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American English: /dʒɪst/
British English: /dʒɪst/

Translation of gist in Spanish:


  • lo esencial
    lo fundamental
    that was the gist of it
    eso fue fundamentalmente lo que se dijo ( or se me explicó etc)
    just give me the gist of it
    cuéntamelo en líneas generales
    to get the gist of something
    captar or comprender lo esencial or lo fundamental de algo
    captar or comprender el quid de una cuestión
    the gist of what she was saying was …
    en esencia lo que estaba diciendo era que …
    Example sentences
    • The minutiae of meetings remains private, but the general gist is that it was a problem and it has been addressed.
    • The general gist of the plots are all protagonists love and lose out.
    • I can remember the general gist of them, but nothing specific.
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