There are 2 translations of case in Spanish:

case1

Pronunciation: /keɪs/

n

  • 1 (matter) caso (masculine) the Greene case el caso Greene police are investigating several cases of fraud la policía está investigando varios casos de estafa to dismiss a case sobreseer* una causa to hear a case conocer* de una causa to lose/win a case perder*/ganar un pleito or juicio the workers' case has been taken up by the papers los periódicos se han hecho eco de la causa de los obreros an open-and-shut case un caso claro, un caso que no tiene vuelta de hoja to be on sb's case (American English/inglés norteamericano) estar* encima de algn he's been on my case ever since desde entonces ha estado encima de mí get off my case! ¡déjame tranquilo or en paz! to make a federal case out of sth (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar] hacer* un drama de algo
  • 2 2.1 [Medicine/Medicina] [Social Administration/Servicios Sociales] caso (masculine) two cases of meningitis, two meningitis cases dos casos de meningitis the doctor said he was a hopeless case el médico dijo que no tenía cura he's a mental case [colloquial/familiar] está loco de remate or de atar [colloquial/familiar] don't trust her with it, she's a hopeless case [colloquial/familiar] no se lo confíes a ella, es un caso perdido the man next door's a sad case el del vecino es un caso digno de lástima 2.2 (eccentric) [colloquial/familiar] caso (masculine) [colloquial/familiar] my aunt's a real case mi tía es un caso [colloquial/familiar]
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    • I checked out the whole joint, mate, and the verdict is in: you're a case.
    • "He's a case," said Father Jerry.
    • She's a case and a half. You love to hate her don't you?
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    • Diabetes and hypertension are the underlying causes in most cases of chronic kidney disease.
    • But he said a lot of work was being done to raise awareness and combat rising cases of diseases like chlamydia in the town.
    • How many cases of mumps, measles, or rubella would the lack of vaccination of this number of children produce?
  • 3 (instance, situation) caso (masculine) a clear case of bias un caso claro de parcialidad it was a case of love at first sight fue el clásico flechazo, fue el caso típico de amor a primera vista it was a case of doing what we were told era cuestión de hacer lo que se nos mandara in Martin's case, in the case of Martin en el caso de Martin in her case en su caso a case in point un ejemplo que viene al caso, un caso puntual in most cases en la mayoría de los casos as the case may be según (sea) el caso in no case [formal] bajo or en ninguna circunstancia he won't go — in that case, neither will I no quiere ir — (pues) en ese caso, yo tampoco that is the case así es, esa es la cuestión if that's the case si es así that's not the case no es así that's the case with him too a él le pasa lo mismo in that case, I'm not interested en ese caso, no me interesa it is less common than used to be the case es menos frecuente de lo que solía ser
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    • The most severe cases are medical emergencies and require the skilled care of a physician in hospital to avoid death.
    • Severe cases require treatment in hospital with antibiotics.
    • Less than one per cent of the substantiated cases required medical care for broken bones or head trauma.
  • 4 (in phrases/en locuciones) in any case de todas maneras or formas, en cualquier caso, de cualquier modo in case (as conjunction/como conjunción) make a note in case you forget apúntalo por si te olvidas, apúntalo en caso de que se te olvide just in case por si acaso bring a sweater just in case tráete un suéter por si acaso or [colloquial/familiar] por si las moscas in case of en caso de in case of fire/accident en caso de incendio/accidente
  • 5 (argument) the case for the prosecution la acusación the case for the defense la defensa she has a good/strong case sus argumentos son buenos/poderosos there is a case for leniency/for doing nothing hay razones para ser indulgente/para no hacer nada to make (out) a case for sth/-ing exponer* los argumentos a favor de algo/para + infinitive/infinitivo the case put by the banks is that … la razón que aducen los bancos es que … to put/state one's case dar*/exponer* sus ( or mis etc) razones there's no case to answer la acusación no tiene asidero or fundamento I rest my case a las pruebas me remito
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    • They will also argue an economic case against membership.
    • He has travelled literally thousands of miles to argue the case against war and occupation.
    • If disaster movies are to be the new currency of scientific debate, who will make the case against alarmism?
  • 7 [Linguistics/Lingüística] caso (masculine)
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    • They had at least as many noun cases to contend with as Latin speakers did, as well.
    • Only relatively recently did grammarians begin a debate over noun cases in English.
    • Do common cases become conventionalized as new senses for the words involved?

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There are 2 translations of case in Spanish:

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vt

  • [slang/argot] to case the joint reconocer* el terreno (antes de cometer un delito)
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    • I'd been casing this neglected place for weeks.
    • If you see a guy who looks like a burglar casing the joint - that will be me!
    • This individual was casing the area for a burglary that took place on the 26th.

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Word of the day juerga
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partying …
Cultural fact of the day

Bullfighting is popular in Spain and in Mexico, Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela. For some Spaniards it is crucial to Spanish identity. The season runs from March to October in Spain, from November to March in Latin America.