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American English: /ɡɪft/
British English: /ɡɪft/

Translation of gift in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (present) may I present you with a small gift?
    ¿puedo hacerle un pequeño obsequio? [formal]
    your gift could save a child's life
    su donación podría salvar la vida de un niño
    the perfect gift for the woman who has everything
    el regalo perfecto para la mujer que lo tiene todo
    el obsequio perfecto para la mujer que lo tiene todo [formal]
    a free gift in every packet (Business)
    un obsequio en cada paquete
    it was a gift
    me lo regalaron
    es un regalo
    it's a gift at that price
    a ese precio es una ganga or un regalo [colloquial]
    the exam was a gift [colloquial]
    el examen estaba regalado or tirado [colloquial]
    a gift from the gods never look a gift horse in the mouth
    a caballo regalado no le mires el diente or no se le miran los dientes
    Example sentences
    • The couple decided to forego wedding presents and gifts totalling £900 were handed over to the hospital.
    • The toasts were made, the wedding gifts presented, and finally we dined.
    • I'll get you your final pay together as well as a bonus as a wedding gift, to help things along.
    Example sentences
    • The theme behind the design is the gift of perfume for Mother's Day, but the execution is that of stylized glamour.
    • Aside from the gift of time, mothers like to feel pampered.
    1.2 (power of bestowal) [formal]to be in the gift of somebody
    estar en manos de alguien
    the appointment to this post is in the gift of the president
    le incumbe al presidente hacer este nombramiento
  • 2 (talent) her artistic gifts
    su talento artístico
    sus dotes artísticas
    to have a gift for something/-ingshe has a gift for poetry
    tiene talento para la poesía
    he has a gift for making people laugh
    tiene el don de saber hacer reír a la gente
    he has a gift for saying the wrong thing [ironic]
    tiene el don de la inoportunidad [ironic]
    the gift of the gab or (US also) the gift of gab [colloquial]
    labia (feminine) [colloquial]
    he has the gift of the gab
    tiene mucha labia [colloquial]
    tiene un pico de oro [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • Yet the core of Boyd's ability, the essence of his talent, is his gift for finishing.
    • Advertising folks who do this best have a natural gift for empathizing with the customers they hope to seduce.
    • She had a natural gift for it and has kept with it.
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