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American English: /ˈbɑdəm/
British English: /ˈbɒtəm/

Translation of bottom in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (of box, bottle, drawer, bag)
    (of hill, stairs) pie (masculine)
    (of pile) parte (feminine) de abajo
    you are at the bottom of the list
    estás al final de la lista
    bottoms up! [colloquial]
    ¡al centro y pa'dentro! [colloquial]
    ¡fondo blanco! (Latin America) [colloquial]
    ¡hasta verte, Cristo mío! (Chile) [colloquial]
    at bottom I wonder what's/who's at the bottom of it all
    me pregunto qué es lo que hay/quién está detrás de todo esto
    from the bottom of one's heart
    de todo corazón
    I mean it from the bottom of my heart
    lo digo de todo corazón
    to get to the bottom of something
    llegar al fondo de algo
    Example sentences
    • They've signposted content with clear navigation and put neat section headers at the bottom of the front page.
    • Instead of covering this as if it were the top story, put it on the bottom of the front page.
    • At the bottom of the front page is a box stating: ‘As always, your feedback is very welcome.’
    Example sentences
    • So I threw it into the bottom of the bin and covered it with a pile of old Canberra Times.
    • They're too tough, and the husk is still attached, and I always end up leaving them at the bottom of the container.
    • One trick I have learnt is to put some bulbs at the bottom of the container so they flower in spring.
    1.2 (underneath)
    (of box) parte (feminine) de abajo
    the bottom has fallen out of the market
    se ha desfondado el mercado
    los precios han caído en picada
    los precios han caído en picado (Spain)
    to knock the bottom out of something
    echar por tierra algo
    this evidence knocks the bottom out of his theory
    estos datos echan por tierra su teoría
    that knocked the bottom out of his world
    con eso se le vino el mundo abajo
    1.3 (of bed)
    (of garden) fondo (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • His neighbours report that if he does exhibit any mild eccentricity, it is only his habit of spending hours locked in the shed at the bottom of his Oxford garden.
    • Think of British inventors and you picture lone eccentrics toiling away in a shed at the bottom of the garden, seeking to make discoveries of genius.
    • Mrs God would have been furious if she had found out that, after lunch, he was in the shed at the bottom of the garden tinkering with bits of disused jet aircraft.
    1.4 (of sea, river, lake) to hit or touch bottom earnings hit bottom in the second quarter
    las ganancias tocaron fondo or se fueron a pique en el segundo trimestre
    he hit bottom when his wife died
    se vino abajo cuando murió su mujer
    Example sentences
    • Many trolleys removed from supermarkets return damaged or end up at the bottom of a local lake or river.
    • Their fertile farmland now lay at the bottom of the lake.
    • ‘I had my suspicions that there might be relics from the film at the bottom of the river,’ he says.
  • 2 (of hierarchy) he is at the bottom of the class
    está entre los peores de la clase
    she came bottom of the class (British)
    fue la peor de la clase
    the team is lying bottom of the league
    el equipo está a la cola de la liga
    she started out at the bottom
    empezó desde abajo
    from the bottom up
    de pies a cabeza
    de arriba (a) abajo
  • 3 3.1 (of person) smooth 1 1 1
    Example sentences
    • At birth the newborn emerges into a world suddenly filled with sensations, including possibly a slap on the bottom.
    • As Vernon explains, the slow, rhythmic grinding, bumping and shaking is great for toning bottoms, abdominal muscles, thighs, backs and arms.
    • But, more to the point, do we really want the old blokes of the future to have cheeks as soft as babies' bottoms; to have foreheads as smooth as velvet and, overall, to appear as rugged as a sand dune?
    3.2 (of trousers)
    bajo (masculine)
    bajos (masculine plural)
    the bottoms of his trousers were muddy
    llevaba los bajos del pantalón cubiertos de barro
    Example sentences
    • She still had an hour and a half, so she dressed in pajama bottoms and a shirt she stole from Vince's bag.
    • She had changed from her mini skirt into pajama bottoms and a tight-fitting t-shirt that had an unprintable logo on it.
    • Closing the basement door, she quickly changed into a pair of green pajama bottoms and a white tank top.
    3.3 (of pajamas, tracksuit) (often plural)
    (of bikini) parte (feminine) de abajo

adjective before noun

  • 1 (lowest)
    de más abajo
    más bajo
    the bottom left-hand corner
    el ángulo inferior izquierdo
    £50 is my absolute bottom price
    50 libras es mi último precio or el precio más bajo que le puedo ofrecer
    Example sentences
    • So I've just put everything on the bottom shelf in the cupboard.
    • One of the best magazines we discovered was not at Frieze but tucked away on the bottom shelf of the bookshop at Tate Modern.
    • The children's books have occupied the bottom shelves where children can easily access them.
    Example sentences
    • You might want to temporarily cut rates for the bottom two income brackets.
    • The top two from each pool will progress to the cup competition, while the bottom two will get a second bite of the cherry in the plate.
    • Canada is increasingly divided between the few who have much and a growing bottom class that has little.
  • 2 (lower)
    de abajo
    the bottom half of the page
    la mitad inferior de la página
    Example sentences
    • The top terrace consists of a lawn surrounded by borders, the bottom terrace is a small, mown orchard.
    • Divided into top and bottom terraces, both provide an incredible view to the Black Sea.
    • Has the day come when now you check the computer for your cattle numbers instead of having to go down to the bottom field to do so?

Phrasal verbs

bottom out

verb + adverb
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