Idiomatic Expressions Translation – Spanish Language

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Idiomatic Expressions Translation – Spanish Language

Below are some of the Idiomatic Expressions used in Spanish Language and their translation.


Tener (mucho) miedo (de)

Translation – To be (very much) afraid (of)


Tener mucho gusto en

Translation – To be pleased to


Tener presente

Translation – To keep in mind, to take into account


Tener (mucha) prisa

Translation – To be in a (big) hurry


Tener que + infinitive

Translation – To have to


Dar a

Translation – To face, to look out on


Dar con

Translation – To run into


Dar a conocer

Translation – To make known


Dar cuerda

Translation – To wind (up)


Dar gritos

Translation – To shout, to scream


Dar la hora

Translation – To strike (the hour)


Dar las gracias

Translation – To thank


Dar recuerdos a

Translation – To give regards to


Dar un abrazo

Translation – To hug


Estar de acuerdo

Translation – To agree unanimously


Estar de buen (mal) humor

Translation – To be in a good (bad) mood


Estar de moda

Translation – To be in style (fashionable)


Estar de pie

Translation – To be standing


Dar un paseo

Translation – To take a walk


Dar un paseo (una vuelta) en coche

Translation – To go for a ride


Dar una vuelta

Translation – To take a walk


Darse cuenta de (que)

Translation – To relaize (that)


Darse la mano

Translation – To shake hands


Darse prisa

Translation – To hurry


Echar (una carta, una tarjeta, etc)

Translation – To mail (a letter, a card, etc)


Echar la culpa

Translation – To blame


Echar(se) a perder

Translation – To spoil, to ruin, to lose its good taste


Echar de menos a alguien

Translation – To miss someone


Echarse a reír

Translation – To burst out laughing


Estar a punto de

Translation – To be about to


Estar al día

Translation – To be up to date (current)


Estar bien enterado

Translation – To be well-informed


Estar de vuelta

Translation – To be back


Estar enamorado de

Translation – To be in love with


Estar harto de

Translation – To be fed up with


Estar muerto de hambre

Translation – To be starving


Estar muerto de cansancio

Translation – To be dead tired


Estar muerto de sueño

Translation – To be very sleepy


Estar para + infinitive

Translation – To be about to, to be at the point of


(No) estar para bromas

Translation – (Not) to be in the mood for jokes


Estar por

To be in favor of


Estar seguro

To be sure


(No) hacer caso a

(Not) to pay attention, (not) to listen to, to ignore


Hacer el papel de

To play the part (role) of


Idiomatic Expressions Translation – Spanish Language

Hacer escala

To stop over


Hacer hincapié

To emphasize


Hacer la cama

To make the bed


Hacer la maleta

To pack one’s suitcase


Hacer pedazos

To smash, to tear into pieces


Hacer un viaje

To take a trip


Hacer una pregunta

To ask a question


Hacer una visita

To pay a visit


Hacerle daño a alguien

To hurt someone


Hacer(le) falta

To lack, to be in need of, to be lacking


Hacer(le) saber

To inform, to let someone know (something)


Hacerse cargo

To take charge of


Hacerse daño

To get hurt, to hurt (oneself)


Hacerse tarde

To get late


Qué tiempo hace?

What is the weather like?


Hace buen tiempo

The weather is good


Hace (mucho) calor

It is (very) warm/hot


Hace (mucho) fresco

It is (very) cool


Hace (mucho) frió

It is (very) cold


Hace mal tiempo

The weather is bad


Hace (mucho) sol

It is (very) sunny


Hace (mucho) viento

It is (very) windy


Ir al centro

To go downtown


Tener x años

To be x years old


Tener buena (mala) cara

To look good (bad)


Tener (mucha) calma

To be (very) calm


Tener (mucho) calor

To be/feel (very) hot


Tener (muchos) celos (de)

To be (very) jealous (of)


Tener (mucho) cuidado

To be (very) careful


Tener deseos de, Tener ganas de

To feel like, to have an urge to


Tener dolor de (garganta, cabeza, etc)

To have a (sore throat, headache, etc)


Tener en cuenta

To take into account


Tener (mucha) envidia (de)

To be (very) envious (of)


Tener (mucho) éxito

To be (very) successful


Tener (mucho) frio

To be/feel (very) cold


Tener (mucha) hambre

To be (very) hungry


Tener la culpa (de)

To be blamed (for), to be one’s fault


Tener la palabra

To have the floor


Tener (mucha) lástima de

To feel (very) sorry for


Tener lugar

To take place


Tener que ver con

To have to do with


(No) tener razón

To be right (wrong)


Tener (mucha) sed

To be (very) thirsty


Tener (mucho) sueño

To be (very) sleepy


Tener (mucha) suerte

To be (very) lucky


Tener (mucha) vergüenza (de)

To be (very much) ashamed (of)


Llegar atrasado, Llegar con atraso, Llegar con retraso, llegar tarde

To be (arrive) late


Ir de compras

To go shopping


Ir de tiendas

To go shopping


Llegar a ser

To become (goal achieved over time)


Llegar a tiempo

To be (arrive) on time


Llegar temprano

To be (arrive) early


Ponerse de acuerdo

To agree, to come to an agreement


Ponerse de pie

To stand


To kneel (down)

Ponerse de rodillas


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