Hay 2 traducciones de flat en español:


Pronunciación: /flæt/

adjective/adjetivo (-tt-)

  • 1 1.1 [surface] plano; [countryside] llano; [nose] chato flat ground terreno (masculine) llano they thought the earth was flat creían que la tierra era plana houses with flat roofs casas (feminine plural) con techos planos or con azoteas I was flat on my back for two months (me) pasé dos meses en cama I found him flat on the floor lo encontré tirado en el suelo to fold sth flat doblar bien algo he laid the map down flat on the table extendió el mapa sobre la mesa the hurricane laid the whole town flat el huracán arrasó la ciudad I lay down flat and tried to relax me tumbé or me tendí e intenté relajarme he pressed flat against the wall as the police went by al pasar la policía se pegó bien a la pared to leave sb flat dejar a algn tirado face 1 1 1
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    • It had a large rock central to the area with a flat surface and was bathed in sunlight that had filtered through the canopy of trees.
    • Last year a ten-metre area of flat tarmacadam-type surface was laid down at a cost of around £4,000.
    • The park, at the rear of the Memorial Hall car park, was opened earlier this year as an area of flat hard surface.
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    • Flanders, in contrast, is a land of flat country and few hills.
    • The land is flat, and perhaps it's my imagination, but it appears stunted and less fertile than the hills and mountains to the north east.
    • Most of the land is flat, barren tundra where only the top few inches of the frozen earth thaw out during the summer months.
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    • The older parts of the university are all built of the same plain light brown brick rising in columns, with long windows between them, and simple flat roofs.
    • The city has rebuilt the flat roofs of about 2,500 houses since 2000.
    • A leaking roof can lead to damage on ceilings and walls, so it is important to replace loose or cracked slates, and get damaged material on flat roofs repaired.
    1.2 [heels/tray] bajo; [dish] llano, bajo (Chile) , playo (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) flat shoes zapatos (masculine plural) bajos, zapatillas (feminine plural) de piso (Mexico/México)
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    • In surviving examples, the handle assumes a broad flat circular shape so that the lid could be turned over and function as a bowl or plate for the food held in the container.
    • Outside the grand clubhouse, you almost expect chaps to be wandering around in plus-fours and flat caps.
    • The tube has a flat, wide cap and is meant to be stored upright.
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    • An itsy-bitsy kitten heel keeps the flat shoe feeling, but give some extra lift to your step.
    • While you can get away with flat shoes during summer, opt for a slight heel for the colder months.
    • Swap your sensible flat shoes for heels, add a glittery scarf and statement jewellery.
    1.3 (deflated) [ball] desinflado, ponchado (Mexico/México) you have a flat tire o (British English/inglés británico) tyre tienes un neumático desinflado or una rueda desinflada or (Mexico/México) una llanta ponchada we had a flat tire o (British English/inglés británico) tyre on the way pinchamos en el camino, se nos pinchó una rueda or un neumático en el camino, se nos ponchó una llanta en el camino (Mexico/México) the ball/tire went flat la pelota/rueda se desinfló or (Mexico/México) se ponchó
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    • There is nothing you can do about a flat tyre but as a team we have very few mechanical problems as everything is checked thoroughly.
    • He soon trades it for a mountain bike with a flat tyre and a modest handful of small gold coins.
    • He was picked up because he was driving with a flat tyre.
  • 2 2.1 [lemonade/beer/champagne] sin efervescencia, sin gas 2.2 [battery] descargado switch off or you'll get a flat battery apaga o se te va a descargar la batería
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    • They charged me over £100 just to recharge a flat battery - the car broke down again on my way home but luckily on a main road near home.
    • Bennett ends up having to turn his music down, recharge her van's flat battery, and become her reluctant carer.
    • Have you noticed for example, friends and workmates asking you for their best friend's phone number because their mobile battery is flat?
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    • Some people make a big fuss about this stuff, which tastes like flat soda pop to me.
    • My father wrapped me up in his bathrobe and I got to sit up with my parents, drink flat ginger ale and watch TV.
    • Melvin waved hello to her, as he sat at the table with Bill, eating cold pizza and drinking flat soda.
  • 3 3.1 (dull, uninteresting) [conversation/party] soso [colloquial/familiar]; [joke] sin gracia; [voice] monótono things are rather flat at the office en la oficina todo anda un poco muerto she felt a bit flat estaba un tanto alicaída or baja de moral to fall flat [play/project] fracasar*, no ser* bien recibido the joke fell very flat el chiste no hizo ni pizca de gracia 3.2 (sluggish) (predicative/predicativo) sales were flat during the last quarter no hubo mucho movimiento en las ventas durante el último trimestre trading was flat hubo poca actividad
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    • The shop's optimism is set against other major retailers' expectations for flat trading next year.
    • Consumer spending may not look too resilient, given the flat performance of retail sales in October.
    • The company has been in a prolonged slump, with flat sales in the United States and a stock price to match.
    3.3 (without contrast) [picture/photograph] sin contraste
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    • Blasting the subject with a sea of light produces flat, wishy-washy photographs.
    • This photograph was flat, with very little contrast and some noticeable scratches, dust spots, pen marks and other discolorations.
    • I have some flat negatives that really need a tonal boost.
  • 4 (total, firm) [denial/rejection/refusal] rotundo, categórico, terminante the answer was a flat no la respuesta fue un no rotundo that's flat! ¡y no hay más que hablar!, ¡y sanseacabó! [colloquial/familiar], ¡y no hay vuelta de hoja! [colloquial/familiar] they've said they won't do it and that's flat han dicho que no lo harán y no hay vuelta de hoja [colloquial/familiar]
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    • When I reached the desk, I got blank faces and flat refusals.
    • And there does seem to be a pretty flat contradiction between those two points.
    • As an observer, I can testify that the comments made by these powerful and successful people were in flat contradiction to the caricature.
  • 5 [Music/Música] 5.1 (referring to key) bemol A flat la (masculine) bemol 5.2 (too low) you're flat estás desafinando ([ por cantar or tocar demasiado bajo ])
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    • As with the sharp key signatures, there is an easy way to determine the key of a particular flat key signature.
    • Without moving up or down the fingerboard more than one fret, you should be able to pick out each successive sharp or flat key and play that Major scale.
  • 6 (fixed) (before noun/delante del nombre) [charge/rate/price] fijo, uniforme
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    • Future revenue would be harvested from a single-rate flat tax on wages or, better still, a stiff sales tax on consumption.
    • He cites as helpful such reforms as the launch of a flat income tax.
    • There's a flat fee, based on circulation, just to take advantage of the program.
  • 7 (British English/inglés británico) [Sport/Deporte] (before noun/delante del nombre) de carreras de caballos sin obstáculos 200m flat 200m planos or (Spain/España) lisos or (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) llanos
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    • As promised, since it's that time of year, here are my Ten To Follow for the Flat season ahead.
    • The Flat season had just ended and he was going to make the most of it.
    • Ayr Racecourse will host its first Ladies' Night of the Flat season on Thursday when Regional Racing will also make its Scottish debut.
  • 8 [vowel] [ articulada con poca tensión muscular, característica de ciertos dialectos regionales ]
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    • Her voice was flat and emotionless and Ryder wanted to kick himself for making her sound like that.
    • When he did at last speak, his voice was just as flat and emotionless as his eyes.
    • Her voice was flat and emotionless as she shut her eyes again, feeling cool hands and then a damp cloth on her forehead.
  • 9 (broke) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar] (predicative/predicativo) to be flat estar* pelado [colloquial/familiar]
  • 10 (matte) (American English/inglés norteamericano) mate
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    • His style is stark and angular, relying heavily on the use of flat colour and silhouettes.
    • Two other monitors off to one side emit changing flat colours from their screens, and a dull but insistent techno-type soundtrack.
    • The textile is placed awkwardly on top of the table, creating areas of strong, flat colour and signalling Matisse's future as a painter.


  • 1 1.1 (categorically) [refuse/turn down] de plano, categóricamente I told him flat that I would not go le dije de plano or sin más que no iba a ir 1.2 (exactly) it took him two hours flat tardó dos horas justas or exactas 1.3 (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar], (as intensifier/como palabra enfática) completamente see also broke2
  • 2 [Music/Música] [sing/play] demasiado bajo


  • 1 1.1 (surface) (— of sword) cara (feminine) de la hoja; (— of hand) palma (feminine) I hit him with the flat of my hand le di una bofetada 1.2 (level ground) llano (masculine), terreno (masculine) llano
  • 4 (especially British English/especialmente inglés británico) [Sport/Deporte] the flat (racing) las carreras de caballos sin obstáculos (season) temporada (feminine) hípica de carreras sin obstáculos
  • 6
    (flats plural)
    6.1 (low-lying ground) llano (masculine); (sandbanks) bancos (masculine plural) de arena mud flats marismas (feminine plural) 6.2 (shoes) (especially American English/especialmente inglés norteamericano) zapatos (masculine plural) bajos, zapatos de taco bajo (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) , zapatos de piso (Mexico/México)

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • (American English/inglés norteamericano) [Music/Música] bajar de tono

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