Translation: from spanish

platitudinous

  • 1 ampuloso

    adj.
    bombastic, high-flying, pompous, euphuistic.
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    1 inflated, pompous, bombastic
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    ADJ bombastic, pompous
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    - sa adjetivo pompous, bombastic
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    = pompous, hyfoluted, flamboyant, ornate, bombastic, portentous.
    Ex. She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.
    Ex. I can believe that changing the logo broke some hyfoluted view ofthe library.
    Ex. Nathan was known for being the most flamboyant DJ in the area.
    Ex. Some homes are grand, with stately brick, spiraling staircases, ornate fences and multiple entrances.
    Ex. You don't have to be bombastic to be powerful [he says in a loud voice], you can be more intimate [he says in a quieter voice].
    Ex. He is described in the play as a "rather portentous man in his middle fifties but rather provincial in his speech'.
    ----
    * estilo ampuloso = turgid style, plethoric style.
    * prosa ampulosa = plethoric prose, turgid prose.
    * * *
    - sa adjetivo pompous, bombastic
    * * *
    = pompous, hyfoluted, flamboyant, ornate, bombastic, portentous.

    Ex: She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.

    Ex: I can believe that changing the logo broke some hyfoluted view ofthe library.
    Ex: Nathan was known for being the most flamboyant DJ in the area.
    Ex: Some homes are grand, with stately brick, spiraling staircases, ornate fences and multiple entrances.
    Ex: You don't have to be bombastic to be powerful [he says in a loud voice], you can be more intimate [he says in a quieter voice].
    Ex: He is described in the play as a "rather portentous man in his middle fifties but rather provincial in his speech'.
    * estilo ampuloso = turgid style, plethoric style.
    * prosa ampulosa = plethoric prose, turgid prose.

    * * *
    pompous, bombastic
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    ampuloso,-a adjetivo pompous, bombastic
    ' ampuloso' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    ampulosa
    English:
    flamboyant
    - turgid
    - verbose
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    ampuloso, -a adj
    pompous
    * * *
    adj pompous
    * * *
    ampuloso, -sa adj
    grandilocuente: pompous, bombastic

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  • 2 brusco

    adj.
    1 sudden, abrupt.
    2 snappish, gruff, rude, blunt.
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    1 (repentino) sudden
    2 (persona) brusque, abrupt
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    (f. - brusca)
    adj.
    1) sudden, abrupt
    2) brusque, rough
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    1. ADJ
    1) (=repentino) [descenso, curva, declive] sharp; [movimiento] sudden; [cambio] abrupt, sudden
    2) (=grosero) [actitud, porte] curt, brusque; [comentario] rude
    2.
    SM (Bot) butcher's broom
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    - ca adjetivo
    a) <movimiento/cambio> abrupt, sudden; <subida/descenso> sharp, sudden, abrupt
    b) <carácter/modales> rough; <tono/gesto> brusque, abrupt; < respuesta> curt, brusque
    * * *
    = abrasive, abrupt, curt, gruff, blunt, short, short-tempered, off-hand [offhand].
    Ex. She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.
    Ex. There were abrupt fluctuations in his output from one week to the next.
    Ex. The young man pointed to him and said in a sharp, curt tone: 'Let me see your briefcase'.
    Ex. She is a controversial figure, and has a reputation for being direct and gruff.
    Ex. The author discusses the range of enquiries he deals with, the sources of information he uses, and the blunt attitude with which he deals with many enquirers.
    Ex. He first spotted trouble when she started being short with users and so he solved the problem by scaling back her workload.
    Ex. A medical doctor had told him that the reason why women have faster pulse beats is because they are short-tempered.
    Ex. The osteopath was accused of being off-hand with a female patient and not putting her at ease.
    ----
    * brusca y repentinamente = summarily.
    * cambio brusco = flip-flop.
    * cambio brusco de velocidad del viento = wind shear.
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    - ca adjetivo
    a) <movimiento/cambio> abrupt, sudden; <subida/descenso> sharp, sudden, abrupt
    b) <carácter/modales> rough; <tono/gesto> brusque, abrupt; < respuesta> curt, brusque
    * * *
    = abrasive, abrupt, curt, gruff, blunt, short, short-tempered, off-hand [offhand].

    Ex: She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.

    Ex: There were abrupt fluctuations in his output from one week to the next.
    Ex: The young man pointed to him and said in a sharp, curt tone: 'Let me see your briefcase'.
    Ex: She is a controversial figure, and has a reputation for being direct and gruff.
    Ex: The author discusses the range of enquiries he deals with, the sources of information he uses, and the blunt attitude with which he deals with many enquirers.
    Ex: He first spotted trouble when she started being short with users and so he solved the problem by scaling back her workload.
    Ex: A medical doctor had told him that the reason why women have faster pulse beats is because they are short-tempered.
    Ex: The osteopath was accused of being off-hand with a female patient and not putting her at ease.
    * brusca y repentinamente = summarily.
    * cambio brusco = flip-flop.
    * cambio brusco de velocidad del viento = wind shear.

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    brusco -ca
    1 ‹movimiento/cambio› abrupt, sudden; ‹subida/descenso/viraje› sharp, sudden, abrupt
    el brusco giro de los acontecimientos the sudden turn of events
    se deben evitar las frenadas bruscas you should avoid braking suddenly o sharply
    2 ‹carácter/modales› rough; ‹tono/gesto› brusque, abrupt; ‹respuesta› curt, brusque
    no seas tan brusco que lo vas a romper don't be so rough or you'll break it
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    brusco
    ◊ -ca adjetivo

    a)movimiento/cambio abrupt, sudden;

    subida/descenso sharp, sudden
    b)carácter/modales rough;

    tono/gesto brusque, abrupt;
    respuesta curt, brusque
    brusco,-a adjetivo
    1 (rudo, poco amable) brusque, abrupt
    2 (súbito) sudden, sharp
    ' brusco' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    brusca
    - dura
    - duro
    - sacudida
    - tajante
    - viraje
    - bestia
    - bruto
    - explosión
    English:
    abrupt
    - blunt
    - brusque
    - curt
    - dramatic
    - gruff
    - jerk
    - offhand
    - rough
    - rough-and-tumble
    - sharp
    - short
    - sudden
    - swerve
    - switch
    - unceremonious
    - snappy
    - steep
    - toss
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    brusco, -a
    adj
    1. [repentino, imprevisto] sudden, abrupt;
    un cambio brusco de las temperaturas a sudden change in temperature;
    dio un frenazo brusco she braked sharply
    2. [tosco, grosero] brusque;
    me contestó de forma brusca he answered me brusquely
    nm,f
    brusque person
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    adj
    1 cambio abrupt, sudden
    2 respuesta, persona brusque, curt
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    brusco, -ca adj
    1) súbito: sudden, abrupt
    2) : curt, brusque
    bruscamente adv
    * * *
    brusco adj
    1. (repetino) sudden
    2. (persona) abrupt

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  • 3 creído

    adj.
    vain, arrogant, self-satisfied, conceited.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: creer.
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    1→ link=creer creer
    1 arrogant, vain, conceited
    \
    ser un creído,-a to be full of oneself
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    creído, -a
    1. ADJ
    1) (=engreído) conceited
    2) (=crédulo) credulous, trusting
    2.
    SM / F
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    a) [ser] ( engreído) conceited
    b) [ser] (Arg) ( crédulo) gullible
    * * *
    = conceited, stuck-up, cocky [cockier -comp., cockiest -sup.], hoity-toity, vain [vainer -comp., vainest -sup.], cocksure, supercilious, big-headed.
    Ex. She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.
    Ex. library users were stereotyped as old people, intellectuals, uninteresting people, shy or stuck-up people and people afraid of life.
    Ex. Bold, ambitious and in-your-face I've always considered them to be just too cocky by half.
    Ex. Wine lovers get the urge to splurge and celebrate, often in hoity-toity restaurants.
    Ex. The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous.
    Ex. The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.
    Ex. A commenter took me to task for being supercilious and said it was inconsistent with my religion.
    Ex. I alwasy knew she was a pain in the arse, without knowing her you can just tell, by the way she behaves, that she is big-headed and thinks she's god's gift to the human race.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    a) [ser] ( engreído) conceited
    b) [ser] (Arg) ( crédulo) gullible
    * * *
    = conceited, stuck-up, cocky [cockier -comp., cockiest -sup.], hoity-toity, vain [vainer -comp., vainest -sup.], cocksure, supercilious, big-headed.

    Ex: She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.

    Ex: library users were stereotyped as old people, intellectuals, uninteresting people, shy or stuck-up people and people afraid of life.
    Ex: Bold, ambitious and in-your-face I've always considered them to be just too cocky by half.
    Ex: Wine lovers get the urge to splurge and celebrate, often in hoity-toity restaurants.
    Ex: The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous.
    Ex: The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.
    Ex: A commenter took me to task for being supercilious and said it was inconsistent with my religion.
    Ex: I alwasy knew she was a pain in the arse, without knowing her you can just tell, by the way she behaves, that she is big-headed and thinks she's god's gift to the human race.

    * * *
    creído -da
    1 [ SER] (engreído) conceited
    2 [ ESTAR]
    (confiado, convencido): está creído (de) que va a ganar he's convinced o quite sure he's going to win, he's very confident of victory
    3 [ SER] ( Arg) (crédulo) gullible
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    Del verbo creer: ( conjugate creer)

    creído es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    creer    
    creído
    creer ( conjugate creer) verbo intransitivo
    a) (tener fe, aceptar como verdad) to believe;

    creído en algo/algn to believe in sth/sb;
    ¿me crees? do you believe me?

    b) (pensar, juzgar) to think;

    ¿tú crees? do you think so?;

    no creo I don't think so;
    no creas, es bastante difícil believe me, it's quite hard
    verbo transitivo


    aunque no lo creas believe it or not;
    ¡no lo puedo creído! I don't believe it!;
    ¡ya lo creo! of course!
    b) (pensar, juzgar) to think;

    creo que sí/creo que no I think so/I don't think so;

    creo que va a llover I think it's going to rain;
    no la creo capaz I do not think she is capable;
    se cree que el incendio fue provocado the fire is thought to have been started deliberately;
    no lo creí necesario I didn't think it necessary;
    no creo que pueda ir I doubt if o I don't think I'll be able to go;
    creí oír un ruido I thought I heard a noise;
    creo recordar que … I seem to remember that …
    creerse verbo pronominal




    ¿quién se creídoá que es? who does he think he is?
    c) (CS fam) ( estimarse superior) to think one is special (o great etc)

    d) (Méx) ( fiarse) creídose de algn to trust sb

    creído
    ◊ -da adjetivo [ser] ( engreído) conceited

    creer
    I verbo transitivo
    1 (suponer) to think: ¿crees que está implicado?, do you think he's involved?
    creo que sí/no, I think so/don't think so
    ya lo creo, of course
    2 (tener fe, confianza) to believe: créeme, believe me
    te creo, I believe you
    II verbo intransitivo
    1 Rel to believe [en, in]
    cree en los marcianos, he believes in Martians
    2 (tener confianza) to trust: mi padre cree en mí, my father trusts me
    creído,-a
    I adjetivo arrogant, vain, conceited
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino big head

    ' creído' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    creerse
    - creída
    - pero
    English:
    bighead
    - bigheaded
    - cocksure
    - never
    - stuck-up
    - big
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    creído, -a Fam
    adj
    conceited;
    se lo tiene muy creído he's very full of himself, Br he really fancies himself
    nm,f
    es un creído he's a bighead
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    I partcreer
    II adj conceited
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    creído, -da adj
    1) fam : conceited
    2) : confident, sure
    * * *
    creído adj cocky

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  • 4 cuánto

    adj.
    as much.
    conj.
    as much as, all.
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    adjetivo (pl cuántos,-as)
    1 (singular) as much as; (plural) as many as
    1 (singular) everything, all
    2 (plural) all who, everybody who
    \
    cuanto a with respect to, regarding, as for
    cuanto antes as soon as possible
    cuanto más (máximo) all the more
    cuanto más... más the more... the more
    cuantos,-as más, mejor the more, the merrier
    cuanto menos... menos the less... the less
    cuanto menos comas, menos engordarás the less you eat, the less weight you'll put on
    cuantos,-as... tantos,-as as many... as
    cuantas cabezas, tantos sombreros as many heads as hats
    en cuanto as soon as, when
    en cuanto llegue dile... as soon as he arrives tell him...
    en cuanto a with respect to, regarding, as for
    en cuanto a mí as for me, as far as I'm concerned
    en cuanto que insofar as, inasmuch as
    por cuanto given that, since
    unos,-as cuantos,-as some, a few
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    1 FÍSICA quantum
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    1. adv. 2. (f. - cuanta)
    pron.
    all what, everything
    3. (f. - cuanta)
    adj.
    - cuanto menos
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    1. ADJ
    1) [indicando cantidad]
    2) [en correlación]

    cuanto másthe more

    cuantos más invitados vengan más comida habrá que preparar — the more guests come, the more food we'll have to prepare

    cuanto menosthe less

    cuanto menos dinero tiene la gente, menos gasta en salir a comer — the less money people have, the less they spend on eating out

    cuantos menos errores hagas mejor — the fewer mistakes you make, the better

    3)

    unos cuantos — (=no muchos) a few; (=bastantes) quite a few

    2. PRON
    1) [indicando cantidad] all

    tiene todo cuanto deseahe has everything o all (that) he wants

    tome cuanto quiera — take as much as you want, take all you want

    2) [en correlación]

    cuantos másthe more

    cuantos menosthe fewer

    3)

    unos cuantos — (=no muchos) a few; (=bastantes) quite a few

    lo sabíamos unos cuantos, pero la mayoría no — a few of us knew, but most people didn't

    -¿cuántos vinieron? -unos cuantos — "how many people came?" - "quite a few"

    3. ADV CONJ
    1) [expresando correlación]

    cuanto antes mejor — the sooner the better

    cuanto másthe more

    cuanto más intentes convencerlo, menos caso te hará — the more you try to persuade him, the more he will ignore you

    cuanto más corto mejor — the shorter, the better

    cuanto menosthe less

    cuanto menos se hable sobre este asunto mejor — the less (that is) said about this issue, the better

    2) [locuciones]
    a)

    cuanto antesas soon as possible

    ven cuanto antescome as soon as you can o as soon as possible

    b)

    en cuanto(=tan pronto como) as soon as; (=en calidad de) as

    el cuento infantil, en cuanto género literario — children's stories, as a literary genre

    c)

    en cuanto a — as regards, as for

    en cuanto a tu aumento de sueldo, lo discutiremos en diciembre — as regards o as for your pay rise, we'll discuss it in December

    el sistema tiene ventajas en cuanto a seguridad y comodidadas regards o with regard to safety and comfort, the system has advantages

    d)
    e)

    cuanto másespecially

    siempre está nervioso, cuanto más en época de exámenes — he's always nervous, all the more so o especially at exam time

    no escribe a nadie, cuanto más a nosotros — he doesn't write to anyone, let alone us

    f)

    cuanto menosto say the least

    esta interpretación es, cuanto menos, discutible — this interpretation is debatable to say the least

    g)

    por cuanto — in that, inasmuch as frm

    es un delito por cuanto vulnera los derechos constitucionalesit is a crime in that o inasmuch as frm it violates constitutional rights

    * * *
    I
    1) ( tanto como) as much as
    2) (como conj)

    cuantos más/menos seamos, mejor — the more/the fewer of us there are the better

    cuanto antes empecemos, más pronto terminaremos — the sooner we begin, the sooner we'll finish

    es duro para una persona sana, cuanto más para un enfermo — it's hard enough for a healthy person, let alone somebody who's ill

    en cuanto — ( tan pronto como) as soon as; (como, en calidad de) as

    en cuanto a — ( en lo que concierne) as for, as regards

    en cuanto a rentabilidadas for o as regards profitability

    en cuanto a conocimientos del tema... — as far as knowledge of the subject is concerned...

    por cuanto — (liter o frml) insofar as (frml)

    II
    - ta adjetivo
    1)
    a) (todo, todos)
    b) (sing) ( con valor plural)
    2)

    había unas cuantas personasthere were several o quite a few people there

    III
    - ta pronombre
    IV
    masculino quantum
    * * *
    = how much, just how much.
    Ex. 'I don't know how much I have to work with then?' he said, moving his neck as though his collar was not comfortable.
    Ex. Yet just how much greater the cost would be depends on the application.
    ----
    * cada cuantos + Nombre = every few + Nombre.
    * con cuanta creatividad = how creatively.
    * con unos cuantos + Expresión de Tiempo + de antelación = at a few + Expresión Temporal + notice.
    * cuantas veces se quiera = any number of times.
    * cuanto antes = as soon as possible (asap).
    * cuanto antes mejor = sooner the better, the.
    * cuanto ha progresado + Nombre = how far along + Nombre + be.
    * cuanto más = all the more so, all the more, a fortiori.
    * cuanto más..., más... = the + Comparativo..., the + Comparativo....
    * cuanto menos = at least, let alone, at best.
    * cuantos más, mejor = the more the merrier, the more the better.
    * cuántos + Nombre Contable = how many + Nombre Contable.
    * cuantos + Nombre + se quiera = any number of + Nombre.
    * dentro de unos cuantos años = in a few years' time.
    * durante cuánto tiempo = how long.
    * en cuanto a = as to, in extent of, in regard to, in terms of, in the way of, with regard(s) to, as for, as regards, as to the matter of, in reference to, now as to, moving on to.
    * en cuanto a él = as for him.
    * en cuanto a ella = as for her.
    * en cuanto a ellos = as for them.
    * en cuanto a los hechos = factually.
    * en cuanto a mí = as for me.
    * en cuanto a nosotros = as for us.
    * en cuanto a ti = as for you.
    * en cuanto a usted = as for you.
    * en cuanto a vosotros = as for you.
    * en cuanto + nacer = at birth.
    * en cuanto que = in that.
    * en tanto en cuanto = as long as, so long as.
    * en tanto en cuanto que = inasmuch as, insomuch as.
    * en tanto en cuanto + Subjuntivo = provided (that).
    * en unos cuantos años = within a few years, in a few years' time.
    * hace unos cuantos días = a few days ago.
    * más de unos cuantos + Nombre = not a few + Nombre.
    * otros cuantos = several other.
    * por cuanto que = because.
    * por mencionar sólo unos cuantos = to mention only a few.
    * por nombrar sólo unos cuantos = to name only some, to name only some.
    * predecible en cuanto a lo que dice = platitudinous.
    * unas cuantas ideas = a rough guide.
    * unos cuantos = a few, a smattering of + Nombre Contable.
    * y cuanto mucho menos = much less.
    * y unos cuantos más = and a few others.
    * * *
    I
    1) ( tanto como) as much as
    2) (como conj)

    cuantos más/menos seamos, mejor — the more/the fewer of us there are the better

    cuanto antes empecemos, más pronto terminaremos — the sooner we begin, the sooner we'll finish

    es duro para una persona sana, cuanto más para un enfermo — it's hard enough for a healthy person, let alone somebody who's ill

    en cuanto — ( tan pronto como) as soon as; (como, en calidad de) as

    en cuanto a — ( en lo que concierne) as for, as regards

    en cuanto a rentabilidadas for o as regards profitability

    en cuanto a conocimientos del tema... — as far as knowledge of the subject is concerned...

    por cuanto — (liter o frml) insofar as (frml)

    II
    - ta adjetivo
    1)
    a) (todo, todos)
    b) (sing) ( con valor plural)
    2)

    había unas cuantas personasthere were several o quite a few people there

    III
    - ta pronombre
    IV
    masculino quantum
    * * *
    = how much, just how much.

    Ex: 'I don't know how much I have to work with then?' he said, moving his neck as though his collar was not comfortable.

    Ex: Yet just how much greater the cost would be depends on the application.
    * cada cuantos + Nombre = every few + Nombre.
    * con cuanta creatividad = how creatively.
    * con unos cuantos + Expresión de Tiempo + de antelación = at a few + Expresión Temporal + notice.
    * cuantas veces se quiera = any number of times.
    * cuanto antes = as soon as possible (asap).
    * cuanto antes mejor = sooner the better, the.
    * cuanto ha progresado + Nombre = how far along + Nombre + be.
    * cuanto más = all the more so, all the more, a fortiori.
    * cuanto más..., más... = the + Comparativo..., the + Comparativo....
    * cuanto menos = at least, let alone, at best.
    * cuantos más, mejor = the more the merrier, the more the better.
    * cuántos + Nombre Contable = how many + Nombre Contable.
    * cuantos + Nombre + se quiera = any number of + Nombre.
    * dentro de unos cuantos años = in a few years' time.
    * durante cuánto tiempo = how long.
    * en cuanto a = as to, in extent of, in regard to, in terms of, in the way of, with regard(s) to, as for, as regards, as to the matter of, in reference to, now as to, moving on to.
    * en cuanto a él = as for him.
    * en cuanto a ella = as for her.
    * en cuanto a ellos = as for them.
    * en cuanto a los hechos = factually.
    * en cuanto a mí = as for me.
    * en cuanto a nosotros = as for us.
    * en cuanto a ti = as for you.
    * en cuanto a usted = as for you.
    * en cuanto a vosotros = as for you.
    * en cuanto + nacer = at birth.
    * en cuanto que = in that.
    * en tanto en cuanto = as long as, so long as.
    * en tanto en cuanto que = inasmuch as, insomuch as.
    * en tanto en cuanto + Subjuntivo = provided (that).
    * en unos cuantos años = within a few years, in a few years' time.
    * hace unos cuantos días = a few days ago.
    * más de unos cuantos + Nombre = not a few + Nombre.
    * otros cuantos = several other.
    * por cuanto que = because.
    * por mencionar sólo unos cuantos = to mention only a few.
    * por nombrar sólo unos cuantos = to name only some, to name only some.
    * predecible en cuanto a lo que dice = platitudinous.
    * unas cuantas ideas = a rough guide.
    * unos cuantos = a few, a smattering of + Nombre Contable.
    * y cuanto mucho menos = much less.
    * y unos cuantos más = and a few others.

    * * *
    A (tanto como) as much as
    puedes gritar cuanto quieras you can shout all you like o as much as you like [ for examples with adjectives see cuan]
    B ( como conj):
    cuantos menos seamos, mejor the fewer of us there are the better
    cuanto antes empecemos, más pronto terminaremos the sooner we begin, the sooner we'll finish
    C ( en locs):
    cuanto antes as soon as possible
    cuanto más: es un trabajo duro para una persona fuerte, cuanto más para un enfermo it's hard work for a healthy person, let alone o never mind someone who's ill
    tienen mal tiempo en verano, cuanto más en invierno they have bad weather in summer, and the winter's even worse
    en cuanto (tan pronto como) as soon as; (como, en calidad de) as
    vendré en cuanto pueda I'll come as soon as I can
    en cuanto a rentabilidad as for o as regards profitability
    en cuanto a conocimientos del tema, no lo supera nadie as far as knowledge of the subject is concerned nobody can match him
    no le dieron ninguna indicación en cuanto a la forma de hacerlo he was given no indication as to how to do it
    por cuanto ( liter o frml); insofar as ( frml), inasmuch as ( frml)
    cuanto2 -ta
    A
    1
    (todo, todos): llévate cuantos discos quieras take as many records as you want o like
    2 ( sing)
    (con valor plural): se ha leído cuanto libro hay sobre el tema she's read every book there is on the subject
    le compran cuanto juguete se le antoja they buy him any toy(s) he wants
    B
    unos cuantos: ponle unas cuantas cucharadas de jugo de limón add several spoonfuls of lemon juice
    ya había unas cuantas personas there were already several o quite a few people there
    sólo unos cuantos amigos just a few friends
    cuanto3 -ta
    le di todo cuanto tenía I gave her everything I had
    no fuimos todos, sólo unos cuantos we didn't all go, only a few of us
    unos cuantos que yo conozco a few people I can think of o I could mention
    quantum
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    cuánto
    cuanto 1 adverbio


    b) ( como conj):

    cuántos más/menos seamos, mejor the more/the fewer of us there are the better;

    cuánto antes empecemos, más pronto terminaremos the sooner we begin, the sooner we'll finish
    c) ( en locs)


    en cuanto ( tan pronto como) as soon as;
    en cuanto a ( en lo que concierne) as for, as regards
    cuanto 2
    ◊ -ta adjetivo: llévate cuántos discos quieras take as many records as you want o like;

    unos cuántos amigos a few friends;
    tiene cuánto libro hay sobre el tema she has every book there is on the subject
    ■ pronombre: le di todo cuánto tenía I gave her everything I had;
    fuimos solo unos cuántos only a few of us went
    cuánto 1 adverbio


    si supieras cuánto la quiero/lo siento if you knew how much I love her/how sorry I am

    cuánto 2
    ◊ -ta adjetivo


    (pl) how many;
    ¿cuánto café queda? how much coffee is there left?;

    ¿cuántos alumnos tienes? how many students do you have?;
    ¿cuántos años tienes? how old are you?;
    ¿cuánto tiempo tardarás? how long will you take?

    (pl) how many;
    no sé cuánto dinero/cuántos libros tengo I don't know how much money/how many books I have


    ¡cuánto vino! what a lot of wine!;

    ¡cuánto tiempo sin verte! I haven't seen you for ages! (colloq)
    ■ pronombre
    1 ( en preguntas)
    a) ( sing) how much;

    (pl) how many;
    ¿cuánto pesas? how much do you weigh?;

    ¿cuánto mides? how tall are you?;
    ¿cuántos quieres? how many do you want?;
    ¿a cuánto estamos hoy? what's the date today?

    ¿cuánto falta para llegar? how long before we get there?

    c) (refirido a precios, dinero) how much;

    ¿cuánto cuesta? how much is it?;

    ¿cuánto es? how much is that (altogether)?
    2 ( uso indirecto):

    no sé cuánto puede costar/cuántos tiene I don't know how much it might cost/how many she has
    3 ( en exclamaciones):
    ¡cuánto has tardado! it's taken you a long time!

    cuanto,-a
    I adjetivo all: come cuanto arroz quieras, eat as much rice as you want
    unas cuantas veces, a few times
    II pron rel as much as: dice todo cuanto piensa, he says everything he thinks
    gasta cuanto tiene, he spends all he has
    III pron indef pl unos cuantos, a few
    IV adverbio
    1 (cantidad) cuanto más..., más, the more... the more: cuanto más trabajo, más me canso, the more I work the more tired I get
    cuantos más (seamos), mejor, the more the merrier
    2 (tiempo) ven cuanto antes, come as soon as possible
    cuanto antes, mejor, the sooner the better
    ♦ Locuciones: en cuanto, (tan pronto como) as soon as
    (en condición de) as
    en cuanto a, with respect to, regarding
    en cuanto a Javier, as for Javier o as far as Javier is concerned
    cuánto,-a
    I adjetivo & pron interr sing how much?
    (pl) how many?: ¿cuánto es?, how much is it?
    ¿cuántos días faltan?, how many days are left?
    ¡cuánta gente!, what a lot of people!
    II adverbio how, how much: ¿cuánto quieres a mamá?, how much do you love mummy?
    ¡cuánto dormiste!, what a long time you slept!
    ' cuánto' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    acostumbrar
    - amanecer
    - antes
    - cada
    - cerrojo
    - cómo
    - congelación
    - contumaz
    - costar
    - cuanta
    - cuánta
    - cuanto
    - desbandada
    - desorden
    - despojar
    - dicotomía
    - ducha
    - durante
    - embalarse
    - ser
    - estar
    - honda
    - hueso
    - interesar
    - irresoluta
    - irresoluto
    - larga
    - largo
    - limitación
    - moscón
    - mucha
    - mucho
    - mullida
    - mullido
    - rebotarse
    - saber
    - tardar
    - tiempo
    - apenas
    - equivaler
    - hoy
    - más
    - mejor
    - mientras
    - posible
    - vanidoso
    English:
    action
    - ago
    - ahead
    - altogether
    - as
    - asap
    - be
    - better
    - bring round
    - chance
    - come to
    - complaint
    - disagree
    - divorce
    - doze off
    - dread
    - due
    - duration
    - far
    - few
    - for
    - heavy
    - height
    - hold out
    - how
    - immediately
    - ingrained
    - less
    - line
    - lionise
    - long
    - more
    - much
    - play down
    - possible
    - publicity
    - rate
    - realize
    - respect
    - scrap
    - soon
    - strength
    - subscription
    - tall
    - term
    - the
    - unpack
    - wage
    - what
    - worth
    * * *
    cuanto1, -a
    adj
    1. [todo]
    despilfarra cuanto dinero gana he squanders all the money he earns;
    soporté todas cuantas críticas me hizo I put up with every single criticism he made of me;
    todos cuantos intentos hicimos fracasaron every single one of our attempts met with failure
    2. [algunos]
    unos cuantos chicos some o a few boys;
    necesitaré unas cuantas hojas I'm going to need a few sheets of paper
    3. (antes de adv) [expresa correlación]
    cuantas más mentiras digas, menos te creerán the more you lie, the less people will believe you;
    cuantos más amigos traigas, tanto mejor the more friends you bring, the better
    pron relativo
    1. [todo lo que] everything, as much as;
    come cuanto quieras eat as much as you like;
    comprendo cuanto dice I understand everything he says;
    herederás todo cuanto tengo you will inherit everything I have;
    esto es todo cuanto puedo hacer this is as much as o all I can do
    2.
    cuantos [todos] [personas] everyone who;
    [cosas] everything (that);
    cuantos fueron alabaron el espectáculo everyone who went said the show was excellent;
    dio las gracias a todos cuantos le ayudaron he thanked everyone who helped him
    3.
    unos cuantos [algunos] some, a few;
    no tengo todos sus libros, sólo unos cuantos I don't have all of her books, only some o a few of them
    adv
    [expresa correlación]
    cuanto más se tiene, más se quiere the more you have, the more you want;
    cuantos menos vayamos, más barato saldrá the fewer of us who go, the cheaper it will be;
    cuanto más come, más gordo está the more he eats, the fatter he gets;
    cuanto más lo pienso, menos lo entiendo the more I think about it, the less I understand it;
    cuanto menos nos distraigas, mejor the less you distract us, the better;
    cuanto antes llegues, antes empezaremos the sooner you arrive, the sooner we'll start
    cuanto antes loc adv
    as soon as possible;
    hazlo cuanto antes do it as soon as possible o as soon as you can
    en cuanto loc prep
    [en calidad de] as;
    en cuanto cabeza de familia as head of the family
    en cuanto loc conj
    [tan pronto como] as soon as;
    en cuanto acabe as soon as I've finished;
    la reconocí en cuanto la vi I recognized her as soon as I saw her o instantly
    en cuanto a loc prep
    as regards;
    en cuanto a tu petición as regards your request, as far as your request is concerned;
    en cuanto a temas de literatura, nadie sabe más que él no one knows more about literature than he does, when it comes to literature, no one knows more than he does
    cuanto2 nm
    Fís quantum
    * * *
    1
    I adj
    :
    cuanto dinero quieras as much money as you want;
    II pron all, everything;
    se llevó cuanto podía she took all o everything she could;
    le dio cuanto necesitaba he gave her everything she needed;
    unas cuantas a few;
    todo cuanto everything
    III adv
    :
    cuanto antes, mejor the sooner the better;
    en cuanto as soon as;
    en cuanto a as for;
    cuanto más the more;
    cuanto más, mejor the more the better;
    cuanto más … más … the more …, the more …;
    por cuanto inasmuch as;
    todos cuantos all those who
    2 m FÍS quantum;
    teoría de los cuantos quantum theory
    * * *
    cuánto adv
    : how much, how many
    ¿a cuánto están las manzanas?: how much are the apples?
    no sé cuánto desean: I don't know how much they want
    cuánto, -ta adj
    : how much, how many
    ¿cuántos niños tiene?: how many children do you have?
    cuánto pron
    : how much, how many
    ¿cuántos quieren participar?: how many want to take part?
    ¿cuánto cuesta?: how much does it cost?
    cuanto adv
    1) : as much as
    come cuanto puedas: eat as much as you can
    2)
    cuanto antes : as soon as possible
    3)
    en cuánto : as soon as
    4)
    en cuanto a : as for, as regards
    cuanto, -ta adj
    : as many, whatever
    llévate cuantas flores quieras: take as many flowers as you wish
    cuanto, -ta pron
    1) : as much as, all that, everything
    tengo cuanto deseo: I have all that I want
    2)
    unos cuantos, unas cuantas : a few
    * * *
    cuanto1 adj all
    cuantos más / menos... the more / fewer...
    cuanto2 adv as much as
    cuanto más / menos... the more / less...
    cuanto más dinero tiene, más avaro es the more money he has, the greedier he is
    cuanto menos trabajes, menos cobrarás the less you work, the less you'll earn
    en cuanto a as for / regarding
    cuanto3 pron everything / all

    Spanish-English dictionary > cuánto

  • 5 de mente cerrada

    = close-minded, narrow-minded
    Ex. She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.
    Ex. Like all narrow-minded people, he dwelt contentedly in the absolute belief of being right.
    * * *
    = close-minded, narrow-minded

    Ex: She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.

    Ex: Like all narrow-minded people, he dwelt contentedly in the absolute belief of being right.

    Spanish-English dictionary > de mente cerrada

  • 6 de miras estrechas

    = blinkered, close-minded, narrow-minded
    Ex. If the approach is not too blinkered, such situations, on the basis of mounting evidence, quickly lead to the realisation that technological solutions to information problems are at best partial.
    Ex. She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.
    Ex. Like all narrow-minded people, he dwelt contentedly in the absolute belief of being right.
    * * *
    = blinkered, close-minded, narrow-minded

    Ex: If the approach is not too blinkered, such situations, on the basis of mounting evidence, quickly lead to the realisation that technological solutions to information problems are at best partial.

    Ex: She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.
    Ex: Like all narrow-minded people, he dwelt contentedly in the absolute belief of being right.

    Spanish-English dictionary > de miras estrechas

  • 7 decir

    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.
    * * *
    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.
    * * *
    verb
    2) tell
    * * *
    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:
    * * *
    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.
    * * *
    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
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    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

  • 8 desagradable

    adj.
    1 unpleasant.
    2 disagreeable, distasteful, unpleasant, displeasing.
    * * *
    1 disagreeable, unpleasant
    * * *
    adj.
    unpleasant, disagreeable
    * * *
    ADJ unpleasant, disagreeable más frm
    * * *
    adjetivo <respuesta/comentario> unkind; <ruido/sensación> unpleasant, disagreeable; <escena/sorpresa> unpleasant; <tiempo/clima> unpleasant, horrible
    * * *
    = off-putting, unwelcome, unpleasant, disagreeable, unkind, obnoxious, peevish, distasteful, unappealing, seamy [seamier -comp., seamiest -sup.], unsavoury [unsavory, -USA], unpalatable, unsightly, minging, abrasive, nasty [natier -comp., nastiest -sup.], unwholesome, insalubrious, invidious, ill-natured.
    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. The faithful adherents of the ideology of the finding catalog were determined to combat the unwelcome intrusion of Panizzi's scheme before the Royal Commission.
    Ex. And, as if by way of indicating that he had thrown down the gauntlet, he added, 'I can be unpleasant. I warn you'.
    Ex. Then I came within this disagreeable person's atmosphere, and lo! before I know what's happened I'm involved in an unpleasant altercation.
    Ex. The enumeration at 940.5316: Children and other noncombatants; Pacifists; Enemy sympathizers seems a little unkind, if nothing else.
    Ex. During the war a law was passed to limit the consumption of newsprint by ' obnoxious newspapers' and even reducing it to nil = Durante la guerra se aprobó una ley para limitar el consumo de papel de periódico por los llamados "periódicos detestables" e incluso reducirlo a cero.
    Ex. In 1912 a group of women library students were accused of lacking a sense of proportion, being peevish and being absorbed in small details.
    Ex. The physical effort of keeping tabs on people as well as the distasteful practice of checking up on staff output achieves nothing and may do considerable damage.
    Ex. In addition, it is pointed out that tourists often have a strange fascination for tragic, macabre or other equally unappealing historical sights.
    Ex. In general, the writer explains, crimes are depicted in such a way that they are associated with seamy characters who have little regard for conventional morality.
    Ex. Despite the unsavory characters, bawdiness, and amorality in several of his plays, Middleton was more committed to a single theological system than, for example, Shakespeare.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'Spam is unpalatable any way it's served up: things you can do to reduce the amount of unwanted e-mail'.
    Ex. He went on to explain that while there were no unsightly slums, there was a fairly large district of rather nondescript homes intermingled with plain two- and three-family brick and frame dwellings, principally in the eastern reaches of the city.
    Ex. Everyone is attractive to someone, there is no such thing as a minger, but there are many people who I think are minging.
    Ex. She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.
    Ex. Anthony Datto thanked them for having permitted him to unburden himself and after a few desultory remarks about the nasty weather and nothing in particular, they parted.
    Ex. The text raises the possibility that there might be something unwholesome in the Buddhist obsession with hell.
    Ex. Specific actions are those which are intended to reinforce the fight against specific medical conditions related to insalubrious living.
    Ex. Within the ranks of authorship therefore there are many types of author and it is invidious to claim that one sort is necessarily 'better' than another.
    Ex. Always snivelling, coughing, spitting; a stupid, tedious, ill-natured fellow, who was for ever fatiguing people.
    ----
    * algo desagradable a la vista = a blot on the landscape.
    * darle a Uno escalofríos por Algo desagradable = make + Nombre + flinch.
    * de sabor desagradable = unpalatable.
    * desagradable a la vista = eyesore.
    * encontrarse con una sorpresa desagradable = rude awakening + be in store, be in for a rude awakening.
    * esperar una sorpresa desagradable = rude awakening + be in store, be in for a rude awakening.
    * lo desagradable = unpleasantness.
    * situación desagradable = unpleasantness.
    * sorpresa desagradable = rude awakening.
    * * *
    adjetivo <respuesta/comentario> unkind; <ruido/sensación> unpleasant, disagreeable; <escena/sorpresa> unpleasant; <tiempo/clima> unpleasant, horrible
    * * *
    = off-putting, unwelcome, unpleasant, disagreeable, unkind, obnoxious, peevish, distasteful, unappealing, seamy [seamier -comp., seamiest -sup.], unsavoury [unsavory, -USA], unpalatable, unsightly, minging, abrasive, nasty [natier -comp., nastiest -sup.], unwholesome, insalubrious, invidious, ill-natured.

    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: The faithful adherents of the ideology of the finding catalog were determined to combat the unwelcome intrusion of Panizzi's scheme before the Royal Commission.
    Ex: And, as if by way of indicating that he had thrown down the gauntlet, he added, 'I can be unpleasant. I warn you'.
    Ex: Then I came within this disagreeable person's atmosphere, and lo! before I know what's happened I'm involved in an unpleasant altercation.
    Ex: The enumeration at 940.5316: Children and other noncombatants; Pacifists; Enemy sympathizers seems a little unkind, if nothing else.
    Ex: During the war a law was passed to limit the consumption of newsprint by ' obnoxious newspapers' and even reducing it to nil = Durante la guerra se aprobó una ley para limitar el consumo de papel de periódico por los llamados "periódicos detestables" e incluso reducirlo a cero.
    Ex: In 1912 a group of women library students were accused of lacking a sense of proportion, being peevish and being absorbed in small details.
    Ex: The physical effort of keeping tabs on people as well as the distasteful practice of checking up on staff output achieves nothing and may do considerable damage.
    Ex: In addition, it is pointed out that tourists often have a strange fascination for tragic, macabre or other equally unappealing historical sights.
    Ex: In general, the writer explains, crimes are depicted in such a way that they are associated with seamy characters who have little regard for conventional morality.
    Ex: Despite the unsavory characters, bawdiness, and amorality in several of his plays, Middleton was more committed to a single theological system than, for example, Shakespeare.
    Ex: The article is entitled 'Spam is unpalatable any way it's served up: things you can do to reduce the amount of unwanted e-mail'.
    Ex: He went on to explain that while there were no unsightly slums, there was a fairly large district of rather nondescript homes intermingled with plain two- and three-family brick and frame dwellings, principally in the eastern reaches of the city.
    Ex: Everyone is attractive to someone, there is no such thing as a minger, but there are many people who I think are minging.
    Ex: She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.
    Ex: Anthony Datto thanked them for having permitted him to unburden himself and after a few desultory remarks about the nasty weather and nothing in particular, they parted.
    Ex: The text raises the possibility that there might be something unwholesome in the Buddhist obsession with hell.
    Ex: Specific actions are those which are intended to reinforce the fight against specific medical conditions related to insalubrious living.
    Ex: Within the ranks of authorship therefore there are many types of author and it is invidious to claim that one sort is necessarily 'better' than another.
    Ex: Always snivelling, coughing, spitting; a stupid, tedious, ill-natured fellow, who was for ever fatiguing people.
    * algo desagradable a la vista = a blot on the landscape.
    * darle a Uno escalofríos por Algo desagradable = make + Nombre + flinch.
    * de sabor desagradable = unpalatable.
    * desagradable a la vista = eyesore.
    * encontrarse con una sorpresa desagradable = rude awakening + be in store, be in for a rude awakening.
    * esperar una sorpresa desagradable = rude awakening + be in store, be in for a rude awakening.
    * lo desagradable = unpleasantness.
    * situación desagradable = unpleasantness.
    * sorpresa desagradable = rude awakening.

    * * *
    ‹respuesta/comentario› unkind; ‹sabor/ruido/sensación› unpleasant, disagreeable; ‹escena› horrible
    estuvo realmente desagradable conmigo he was really unpleasant to me
    ¡no seas tan desagradable! dale una oportunidad don't be so mean o unkind! give him a chance
    ¡qué tiempo más desagradable! what nasty o horrible weather
    hacía un día bastante desagradable the weather was rather unpleasant, it was a rather unpleasant day
    se llevó una sorpresa desagradable she got a nasty o an unpleasant surprise
    * * *

     

    desagradable adjetivo
    unpleasant;
    respuesta/comentario unkind
    desagradable adjetivo unpleasant, disagreeable: hay un olor desagradable, there's an unpleasant smell
    es una persona muy desagradable, he's really disagreeable
    ' desagradable' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    escopetazo
    - fresca
    - fresco
    - graznido
    - grosera
    - grosero
    - gustillo
    - horrorosa
    - horroroso
    - impresión
    - marrón
    - palma
    - sensación
    - terrible
    - terrorífica
    - terrorífico
    - chocante
    - ingrato
    - mal
    - shock
    English:
    bullet
    - business
    - creep
    - dirty
    - disagreeable
    - distasteful
    - emptiness
    - filthy
    - hard
    - ill-natured
    - miserable
    - nasty
    - off
    - off-putting
    - rude
    - thankless
    - ugly
    - unkind
    - unpleasant
    - unsavory
    - unsavoury
    - unwelcome
    - why
    - home
    - objectionable
    - offensive
    - painful
    - peevish
    - unpalatable
    - unwholesome
    * * *
    adj
    1. [sensación, tiempo, escena] unpleasant;
    no voy a salir, la tarde está muy desagradable I'm not going to go out, the weather's turned quite nasty this afternoon;
    una desagradable sorpresa an unpleasant o a nasty surprise
    2. [persona, comentario, contestación] unpleasant;
    está muy desagradable con su familia he's very unpleasant to his family;
    no seas desagradable y ven con nosotros al cine don't be unsociable, come to the cinema with us
    nmf
    son unos desagradables they're unpleasant people
    * * *
    adj unpleasant, disagreeable
    * * *
    : unpleasant, disagreeable
    * * *
    desagradable adj unpleasant

    Spanish-English dictionary > desagradable

  • 9 dogmático

    adj.
    dogmatic, dogmatical, opinionated, doctrinaire.
    m.
    dogmatist.
    * * *
    1 dogmatic
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 dogmatic
    * * *
    * * *
    - ca adjetivo dogmatic
    * * *
    = dogmatic, doctrinaire, doctrinal, full of opinions, opinionated.
    Ex. In these days of refresher courses right up to retirement I do not think we can be as dogmatic as that.
    Ex. This method requires adaptability and adherence to a consistent appreciation of what the particular employees want and need rather than a doctrinaire insistence on being permissive = Este método requiere que se aprecie regularmente de un modo flexible lo que los empleados concretos quieren y necesitan más que una insistencia dogmático en ser permisivo.
    Ex. The congregational library is considered as a parish asset providing devotional and doctrinal resources.
    Ex. He was most definitely not their kind of Republican - a moderate, a maverick; outspokenly full of opinions that made their hair stand on end.
    Ex. She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.
    ----
    * ser dogmático = be dogmatic.
    * * *
    - ca adjetivo dogmatic
    * * *
    = dogmatic, doctrinaire, doctrinal, full of opinions, opinionated.

    Ex: In these days of refresher courses right up to retirement I do not think we can be as dogmatic as that.

    Ex: This method requires adaptability and adherence to a consistent appreciation of what the particular employees want and need rather than a doctrinaire insistence on being permissive = Este método requiere que se aprecie regularmente de un modo flexible lo que los empleados concretos quieren y necesitan más que una insistencia dogmático en ser permisivo.
    Ex: The congregational library is considered as a parish asset providing devotional and doctrinal resources.
    Ex: He was most definitely not their kind of Republican - a moderate, a maverick; outspokenly full of opinions that made their hair stand on end.
    Ex: She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.
    * ser dogmático = be dogmatic.

    * * *
    1 ‹persona/enfoque› dogmatic
    2 ( Relig) dogmatic
    masculine, feminine
    dogmatist
    * * *

    dogmático
    ◊ -ca adjetivo

    dogmatic
    dogmático,-a adjetivo & sustantivo masculino y femenino dogmatic

    ' dogmático' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    dogmática
    English:
    dogmatic
    - sweeping
    - opinionated
    * * *
    dogmático, -a adj
    1. [persona, ideas, postura] dogmatic
    2. Rel dogmatic
    * * *
    I adj dogmatic
    II m, dogmática f dogmatist
    * * *
    dogmático, -ca adj
    : dogmatic

    Spanish-English dictionary > dogmático

  • 10 engreído

    adj.
    vain, cocky, proud, bigheaded.
    f. & m.
    swell-headed person, conceited person, swellhead.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: engreír.
    * * *
    1 vain, conceited, stuck-up
    * * *
    engreído, -a
    1. ADJ
    1) (=vanidoso) vain, stuck-up *
    2) LAm (=afectuoso) affectionate; (=mimado) spoiled, spoilt
    2.
    SM / F bighead *, spoiled brat
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo
    a) ( vanidoso) conceited, bigheaded (colloq)
    b) (Per) ( mimado) spoiled*
    II
    - da masculino, femenino
    a) ( vanidoso) bighead (colloq)
    b) (Per) ( mimado) spoiled* brat
    * * *
    = conceited, self-inflated, stuck-up, self-important, cocky [cockier -comp., cockiest -sup.], high-blown, snobbish, snobby [snobbier -comp., snobbiest -sup.], snob, haughty [haughtier -comp., haughtiest -sup.], hoity-toity, vain [vainer -comp., vainest -sup.], cocksure, supercilious, big-headed.
    Ex. She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.
    Ex. Book clubs do not have to be cliquish, pretentious, stuffily self-inflated, or bolt-holes for ethereal literary spirits.
    Ex. library users were stereotyped as old people, intellectuals, uninteresting people, shy or stuck-up people and people afraid of life.
    Ex. He was described as 'a self-important, self-righteous blowhard, puffing his filthy pipe, patches on the elbows of his well-worn tweed jacket, decked out in the cliche costume of the shabby liberal icon'.
    Ex. Bold, ambitious and in-your-face I've always considered them to be just too cocky by half.
    Ex. In our media saturated world of high-blown hype and suffocating spin they do their best to tell you the truth.
    Ex. It was possible to identify 3 main groups who display 3 different types of attitude -- participative, delegative and ' snobbish'.
    Ex. Every one looked like death warmed up, including the snobby staff who I found far from welcoming.
    Ex. The biggest faux pas according to snobs who take such things seriously is calling a sofa a couch or a setee.
    Ex. The only blot on his escutcheon is, that after his great success he grew to be haughty and insolent in his demands.
    Ex. Wine lovers get the urge to splurge and celebrate, often in hoity-toity restaurants.
    Ex. The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous.
    Ex. The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.
    Ex. A commenter took me to task for being supercilious and said it was inconsistent with my religion.
    Ex. I alwasy knew she was a pain in the arse, without knowing her you can just tell, by the way she behaves, that she is big-headed and thinks she's god's gift to the human race.
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo
    a) ( vanidoso) conceited, bigheaded (colloq)
    b) (Per) ( mimado) spoiled*
    II
    - da masculino, femenino
    a) ( vanidoso) bighead (colloq)
    b) (Per) ( mimado) spoiled* brat
    * * *
    = conceited, self-inflated, stuck-up, self-important, cocky [cockier -comp., cockiest -sup.], high-blown, snobbish, snobby [snobbier -comp., snobbiest -sup.], snob, haughty [haughtier -comp., haughtiest -sup.], hoity-toity, vain [vainer -comp., vainest -sup.], cocksure, supercilious, big-headed.

    Ex: She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.

    Ex: Book clubs do not have to be cliquish, pretentious, stuffily self-inflated, or bolt-holes for ethereal literary spirits.
    Ex: library users were stereotyped as old people, intellectuals, uninteresting people, shy or stuck-up people and people afraid of life.
    Ex: He was described as 'a self-important, self-righteous blowhard, puffing his filthy pipe, patches on the elbows of his well-worn tweed jacket, decked out in the cliche costume of the shabby liberal icon'.
    Ex: Bold, ambitious and in-your-face I've always considered them to be just too cocky by half.
    Ex: In our media saturated world of high-blown hype and suffocating spin they do their best to tell you the truth.
    Ex: It was possible to identify 3 main groups who display 3 different types of attitude -- participative, delegative and ' snobbish'.
    Ex: Every one looked like death warmed up, including the snobby staff who I found far from welcoming.
    Ex: The biggest faux pas according to snobs who take such things seriously is calling a sofa a couch or a setee.
    Ex: The only blot on his escutcheon is, that after his great success he grew to be haughty and insolent in his demands.
    Ex: Wine lovers get the urge to splurge and celebrate, often in hoity-toity restaurants.
    Ex: The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous.
    Ex: The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.
    Ex: A commenter took me to task for being supercilious and said it was inconsistent with my religion.
    Ex: I alwasy knew she was a pain in the arse, without knowing her you can just tell, by the way she behaves, that she is big-headed and thinks she's god's gift to the human race.

    * * *
    engreído1 -da
    1 (vanidoso, presumido) conceited, bigheaded ( colloq)
    2 ( Per) (mimado) spoiled*
    engreído2 -da
    masculine, feminine
    1 (vanidoso) bighead ( colloq)
    2 ( Per) (mimado) spoiled* brat
    * * *

    Del verbo engreír: ( conjugate engreír)

    engreído es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    engreído    
    engreír
    engreído
    ◊ -da adjetivo

    a) ( vanidoso) conceited, bigheaded (colloq)

    b) (Per) ( mimado) spoiled( conjugate spoiled)

    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino
    a) ( vanidoso) bighead (colloq)

    b) (Per) ( mimado) spoiled brat

    engreído,-a adjetivo conceited
    ' engreído' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    además
    - cambio
    - corte
    - engreída
    - estiramiento
    - fatua
    - fatuo
    - parecer
    - ufana
    - ufano
    - creído
    - pituco
    - presumido
    - sobrado
    English:
    bighead
    - bigheaded
    - cocksure
    - fatuous
    - self-important
    - smug
    - toffee-nosed
    - conceited
    - puffed
    - self
    * * *
    engreído, -a
    adj
    1. [creído] conceited, full of one's own importance
    2. Perú [mimado] spoiled
    nm,f
    1. [creído] conceited person;
    ser un engreído to be very conceited
    2. Perú [mimado]
    ser un engreído to be spoiled
    * * *
    adj conceited
    * * *
    engreído, -da adj
    presumido, vanidoso: vain, conceited, stuck-up

    Spanish-English dictionary > engreído

  • 11 exasperante

    adj.
    exasperating, infuriating.
    * * *
    1 exasperating
    * * *
    adjetivo exasperating
    * * *
    = abrasive, nerve-wracking [nerve-racking], maddening, exasperating.
    Ex. She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.
    Ex. A program should always tell the operator what it is doing once an instruction has been given: there is nothing more nerve-wracking than to enter a command and have the screen go totally blank!.
    Ex. For people with 'print disabilities' this is maddening and frustrating.
    Ex. While information appliances will proliferate, they will not lessen the perception of an exasperating electronic environment.
    * * *
    adjetivo exasperating
    * * *
    = abrasive, nerve-wracking [nerve-racking], maddening, exasperating.

    Ex: She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.

    Ex: A program should always tell the operator what it is doing once an instruction has been given: there is nothing more nerve-wracking than to enter a command and have the screen go totally blank!.
    Ex: For people with 'print disabilities' this is maddening and frustrating.
    Ex: While information appliances will proliferate, they will not lessen the perception of an exasperating electronic environment.

    * * *
    exasperating
    * * *

    exasperante adjetivo
    exasperating
    exasperante adjetivo exasperating
    ' exasperante' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    desesperante
    English:
    infuriating
    - maddening
    - maddeningly
    - exasperating
    * * *
    exasperating, infuriating
    * * *
    adj exasperating

    Spanish-English dictionary > exasperante

  • 12 manipulador

    adj.
    manipulating, handling, manipulative, maneuvering.
    m.
    manipulator, contriver, handler, warper.
    * * *
    1 manipulative
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 manipulator
    * * *
    manipulador, -a
    1.
    2. SM / F
    1) [de mercancías] handler
    2) (=mangoneador) manipulator
    3.
    SM (Elec, Telec) key, tapper
    * * *
    I
    - dora adjetivo manipulative
    II
    - dora masculino, femenino
    a) ( de mercancías) handler
    b) ( aprovechado) manipulator, manipulative person
    * * *
    = manipulative, handler, manipulating, manipulator.
    Ex. She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.
    Ex. Equipment such as computer controlled folders, an automatic combined collator, folder and stapler, wire binders, and handlers for adhesives are described = Se describen equipos como por ejemplo las plegadoras controladas por ordenador, una alzadora, plegadora y grapadora automática, las grapadoras de hilo de alambre y las manipuladoras de adhesivos.
    Ex. His bespectacled face bears the marks of decades of administrative decisions and manipulating markets.
    Ex. Sinclair identified specific industrialists and capitalists as behind-the-scene manipulators of higher education.
    ----
    * manipulador de alimentos = food handler.
    * * *
    I
    - dora adjetivo manipulative
    II
    - dora masculino, femenino
    a) ( de mercancías) handler
    b) ( aprovechado) manipulator, manipulative person
    * * *
    = manipulative, handler, manipulating, manipulator.

    Ex: She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.

    Ex: Equipment such as computer controlled folders, an automatic combined collator, folder and stapler, wire binders, and handlers for adhesives are described = Se describen equipos como por ejemplo las plegadoras controladas por ordenador, una alzadora, plegadora y grapadora automática, las grapadoras de hilo de alambre y las manipuladoras de adhesivos.
    Ex: His bespectacled face bears the marks of decades of administrative decisions and manipulating markets.
    Ex: Sinclair identified specific industrialists and capitalists as behind-the-scene manipulators of higher education.
    * manipulador de alimentos = food handler.

    * * *
    manipulative
    masculine, feminine
    2 (aprovechado) manipulator, manipulative person
    * * *

    manipulador
    ◊ - dora adjetivo

    manipulative
    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino ( aprovechado) manipulator

    ' manipulador' also found in these entries:
    English:
    manipulative
    - manipulator
    * * *
    manipulador, -ora
    adj
    [dominador] manipulative
    nm,f
    1. [operario] handler
    2. [dominador] manipulator
    * * *
    : manipulating, manipulative
    : manipulator

    Spanish-English dictionary > manipulador

  • 13 obstinado

    adj.
    obstinate, bulldogged, stubborn, bulldoggish.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: obstinar.
    * * *
    1 obstinate, stubborn
    * * *
    ADJ obstinate, stubborn
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    a) ( tozudo) obstinate, stubborn
    b) ( tenaz) tenacious, dogged
    c) (Ven) ( harto) fed up (colloq)
    * * *
    = obstinate, stubborn, dogged, perverse, stiff-necked, pigheaded, refractory, self-willed, tenacious, persevering.
    Ex. She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.
    Ex. He is seldom happy, never satisfied, temperamental, stubborn; his behavior at times can be charitably characterized as erratic.
    Ex. The last 50 years of academic librarianship have seen a dogged search for standards.
    Ex. The demand for business information, in relation to its price, is rather perverse in that high price often generates a high demand.
    Ex. The problem was that the stiff-necked men of science refused to bow down before the idols of political expediency.
    Ex. I argue that intellectual vices (such as being gullible, dogmatic, pigheaded, or prejudiced) are essential.
    Ex. However, these mushy words do little to reveal the refractory person uttering them.
    Ex. But apparently the self-willed distinction affected his reason -- he went soft in the head and ended up believing in his divine origins.
    Ex. She's tough and tenacious and she still has almost as many as she has friends.
    Ex. Napoleon Bonaparte said: 'Victory belongs to the most persevering' and 'Ability is of little account without opportunity'.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    a) ( tozudo) obstinate, stubborn
    b) ( tenaz) tenacious, dogged
    c) (Ven) ( harto) fed up (colloq)
    * * *
    = obstinate, stubborn, dogged, perverse, stiff-necked, pigheaded, refractory, self-willed, tenacious, persevering.

    Ex: She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.

    Ex: He is seldom happy, never satisfied, temperamental, stubborn; his behavior at times can be charitably characterized as erratic.
    Ex: The last 50 years of academic librarianship have seen a dogged search for standards.
    Ex: The demand for business information, in relation to its price, is rather perverse in that high price often generates a high demand.
    Ex: The problem was that the stiff-necked men of science refused to bow down before the idols of political expediency.
    Ex: I argue that intellectual vices (such as being gullible, dogmatic, pigheaded, or prejudiced) are essential.
    Ex: However, these mushy words do little to reveal the refractory person uttering them.
    Ex: But apparently the self-willed distinction affected his reason -- he went soft in the head and ended up believing in his divine origins.
    Ex: She's tough and tenacious and she still has almost as many as she has friends.
    Ex: Napoleon Bonaparte said: 'Victory belongs to the most persevering' and 'Ability is of little account without opportunity'.

    * * *
    A
    1 (tozudo) ‹persona/actitud› obstinate, stubborn
    2 (tenaz) ‹persona/lucha› tenacious, dogged
    B ( Ven) (harto) fed up ( colloq)
    su trabajo le tiene obstinado he has had enough of his job o he is fed up with his job
    * * *

    Del verbo obstinarse: ( conjugate obstinarse)

    obstinado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    obstinado    
    obstinarse
    obstinado
    ◊ -da adjetivo



    obstinarse ( conjugate obstinarse) verbo pronominal obstinado EN hacer algo to (obstinately) insist on doing sth;

    se ha obstinado en que hay que terminarlo hoy he is bent on finishing it today
    obstinado,-a adjetivo obstinate
    obstinarse verbo reflexivo to persist [en, in]

    ' obstinado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    cabezón
    - cabezona
    - empeñada
    - empeñado
    - impenitente
    - mollera
    - obstinada
    - burro
    - cazurro
    - obstinarse
    English:
    opinionated
    - stiff-necked
    - dogged
    - head
    - intractable
    - obstinate
    - perverse
    * * *
    obstinado, -a adj
    1. [terco] obstinate, stubborn
    2. [tenaz] tenacious
    3. Ven Fam [hastiado] fed up
    * * *
    adj obstinate
    * * *
    obstinado, -da adj
    1) terco: obstinate, stubborn
    2) : persistent
    * * *
    obstinado adj obstinate

    Spanish-English dictionary > obstinado

  • 14 patán

    adj.
    rude, randy, peasant, bumpkin.
    m.
    rough person, churl, boor, chuff.
    * * *
    1 boor
    * * *
    SM rustic, yokel, hick (EEUU) *; pey lout
    * * *
    I
    adjetivo (fam) loutish, uncouth
    II
    1) (fam) ( grosero) lout, yob (BrE colloq)
    2) (Chi) ( holgazán) good-for-nothing
    * * *
    = oaf, redneck, lout, churl, schmuck, schmo.
    Ex. She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.
    Ex. His talks sparkle with Southern humor and a distinct voice known to mention rednecks, the evil of institutions, and racial reconciliation.
    Ex. It is not just yobbos and louts that are guilty of antisocial behaviour.
    Ex. Then again, who but a churl could fail to grieve at the waste of an artistic life of such immensity and grandeur?.
    Ex. Schmuck entered English as a borrowed word from Yiddish, where it is an obscene term literally meaning a foreskin or head of a penis, and an insult.
    Ex. This team of schmoes is capable of anything.
    * * *
    I
    adjetivo (fam) loutish, uncouth
    II
    1) (fam) ( grosero) lout, yob (BrE colloq)
    2) (Chi) ( holgazán) good-for-nothing
    * * *
    = oaf, redneck, lout, churl, schmuck, schmo.

    Ex: She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.

    Ex: His talks sparkle with Southern humor and a distinct voice known to mention rednecks, the evil of institutions, and racial reconciliation.
    Ex: It is not just yobbos and louts that are guilty of antisocial behaviour.
    Ex: Then again, who but a churl could fail to grieve at the waste of an artistic life of such immensity and grandeur?.
    Ex: Schmuck entered English as a borrowed word from Yiddish, where it is an obscene term literally meaning a foreskin or head of a penis, and an insult.
    Ex: This team of schmoes is capable of anything.

    * * *
    ( fam); loutish, uncouth, boorish
    no seas patán don't be such a lout o so uncouth
    A ( fam) (grosero) lout, yob ( BrE colloq)
    B ( Chi) (holgazán) good-for-nothing, layabout ( BrE colloq)
    * * *

    patán adjetivo (fam) loutish, uncouth;
    no seas patán don't be such a lout o so uncouth

    ■ sustantivo masculino
    1 (fam) ( grosero) lout, yob (BrE colloq)
    2 (Chi) ( holgazán) good-for-nothing
    ' patán' also found in these entries:
    English:
    bumpkin
    - oaf
    - lout
    * * *
    adj
    uncivilized, uncouth
    nm
    1. [ignorante] boor
    2. CSur [inútil] good-for-nothing
    * * *
    desp
    I adj loutish
    II m lout
    * * *
    patán adj, pl patanes : boorish, crude
    patán nm, pl patanes : boor, lout

    Spanish-English dictionary > patán

  • 15 pedante

    adj.
    1 pretentious.
    2 pedantic, vain, bookish, pedant.
    f. & m.
    1 pretentious person.
    2 pedant, dry-as-dust, dryasdust, popinjay.
    * * *
    1 pedantic, pompous
    1 pedant
    * * *
    1.
    ADJ [gen] pedantic; (=pomposo) pompous, conceited
    2.
    SMF pedant
    * * *
    I
    adjetivo pedantic
    II
    masculino y femenino pedant
    * * *
    = pompous, pedant, pedantic, pretentious, hyfoluted, snobbish, snobby [snobbier -comp., snobbiest -sup.], snob, hoity-toity, portentous.
    Ex. She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.
    Ex. Librarians are expected, by their popular media image, to be fussy, nit-picking, pedants.
    Ex. He didn't react quite as strongly as Voltaire, but he thought it poor stuff: artificial, pedantic, dull.
    Ex. Book clubs do not have to be cliquish, pretentious, stuffily self-inflated, or bolt-holes for ethereal literary spirits.
    Ex. I can believe that changing the logo broke some hyfoluted view ofthe library.
    Ex. It was possible to identify 3 main groups who display 3 different types of attitude -- participative, delegative and ' snobbish'.
    Ex. Every one looked like death warmed up, including the snobby staff who I found far from welcoming.
    Ex. The biggest faux pas according to snobs who take such things seriously is calling a sofa a couch or a setee.
    Ex. It's the kind of barn where you can learn to ride without feeling mocked or like some hoity-toities are looking down their nose at you.
    Ex. He is described in the play as a "rather portentous man in his middle fifties but rather provincial in his speech'.
    * * *
    I
    adjetivo pedantic
    II
    masculino y femenino pedant
    * * *
    = pompous, pedant, pedantic, pretentious, hyfoluted, snobbish, snobby [snobbier -comp., snobbiest -sup.], snob, hoity-toity, portentous.

    Ex: She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.

    Ex: Librarians are expected, by their popular media image, to be fussy, nit-picking, pedants.
    Ex: He didn't react quite as strongly as Voltaire, but he thought it poor stuff: artificial, pedantic, dull.
    Ex: Book clubs do not have to be cliquish, pretentious, stuffily self-inflated, or bolt-holes for ethereal literary spirits.
    Ex: I can believe that changing the logo broke some hyfoluted view ofthe library.
    Ex: It was possible to identify 3 main groups who display 3 different types of attitude -- participative, delegative and ' snobbish'.
    Ex: Every one looked like death warmed up, including the snobby staff who I found far from welcoming.
    Ex: The biggest faux pas according to snobs who take such things seriously is calling a sofa a couch or a setee.
    Ex: It's the kind of barn where you can learn to ride without feeling mocked or like some hoity-toities are looking down their nose at you.
    Ex: He is described in the play as a "rather portentous man in his middle fifties but rather provincial in his speech'.

    * * *
    (detallista) pedantic; (presuntuoso) pompous
    pedant
    * * *

    pedante adjetivo
    pedantic
    ■ sustantivo masculino y femenino
    pedant
    pedante
    I adjetivo pedantic
    II mf pedant
    ' pedante' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    repipi
    English:
    fastidious
    - pedantic
    - should
    * * *
    adj
    pretentious
    nmf
    pretentious person
    * * *
    I adj
    1 ( perfeccionista) pedantic
    2 ( presuntuoso) pretentious
    II m/f
    1 ( perfeccionista) pedant
    2 ( presuntuoso) pretentious individual
    * * *
    pedante adj
    : pedantic
    pedante nmf
    : pedant

    Spanish-English dictionary > pedante

  • 16 pomposo

    1 pompous
    * * *
    ADJ (=espléndido) splendid, magnificent; (=majestuoso) majestic; (=ostentoso) pompous
    * * *
    - sa adjetivo
    a) <boda/fiesta> magnificent, splendid; <lenguaje/estilo> pompous, high-sounding
    b) ( ostentoso) pompous, ostentatious
    * * *
    = pompous, hyfoluted, ostentatious, portentous.
    Ex. She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.
    Ex. I can believe that changing the logo broke some hyfoluted view ofthe library.
    Ex. Then came the time when ostentatious opulence was replaced with a subtler, but no less striking design style.
    Ex. He is described in the play as a "rather portentous man in his middle fifties but rather provincial in his speech'.
    * * *
    - sa adjetivo
    a) <boda/fiesta> magnificent, splendid; <lenguaje/estilo> pompous, high-sounding
    b) ( ostentoso) pompous, ostentatious
    * * *
    = pompous, hyfoluted, ostentatious, portentous.

    Ex: She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.

    Ex: I can believe that changing the logo broke some hyfoluted view ofthe library.
    Ex: Then came the time when ostentatious opulence was replaced with a subtler, but no less striking design style.
    Ex: He is described in the play as a "rather portentous man in his middle fifties but rather provincial in his speech'.

    * * *
    pomposo -sa
    1 ‹boda/fiesta› magnificent, splendid
    2 ‹lenguaje/estilo› pompous, high-sounding
    3 (ostentoso) pompous, ostentatious
    * * *

    pomposo
    ◊ -sa adjetivo

    a)boda/fiesta magnificent, splendid;

    lenguaje/estilo pompous, high-sounding

    pomposo,-a adjetivo pompous
    ' pomposo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    aparatosa
    - aparatoso
    - pomposa
    English:
    pompous
    * * *
    pomposo, -a adj
    1. [suntuoso] sumptuous, magnificent
    2. [ostentoso] showy
    3. [lenguaje] pompous
    * * *
    adj pompous
    * * *
    pomposo, -sa adj
    : pompous
    pomposamente adv

    Spanish-English dictionary > pomposo

  • 17 predecible

    adj.
    predictable.
    * * *
    adj.
    * * *
    * * *
    adjetivo predictable
    * * *
    = mechanical, predictable, predictive, forecastable.
    Ex. With a fully faceted classification scheme (see 13.2.4) chain indexing is purely mechanical, and straightforward.
    Ex. This pricing strategy maybe attractive to both users and database producers, both of whom have the security of a predictable and once-only financial transaction.
    Ex. Note the practical, but predictive nature of these rules: 'when generally referred to', 'when there are frequent changes' and 'when familiarly known'.
    Ex. One unusual feature characterizes demographic changes -- they are forecastable years in advance.
    ----
    * predecible en cuanto a lo que dice = platitudinous.
    * * *
    adjetivo predictable
    * * *
    = mechanical, predictable, predictive, forecastable.

    Ex: With a fully faceted classification scheme (see 13.2.4) chain indexing is purely mechanical, and straightforward.

    Ex: This pricing strategy maybe attractive to both users and database producers, both of whom have the security of a predictable and once-only financial transaction.
    Ex: Note the practical, but predictive nature of these rules: 'when generally referred to', 'when there are frequent changes' and 'when familiarly known'.
    Ex: One unusual feature characterizes demographic changes -- they are forecastable years in advance.
    * predecible en cuanto a lo que dice = platitudinous.

    * * *
    predictable
    * * *
    adj predictable

    Spanish-English dictionary > predecible

  • 18 predecible en cuanto a lo que dice

    (adj.) = platitudinous
    Ex. She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.
    * * *
    (adj.) = platitudinous

    Ex: She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.

    Spanish-English dictionary > predecible en cuanto a lo que dice

  • 19 prepotente

    adj.
    1 domineering, overbearing (arrogante).
    2 very powerful (poderoso).
    3 prepotent, domineering.
    f. & m.
    arrogant person.
    * * *
    1 arrogant, domineering
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=arrogante) high-handed
    2) (=poderoso) powerful
    * * *
    adjetivo < persona> arrogant, overbearing; < actitud> high-handed
    * * *
    = full of opinions, opinionated, overbearing, self-important, supercilious, haughty [haughtier -comp., haughtiest -sup.], cocky [cockier -comp., cockiest -sup.].
    Ex. He was most definitely not their kind of Republican - a moderate, a maverick; outspokenly full of opinions that made their hair stand on end.
    Ex. She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.
    Ex. Overbearing parents are likely to raise obsessive kids, according to a new study.
    Ex. He was described as 'a self-important, self-righteous blowhard, puffing his filthy pipe, patches on the elbows of his well-worn tweed jacket, decked out in the cliche costume of the shabby liberal icon'.
    Ex. A commenter took me to task for being supercilious and said it was inconsistent with my religion.
    Ex. The only blot on his escutcheon is, that after his great success he grew to be haughty and insolent in his demands.
    Ex. Bold, ambitious and in-your-face I've always considered them to be just too cocky by half.
    * * *
    adjetivo < persona> arrogant, overbearing; < actitud> high-handed
    * * *
    = full of opinions, opinionated, overbearing, self-important, supercilious, haughty [haughtier -comp., haughtiest -sup.], cocky [cockier -comp., cockiest -sup.].

    Ex: He was most definitely not their kind of Republican - a moderate, a maverick; outspokenly full of opinions that made their hair stand on end.

    Ex: She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.
    Ex: Overbearing parents are likely to raise obsessive kids, according to a new study.
    Ex: He was described as 'a self-important, self-righteous blowhard, puffing his filthy pipe, patches on the elbows of his well-worn tweed jacket, decked out in the cliche costume of the shabby liberal icon'.
    Ex: A commenter took me to task for being supercilious and said it was inconsistent with my religion.
    Ex: The only blot on his escutcheon is, that after his great success he grew to be haughty and insolent in his demands.
    Ex: Bold, ambitious and in-your-face I've always considered them to be just too cocky by half.

    * * *
    ‹persona› arrogant, overbearing; ‹actitud› high-handed
    * * *

    prepotente adjetivo ‹ persona arrogant, overbearing;
    actitud high-handed
    prepotente adjetivo overbearing, arrogant
    ' prepotente' also found in these entries:
    English:
    arrogant
    - high-handed
    - pushy
    * * *
    1. [arrogante] domineering, overbearing
    2. [poderoso] very powerful
    * * *
    adj arrogant
    * * *
    : arrogant, domineering, overbearing

    Spanish-English dictionary > prepotente

  • 20 presumido

    adj.
    conceited, arrogant, vain, assuming.
    f. & m.
    conceited person, swell-headed person, vain person, poseur.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: presumir.
    * * *
    1 (arrogante) conceited; (en el vestir) vain
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 (arrogante) conceited person; (en el vestir) vain person
    * * *
    (f. - presumida)
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ (=creído) conceited; (=coqueto) vain
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    a) ( engreído) conceited, full of oneself; ( arrogante) arrogant
    b) ( coqueto) vain
    * * *
    = conceited, smug, presumptuous, self-important, high-blown, hoity-toity, vain [vainer -comp., vainest -sup.], poseur.
    Ex. She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.
    Ex. A little later in the same document, in a passage dealing in a rather smug way with the then infant county libraries we read that the purpose of such libraries should be to relieve the tedium of idle hours quite irrespective of intellectual profit or educational gain.
    Ex. Many feel that it is presumptuous to think that a 150- to 250-word abstract can carry enough information from a well-written 3,000-word paper to be of much use except as a guide.
    Ex. He was described as 'a self-important, self-righteous blowhard, puffing his filthy pipe, patches on the elbows of his well-worn tweed jacket, decked out in the cliche costume of the shabby liberal icon'.
    Ex. In our media saturated world of high-blown hype and suffocating spin they do their best to tell you the truth.
    Ex. It's the kind of barn where you can learn to ride without feeling mocked or like some hoity-toities are looking down their nose at you.
    Ex. The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous.
    Ex. This is an interesting little town wholly populated by poseurs and backpackers with a few salty sea dogs thrown in for good measure.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    a) ( engreído) conceited, full of oneself; ( arrogante) arrogant
    b) ( coqueto) vain
    * * *
    = conceited, smug, presumptuous, self-important, high-blown, hoity-toity, vain [vainer -comp., vainest -sup.], poseur.

    Ex: She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.

    Ex: A little later in the same document, in a passage dealing in a rather smug way with the then infant county libraries we read that the purpose of such libraries should be to relieve the tedium of idle hours quite irrespective of intellectual profit or educational gain.
    Ex: Many feel that it is presumptuous to think that a 150- to 250-word abstract can carry enough information from a well-written 3,000-word paper to be of much use except as a guide.
    Ex: He was described as 'a self-important, self-righteous blowhard, puffing his filthy pipe, patches on the elbows of his well-worn tweed jacket, decked out in the cliche costume of the shabby liberal icon'.
    Ex: In our media saturated world of high-blown hype and suffocating spin they do their best to tell you the truth.
    Ex: It's the kind of barn where you can learn to ride without feeling mocked or like some hoity-toities are looking down their nose at you.
    Ex: The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous.
    Ex: This is an interesting little town wholly populated by poseurs and backpackers with a few salty sea dogs thrown in for good measure.

    * * *
    1 (engreído) conceited, full of oneself; (arrogante) arrogant
    2 (coqueto) vain
    * * *

     

    Del verbo presumir: ( conjugate presumir)

    presumido es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    presumido    
    presumir
    presumido
    ◊ -da adjetivo


    ( arrogante) arrogant

    presumir ( conjugate presumir) verbo intransitivo
    to show off;
    presumido DE algo ‹ de dinero› ( hablando) to boast o brag about sth;
    ( enseñándolo) to flash sth around;

    verbo transitivo: se presume una reacción violenta there is likely to be a violent reaction;
    era de presumido occurriría it was quite predictable what would happen
    presumido,-a
    I adjetivo vain
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino vain person, familiar poser
    presumir
    I vtr (sospechar) to predict, suppose
    II verbo intransitivo
    1 (de una cualidad) to fancy oneself as: presume de listo, he thinks he's very smart
    2 (de una posesión) to boast [de, about]: le gusta presumir de coche, he likes to show off his car

    ' presumido' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    presumida
    - presuntuosa
    - presuntuoso
    - autosuficiente
    - vanidoso
    English:
    overconfident
    - toffee-nosed
    - vain
    - self
    * * *
    presumido, -a
    adj
    1. [jactancioso]
    ser presumido to be a show-off
    2. [vanidoso] vain
    nm,f
    1. [jactancioso] show-off
    2. [vanidoso]
    ser un presumido to be vain
    * * *
    I adj
    1 ( creído) conceited
    2 ( coqueto) vain
    II m, presumida f bighead
    * * *
    presumido, -da adj
    vanidoso: conceited, vain
    * * *
    presumido adj vain

    Spanish-English dictionary > presumido

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