There are 2 translations of devil in Spanish:

devil1

Pronunciation: /ˈdevl/

n

  • 1 1.1 [Relig] diablo (m), demonio (m) the devil el demonio, el diablo go to the devil! [colloq & dated] ¡vete al diablo! [familiar/colloquial] the devil finds work for idle hands (to do) el ocio es la madre de todos los vicios the devil is in the detail el diablo está or se esconde en los detalles the devil looks after his own mala hierba or bicho malo nunca muere better the devil you know (than the devil you don't) más vale malo conocido que bueno por conocer speak o talk of the devil … hablando del rey de Roma y él que se asoma, hablando de Roma, el burro or el diablo se asoma (the) devil take the hindmost ¡sálvese quién pueda! to be (caught) between the devil and the deep blue sea estar* entre la espada y la pared 1.2 (evil spirit) demonio (m)
  • 2 [colloquial/familiar] (in intensifying phrases) it hurt like the devil me dolió horriblemente who/what/where the devil … ? ¿quién/qué/dónde demonios or diablos … ? [familiar/colloquial] this is in a devil of a mess aquí hay un desorden de (los) mil demonios [familiar/colloquial] we had the devil of a time nos las vimos negras [familiar/colloquial]
  • 3 3.1 (person, animal) you little devil! [colloq: used to child] ¡eres un diablillo! they've been absolute devils this morning se han portado como diablos esta mañana go on, be a devil, have another one! (BrE) ¡anda, cómete otro, no seas tonto! he's a devil for chocolates [colloquial/familiar] lo enloquecen los bombones poor devil! ¡pobre diablo! he's won again, the lucky devil ha vuelto a ganar ¡qué potra tiene! [familiar/colloquial], el suertudo ha vuelto a ganar (AmL) 3.2 (troublesome thing) the lock is a real devil la cerradura es maldita [familiar/colloquial] that concerto is the very devil to play ese concierto es endemoniadamente difícil de tocar

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A gitano is a member of Spain's gypsy community. Gypsies often live in camps and retain their nomadic habits. They have preserved many of their customs and do not usually integrate into the mainstream of Spanish society. Their language is caló. Gypsies have been a great influence on flamenco, and many of the best performers are gypsies.

There are 2 translations of devil in Spanish:

devil2

vt ( (BrE) -ll-)

  • 1 [Culin] hacer* con picante y especias deviled eggshuevos duros con salsa picante

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A gitano is a member of Spain's gypsy community. Gypsies often live in camps and retain their nomadic habits. They have preserved many of their customs and do not usually integrate into the mainstream of Spanish society. Their language is caló. Gypsies have been a great influence on flamenco, and many of the best performers are gypsies.