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Pronunciation: /hɑːrt; hɑːt/

Translation of heart in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 [Anatomy/Anatomía] corazón (masculine) 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/delante del nombre) [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 ser* duro de corazón 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 en el fondo to have sb's interests at heart preocuparse por algn 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 sb abrirle* el corazón a algn to take sth to heart tomarse algo a pecho to wear one's heart on one's sleeve demostrar* sus ( or mis etc) sentimientos 1.4 (memory) to learn/know sth by heart aprender/saber* algo de memoria
  • 2 2.1 (compassion) to have heart [colloquial/familiar] tener* buen corazón you've no heart! ¡no tienes corazón! a company with heart una empresa humana have a heart! [colloquial/familiar] ¡no seas malo! [colloquial/familiar], ¡ten compasión! [humorous/humorístico] to be all heart ser* todo corazón his heart bled for the refugees in their suffering [literary/literario] el sufrimiento de los refugiados le partía el corazón my heart bleeds (for you) [ironic] ¡qué pena me das! [irónico] his heart went out to the orphans le daban mucha lástima los huérfanos to find it in one's heart to + infinitive/infinitivo can 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 sb's heart significar* mucho para algn we talked about something that's near to his heart hablamos de algo que significa mucho para él or [literary/literario] que le es muy caro to break sb's heart it 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! [irónico] to die of a broken heart morirse* de pena to lose one's heart to sb enamorarse de algn, entregarle* el corazón a algn to take sb/sth to one's heart tomarle cariño a algn/algo to win sb's heart ganarse or conquistarse a algn to win the hearts and minds of the people ganarse a la gente 2.3 (enthusiasm, inclination) after sb's own heart he's a man/writer after my own heart es un hombre/escritor con el que me identifico heart and soul en cuerpo y alma 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 content here 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 sth she'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 acongojado, volví sobre mis pasos 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 sb dar* nuevos ánimos a algn 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 sth I 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 sb's heart good alegrarle el corazón a algn 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); (of apple) corazón (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) corazón (masculine)
    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/Juegos] 6.1 (card) corazón (masculine) 6.2
    (suit) (+ singular or plural verb/+ verbo en singular o plural) 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.
    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.

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