Translation of give in Spanish:
transitive verb past tense gave past participle given
- 1 1.1 (to hand) give her/me/them a glass of waterdale/dame/dales un vaso de aguahe gave her/me/them a glass of waterle/me/les dio un vaso de aguagive her something to eatdale algo de comergive the tickets to Jane, give Jane the ticketsdale las entradas a Jane,I've already given them to herya se las he dadoExample sentences1.2 (to make a gift of)
obsequiar [formal]to give somebody a presenthacerle un regalo a alguienit was given to me for my birthday
- The proceeds of the raffle were given to charity.
- The property was given to the church to be used, not to be sold on.
- The tokens are given to customers after they pay for their goods at checkout.
regalarle algo a alguienme lo regalaron para mi cumpleañosI wouldn't want it if she gave it to me 1.3(to donate) (tip/money/alms)they have given $100,000 for/toward a new music room
darhan dado or donado $100.000/han contribuido con $100.000 para una nueva sala de música1.4(to devote) (love/affection)
dar(attention)she gave her life to the service of God
prestardedicó su vida a servir al SeñorI'll give it some thought
consagró su vida al servicio del Señorlo pensaréplease give serious consideration to our offerpor favor considere seriamente nuestra ofertaI gave you the best years of my lifete di or entregué los mejores años de mi vidato give it all one's gotdar lo mejor de síExample sentences
Example sentences1.5 (to sacrifice) 1.6 (to administer, to serve) what did they give you for dinner?
- You must have given a great deal of thought to this.
- A great many people gave very generously of their time, money and energy to make it a reality.
- I want to thank the many people who gave generously of their time on the legal support team.
¿qué te dieron de cenar?
- We would like to hear from people who feel able to give emotional support to the bereaved.
- She has enjoyed being able to give love and support to the elderly and motivate her staff to do the same.
- And the support Sure Start gives to parents is helping families not just to cope, but to prosper.
¿qué te sirvieron de cena?Example sentences1.7 (to offer)
- The experience gave her a huge lift, as she has suffered from several personal tragedies in recent years.
- I think all the experience had given me a feeling for what individual audiences want.
- Playing last year in the USA was a great experience and it has given me a real taste for travel.
- 2 2.1(to grant) (protection/shelter)
dar(idea)give her something to do
dardale algo que or para hacerthat should give him something to think abouteso debería darle en qué pensargive me strength!¡Señor, dame fuerzas or paciencia!give me Florida /Tolstoy any time!yo me quedo con Florida/Tolstoy mil veces2.2 (to allow, to concede) we can easily do the job, given timepodemos hacer el trabajo fácilmente, si nos dan tiempogiven the choice, I'd …si me dieran a elegir, yo …he's a good worker, I'll give him that, but … I'd give their marriage a year at the mostle doy un año a su matrimonio, como muchothe doctors only give him three monthslos médicos le dan solo tres mesesit would take us 15 months, give or take a week or twonos llevaría unos 15 meses, semana más, semana menosExample sentences
- We've had some good derbies against them in recent seasons but will be giving them the respect they deserve.
- Please give these mums the respect they deserve, they're not out to ruin your day, honest!
- We will be fully focussed and we will give them the respect they deserve but not too much.
- 3 (to pay, to exchange) what will you give me for it?¿cuánto me das por él?I'd give anything for a cigaretteno sé qué daría por un cigarrilloI'd give a lot to see them happy¡qué no daría por verlos felices!Example sentences
- In this system, money could be given as a present, but it could not be given as direct payment.
- Now it was down to the bartering. ‘What'll you give for the apricots?’
- ‘What would you give for it?’ he continued. ‘Gee, I don't know. I don't have any Brazilian money anyway.’
- 4 4.1(to cause) (pleasure/joy/shock)
dar(pain/cough)don't give us your germs/cold!
dar¡no nos pegues tus microbios/tu resfriado! [colloquial]Example sentences4.2
(to yield) (results)
- It quickly backed away giving a noise that sounded a bit like a whimper.
- He puts his hand over hers and she squeezes it, he gives this sad little sound.
- His wrist gave an ugly grinding sound and searing pain tore through him like knives.
- The finest recipes omit the semolina, giving an extra spongy result.
- The main dining area is circular, with high windows giving a very light and airy feel to the place.
- However, the kind of technology that we have developed gives a very high yield indeed.
- 5 5.1 (when introducing somebody) ladies and gentleman, I give you tonight's guest … 5.2 (when making a toast) I give you the Bride and Bridegroombrindemos por los novios
propongo un brindis por los novios
- 6 6.1 the referee has given a cornerel árbitro ha señalado córnerthe judge gave her five yearsel juez le dio cinco años or la condenó a cinco años6.2 (Sport) (to adjudge)the ball was given out by the linesmanel juez de línea dijo que la pelota estaba fueraExample sentences6.3 (to entrust) he was given charge of 30 children
pusieron a 30 niños a su cargoshe's given me her car to fixme ha dejado el coche para que se lo arregleExample sentences
- It is understood a mass verdict will be given when the hearings have finally ended.
- The judge saw the film for himself and gave his verdict in a matter of a few days.
- She fell silent for a few minutes, before giving her verdict.
- Maybe she was afraid of committing and giving herself and her heart to someone.
- Any investment property can be given into the care of a property management company.
- Each group is then given into the care of a group leader who will then stay with that group for the whole of their stay.
soltar(kiss)he gave a sigh of relief
darsuspiró aliviadoto give somebody a push/kickdarle un empujón/una patada a alguiento give somebody a winkhacerle una guiñada or un guiño a alguiengo on, give us a smile [colloquial]a ver, una sonrisita [colloquial]he gave my hand a squeezeme apretó la manogive your hands a good washlávate bien las manosI'll give it a quick lookle echaré una miraditawhy not give it a try?¿por qué no pruebas or no lo intentas?to give it to somebody [colloquial]she'll really give it to you when she finds out¡la que te va a caer encima cuando se entere! [colloquial]give it to me straightdime la verdadyou silly old fool! — I'll give you silly old fool!
sé sincero conmigo¡viejo idiota! — ¡te voy a dar yo viejo idiota! [colloquial]Example sentences
- She scanned his face for a full minute, then gave a slow nod.
- He raised one eyebrow, stared steadily at her and then gave a short nod.
- The man gave a tight lipped smile, nodding as he downed half the drink and lost his breath.
- 8 8.1 (to convey)(thanks/apologies/message/news)please give my regards to your mother
dardale recuerdos or (Latin America tb) cariños a tu madreshe gave me to understand that …me dio a entender que …Example sentences8.2
(to state) (name/address/information/details/explanation/answer)
- Canon John Young gives his Christmas message, seeking hope and happiness at the end of a long and sometimes troubling year.
- The most important message we have to give is that his death was not a random act.
- Fed-up rail commuters have been given a message of hope from fellow travellers on Merseyside.
dar(opinion/advice/order)to give evidence
darprestar declaraciónshe gave a detailed description of the place
declarardescribió el lugar detalladamentethe answers are given on page 23las soluciones están or vienen en la página 23the judge has given his verdictel juez ha dictado sentenciathey gave me no warningno me advirtieronshe gave me her word don't give me all that stuff about … [colloquial]
no me hicieron ninguna advertenciano me vengas con el cuento or la historia de que … [colloquial]Example sentences
- The initial argument, given by those who had read from the books, put Wuthering Heights firmly in the lead.
- This may seem contrived, but essentially the same argument can be given in a more natural form.
- In contrast, the daily life exhibit gives little or no information on the daily life of the ancient Egyptians.
- 9 9.1 (to hold)Example sentences9.2
(to stage, to perform) (recital/concert/lecture)give us a song!
- The gorgeous house where you could give those dinner parties is the same kind of house Lynette wishes she could escape.
- The only time I met him was at a dinner party given by one of his sons, who was an Oxford friend of mine.
- There will always be time to go to work, clean the house, give a dinner party and fix the waste disposal unit.
dar¡cántanos una canción!
- 11 (to care) [colloquial]not to give a damnI don't give a damnme importa un bledo or un comino or un pepino [colloquial]Example sentences
- ‘I give nothing for your advice,’ Lou growled.
- He apparently didn't give anything for ‘high’ culture.
intransitive verb past tense gave past participle given
- 1 1.1 (to yield under pressure) sooner or later something had to givetarde o temprano algo tenía que estallarthey won't give an inchno cederán un ápiceExample sentences
Example sentences1.2 (to break, to give way) the planks simply gave under the weight
- To test them, press one with your finger and it should just give under the pressure.
- Either way, it's ready when the skin gives easily under pressure and the meat is tender.
- Is it because the clubface gives a little, resulting in slightly less deformation of the ball during impact?
las tablas se rompieron bajo el pesomy legs gave under meme fallaron or se me doblaron las piernas
- He had Sam by the wrist and could feel the bone giving under the pressure he was exerting.
- The ice gave and broke with the weight.
- The door finally gave but not without the hinges making a loud protest.
- 3 (American English) 3.1 (to surrender) [colloquial]darse por vencidoI give, what is the capital of Albania?
rendirseme doy por vencida or me rindo ¿cuál es la capital de Albania?3.2 (to divulge information) [slang] [dated]cantar [slang]Example sentences
- So give, what's the reason behind it?
- So give! What's happening with him?
- Alright. Give. What's up? You still have a secret, don't you?
- this fabric doesn't have much give in itesta tela no da mucho de síExample sentences
- To perform good dressage, you want the ground to give you something back, a bit of give and bounce.
- He felt the gentle give of the handcuffs beneath his expert hands and reigned in his emotions.
- We are on this type of surface for the rest of the route and very nice it is too, a bit of give under the boots for comfort, and you do not have to watch your feet.
- 1 1.1 (free of charge)
- 1verb + adverb (surrender, succumb) I give in, who was the actress? (in guessing games)
- (overlook, give access to) (esp British English)
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1 (distribute) 1.2 (make known) it was given out that …
- 1verb + object + adverb 1.1 (devote) (usually passive) the rest of the afternoon was given over to …
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1
obsequiar [formal]it's worthless, you can't even give it away
no vale nada, nadie lo va a querer ni regaladoat that price we're practically giving them away!
¡a ese precio prácticamente los estamos regalando!a first class opportunity and she simply gave it away!
¡una oportunidad de primera y la desperdició!1.2 (present)
(prizes)1.3 (as handicap) (Sport) (usu in -ing forms) Sassy Lassy is giving away six pounds
hacer entrega de
hacer entrega de
Sassy Lassy corre con un hándicap de seis libras2 2.1 (disclose) the Secretary of State gave little away
el Secretario de Estado no dijo mucho or fue muy circunspectoI don't think I'm giving anything away if I say that …
no creo estar revelando nada que no debiera si digo que …2.2 (betray)
vender [colloquial]don't worry, I won't give you away her accent/clothes gave her away
el acento/la ropa la delató
el acento/la ropa la vendió [colloquial]to give oneself away
(bride)she was given away by her father
entregar en matrimonio
entregar en matrimonio
≈ su padre fue el padrino de la boda
(object/property/health/freedom)she gave him back his ring, she gave him his ring back
le devolvió el anilloI had opportunities - now I want to give something back
tuve oportunidades - ahora quiero dar algo a cambio
me doy por vencido or me rindo ¿quién era la actriz?to give in
caí en la tentaciónwe will not give in to terrorist threats
no vamos a ceder frente a amenazas terroristasshe'll insist, but don't give in to her
va a insistir, pero tú no cedas
va a insistir, pero tú no le aflojes [colloquial]you're always giving in to her
siempre dejas que se salga con la suya2
(hand in) (esp British English) verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
(notice)she decided to give in her notice
decidió presentar su renuncia
(radiation)much heat is given off during the reaction
durante la reacción se produce mucho calor
(window/door/entrance)it gives onto the sea
da al mar
tiene vista al mar
tiene vista al mar
se anunció or se dio a conocer que …2verb + adverb + object 2.1 (let out) 2.2
(signal)3verb + adverb 3.1 (become exhausted)
(strength/patience/supplies)3.2 (cease functioning) [colloquial]
(engine)my legs gave out
me fallaron las piernas
el resto de la tarde se dedicó a …this part of the house is given over to …
esta parte de la casa está destinada a …1.2 (surrender) [literary]to give oneself over to something 2verb + adverb (desist, refrain) (British English) [dialect]oh, give over!
(stop misbehaving) ¡ya está bien!
(stop joking) ¡anda ya! [colloquial]give over moaning!
¡deja ya de quejarte!
(renounce, cease from) (alcohol/gambling)
[colloquial]to give up hope
romper or terminar con
romper or terminar con
perder las esperanzasto give up
dejarI've given up smoking/taking those vitamins
de + infinitive
he dejado de fumar/tomar esas vitaminas1.2
(relinquish, hand over) (territory/position)
(ticket/keys)to give up one's seat to o for somebody
cederle or darle el asiento a alguienbusiness was so bad that we had to give up the BMW
el negocio iba tan mal que tuvimos que deshacernos del BMW1.3 (surrender) to give oneself up
entregarseto give somebody up to the police
entregar a alguien a la policía1.4 (disclose) 1.5 (devote, sacrifice)
(time)2verb + adverb 2.1 (cease fighting, trying)
(rebels/terrorists)the campaign is in its sixth week, you can't give up now!
estamos en la sexta semana de la campaña ¡no vas a abandonar la lucha ahora!all right, I give up, what's the answer? (in guessing games etc)
está bien, me rindo or me doy por vencido ¿cúal es la respuesta?to give up
yo con ellos no insisto más or no pierdo más tiempo, son un caso perdidodon't you give up on me, Sarah, I'm counting on you
no me vayas a fallar, Sarah, cuento contigo
no me vayas a dejar plantado, Sarah, cuento contigo [colloquial]that goddam pick-up gave up on me in the middle of nowhere
la maldita camioneta me dejó tirado en el medio del campo [colloquial]2.2 (stop doing something) 3verb + object + adverb (abandon hope for) to give somebody up for lost
dar a alguien por desaparecidowhere on earth have you been? we'd given you up
¿dónde diablos has estado? ¡ya creíamos que no venías!the doctors had given him up
los médicos lo habían desahuciado4→ give over 1
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