There are 3 main translations of down in Spanish:

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American English: /daʊn/
British English: /daʊn/

adverb

down often appears as the second element of certain verb structures in English ( back down, clamp down, tone down, etc). For translations, see the relevant verb entry ( back, clamp, tone, etc).
  • 1 1.1 (in downward direction) See examples: I ran all the way down to the bottom
    corrí hasta abajo
    the path that goes down into the valley
    el sendero que baja hasta el valle
    to help somebody down
    ayudar a alguien a bajar
    don't look down!
    ¡no mires (hacia or para) abajo!
    from the waist/neck down
    desde la cintura/el cuello para abajo
    jump down!
    ¡salta!
    he flopped down exhausted
    se dejó caer agotado
    down, boy!
    ¡abajo!
    wind the window down down with Smith/tyranny!
    ¡abajo Smith/la tiranía!
    1.2 (downstairs) See examples: can you come down?
    ¿puedes bajar?
    run down and fetch the hammer
    baja rápido a buscarme el martillo
    we can walk down
    podemos bajar andando
  • 2 2.1 (of position) down in the basement/valley
    abajo en el sótano/el valle
    500m/two floors down
    500m/dos pisos más abajo
    further down on the same page
    más abajo en la misma página
    down here/there it was down at the bottom of the rucksack
    estaba en el fondo de la mochila
    the sun/moon is down
    el sol/la luna se ha puesto
    2.2 (downstairs) See examples: I'll be down right away
    enseguida bajo
    2.3 (lowered, pointing downward)
    bajado
    with the blinds down
    con las persianas bajadas
    face/head down
    boca abajo
    I had my foot down on the accelerator
    tenía el pie en or estaba pisando el acelerador
    2.4 (in position) See examples: the carpet isn't down yet
    aún no han puesto or colocado la alfombra
    I had newspaper down
    había puesto periódicos (en el suelo)
    2.5 (prostrate) See examples: the champ is down!
    ¡el campeón ha caído en la lona!
    I was down with flu all last week
    estuve con gripe toda la semana pasada
    Example sentences
    • She put the wine glass down on the ground and turned over to face him lying flat, her belly against his.
    • Large pine trees were left standing but smaller silver birch and beech trees were chopped down.
    • Mr Rogers said last spring he stopped an attempt by the council to chop the tree down and believed it was now safe.
    Example sentences
    • She was heading down from the north and I was on a slightly earlier flight from London.
    • He converted hundreds as he made his way down into the South Leinster border area.
    • A few days ago I ran across an old friend who is now living down here with the new wife and child.
  • 3 3.1 (of numbers, volume, intensity) See examples: with the volume down low
    con el volumen al mínimo
    my temperature is down to 38°C
    la fiebre me ha bajado a 38°C
    attendance/circulation is down
    la asistencia/circulación ha bajado
    sterling closed half a cent down
    al cierre la libra había bajado medio centavo
    they were two goals down
    iban perdiendo por dos goles
    3.2 (in league, table, hierarchy) See examples: still down at the bottom of the league
    todavía en el último lugar de la clasificación
    from the president down
    desde el presidente para abajo
  • 4 4.1 (in, toward the south) See examples: to go/come down south/to London
    ir/venir al sur/a Londres
    people down south/in Mexico
    la gente del sur/de México
    4.2 (at, to another place) (especially British English) down on the farm
    en la granja
    he's down at the bar
    está en el bar
    I'm going down to Anne's/the library
    voy a casa de Anne/a la biblioteca
    4.3 (away from university, major city) (especially British English) they're sending a detective down from Scotland Yard
    van a enviar un detective de Scotland Yard
    he went down from Oxford in 1967
    terminó sus estudios en Oxford en 1967
    egresó de Oxford en 1967 (Latin America)
  • 5 5.1 (dismantled, removed) See examples: the Christmas decorations should be down by now
    ya deberían haber quitado las decoraciones de Navidad
    the room looks bare with the pictures down
    la habitación queda desnuda sin los cuadros
    once this wall is down
    una vez que hayan derribado esta pared
    see also burn down cut down fall down
    5.2 (out of action) See examples: the telephone lines are down
    las líneas de teléfono están cortadas
    the system is down again (Computing)
    otra vez el sistema no funciona
    5.3 (deflated) See examples: one of your tires is down
    tienes un neumático desinflado
  • 6 (in writing) See examples: did you get down what she said?
    ¿tomaste nota de lo que dijo?
    ¿apuntaste or anotaste lo que dijo?
    he's down for tomorrow at ten
    está apuntado or anotado para mañana a las diez
    she's down as unemployed
    consta or figura como desempleada
  • 7 (in cash) See examples: he's demanding $150 down
    exige un depósito de $150
  • 8 (hostile) See examples: to be down on somebody [colloquial]my teacher's down on me at the moment
    la maestra me tiene ojeriza
    la maestra la ha agarrado conmigo (Latin America) [colloquial]
  • 9down to 9.1 (as far as) from the roof down to the foundations
    desde el tejado hasta los cimientos
    right down to the present day
    hasta nuestros días
    9.2 (reduced to) See examples: when the liquid is down to half its volume
    cuando el líquido se haya reducido a la mitad de su volumen
    we're down to our last tin of tomatoes
    nos queda solo una lata de tomates
    9.3 (dependent on) (British English) it's all down to luck
    todo es cuestión de suerte
    9.4 (to be done by) See examples: the rest is down to you
    el resto depende de ti
    it's down to the owner to take precautions
    es responsabilidad del propietario tomar precauciones
    Example sentences
    • Armstrong and Aldrin had to jump nearly a metre down from the bottom rung of the ladder to the Moon's surface.
    • The objects from these sites were originally buried two to three feet down at the bottom of graves.
    • We were kitted out with helmets and miners' torch and taken 40 metres down to the pit bottom in a cage.
    Example sentences
    • Nine down and six to go, Carlow and Naas are on track for All Ireland League promotion.
    • I think my body knows it's the halfway point of the week, with four shows down and four to go.
    • There is one down and two to go for Inveraray after their intermediate championship victory at Oban yesterday.

preposition

  • 1 1.1 (in downward direction) See examples: we ran down the slope
    corrimos cuesta abajo
    to come down the stairs
    bajar por la escalera
    it fell down a hole
    se cayó por un agujero
    to tip something down the sink
    tirar algo por el fregadero
    you've spilled wine down your shirt
    te has manchado la camisa de vino
    she looked down the list
    recorrió la lista con la mirada
    1.2 (at lower level) See examples: halfway down the hill
    a mitad de camino ladera abajo
    line 26, halfway down the page
    línea 26, hacia la mitad de la página
  • 2 2.1 (along) See examples: we drove on down the coast/the Mississippi
    seguimos por la costa/a lo largo del Misisipí
    as I strolled down the street
    cuando paseaba por la calle
    2.2 (further along) See examples: the library is just down the street
    la biblioteca está un poco más allá or más adelante
    15 miles down the road
    a 15 millas siguiendo la carretera
    there's a butcher's 100 yards down the road
    hay una carnicería unas 100 yardas más adelante
    2.3 (to, in) (British English) [colloquial]I've got to go down the shops
    tengo que ir de compras
    I saw her down the pub yesterday
    ayer la vi en el bar
  • 3 (through) See examples: down the ages/centuries
    a través de los tiempos/los siglos

adjective

  • 1 (before noun) 1.1 (going downward) See examples: the down escalator
    la escalera mecánica de bajada or para bajar
    1.2 (British English) (from London) See examples:the down train
    el tren de Londres
    Example sentences
    • The down train that forms the 9.30 was 9 minutes late.
    • Currently 13 trains a day stop at Pewsey compared with three up trains going to Paddington and three down trains when Mr Nicholls first joined the NDRPA.
    • All down trains of the Central and Western Railway leaving Mumbai today will be running on schedule.
    Example sentences
    • Ascending a down escalator, I work at 140 watts.
    • We walked across the terminal toward the down escalator.
    • The jet in question was prepared for flight, so its flaps were already in the down position.
  • 2 (depressed) [colloquial] (predicative) to feel down
    andar deprimido or [colloquial] con un bajón
    estar con la depre [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • Hutt was usually ebullient but this time, he came to my office, and he was in a down mood.
    • Have you been feeling down lately about your lack of knowledge of quantum computing?
    • If I had been playing badly, I would have been a bit down, but I wasn't playing badly.

noun

  • 1 (dislike) See examples: to have a down on somebody (British English) [colloquial]
    tenerle ojeriza a alguien
  • 2 (in US football)
    Example sentences
    • That weakness should not be too great of a negative since the Texans typically do not use a nose tackle on passing downs anyway.
    • A defensive lineman sees about that much action in one series of four downs.
    • The offense has four downs to score a touchdown; the defense must stop the offense or get a turnover.

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (drink down)
    (drink)
    beberse or tomarse rápidamente
    he downed it in one
    se lo bebió or se lo tomó de un trago
    1.2 (knock down)
    (person/opponent)
    1.3 (shoot down)
    (aircraft)
    1.4 (put down) See examples:to down tools
    dejar de trabajar
    Example sentences
    • On the one side there were a group of 18 men downing drinks at the bar, seeking the confidence which only alcohol can provide.
    • Still chewing, Faulkner downs his drink in a single gulp.
    • She downed her drink and grabbed two flutes of champagne as she walked in his direction.
  • 2 (defeat)
    (American English) [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • A military spokesman said the AH - 64 Apache helicopter was downed by ground fire in the morning.
    • On August 12, 1944, his P - 51 Mustang was downed by ground fire in southern France.
    • Up to 11 inches of rain fell in the southern part of the state yesterday, downing trees and knocking out power to thousands of people.

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down 2
American English: /daʊn/
British English: /daʊn/

noun

uncountable

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down 3
American English: /daʊn/
British English: /daʊn/

noun downs plural

  • (especially British English) (Geography)
    colinas (feminine plural)
    Example sentences
    • The hills and downs area seemed remote and edgy, in a way far from relaxing.
    • He added the last bit with a glare that went around the whole car, taking note of everyone's expressions as they neared their target, their faces growing grimmer as the flat roads began to move into the rolling hills of the downs.
    • From the village of Jevington climb steeply over the downs then descend to Alfriston, from where you climb again before turning south at Bostal Hill down to the Cuckmere Estuary.

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