Translation of bug in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 (biting insect) chinche (feminine) or (masculine) to be as snug as a bug in a rug [colloquial/familiar] estar* en la gloria [colloquial/familiar]Example sentences1.2 (any insect) (especially American English/especialmente inglés norteamericano) bicho (masculine)
- The insect families that scientists lump together as aphids belong to the huge order of true bugs, which typically deploy sucking mouthparts much like built-in soda straws.
- The Permian saw the appearance of stoneflies, true bugs, beetles, and caddisflies, among other groups.
- Worldwide, stilt bugs are a relatively small group of unusual hemipterans, or true bugs, in the family Berytidae.
- I observed small creatures: ants, bugs, moths, worms, all working their ways, digging in and out of the soil.
- In the middle of the reproductive period most bugs carry eggs.
- Tiny bugs crawled along the bark of ancient-looking trees.
- 2 (germ, disease) [colloquial/familiar] it's a flu bug that's going around es algo or un virus que anda por ahí, es una peste que anda por ahí (Latin America/América Latina) [colloquial/familiar] he caught o picked up a stomach bug se agarró algo al estómagoExample sentences
- The saline solution means that any harmful bugs, viruses or bacteria cannot survive, so it is completely hygienic.
- An angry mother has hit out at the state of Central Park Swimming Pool after the council closed it following the discovery of the killer lung bug legionella.
- There were all sort of staph bugs in there tromping on the heart valves.
- Bill Edmunds noticed that his young son seemed always to get a tummy bug right after his teeth had been painted with fluoride.
- They say it's a virus and possibly one of those 24-hour flu bugs.
- One shot may be all your family needs to ward off the flu bug.
- When the gardening bug bites you, it usually happens around this time of year - and there will never be a better time than now to start.
- And now even Pidí himself has caught the ice hockey bug.
- Yes, the spring cleaning bug has bitten and God help anyone getting in my way.
- 4 (listening device) [colloquial/familiar] micrófono (masculine) ocultoExample sentences
- That, according to sources, is a strong indication that it was the FBI's bug and they were the ones that put it there in the first place.
- Other figures, including LBJ and Martin Luther King are observed vicariously through wire taps or electronic bugs.
- He only had the director's word for it that the room was clean of bugs.
- 5 (fault) problema (masculine)Example sentences
- Worse, it is theoretically impossible to determine whether computer systems are free from programming bugs or nefarious code.
- The game also plays host to a wide array of gameplay bugs and glitches.
- Well, applications are prone to all types of problems, bugs, and errors.
- 6 [Computing/Informática] error (masculine) (de programación), bug (masculine)
transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-gg-)[colloquial/familiar]
- 2 (bother, irritate) fastidiar stop bugging me! ¡deja ya de fastidiarme or [colloquial/familiar] de darme la lata! it really bugs me when you do that me saca de quicio que hagas eso what's bugging you? ¿qué mosca te ha picado? [colloquial/familiar]
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (-gg-)
bug offverb + adverb/verbo + adverbio (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar] bug off! ¡lárgate! [colloquial/familiar], ¡pírate! (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar], ¡pela gallo! (Mexico/México) [colloquial/familiar], mándate a cambiar (Andes) , mandate mudar (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) [colloquial/familiar]
bug outverb + adverb/verbo + adverbio (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar] (bulge outwards) [eyes] salirse* de las órbitas his eyes practically bugged out when he saw her se le salieron los ojos de las órbitas al verla 1.1 (leave quickly) esfumarse [colloquial/familiar]
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