Translation of cheek in Spanish:
- 1 countable/numerable [Anatomy/Anatomía] 1.1 (of the face) mejilla (feminine), cachete (masculine) (Latin America/América Latina) [colloquial/familiar] cheek by jowl with sb uno junto al otro to turn the other cheek dar* la otra mejillaExample sentences1.2 (buttock) [colloquial/familiar] nalga (feminine), cachete (masculine) (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) [colloquial/familiar]
- As it was, I felt a burning pain on my left cheek below my eye and all over my arm.
- His wheat colored hair appeared to have never been cut; reaching to his shoulders to cover up the hallow cheeks and stopping just below his jaw line.
- He must have been studying the bruised lump on the right side of my forehead and long red cut on my cheek below.
- They slapped the cheeks of their buttocks and made facial parodies that I found embarrassing.
- When they stood up for a hymn, he noticed that her dress was tucked into the cheeks of her posterior.
- But as soon as my cheeks eased their way onto the firm, but well-cushioned seat, I was converted.
- 2 uncountable/no numerable [colloquial/familiar] 2.1 (impudence) descaro (masculine), frescura (feminine), cara (feminine) [colloquial/familiar], morro (masculine) (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar], patudez (feminine) (Chile) [colloquial/familiar] he had the cheek to … tuvo el descaro or la frescura ( or la cara etc) de … what (a) cheek! ¡qué cara (más dura)! [colloquial/familiar], ¡qué caradura es! [colloquial/familiar] 2.2 (impudent words) (British English/inglés británico) insolencias (feminine plural), impertinencias (feminine plural) to give sb a lot of cheek ser* muy insolente con algnExample sentences
- She also had the cheek to question our lack of footpaths!
- They had the cheek to ask me if I could work tonight.
- I can't believe someone had the cheek to write this letter.
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
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