Translation of kite in Spanish:
- 1 (toy) cometa (feminine) or (in River Plate area also/en Río de la Plata también) barrilete (masculine) or (Central America/América Central) (Cuba) (Mexico/México) papalote (masculine) or (Venezuela) papagayo (masculine) or (Chile) volantín (masculine) go fly a kite! (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar] ¡vete a freír espárragos! [colloquial/familiar] to be as high as a kite [colloquial/familiar] estar* totalmente colocado or volado [colloquial/familiar], estar* hasta atrás (Mexico/México) [colloquial/familiar] to fly a kite (test reaction) tantear el terreno (lit) hacer* volar una cometa, volar* un papalote (Central America/América Central) (Cuba) (Mexico/México) or (Venezuela) un papagayo, encumbrar una cometa (Colombia) or (Chile) un volantín, remontar un barrilete (River Plate area/Río de la Plata)Example sentences
- Despite one close call when it dropped so far that the line briefly got caught in the branches of a tree, I kept the kite airborne for the best part of half an hour.
- Alex said that when he was about six, he remembers hiking to the top of a mountain with his grandparents and flying kites with his grandfather.
- Small children ran about with kites or pet dogs, their nannies close behind.
- 2 (bird) milano (masculine)Example sentences
- Initially, they could not figure out if the bird was a kite or an eagle.
- He claims the kites interact with pheasants without any problems, and many gamekeepers in the area are supportive of the birds.
- Proponents claimed that the improved stork habitat would benefit the kites as well, which also frequented that area.
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
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A patera is a boat with a shallow draft, used by illegal immigrants, known as balseros, to cross the Straits of Gibraltar from Morocco to southern Spain.