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 waterhe gave her/me/them a glass of waterdale/dame/dales un vaso de aguagive her something to eatle/me/les dio un vaso de aguagive the tickets to Jane, give Jane the ticketsdale algo de comerI've already given them to herdale las entradas a Jane,1.2 to give somebody a presentya se las he dadoit was given to me for my birthdayhacerle un regalo a alguienregalarle algo a alguienI wouldn't want it if she gave it to me 1.3me lo regalaron para mi cumpleaños(to donate) (tip/money/alms)they have given $100,000 for/toward a new music room1.4han dado or donado $100.000/han contribuido con $100.000 para una nueva sala de música(to devote) (love/affection)(attention)she gave her life to the service of GodI'll give it some thoughtdedicó su vida a servir al Señorconsagró su vida al servicio del Señorplease give serious consideration to our offerlo pensaréI gave you the best years of my lifepor favor considere seriamente nuestra ofertato give it all one's gotte di or entregué los mejores años de mi vidadar lo mejor de síExample sentences1.5
Example sentences1.6 what did they give you for dinner?
- 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.
1.7¿qué te dieron de cenar?¿qué te sirvieron de cena?(to offer) (arm/hand)
- 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.
- 2 2.1(to grant) (protection/shelter)(idea)give her something to dothat should give him something to think aboutdale algo que or para hacergive me strength!eso debería darle en qué pensargive me Florida /Tolstoy any time!¡Señor, dame fuerzas or paciencia!2.2 we can easily do the job, given timeyo me quedo con Florida/Tolstoy mil vecesgiven the choice, I'd …podemos hacer el trabajo fácilmente, si nos dan tiempohe's a good worker, I'll give him that, but … I'd give their marriage a year at the mostsi me dieran a elegir, yo …the doctors only give him three monthsle doy un año a su matrimonio, como muchoit would take us 15 months, give or take a week or twolos médicos le dan solo tres mesesnos 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?I'd give anything for a cigarette¿cuánto me das por él?I'd give a lot to see them happyno sé qué daría por un cigarrillo¡qué no daría por verlos felices!Example sentences
- 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.
- 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)(pain/cough)don't give us your germs/cold!4.2¡no nos pegues tus microbios/tu resfriado! [colloquial](to yield) (results)(warmth/light)(fruit/milk)Example sentences
- 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) See examples: I give you the Bride and Bridegroombrindemos por los noviospropongo un brindis por los novios
- 6 6.1 the referee has given a cornerthe judge gave her five yearsel árbitro ha señalado córner6.2 (Sport) (to adjudge) See examples:the ball was given out by the linesmanel juez le dio cinco años or la condenó a cinco añosel juez de línea dijo que la pelota estaba fueraExample sentences6.3 he was given charge of 30 children
she's given me her car to fixpusieron a 30 niños a su cargome 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.
- 7(laugh)(kiss)he gave a sigh of reliefto give somebody a push/kicksuspiró aliviadoto give somebody a winkdarle un empujón/una patada a alguiengo on, give us a smile [colloquial] he gave my hand a squeezehacerle una guiñada or un guiño a alguiengive your hands a good washme apretó la manoI'll give it a quick looklávate bien las manoswhy not give it a try?le echaré una miraditato give it to somebody [colloquial]she'll really give it to you when she finds out¿por qué no pruebas or no lo intentas?give it to me straight¡la que te va a caer encima cuando se entere! [colloquial]you 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.
- 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.
- 8 8.1(to convey) (thanks/apologies/message/news)please give my regards to your mothershe gave me to understand that …dale recuerdos or (in Latin America also) cariños a tu madre8.2me dio a entender que …(to state) (name/address/information/details/explanation/answer)(opinion/advice/order)to give evidenceshe gave a detailed description of the placeprestar declaraciónthe answers are given on page 23describió el lugar detalladamentethe judge has given his verdictlas soluciones están or vienen en la página 23they gave me no warningel juez ha dictado sentenciashe gave me her word don't give me all that stuff about … [colloquial]no me advirtieronno me hicieron ninguna advertenciano me vengas con el cuento or la historia de que … [colloquial]Example sentences
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 9 9.1 9.2(to stage, to perform) (recital/concert/lecture)give us a song!¡cántanos una canción!Example sentences
- 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.
- 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 sooner or later something had to givethey won't give an inchtarde o temprano algo tenía que estallar1.2 (to break, to give way) See examples: the planks simply gave under the weightno cederán un ápicemy legs gave under melas tablas se rompieron bajo el pesome fallaron or se me doblaron las piernasExample sentences
- 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?
- 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]I give, what is the capital of Albania?rendirse3.2 (to divulge information) [slang] [dated]me doy por vencida or me rindo ¿cuál es la capital de Albania?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 it's worthless, you can't even give it away
- 1verb + adverb
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1 1.2 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
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