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heart
American English: /hɑrt/
British English: /hɑːt/

Translation of heart in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 1.1 (Anatomy) the Sacred Heart (of Jesus)
    el Sagrado Corazón (de Jesús)
    cross my heart (and hope to die)!
    ¡te lo juro!
    ¡que me muera ahora mismo si no es verdad!
    really? cross your heart?
    ¿de verdad? ¿me lo juras?
    (before noun) (disease)
    del corazón
    cardíaco
    (operation)
    de(l) corazón
    heart complaint
    dolencia (feminine) or afección (feminine) cardíaca
    Example sentences
    • The device has a tube entering the left ventricle, the heart's main pumping chamber.
    • It rises to a peak, called the systolic pressure, at the height of the contraction of each heartbeat as the heart pumps blood out.
    • The valve that controls blood flow between the left ventricle of the heart and the aorta.
    1.2 (nature) to have a good/kind heart
    tener buen corazón
    ser de buen corazón
    to have a cold heart to have a cruel heart
    no tener corazón
    her/his heart is in the right place
    es de buen corazón
    es una buena persona
    to have a heart of gold
    tener un corazón de oro
    ser todo corazón
    to have a heart of stone
    tener el corazón de piedra
    ser duro de corazón
    suffering had turned his heart to stone
    los sufrimientos le habían endurecido el corazón
    1.3 (inmost feelings) his heart rules his head
    se deja llevar por el corazón
    at heart to have somebody's interests at heart
    preocuparse por alguien
    she was speaking from the heart
    lo decía con el corazón (en la mano)
    le salía del corazón
    in one's heart of hearts
    en lo más profundo de su ( or mi etc) corazón
    en su ( or mi etc) fuero interno
    in his heart he knew it was hopeless
    en su fuero interno sabía que no había esperanza
    to cry one's heart out
    llorar a lágrima viva
    to eat one's heart out
    morirse de envidia
    he's eating his heart out
    se muere de envidia
    se lo come la envidia
    my singing's improving all the time: Buck Stevens, eat your heart out! [ironic]
    cada vez canto mejor: ¡chúpate esa, Buck Stevens!
    to open one's heart to somebody
    abrirle el corazón a alguien
    to take something to heart to wear one's heart on one's sleeve
    demostrar sus ( or mis etc) sentimientos
    1.4 (memory) to learn/know something by heart
    aprender/saber algo de memoria
  • 2 2.1 (compassion) to have heart [colloquial]
    tener buen corazón
    you've no heart!
    ¡no tienes corazón!
    a company with heart
    una empresa humana
    have a heart! [colloquial]
    ¡no seas malo! [colloquial]
    ¡ten compasión! [humorous]
    to be all heart
    ser todo corazón
    his heart bled for the refugees in their suffering [literary]
    el sufrimiento de los refugiados le partía el corazón
    my heart bleeds (for you) [ironic]
    ¡qué pena me das! [ironic]
    his heart went out to the orphans
    le daban mucha lástima los huérfanos
    to find it in one's heart to + infinitivecan you find it in your heart to forgive me?
    ¿podrás perdonarme?
    he couldn't find it in his heart to tell them
    no fue capaz de decírselo
    2.2 (love, affection) to be close o near o dear to somebody's heart
    significar mucho para alguien
    we talked about something that's near to his heart
    hablamos de algo que significa mucho para él or [literary] que le es muy caro
    to break somebody's heartit breaks my heart to see her cry
    me parte el alma verla llorar
    she broke the hearts of several local boys
    rompió muchos corazones entre los chicos de por aquí
    you're breaking my heart [ironic]
    ¡cómo sufres! [ironic]
    to die of a broken heart
    morirse de pena
    to lose one's heart to somebody
    enamorarse de alguien
    entregarle el corazón a alguien
    to take somebody/something to one's heart
    tomarle cariño a alguien/algo
    to win somebody's heart
    ganarse or conquistarse a alguien
    to win the hearts and minds of the people
    ganarse a la gente
    2.3 (enthusiasm, inclination) after somebody's own hearthe's a man/writer after my own heart
    es un hombre/escritor con el que me identifico
    heart and soul she put her whole heart and soul into the task
    se entregó en cuerpo y alma or de lleno a la tarea
    my/her/his heart wasn't in it
    lo hacía sin ganas or sin poner entusiasmo
    to one's heart's contenthere you can eat/swim to your heart's content
    aquí puedes comer/nadar todo lo que quieras
    aquí puedes comer/nadar a discreción
    to set one's heart on somethingshe's set her heart on being chosen for the team
    su mayor ilusión es que la elijan para formar parte del equipo
    he has his heart set on a new bike
    lo que más quiere es una bicicleta nueva
    with all one's heart, with one's whole heart
    de todo corazón
    with my whole heart I wish him well
    le deseo de todo corazón que en todo le vaya bien
  • 3 (courage, morale)
    ánimos (masculine plural)
    with a heavy heart I retraced my steps my heart was light as I set off on the journey
    con el corazón alegre, me puse en camino
    to put new o fresh heart into somebody
    dar nuevos ánimos a alguien
    to lose heart
    descorazonarse
    desanimarse
    to take heart
    animarse
    my heart was in my boots
    tenía el ánimo por los suelos
    my heart was in my mouth
    tenía el corazón en un puño or en la boca
    tenía el alma en vilo
    my heart was in my mouth as I opened the letter
    abrí la carta con el corazón en un puño
    my/her heart sank
    se me/le cayó el alma a los pies
    not to have the heart to do somethingI didn't have the heart to tell him
    no tuve valor para decírselo
    no tuve el valor de decírselo
    to be in good heart
    tener la moral muy alta
    to do somebody's heart good
    alegrarle el corazón a alguien
    faint heart never won fair lady
    el mundo es de los audaces
    Example sentences
    • Abandoning pretty pictures, car chases and clichés is something to be applauded if it means films made with heart and soul.
    • At first Stiles took heart; the film was good, she was proud of everybody's work and knew that some day people would get to see it.
    • I took heart from this Easter post by Rebecca on the resurrection of Jesus.
  • 4 4.1 (central part) the heart of the city/country
    el corazón or centro de la ciudad/del país
    in the heart of the countryside
    en pleno campo
    the heart of the fighting/battle
    lo más violento del combate/de la batalla
    the heart of the matter/problem
    el meollo or el quid del asunto/de la cuestión
    at the heart of this dispute/conflict
    en el centro de esta disputa/este conflicto
    4.2
    (of cabbage, lettuce) cogollo (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • It is a central location in the heart of Saskatoon and it should be pretty easy to get to.
    • The national capital is Mexico City, situated in the heart of central Mexico.
    • In the heart of the vast central square of the place she caught sight of a recognizable object.
    Example sentences
    • When I reached into the neat row of hearts of Romaine lettuce, I felt a shock shoot up from the tip of my finger, through my arm, right through my shoulder.
    • Others win because they simply save a lot of time: beans, roasted red peppers, roasted green chilies, and artichoke hearts and bottoms.
    • Put in the artichoke hearts chopped roughly and add salt, pepper and sugar.
  • 5 (heart-shaped object)
    Example sentences
    • She looked down and noticed that she was wearing her pajamas; a purple t-shirt and a pair of white pajama bottoms with hearts on them.
    • From her ears now hung two earrings with stylized garnet hearts at the bottom of them.
    • The last thing you find is a pair of earrings that have hearts dangling at the bottom.
  • 6 (Games) 6.1 (card)
    Example sentences
    • Players must follow suit if possible, and a player with no cards of the suit led must play a heart.
    • Each heart scores one point, and the queen of spades scores 13 points.
    • Then you play the three big hearts and after them, lead both of your trumps.
    6.2
    also: hearts
    (suit) (+ singular or plural verb)
    corazones (masculine plural)
    hearts is o are trumps
    triunfan corazones
    the ace of hearts
    el as de corazones
    Example sentences
    • There are four suits (spades, hearts, diamonds and clubs); however, no suit is higher than another.
    • There is no ranking between the suits - so for example the king of hearts and the king of spades are equal.
    • The owner said they were arguing about which way the queen of hearts looks in a pack of cards.

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