There are 4 translations of flat in Spanish:

flat1

Pronunciation: /flæt/

adj (-tt-)

  • 1 1.1 [surface] plano; [countryside] llano; [nose] chato flat ground terreno (m) llano they thought the earth was flat creían que la tierra era plana flat feet pies (mpl) planos houses with flat roofs casas (fpl) con techos planos or con azoteas I was flat on my back for two months (me) pasé dos meses en cama I found him flat on the floor lo encontré tirado en el suelo to fold sth flat doblar bien algo he laid the map down flat on the table extendió el mapa sobre la mesa the hurricane laid the whole town flat el huracán arrasó la ciudad I lay down flat and tried to relax me tumbé or me tendí e intenté relajarme he pressed flat against the wall as the police went by al pasar la policía se pegó bien a la pared to leave sb flat dejar a algn tirado face1 1 1 1.2 [heels/tray] bajo; [dish] llano, bajo (Chi) , playo (RPl) flat shoes zapatos (mpl) bajos, zapatillas (fpl) de piso (Méx) flat cap o hat (BrE) gorra (f) (de lana con visera) 1.3 (deflated) [ball] desinflado, ponchado (Méx) you have a flat tire o (BrE) tyre tienes un neumático desinflado or una rueda desinflada or (Méx) una llanta ponchada we had a flat tire o (BrE) tyre on the way pinchamos en el camino, se nos pinchó una rueda or un neumático en el camino, se nos ponchó una llanta en el camino (Méx) the ball/tire went flat la pelota/rueda se desinfló or (Méx) se ponchó
  • 2 2.1 [lemonade/beer/champagne] sin efervescencia, sin gas 2.2 [battery] descargado switch off or you'll get a flat battery apaga o se te va a descargar la batería
  • 3 3.1 (dull, uninteresting) [conversation/party] soso [familiar/colloquial]; [joke] sin gracia; [voice] monótono things are rather flat at the office en la oficina todo anda un poco muerto she felt a bit flat estaba un tanto alicaída or baja de moral to fall flat [play/project] fracasar*, no ser* bien recibido the joke fell very flat el chiste no hizo ni pizca de gracia 3.2 (sluggish) (pred) sales were flat during the last quarter no hubo mucho movimiento en las ventas durante el último trimestre trading was flat hubo poca actividad 3.3 (without contrast) [picture/photograph] sin contraste
  • 4 (total, firm) [denial/rejection/refusal] rotundo, categórico, terminante the answer was a flat no la respuesta fue un no rotundo that's flat! ¡y no hay más que hablar!, ¡y sanseacabó! [familiar/colloquial], ¡y no hay vuelta de hoja! [familiar/colloquial] they've said they won't do it and that's flat han dicho que no lo harán y no hay vuelta de hoja [familiar/colloquial]
  • 5 [Mus] 5.1 (referring to key) bemol A flat la (m) bemol 5.2 (too low) you're flat estás desafinando (por cantar or tocar demasiado bajo)
  • 7 (BrE) [Sport] (before n) de carreras de caballos sin obstáculos 200m flat 200m planos or (Esp) lisos or (RPl) llanos
  • 8 [vowel] articulada con poca tensión muscular, característica de ciertos dialectos regionales
  • 9 (broke) (AmE) [colloquial/familiar] (pred) to be flat estar* pelado [familiar/colloquial]

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There are 4 translations of flat in Spanish:

flat2

adv

  • 1 1.1 (categorically) [refuse/turn down] de plano, categóricamente I told him flat that I would not go le dije de plano or sin más que no iba a ir 1.2 (exactly) it took him two hours flat tardó dos horas justas or exactas 1.3 (AmE) [colloquial/familiar], (as intensifier) completamente see also broke2
  • 2 [Mus] [sing/play] demasiado bajo

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The LOE (Ley Orgánica de Educación) is a Spanish reform of 2006 which established four stages of pre-university education: non-compulsory educación infantil, from birth to six years; compulsory primary education, Primaria, from six to twelve; compulsory secondary education, ESO - Educación Secundaria Obligatoria, from twelve to sixteen; and either two years of Bachillerato, leading to university entrance, or two years of Formación Profesional Específica de Grado Medio, vocational training that can lead to Formación Profesional Específica de Grado Superior. The LOE superseded the LOGSE Ley Orgánica de Ordenación General del Sistema Educativo of 1990. The major change was a reduction in humanities subjects in the curriculum, while citizenship classes Educación para la Ciudadanía were introduced. The latter have been controversial in some quarters.

There are 4 translations of flat in Spanish:

flat3

n

  • 2 2.1 (surface — of sword) cara (f) de la hoja; (— of hand) palma (f) I hit him with the flat of my hand le di una bofetada 2.2 (level ground) llano (m), terreno (m) llano
  • 5 (esp BrE) [Sport] the flat (racing) las carreras de caballos sin obstáculos (season) temporada (f) hípica de carreras sin obstáculos
  • 7
    (flats pl)
    7.1 (low-lying ground) llano (m); (sandbanks) bancos (mpl) de arena mud flats marismas (fpl) 7.2 (shoes) (esp AmE) zapatos (mpl) bajos, zapatos de taco bajo (CS) , zapatos de piso (Méx)

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The LOE (Ley Orgánica de Educación) is a Spanish reform of 2006 which established four stages of pre-university education: non-compulsory educación infantil, from birth to six years; compulsory primary education, Primaria, from six to twelve; compulsory secondary education, ESO - Educación Secundaria Obligatoria, from twelve to sixteen; and either two years of Bachillerato, leading to university entrance, or two years of Formación Profesional Específica de Grado Medio, vocational training that can lead to Formación Profesional Específica de Grado Superior. The LOE superseded the LOGSE Ley Orgánica de Ordenación General del Sistema Educativo of 1990. The major change was a reduction in humanities subjects in the curriculum, while citizenship classes Educación para la Ciudadanía were introduced. The latter have been controversial in some quarters.

There are 4 translations of flat in Spanish:

flat4

vt

  • (AmE) [Mus] bajar de tono

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The LOE (Ley Orgánica de Educación) is a Spanish reform of 2006 which established four stages of pre-university education: non-compulsory educación infantil, from birth to six years; compulsory primary education, Primaria, from six to twelve; compulsory secondary education, ESO - Educación Secundaria Obligatoria, from twelve to sixteen; and either two years of Bachillerato, leading to university entrance, or two years of Formación Profesional Específica de Grado Medio, vocational training that can lead to Formación Profesional Específica de Grado Superior. The LOE superseded the LOGSE Ley Orgánica de Ordenación General del Sistema Educativo of 1990. The major change was a reduction in humanities subjects in the curriculum, while citizenship classes Educación para la Ciudadanía were introduced. The latter have been controversial in some quarters.