Translation of book in Spanish:
- 1 (printed work) it sounds like something out of a booka book on the French Revolutionparece de cuentothe good Book [formal]un libro sobre la revolución francesathe Book of Daniella Bibliaby o according to the bookel Libro de Danielto go by the bookciñéndose a las reglas or normasin my bookceñirse (estrictamente) a las normas or reglasthat's one for the book [colloquial]en mi opiniónto be a closed book to somebodyes un verdadero récordto be an open bookser un misterio para alguiento be in somebody's good/bad books [colloquial]I'm in her bad books nowser (como) un libro abiertotry to get into her good booksen este momento no soy santo de su devociónto be on book (Theater)trata de conquistártelato bring somebody to bookhacer de apuntadorto be brought to bookpedirle cuentas a alguiento read somebody like a bookhe said he didn't care, but I could read him like a booktener que rendir cuentasdon't tell me stories, I can read you like a bookdijo que no le importaba, pero a mí no me engañabato speak o talk like a booka mí no me vengas con cuentos, que yo ya te conozcoto suit somebody's bookshe'll tell you whatever suits her bookhablar como un libroto throw the book at somebodyte dirá lo que (a ella) le interese or le convengabook lovercastigar duramente a alguienamante (masculine and feminine) de los librosbibliófilo, (-la) (masculine, feminine)Example sentences
- After some serious research he wrote a book on the subject, Ancient Mosaics in Bulgaria.
- Rosie bought me the DVD along with a book on philosophy.
- I sat there a while longer, staring down at the vellum pages of the book on the low desk before me.
- 2also: exercise book2.1 2.2also: notebook2.3 (telephone directory) we're in the booklibreta (feminine) or cuaderno (masculine) (de apuntes)estamos en la guía or (Latin America except Southern Cone) en el directorioExample sentences
- Apart from in 2006/7, we are members of the Offa's Dyke Association, find us in the book, or the online entry they have for us.
- We are not a secret organisation, but out of necessity you will not find us in the book.
- And if you have fond memories of a special teacher, why not look them up in the book and say ‘thanks’ one more time?
- 3 (set — of coupons)(— of samples)(— of matches, stamps)librito (masculine)Example sentences
- Perry specialised in making books of matches (advertising bars or restaurants, for example).
- They have books of pictures and samples that you can look through there, and they can do it all.
- It was then that he remembered the book of matches in his pocket, and drew it out.
- 4also: books plural4.1 (Business, Finance)the booksto keep o do the bookslos libros→ cook 2 2 4.2 (of club, agency) are you on our books?llevar los libros or la contabilidad¿está inscrito aquí?Example sentences
- They balance the books by selling places to students from developing countries.
- What's more, balance the books properly and you can avoid the perils of going deeper and deeper into debt.
- They need to be able to balance the books to continue to provide it.
- 5 (betting) (American English) I'd make book they'll lose the game!me apuesto or me juego la cabeza a que pierden el partido
transitive verb(especially British English)
- 1 1.1(room/seat/flight)(appointment)we're booked to fly on Tuesdaythe hotel/restaurant/flight is fully bookedtenemos el vuelo reservado para el marteswe're fully booked until Juneel hotel/restaurante/vuelo está completocan we book a time to meet and discuss this? (British English)hasta junio no nos queda nadaI'm booked (up) all this week¿cuándo nos podríamos reunir para discutirlo?1.2tengo toda la semana ocupada(performer/band)they're fully booked for the next six monthsno pueden aceptar más compromisos para los próximos seis mesesExample sentences
- Work got underway booking performers as far back as last September and work on the parade for concepts and ideas got underway in March.
- The singer was originally booked for a small concert in Hangzhou on June 12, sponsored by an ice tea company.
- A promoter who booked them to play in Ripley, Derbyshire, suggested he change his name to Cliff Richard.
- Much coastal and Dales accommodation is already booked up in advance, and Scarborough had to print 10,000 extra holiday brochures to satisfy demand.
- The auditorium was packed and places were booked well in advance for this eagerly anticipated show.
- Similar to one week packages in the Canary Islands, all places were booked well in advance.
- 1verb + adverb (register arrival)
- (reserve) (often passive) the hotels are all booked up
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Opus Dei - Latin for "God's Work" - is a Catholic organization founded in Spain in 1928. The Opus became very influential in Spanish society, above all by founding schools and universities. The aim was to create an élite which would spread Christian ideals throughout society. The University of Navarre is one of its foremost institutions.