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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