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American English: /koʊld/
British English: /kəʊld/

Translation of cold in Spanish:


  • 1
    I'm cold my feet are cold it's cold today/in here
    hoy/aquí hace frío
    the soup is cold
    la sopa está fría
    I'm getting cold it's getting cold
    está empezando a hacer frío
    your dinner's getting cold
    se te está enfriando la comida
    the water has gone cold
    el agua se ha enfriado
    the engine starts straight from cold without fail
    el motor arranca en frío sin fallar
    the trail had gone cold
    se habían borrado las huellas
    the news was already cold
    la noticia ya estaba pasada or añeja
    no, you're still cold, getting colder (in game) blow1 2 1 1
    Example sentences
    • The water was warm, almost scalding compared to the cold shock of the temperature that one day.
    • Christmas eve, there is a cold wind, the temperatures in the desert dip below freezing.
    • The problem has been made worse by standing flood water, freezing temperatures and a cold wind.
    Example sentences
    • When we are cold and uncomfortable, we tend to lose focus on the task at hand.
    • As the flights lasted up to eighteen hours disembarking passengers were invariably cold and uncomfortable.
    • Rising gas prices are going to mean hungry and cold people all winter long.
    Example sentences
    • Soft drinks and hot and cold food will also be available.
    • Cream teas, ice creams and cold drinks will be served throughout the afternoon.
    • Tea is almost always consumed hot, as people in Kazakhstan think that drinking cold beverages will make one sick.
  • 2 2.1 (unfriendly, unenthusiastic)
    I got a very cold reception
    me recibieron con mucha frialdad or muy fríamente
    la recepción que me dieron fue muy fría
    to be cold to or with somebody
    tratar a alguien con frialdad
    estar/ser frío con alguien
    to go cold on somethingI went cold on the idea [colloquial]
    la idea dejó de hacerme gracia [colloquial]
    to leave somebody coldthat leaves me cold [colloquial]
    (eso) me deja frío or tal cual [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • Did you know that as well as being cold and unemotional, we are also polite, traditional and reserved?
    • Despite her terrible physical condition at the moment, the tone was so unemotionally cold.
    • While being a rather cold and calculating man on the whole, Maddock had a soft spot for children.
    Example sentences
    • I would much rather that than the cold impersonality we had going on right now.
    • London's image to many is cold, wealthy and impersonal, but its real history is of revolt and subversion.
    • Thus, when one side was bathed in light and warmth, the other would be a cold, dismal place shrouded in darkness.
    Example sentences
    • Some people think blue is a cold colour, but it doesn't have to be.
    • As for the cold colour palette, a pink blouse matched with a grey knee-length skirt will show your authority.
    • Grey is the cold neutral colour; many languages identify it with blue or green.
    2.2 (impersonal)
    keeping to the cold facts …
    ateniéndose únicamente a los hechos …
    Example sentences
    • Their victory had been a triumph of cold logic over raw emotion.
    • Spare a thought for the machinations of the global economy and the cold statistics we hear and read so much.
    • Statistics can be used to say anything, but always appear relentless and objective and cold.
  • 3 (unconscious) out 2 1 2
    Example sentences
    • It seems that one time a golf ball struck by Mr Hastings landed straight on some unfortunate man's head, knocking him out cold for a few minutes.
    • Fortunately, Rooibush tea has an extreme effect on me, and can knock me out cold within 20 minutes.
    • It was enough to send us into happiness, and to knock Spurs out cold.
  • 4 (without preparation)
    sin ninguna preparación
    I came to the job cold
    empecé el trabajo sin ninguna preparación
    I was expected to start from cold
    esperaban que empezara sin ninguna preparación
    Example sentences
    • When he's warmed up at the start of a game instead of coming in cold off the bench, he is in less danger of injury.
    • But it's still notable he was able to step in cold and run the offense so efficiently.
    • Manufacturers had difficulty ramping up to meet the Army's needs from a cold industrial base.


  • 1 uncountable (low temperature) to shiver with cold
    temblar de frío
    these plants have suffered in the cold
    estas plantas han sufrido con el frío
    you shouldn't go out in the cold
    no deberías salir con el frío que hace
    come in out of the cold
    entra, que hace frío
    to feel the cold
    ser friolento
    ser friolero (Spain)
    sentir el frío
    to be left out in the cold
    quedarse al margen
    to leave somebody out in the cold
    dejar a alguien al margen
    Example sentences
    • But now they could die of starvation or cold as temperatures drop to freezing at night.
    • The cold of the autumn rain made her very bones ache; worry for her brother grew into real fear.
    • Weather is usually seasonal varying from extreme cold to temperate.
  • 2 countable (Medicine) to have a cold
    estar resfriado
    I've got a chest cold
    tengo el pecho congestionado or cargado
    estoy acatarrado
    I've got a head cold
    estoy resfriado
    to catch a cold
    coger un resfriado (Spain)
    agarrarse un resfrío (Southern Cone)
    to give somebody one's cold [colloquial]
    contagiarle el resfriado a alguien
    pegarle el resfriado a alguien [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • Many everyday illnesses like colds and sore throats can be easily treated at home without visiting a doctor.
    • Most coughs and sore throats and all colds are viral infections.
    • Minor illnesses such as colds and flu were the most common cause of sickness absence but most employers said stress was on the increase.


  • (as intensifier) to refuse somebody cold
    rechazar a alguien de plano
    he turned me down cold
    me dijo que no de plano
    me contestó con un no rotundo
    to stop cold
    pararse en seco
    I've got the part down cold now (US)
    me sé el papel perfectamente ahora
    me sé el papel de pe a pa ahora [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • There are blog sites and there are blog sites, but for us it seems that the Blast stopped the Comments cold.
    • Trent stopped cold and very slowly turned around, his eyes throwing flames at David.
    • The mud gets so thick and sticky that the clumps in my V-brakes stop my wheels cold.
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