Share this entry

Share this page

eye

Pronunciation: /aɪ/

Translation of eye in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1, [Anatomy/Anatomía] ojo (masculine) he has blue/sad eyes tiene los ojos azules/tristes to have good eyes tener* buena vista to have sharp eyes tener* (una) vista de lince, tener* ojo de águila a glass eye un ojo de vidrio or (Spain/España) de cristal eyes front/right! ¡vista al frente/a la derecha! as far as the eye can/could see hasta donde alcanza/alcanzaba la vista in the twinkling of an eye en un abrir y cerrar de ojos to give sb a black eye ponerle* a algn el ojo morado or (in Spain also/en España también) a la funerala or (in Southern Cone also/en Cono Sur también) en compota or en tinta [colloquial/familiar] visible to the naked eye que se puede ver a simple vista do not look at the sun with the naked eye no mire el sol sin protección an eye for an eye [Bible] ojo por ojo I can't believe my eyes si no lo veo, no lo creo, no doy crédito a mis ojos I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw her me quedé helada or no daba crédito a mis ojos cuando la vi to be all eyes mirar lleno de curiosidad to be one in the eye for sb (especially British English/especialmente inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] that was one in the eye for the competition con eso le dieron por las narices a la competencia [colloquial/familiar] to be sb's eyes and ears our reps are our eyes and ears in the market nuestros representantes son los que nos tienen al tanto de lo que pasa en el mercado to close o shut one's eyes to sth cerrar* los ojos a algo to cry one's eyes out llorar a lágrima viva or a mares to feast one's eyes on sth regalarse la vista con algo, deleitarse or recrearse mirando algo to go into sth with one's eyes closed meterse en algo a ciegas I went into it with my eyes wide open me metí sabiendo muy bien lo que hacía to have a roving eye ser* muy mujeriego he has a roving eye se le van los ojos detrás de las chicas, es muy mujeriego to have eyes in the back of one's head tener* ojos en la nuca to keep one's eyes open (to avoid danger, problems) andarse* or ir* con cuidado (looking for sth) keep your eyes open for a restaurant vete mirando or fíjate bien a ver si ves un restaurante to keep one's eyes peeled o skinned [colloquial/familiar] (to avoid danger, problems) andarse* or ir* con mucho ojo [colloquial/familiar] (looking for sth) estar(se)* ojo avizor [colloquial/familiar] to make eyes at sb hacerle* ojitos a algn to open sb's eyes abrirle* los ojos a algn to open sb's eyes to sth hacerle* ver algo a algn this opened my eyes to her true nature esto me hizo ver cómo era realmente to see eye to eye with sb (usually with negative/generalmente con negativo) estar* de acuerdo con algn, coincidir (con algn) with one's eyes shut o closed con los ojos cerrados I can do it with my eyes closed lo puedo hacer con los ojos cerrados to be up to one's eyes in sth estar* hasta aquí de algo [colloquial/familiar] I'm up to my eyes in work estoy agobiada or [colloquial/familiar] hasta aquí de trabajo we're up to our eyes in debt estamos cargados de deudas, debemos hasta la camisa [colloquial/familiar] (before noun/delante del nombre) at eye level a la altura de la vista eye level oven horno (masculine) alto
    Example sentences
    • They believe the optic nerve in short sighted eyes might be more vulnerable to computer stress.
    • Kiri is registered blind after inheriting an eye disease from partially sighted Daphne.
    • This is beyond the capacity of the human eye, which may explain why so many offside decisions are controversial
    1.2 (look, gaze) mirada (feminine) his eyes turned toward her volvió la mirada or la vista hacia ella under the watchful eye(s) of the teacher bajo la atenta mirada del profesor to cast o run one's eye over sth recorrer algo con la vista all eyes were on her todas las miradas estaban puestas en ella before my very eyes ante mis propios ojos and now, before your very eyes, … y ahora, a la vista de todos, … to catch sb's eye the carpet caught my eye la alfombra me llamó la atención he caught my eye at the party me fijé en él en la fiesta nothing caught my eye in the store no vi nada que me llamara la atención en la tienda I tried to catch his eye intenté llamar su atención can you catch his eye? hazle una seña a ver si te ve these colors really catch the eye estos colores son verdaderamente llamativos to have one's eyes on sb/sth no quitarle los ojos de encima a algn/algo in one's eyes para él ( oretc), a sus ( or mis etc) ojos in Mary's eyes he's perfect para Mary or a ojos de Mary es perfecto, Mary lo encuentra perfecto in the eyes of the Law ante la ley to keep one's eye(s) on sth/sb keep your eyes on the road! ¡no apartes la vista de la carretera! keep your eyes on him no lo pierdas de vista to look sb straight in the eye mirar a algn directamente a los ojos she won't look me in the eye no se atreve a mirarme a la cara I was too ashamed to meet her eyes me daba vergüenza mirarla a los ojos or la cara their eyes met sus miradas se encontraron he has eyes only for her no tiene ojos más que para ella he couldn't take his eyes off her no podía quitarle los ojos de encima I took my eyes off the case for a second and it was gone me distraje or me despisté un momento y la maleta voló a story seen through a child's eyes una historia vista a través de los ojos de un niño seen through her eyes … tal como ella lo ve/veía …, desde su perspectiva … through Christian eyes desde una perspectiva cristiana easy on the eye [colloquial/familiar] agradable a la vista to give sb the eye o [dated/anticuado] the glad eye [colloquial/familiar] hacerle* ojitos a algn [colloquial/familiar] to hit sb in the eye (be eye-catching) llamarle la atención a algn (lit: strike) darle* a algn en el ojo to keep an eye on sth/sb vigilar or cuidar algo/a algn keep an eye on those two no pierdas de vista a esos dos, vigila a esos dos to lay o set o [colloquial/familiar] clap eyes on sb/sth from the moment I set o laid o [colloquial/familiar] clapped eyes on it desde el primer momento que lo vi I was 13 when I first set eyes on her tenía 13 años cuando la vi por primera vez to turn a blind eye hacer* la vista gorda to turn a blind eye to sth hacer* la vista gorda frente a or ante algo
    Example sentences
    • The secret appears to be: keep costs low, have cred and employ editors with wit and sharp eyes.
    • Bless our eyes with vision, that we may see our lives and the life that you give us.
    • Tearing my eyes away from this vision of male pulchritude, I notice yet another Gable.
    1.3 (attention) the eyes of the world will be on her todo el mundo tendrá la vista puesta en ella the company has been in the public eye a lot recently últimamente se ha hablado mucho de la compañía to keep out of the public eye mantenerse* alejado de la mirada del público to have one's eye on sb/sth she has her eye on a house in that street le ha echado el ojo a una casa de esa calle [colloquial/familiar] I've had my eye on him for some time hace tiempo que lo vengo vigilando with an eye to sth con miras a algo with an eye to selling it, they had the house painted hicieron pintar la casa con miras a venderla 1.4 (ability to judge) ojo (masculine) to have an eye for design tener* ojo or idea para el diseño he has an eye for the girls le gustan las chicas to have a good eye (in shooting) tener* buena puntería (in tennis) tener* buen ojo to have an eye for detail ser* detallista
    Example sentences
    • For it is in the essence of his behaviour that he should be eccentric, unconventional and rash in the eyes of public opinion.
    • Secondly, how would a customer be viewed in the eyes of the public?
    • Internal working models of the self are opinions about how one is viewed in the eyes of others.
  • 2 2.1 (of needle) ojo (masculine) 2.2 (of hurricane, storm) ojo (masculine) 2.3 (in potato) ojo (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • The eyes and even sprouting potatoes are safe to use but they may not keep well.
    • However, as we've just said, roots don't have buds, and that's exactly what you see sprouting on the potato, arising from the potato's eyes.
    Example sentences
    • That's when I looked at the top point of a star and realized that a tiny hole, barely larger then the eye of a needle, had been placed in it.
    • Passes were threaded together and some of them would have gone through the eye of a needle.
    • An army of tiny red eyes met him, none larger than the eye of a needle.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (present participle/participio presente eying or (British English/inglés británico) , eyeing)

Phrasal verbs

eye up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento (especially British English/especialmente inglés británico)
[colloquial/familiar] [person/possibility] estudiar, considerar he was eyeing up the girls (British English/inglés británico) estaba mirando or (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) [colloquial/familiar] relojeando a las chicas

Definition of eye in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day cura
f
cure …
Cultural fact of the day

In Mexican politics, a prospective party candidate for the presidency is called a tapado. Candidates traditionally emerge from within the party but their identity is not revealed until the candidate is officially declared: they remain tapados (hidden), thus arousing a great deal of speculation. Under the rule of the PRI - Partido Revolucionario Institucional, its candidate was virtually guaranteed to become president.