- 1 (Anatomy) (organ)(outer part)he has big earsthe inner/middle/outer eartiene orejas grandesear, nose and throat departmentel oído interno/medio/externoto grin from ear to earel departamento de otorrinolaringología or de oído, nariz y gargantato listen with a sympathetic earsonreír de oreja a orejato listen with half an earescuchar con actitud comprensivaher ears must be burningescuchar a mediasto be all ears to bend somebody's ear [colloquial]le deben estar ardiendo las orejas or zumbando los oídosto be out on one's ear [colloquial]you'll be out on your eardarle la lata a alguien [colloquial]to be up to one's ears in debt/trouble/workte van a poner de patitas en la calle [colloquial]to be wet behind the earsestar hasta aquí or hasta las orejas de deudas/problemas/trabajoto come to somebody's earsno tener experienciato fall down about o around one's earsthe house is falling down around our earsllegar a oídos de alguienit brought their dreams crashing down about their earsla casa se nos está viniendo abajo or cayendo a pedazosto fall on deaf earsechó por tierra sus ilusionesto give somebody a thick ear [colloquial]caer en oídos sordosto go in one ear and out the other [colloquial]I've told her a thousand times, but it just goes in one ear and out the otherdarle una torta or un moquete a alguien [colloquial]to have/keep one's ear to the groundse lo he dicho mil veces, pero le entra por un oído y le sale por el otroto have somebody's earmantenerse atentoto lend an ear to somebodygozar de la confianza de alguiento pin back one's earsnow pin back your ears [colloquial]prestarle atención a alguienI'll pin back his ears for him! (American English) [colloquial]escuchen bienparen la oreja (Latin America) [colloquial]see→ pin backto prick up one's ears (person) to set somebody by the earsthe will set the whole family by the earsle voy a dar un buen tirón de orejas [colloquial]to set something on its ear (American English)el testamento sembró la discordia entre or enemistó a los miembros de la familiato turn a deaf ear to somebody/somethingcausar revuelo en algorevolucionar algohacer oídos sordos a alguien/algo
- 2 (sense of hearing) pleasing to the ear to have a good ear for music/languagesto play an instrument/a piece by eartener oído para la música/los idiomasto play it by earwhat are you going to say? — I don't know, I'll just have to play it by eartocar un instrumento/una pieza de oído¿qué vas a decir? — no sé, ya veré llegado el momento or sobre la marchaExample sentences
- But with near sensory overload of sound, music and colour, not having an ear for the Danish language didn't matter.
- In fact, it sounded so good that it seemed as though someone with an ear for classical music was at the helm of this company and so we decided to investigate.
- He was also a magnificent writer with an ear for language and a wonderful imagination, and a fine poet to boot.
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Opus Dei - Latin for "God's Work" - is a Catholic organization founded in Spain in 1928. The Opus became very influential in Spanish society, above all by founding schools and universities. The aim was to create an élite which would spread Christian ideals throughout society. The University of Navarre is one of its foremost institutions.