Translation of idea in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 (plan, suggestion) I have an ideathen I had an ideatengo una ideaJohn came up with a much better ideaentonces se me ocurrió una ideashe hit on the idea of doing it like thisa John se le ocurrió una idea mucho mejorwhat a good idea! it's a good idea to oil the hinges regularlyse le ocurrió hacerlo asíthat's not a bad ideaconviene engrasar las bisagras con regularidadit seemed like a good idea at the timeno es mala ideait might not be a bad idea to leave nowen aquel momento pareció una buena ideayou and your bright ideas! [ironic] it wasn't my ideano sería mala idea que nos fuéramos yagift ideas for Christmasno fue idea míaI don't think much of the idea of your going aloneideas para regalos de NavidadI like the idea of going to a Chinese restaurantla idea de que vayas solo no me hace mucha graciame gusta la idea de ir a un restaurante chinoExample sentences1.2 (purpose, principle) the whole idea of the operation was to attract publicity
that's the general ideahabían hecho la operación con la idea de atraer publicidadI think I get the (general) ideade eso se tratayou get the idea, don't you?creo que ya entiendowhat's the big idea? [colloquial]entiendes ¿no?¿pero qué es esto?Example sentences
- The Trust is also on the look out for new members to put forward suggestions and ideas for future projects.
- None of this is to suggest that the driver retraining course is a bad idea or a soft option.
- Many of the audience have pledged to do far more than just one of the ideas suggested in the programme.
- No other institution enjoys such sweeping powers to suppress the expression of opinions and ideas.
- Instead we must turn to what is intelligible: the values, beliefs and ideas revealed by art.
- In my opinion, these ideas and ideals are slipping fast, and we need to fight for them.
- It involves listening to the other side, not with the idea of debate but for the purpose of learning.
- Perhaps the idea of us meeting up again was not the purpose of our encounter.
- Allan has other ideas, of course, and a bid for one or other of his rivals now looks certain.
- 2 2.1 (concept, mental image) I find the idea of eating snails revoltingmy idea of Irelandsolo la idea de comer caracoles me da ascothat's not my idea of fun/of a partyla idea que yo tengo or me hago de Irlandathe very idea!eso no es lo que yo entiendo por diversión/por una fiesta2.2 (understanding) for a clearer idea consult this book¡a quién se le ocurre!can you give me some idea of what happened at the meeting?para hacerse or tener una idea más clara, consulte este libroI've got a rough idea of what you mean¿me puedes dar una idea de lo que pasó en la reunión?have you any idea of the damage you've caused?ya me hago una idea aproximada de lo que quieres deciryou have no idea what I went through¿tú tienes idea or noción del daño que has hecho?where is he? — (I've) no idea!no te puedes imaginar lo que paséI haven't the slightest o foggiest idea what you're talking about¿dónde está? — (no tengo) ni ideashe has no idea how to handle peopleno tengo (ni) la menor or (ni) la más remota or (ni) la más mínima idea de qué estás hablando2.3 (impression, belief) I had an idea you might not stay there very longno tiene idea de cómo tratar a la gentewhatever gave you that idea?me daba la impresión or tenía la idea de que no te quedarías allí mucho tiempoI don't know where she got the idea I was Belgian [colloquial]¿de dónde sacaste esa idea?to get the wrong idea [colloquial]don't get the wrong ideano sé de dónde sacó (la idea de) que yo era belga [colloquial]you've got the wrong ideano me malinterpretesa ver si me entiendesonce he gets an idea into his headhas entendido malto get ideas [colloquial] (get one's hopes up)cuando se le mete una idea en la cabeza(become arrogant) See examples: OK, you won, but don't start getting ideas he has big ideas about becoming a star [colloquial]hacerse ilusionesto put ideas in o into somebody's head, to give somebody ideasestá convencido de que se va a convertir en una estrellameterle ideas en la cabeza a alguienExample sentences
- He probably had the best idea of what was going on of anyone in this room, besides me, that is.
- Women probably have a better idea of the male world and male values than men do of women's.
- Many of us perhaps have little idea what it must be like to be in the depths of despair.
- In contrast, Kant calls the concepts of pure reason 'transcendental ideas.'
- Kant nonetheless takes the ideas of God, the soul, and the world to have a valid philosophical use as regulative, i.e., for guiding the direction of inquiry to be all the more encompassing in scope.
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In some Andean countries, particularly Chile, onces is a light meal eaten between five and six p.m., the equivalent of "afternoon tea" in Britain. In Colombia, on the other hand, onces is a light snack eaten between breakfast and lunch. It is also known as mediasnueves.