There are 2 translations of fiddle in Spanish:

fiddle1

Pronunciation: /ˈfɪdl/

n

  • 1 [Mus] (violin) violín (m) as fit as a fiddle rebosante de salud he's 78 and still as fit as a fiddle tiene 78 años y sigue rebosante de salud to play second fiddle desempeñar un papel secundario she grew up playing second fiddle to her sister creció a la sombra de or eclipsada por su hermana
  • 2 (cheat) (BrE) [colloquial/familiar], chanchullo (m) [familiar/colloquial] a tax fiddle una evasión fiscal, un chanchullo con los impuestos [familiar/colloquial] they've worked a fiddle on their expenses han amañado los gastos [familiar/colloquial] she's on the fiddle está metida en un chanchullo [familiar/colloquial]
  • 3 (tricky operation) it's a fiddle to get this in meter esto tiene sus vueltas or su intríngulis or (Méx) su chiste

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The name of the autonomous governments of Catalonia and Valencia is generalitat. A great deal of power has now been transferred to them from central government. The medieval term generalitat was revived in 1932, when Catalonia voted for its own devolved government. After the Civil War, it was abolished by Franco but was restored in 1978, with the establishment of comunidades autónomascomunidad autónoma. The Valencian Generalitat is keen to preserve the traditions of the region from Catalan influence.

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There are 2 translations of fiddle in Spanish:

fiddle2

vt

  • 1 (falsify) (BrE) [colloquial/familiar], hacer* chanchullos con [familiar/colloquial]; [result/election] amañar [familiar/colloquial] can you fiddle it so that it goes on expenses? ¿puedes arreglar las cosas para que figure como gastos de representación?

vi

  • 1 (fidget) don't fiddle! ¡deja eso!to fiddle with sth stop fiddling with the typewriter! deja de jugar con or de toquetear la máquina de escribir he fiddled nervously with his tie jugueteaba nerviosamente con la corbata
  • 2 (cheat) (BrE) [colloquial/familiar], hacer* chanchullos [familiar/colloquial]

Phrasal verbs

fiddle around

(BrE) fiddle about v + adv
(touch) to fiddle around with sth [with pencil/ruler] juguetear con algo I don't want you fiddling around with my things no quiero que andes toqueteando mis cosas [familiar/colloquial] 1.1 (do little jobs) hacer* un poco de esto y un poco de aquello

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saliva …
Cultural fact of the day

The name of the autonomous governments of Catalonia and Valencia is generalitat. A great deal of power has now been transferred to them from central government. The medieval term generalitat was revived in 1932, when Catalonia voted for its own devolved government. After the Civil War, it was abolished by Franco but was restored in 1978, with the establishment of comunidades autónomascomunidad autónoma. The Valencian Generalitat is keen to preserve the traditions of the region from Catalan influence.