There are 3 translations of dead in Spanish:

dead1

Pronunciation: /ded/

adj

  • 1 (no longer alive) [person/animal/plant] muerto he's dead está muerto she has been dead for 50 years hace 50 años que murió dead body cadáver (m), cuerpo (m) sin vida he was dead on arrival at the hospital cuando llegó al hospital ya había muerto, ingresó cadáver (Esp) to drop dead caerse* muerto drop dead! ¡vete al demonio or al diablo! to shoot/strike sb dead matar a algn a tiros/a golpes wanted, dead or alive se busca: vivo o muerto more dead than alive más muerta que viva as dead as a dodo o doornail requetemuerto [familiar/colloquial] dead and buried long after I'm dead and buried mucho después de que esté muerto y enterrado or de que esté bajo tierra dead and gone all this will be yours when I'm dead and gone todo esto será tuyo cuando yo me muera dead men tell no tales los muertos no hablan not to be seen o caught dead [colloquial/familiar] I wouldn't be seen o caught dead in that hat yo no me pondría ese sombrero ni muerta or ni loca body 1 3
  • 2 2.1 (numb) (usu pred) dormido my feet have gone dead with the cold se me han dormido los pies del frío 2.2 (unresponsive) to be dead to sth ser* sordo a algo she remained dead to my pleas permaneció sorda a mis súplicas he remained dead to pity nada lo movía a compasión [literario/literary]
  • 4 4.1 (obsolete) [language] muerto; [custom] en desuso a dead metaphor una metáfora lexicalizada 4.2 (past, finished with) [issue] pasado the matter is dead and buried el asunto ya está enterrado, a lo pasado, pisado 4.3 (in bar, restaurant) [colloquial/familiar] is this glass/bottle dead? ¿ha terminado ya con el vaso/la botella?
  • 5 5.1 (not functioning) [wire/circuit] desconectado; [telephone] desconectado, cortado; [battery] descargado the line suddenly went dead de repente se cortó (la comunicación) 5.2 (not alight) [fire/coals/match] apagado 5.3 (quiet, not busy) [town/hotel/party] muerto the dead season la temporada baja in the dead hours of the night a altas horas de la noche or de la madrugada 5.4 [Fin] [capital/money] muerto, improductivo 5.5 [Sport] [ball] muerto
  • 6 6.1 (as intensifier) in dead silence en un silencio absoluto or total he collapsed in a dead faint se desplomó totalmente inconsciente to come to a dead halt/stop parar en seco she's in dead earnest lo dice muy en serio we're in dead trouble if they catch us (BrE) [slang/argot] si nos agarran estamos fritos [familiar/colloquial], como nos cojan nos la cargamos (Esp) [familiar/colloquial] 6.2 (exact) to be on a dead level with sth estar* exactamente al mismo nivel que algo

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Word of the day caudillo
m
leader …
Cultural fact of the day

The most famous celebrations of Holy Week in the Spanish-speaking world are held in Seville. Lay brotherhoods, cofradías, process through the city in huge parades between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Costaleros bear the pasos, huge floats carrying religious figures made of painted wood. Others, nazarenos (Nazarenes) and penitentes (penitents) walk alongside the pasos, in their distinctive costumes. During the processions they sing saetas, flamenco verses mourning Christ's passion. The Seville celebrations date back to the sixteenth century.

There are 3 translations of dead in Spanish:

dead2

adv

  • 1 1.1 (exactly) justo dead on target justo en el blanco she was dead on time (esp BrE) llegó puntualísima 1.2 (directly) justo, directamente dead ahead justo delante 1.3 (suddenly) to stop dead parar en seco he stopped the ball dead paró la pelota en seco
  • 2 2.1 (absolutely) [colloquial/familiar] [straight/level] completamente dead slow lentísimo dead drunk completamente borracho, como una cuba [familiar/colloquial] dead tired muerto (de cansancio) [familiar/colloquial], cansadísimo I'm dead broke estoy pelado [familiar/colloquial] you're dead right tienes toda la razón you're dead wrong estás muy equivocado to be dead certain o sure estar* totalmente seguro to be dead beat estar* hecho polvo [familiar/colloquial] 2.2 (as intensifier) [slang/argot] it was dead easy estuvo regalado or tirado [familiar/colloquial] I'm dead bored estoy aburridísimo or muerto de aburrimiento

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Word of the day caudillo
m
leader …
Cultural fact of the day

The most famous celebrations of Holy Week in the Spanish-speaking world are held in Seville. Lay brotherhoods, cofradías, process through the city in huge parades between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Costaleros bear the pasos, huge floats carrying religious figures made of painted wood. Others, nazarenos (Nazarenes) and penitentes (penitents) walk alongside the pasos, in their distinctive costumes. During the processions they sing saetas, flamenco verses mourning Christ's passion. The Seville celebrations date back to the sixteenth century.

There are 3 translations of dead in Spanish:

dead3

n

  • 1 (+ pl vb) the dead los muertos to rise from the dead resucitar de entre los muertos they were screaming fit to wake the dead chillaban a grito pelado [familiar/colloquial]
  • 2 (depth) in the o (BrE also) at dead of night a altas horas de la noche or de la madrugada in the dead of winter en lo más crudo del invierno

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Word of the day caudillo
m
leader …
Cultural fact of the day

The most famous celebrations of Holy Week in the Spanish-speaking world are held in Seville. Lay brotherhoods, cofradías, process through the city in huge parades between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Costaleros bear the pasos, huge floats carrying religious figures made of painted wood. Others, nazarenos (Nazarenes) and penitentes (penitents) walk alongside the pasos, in their distinctive costumes. During the processions they sing saetas, flamenco verses mourning Christ's passion. The Seville celebrations date back to the sixteenth century.