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Pronunciation: /ˈbʌtn/

Translation of button in Spanish:


  • 1 [Clothing/Indumentaria] botón (masculine) to sew a button onto sth coserle* or pegarle* un botón a algo on the button (American English/inglés norteamericano) his answer was right on the button dio en el clavo con su respuesta she arrived on the button llegó en punto or muy puntual to be as bright as a button ser* muy despierto, ser* más listo que el hambre [colloquial/familiar] button nose nariz (feminine) chata y pequeña
    Example sentences
    • At this stage, they'll also check your garments for slits, broken buttons or zippers, and any other irregularities.
    • It also features a two-button cuff with a button sleeve placket and wood grain Eagle logo buttons.
    • He was pushing buttons on purpose, to figure out what would make him tick and what he would let roll off his back.
  • 2 (switch) botón (masculine) to hit the right button dar* en la tecla
    Example sentences
    • She pushed the button and waited in front of one of the shiny gold colored doors.
    • He pushed the green button in front of him and the mannequin started to move about the field.
    • Push the button on the front edge and lift, the lid flips back and supports slide out, providing a stand for the phone.
  • 3 (badge) distintivo (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • You can't see from here, but those badges and buttons sport a plethora of pro-life phrases.
    • Most are adorned with slogan buttons, some of which are very old and rare.
    • The slogans on our buttons are actually funny, and many of them are about cats.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • the blouse buttons to the neck la blusa va abotonada or abrochada hasta el cuello

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