Translation of heaven in Spanish:

heaven

Pronunciation: /ˈhevən/

n

  • 1 1.1 (place) cielo (m) Granny's in heaven/gone to heaven la abuelita está en el cielo/se ha ido al cielo to be in seventh heaven estar* en el séptimo cielo to move heaven and earth remover* (el) cielo y (la) tierra, remover* Roma con Santiago she moved heaven and earth to get her children back removió (el) cielo y (la) tierra para que le devolvieran a los niños 1.2 (God) [archaic/arcaico] Dios (m), el Cielo
  • 2 (sky) (usu pl) cielo (m) the brightest star in the heavens la estrella más brillante del cielo or [literario/literary] del firmamento the heavens opened empezó a llover torrencialmente to stink to high heaven [colloquial/familiar] oler* que apesta [familiar/colloquial]
  • 3 (in interj phrases, as intensifier) (good) heavens! ¡Dios mío!, ¡santo cielo! did you vote for him? — (good) heavens, no! ¿votaste por él? — ¿estás loca? thank heaven gracias a Dios heavens to Betsy! (AmE) [humorístico/humorous] ¡cielo santo! by heaven! [literario/literary] ¡por Dios! how in heaven did you do it? ¿cómo diantres lo hiciste? [familiar/colloquial] I hope to heaven they find her ¡Dios quiera que la encuentren! they gave her the job, heaven knows why le dieron el trabajo a ella, vete a saber porqué things are bad enough, heaven knows, without him getting involved sabe Dios que las cosas ya están bastante mal, para que encima vaya él y se meta forbid 2, name1 1 2, sake1 3
  • 4 (bliss) [colloquial/familiar] how was your vacation? — it was heaven ¿qué tal las vacaciones? — divinas or sensacionales [familiar/colloquial] you didn't expect marriage to be heaven on earth, did you? no esperabas que el matrimonio fuera un lecho de rosas ¿no?

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