our correspondent,…
    * * *
    v/t inform (de, sobre about)
    * * *
    enterar: to inform
    : to report
    * * *
    1. (notificar) to inform / to tell [pt. & pp. told]
    2. (anunciar) to report / to announce

    Spanish-English dictionary > informar

  • 19 inquieto

    adj.
    1 restless, bouncy, wriggly, antsy.
    2 uneasy, worried, anxious, pre-occupied.
    3 everchanging, changeable, restlessly active, skittish.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: inquietar.
    * * *
    1 (agitado) restless
    2 (preocupado) worried, anxious
    3 (interesado) eager, interested
    * * *
    (f. - inquieta)
    adj.
    2) troubled, uneasy
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=preocupado) anxious, worried

    estar inquieto por algo — to be anxious about sth, be worried about sth

    2) (=agitado) restless, unsettled
    * * *
    - ta adjetivo
    a) [estar] ( preocupado) worried
    b) [ser] ( emprendedor) enterprising; ( vivo) lively, inquiring (before n)
    c) ( que se mueve mucho) restless
    * * *
    = restive, uneasy, fidgeting, restless, anxious, ill-at-ease, fidgety, frisky [friskier -comp., friskiest -sup.].
    Ex. We are increasingly restive about being held hostage to bindings that cost more than they are actually worth for library use.
    Ex. Hawthorne gave an uneasy laugh, which was merely the outlet for her disappointment.
    Ex. As children we learn in converse with our parents the significance of a sigh, or a firmly closed mouth, or fidgeting hands, or raised eyebrows.
    Ex. While scanning the area under supervision, the librarian may detect persons who appear restless or puzzled.
    Ex. In this reading mood we feel anxious, tired, lazy, worried -- whatever causes us to reject demanding and 'new' literature and forces us to take up again books that are comfortably -- and comfortingly -- known and easily enjoyed.
    Ex. One quite serious barrier to improvement is the reluctance of users to tell librarians of their feelings, but perhaps it is expecting too much of them to complain that they are ill-at-ease.
    Ex. Fidgety people are rarely well, they have generally `a headache,' or `spasms,' or `nerves,' or something of that sort.
    Ex. A man sitting alone on a park bench is suddenly joined by two women that get very frisky with him, but they have other things on their mind than just sex.
    ----
    * estar inquieto = be disturbed.
    * persona inquieta = fidget.
    * * *
    - ta adjetivo
    a) [estar] ( preocupado) worried
    b) [ser] ( emprendedor) enterprising; ( vivo) lively, inquiring (before n)
    c) ( que se mueve mucho) restless
    * * *
    = restive, uneasy, fidgeting, restless, anxious, ill-at-ease, fidgety, frisky [friskier -comp., friskiest -sup.].

    Ex: We are increasingly restive about being held hostage to bindings that cost more than they are actually worth for library use.

    Ex: Hawthorne gave an uneasy laugh, which was merely the outlet for her disappointment.
    Ex: As children we learn in converse with our parents the significance of a sigh, or a firmly closed mouth, or fidgeting hands, or raised eyebrows.
    Ex: While scanning the area under supervision, the librarian may detect persons who appear restless or puzzled.
    Ex: In this reading mood we feel anxious, tired, lazy, worried -- whatever causes us to reject demanding and 'new' literature and forces us to take up again books that are comfortably -- and comfortingly -- known and easily enjoyed.
    Ex: One quite serious barrier to improvement is the reluctance of users to tell librarians of their feelings, but perhaps it is expecting too much of them to complain that they are ill-at-ease.
    Ex: Fidgety people are rarely well, they have generally `a headache,' or `spasms,' or `nerves,' or something of that sort.
    Ex: A man sitting alone on a park bench is suddenly joined by two women that get very frisky with him, but they have other things on their mind than just sex.
    * estar inquieto = be disturbed.
    * persona inquieta = fidget.

    * * *
    1 [ ESTAR] (preocupado) worried
    estaba inquieto porque no habían llamado he was worried o anxious because they hadn't called
    se sentía inquieta en la casa tan sola she felt nervous o uneasy being all alone in the house
    2 [ SER] (emprendedor) enterprising; (vivo) lively, inquiring ( before n)
    * * *

    Del verbo inquietar: ( conjugate inquietar)

    inquieto es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    inquietó es:

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

    Multiple Entries:
    inquietar    
    inquieto
    inquieto
    ◊ -ta adjetivo

    a) [estar] ( preocupado) worried


    ( vivo) lively, inquiring ( before n)

    inquietar verbo transitivo to worry
    inquieto,-a adjetivo
    1 (preocupado, desazonado) worried, [por, about]
    2 (curioso, emprendedor) eager
    3 (agitado) restless
    ' inquieto' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    espíritu
    - inquieta
    - mosca
    - nerviosa
    - nervioso
    - vilo
    English:
    antsy
    - anxious
    - fidgety
    - restless
    - unsettled
    - worried
    - apprehensive
    - disturbed
    - fretful
    - ill
    - uneasy
    * * *
    inquieto, -a adj
    1. [preocupado] worried, anxious ( por about);
    estoy inquieto por su ausencia I'm worried that he's not here
    2. [agitado, nervioso] restless;
    es un niño muy inquieto he's a very restless o fidgety child;
    el paciente está muy inquieto the patient is very unsettled
    3. [con afán de saber] curious;
    tiene una mente inquieta he has an inquiring mind
    4. CAm [predispuesto] inclined, predisposed
    * * *
    adj worried, anxious
    * * *
    inquieto, -ta adj
    1) : anxious, uneasy, worried
    2) : restless
    * * *
    1. (agitado, revuelto) restless
    2. (preocupado) worried

    Spanish-English dictionary > inquieto

  • 20 montarse en cólera

    (v.) = throw + a tantrum, throw + a fit, throw + a hissy fit, spit + feathers, lose + Posesivo + temper
    Ex. During the course of the observation, the researcher witnessed the teacher deal once with physical violence by helping a particularly dangerous student to 'take time out' instead of throwing a tantrum.
    Ex. The diva then threw a fit when told they couldn't serve her a milkshake.
    Ex. Perhaps I should have thrown a hissy fit, but I just couldn't be bothered.
    Ex. It makes me laugh to think of you poor losers spitting feathers about the government.
    Ex. His father gave him a bag of nails, and told him to drive a nail in the fence in the backyard whenever he lost his temper.
    * * *
    (v.) = throw + a tantrum, throw + a fit, throw + a hissy fit, spit + feathers, lose + Posesivo + temper

    Ex: During the course of the observation, the researcher witnessed the teacher deal once with physical violence by helping a particularly dangerous student to 'take time out' instead of throwing a tantrum.

    Ex: The diva then threw a fit when told they couldn't serve her a milkshake.
    Ex: Perhaps I should have thrown a hissy fit, but I just couldn't be bothered.
    Ex: It makes me laugh to think of you poor losers spitting feathers about the government.
    Ex: His father gave him a bag of nails, and told him to drive a nail in the fence in the backyard whenever he lost his temper.

    Spanish-English dictionary > montarse en cólera

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