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Pronunciation: /lʊk/

Translation of look in Spanish:


  • 1 (glance) mirada (feminine) he shot me a look full of hatred me lanzó una mirada llena de odio if looks could kill … si las miradas mataran … she got some odd looks la miraron como a un bicho raro [colloquial/familiar] she gave him such a look ¡lo miró de una manera …! to have o take a look at sth/sb echarle un vistazo a algo/algn I bought this — let's have a look compré esto — ¿a ver? let's have a look at you déjame que te vea (bien) take a look and see if he's back yet mira a ver si ha vuelto ya I want the doctor to take a look at you quiero que te vea el médico have o take a good look at the picture fíjate bien en el cuadro, mira bien el cuadro I had a quick look at the newspaper le eché una ojeada al periódico we'll be taking a good look at our housing policy revisaremos detenidamente nuestra política de vivienda I got a good look at the thief pude ver muy bien al ladrón I'll have to take a long, hard look at the figures tendré que estudiar detenidamente las cifras let's take a look around the cathedral vamos a echarle un vistazo a la catedral a look back over the week's events un vistazo a los acontecimientos de la semana
    Example sentences
    • He knelt down beside one of the bodies to take a closer look, and looked back up with a furrowed brow.
    • And then something happens and you stop and look, the look becomes a gaze, the gaze a stare.
    • I thought that the hem on my skirt was looking a bit frayed and decided to take a closer look.
  • 2 (search, examination) have a look for my pipe, will you? mira a ver si me encuentras la pipa, por favor I'll have a look under the bed miraré debajo de la cama do you mind if I take a look around? ¿le importa si echo un vistazo?
  • 3 3.1 (expression) cara (feminine) with a look of despair con cara de desesperación or de desesperado there was a look of absolute bewilderment on his face tenía cara de estar totalmente confundido 3.2 (appearance) aire (masculine) the house had a familiar/strange look about it la casa tenía un aire familiar/extraño she has the look of her mother when she smiles se parece a su madre cuando sonríe I don't like the look of his friend no me gusta el aspecto or [colloquial/familiar] la pinta de su amigo I don't like the look of the weather no me gusta cómo se está poniendo el tiempo by the look(s) of things según parece he's down on his luck by the look(s) of him a juzgar por su aspecto, está pasando una mala racha
    Example sentences
    • There have been great reviews about the quality, the look and usability of our site.
    • When the lighting is finally in place it will make a huge improvement to the look of the village.
    • The seats are supremely comfortable, and the cabin has a real quality look and feel to it.
    3.3 [Clothing/Indumentaria] moda (feminine), look (masculine) the sporty look la moda deportiva, el look deportivo I need a new look tengo que cambiar de imagen
    Example sentences
    • Unlike mohair and go-go boots, some fashion looks never go out of style or out of season.
    • The cut is also beautiful, and the look fashionable yet sophisticated.
    • She looked good in her black trousers, but it was a casual rather than a fashionable look.
    (looks plural)
    (beauty) belleza (feminine) she was attracted by his good looks la atrajo lo guapo or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) lo buen mozo que era she hasn't lost her looks sigue tan guapa como siempre, no ha perdido su belleza
    Example sentences
    • Becky, working as a governess, resorts to her good looks and alluring personality to move up in society.
    • He has the dark good looks necessary for heart-throb status but a question mark has always hung over his talent.
    • With her PhD in animal behaviour, natural good looks and easy way with a camera, she's a natural.
    Example sentences
    • Anxious looks gave way to expressions of relief and then to quiet smiles of confidence.
    • Jay nods and I see that his joking expression has been replaced with a look of sympathy.
    • Getting a laptop out on the top deck of a bus gets you some funny looks.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1 1.1 (see, glance) mirar I didn't know where o which way to look no sabía para dónde mirar I looked around and saw him advancing toward me me volví a mirar or miré hacia atrás y vi que se me acercaba you only have to look around (you) no tienes más que mirar a tu alrededor to look away apartar la vista, mirar para otro lado from the tower you can look down over the whole city desde la torre se ve toda la ciudad she looked down/up the street miró calle abajo/arriba she looked down in embarrassment bajó la vista or los ojos avergonzada look into my eyes mírame a los ojos people are always looking in through the windows la gente siempre está mirando (hacia adentro) por las ventanas look out (of) the window mira por la ventana she looked over the fence miró por encima de la valla she looked across at me miró hacia donde yo estaba I waved but he just looked straight past me le hice adiós, pero no me vio (deliberately) le hice adiós, pero ni me miró he looked straight o right through me me miró sin verme she looked up from her book levantó la vista del libro to look on the bright side of sth ver* el lado bueno or positivo de algo look on the bright side, nobody was hurt hay que ver el lado bueno de las cosas: por lo menos nadie se hizo daño to look the other way (ignore) hacer* la vista gorda (lit) apartar la vista, mirar para otro lado 1.2 (as interjection/como interjección) look! a squirrel! ¡mira! ¡una ardilla! look, we can't go on arguing like this mira, no podemos seguir discutiendo de esta manera (now) look here ¡oye tú!, ¡escucha un momento! 1.3 (face) our window looks north nuestra ventana da al norte or está orientada al norte to look onto sth dar* a algo 1.4 (search, investigate) mirar, buscar* have you looked under the bed? ¿has mirado debajo de la cama? look and see if there's any mail fíjate a ver si hay correo you need look no further no necesita buscar más look before you leap mira lo que haces, mira dónde te metes 1.5 (aim, hope)to look to + infinitive/infinitivo we were looking to finish by Friday queríamos or esperábamos terminar antes del viernes
  • 2 (seem, appear) he looks well/ill tiene buena/mala cara she looks unhappy parece (que está) triste, se la ve triste (Latin America/América Latina) don't look so shocked/miserable no pongas esa cara de asombro/pena she was bustling around trying to look important andaba de acá para allá haciéndose la importante the two sisters look very similar las dos hermanas se parecen mucho he looks like his father se parece a su padre it looks like a camel parece un camello he's 60, but looks 20 years younger tiene 60 años, pero aparenta or representa 20 menos he looks younger than he is parece más joven de lo que es you made me look a fool me hiciste quedar en ridículo I wanted to look my best quería estar lo mejor posible she's 40 and she looks it no puede negar que tiene 40 años, tiene 40 años y se le notan how does it look to you? ¿a ti qué te parece? Congress looks certain to reject the motion parece que el Congreso rechazará la moción it looks like rain parece que va a llover he makes Tarzan look like a wimp [humorous/humorístico] a su lado Tarzán parece un alfeñique [humorous/humorístico] will they stay? — it looks like it ¿se quedarán? — parece que sí or eso parece to look as if o as though it looks as though it's healing nicely parece que está cicatrizando bien you look as though you could use a drink me da la impresión de que no te vendría mal un trago you look as though you've just seen a ghost ¡ni que hubieras visto un fantasma! it looks as if we're going to be on our own parece (ser) que vamos a estar solos to look alive o lively o (in British English also/en inglés británico también) sharp [colloquial/familiar] espabilar [colloquial/familiar]

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • mirar he looked me straight in the eye/face me miró a los ojos/a la cara to look sb up and down mirar a algn de arriba (a) abajo now look what you've made me do! ¡mira lo que me has hecho hacer! look where you're going! ¡mira por dónde vas! look who's here! ¡mira quién está aquí!

Phrasal verbs

look after

verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento
1.1 (care for, protect) [invalid/child/animal] cuidar, cuidar de; [guest/tourist] atender*; [toy/car] cuidar he's old enough to look after himself ya es grandecito y puede arreglárselas solo he doesn't look after himself no se cuida he's just looking after his own interests solo mira por or protege sus propios intereses look after yourself! ¡cuídate! 1.2 (keep watch on) cuidar, vigilar will you look after Tommy for a minute? ¿me cuidas or me vigilas a Tommy un momento? 1.3 (be responsible for) encargarse* or ocuparse de he looks after the shop while we're away se encarga or se ocupa de la tienda mientras no estamos

look ahead

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
1.1 (in space) mirar hacia adelante 1.2 (into the future) mirar hacia el futuro looking ahead to next year … de cara al año que viene …

look around

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio, verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento (survey, investigate) mirar I want to look around a little longer before deciding on a car quiero mirar un poco más antes de decidirme por un coche could we look around the house? ¿podríamos ver la casa? 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio (seek) to look around for sth buscar* algo we're looking around for somebody to replace Smith estamos buscando a alguien para sustituir a Smith see also look 2 1 1

look at

verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento
[person/picture/diagram] mirar my husband has never looked at another woman mi marido no ha mirado nunca a otra mujer he's not much to look at muy atractivo no es to look at her, you'd think she was really weak tiene todo el aspecto de una persona débil look at the time! ¡mira qué hora es! look at me for instance mírame a mí, por ejemplo he said he'd never marry, and look at him now! ¡decía que no se casaría nunca y ahí lo tienes! there's $50 missing — well, don't look at me! faltan 50 dólares — bueno, a mí no me mires 1.1 2.1 (consider) [possibilities] considerar, estudiar we're looking at ways of increasing productivity estamos considerando or estudiando cómo podemos aumentar la productividad look at it from my point of view míralo or considéralo desde mi punto de vista it depends on how you look at it depende de cómo lo mires they wouldn't even look at my proposal ni siquiera consideraron mi propuesta the program looks at university life el programa enfoca la vida universitaria 2.2 (contemplate) [colloquial/familiar] you're looking at $6,000 at least to get the roof fixed hay que pensar en or calcular 6.000 dólares como mínimo para hacer arreglar el techo I'd say you were looking at 5 months yo diría que hay que calcular unos cinco meses 1.2 (examine, check) [patient/arm/graze] examinar, checar* (Mexico/México) ; [car/valve/pump] revisar, chequear, checar* (Mexico/México)

look back

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
1.1 (in space) mirar (hacia) atrás he walked away without looking back se alejó sin mirar (hacia) atrás 1.2 (into the past) looking back, it seems foolish mirándolo ahora, parece una locura we can look back on ten years of successful partnership ya llevamos diez años asociados con éxito the program looks back over the last 20 years of television el programa es una retrospectiva de los últimos veinte años en televisión they married five weeks later and they've never looked back se casaron cinco semanas después y desde entonces todo ha marchado sobre ruedas

look down on

verb + adverb + preposition + object/verbo + adverbio + preposición + complemento
mirar por encima del hombro a, menospreciar

look for

verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento
1.1 (seek, search for) [person/book/place] buscar* I've been looking for you everywhere te he estado buscando por todas partes what do you look for in a secretary/friend? ¿qué esperas de una secretaria/un amigo? are you looking for trouble? ¿estás buscando camorra? 1.2 (expect) [literary/literario] [reward/praise] esperar

look forward to

verb + adverb + preposition + object/verbo + adverbio + preposición + complemento
I'm really looking forward to tomorrow/my birthday estoy deseando que llegue mañana/mi cumpleaños I'm really looking forward to the trip tengo muchas ganas de hacer el viaje, el viaje me hace mucha ilusión (Spain/España) we can only look forward to a time when such measures will no longer be needed solo podemos esperar que llegue el momento en que tales medidas no sean necesarias see you on Friday, then — I'll look forward to that lo vemos el viernes, entonces — sí, por supuesto, con mucho gustoto look forward to -ing I look forward to hearing from you soon esperando tener pronto noticias suyas I'm looking forward to meeting him tengo ganas de conocerlo I'm not looking forward to having to work with her la idea de tener que trabajar con ella no me hace ninguna gracia

look in

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
(pay visit) I just looked in to say hello solo pasé a saludar I looked in at the library pasé por la biblioteca to look in on sb ir* a ver a algn I look in on her from time to time de vez en cuando la voy a ver or paso por su casa

look into

verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento
[matter/problem/case] investigar*; [possibility] estudiar, considerar

look on

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio (watch passively) mirar we looked on helplessly as the flames took hold mirábamos impotentes mientras las llamas se afianzaban 1.1verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento (regard) considerar they look on us as cheap labor nos consideran mano de obra barata

look out

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio 1.1 (be careful) tener* cuidado look out! ¡cuidado! if she doesn't look out, she'll get fired como no tenga cuidado, la van a echar 1.2 (overlook) to look out on oover sth [window/room] dar* a algo 1.1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento (search for) (British English/inglés británico) buscar*

look out for

verb + adverb + preposition + object/verbo + adverbio + preposición + complemento
1.1 (be on the watch for) here are some bargains to look out for … esté atento y no se pierda estas gangas … look out for her at the station fíjate a ver si la ves en la estación we were warned to look out for thieves nos advirtieron que tuviéramos cuidado con los ladrones common pitfalls to look out for errores comunes de los que hay que cuidarse 1.2 (protest on behalf of) (American English/inglés norteamericano) salir* en defensa de

look over

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento (examine, check) [work/contract] revisar, chequear, checar* (Mexico/México) ; [house/building] inspeccionar 1.1verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento (make tour of) [house/factory] visitar

look round

(especially British English/especialmente inglés británico)
look around

look through

1.1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento (check) [work/sums] revisar, chequear, checar* (Mexico/México) 1.2verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento (peruse) [magazine/book] echarle* un vistazo a, hojear

look to

verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento
1.1 (rely on) to look to religion for strength buscar* fortaleza en la religión they are looking to you for guidance esperan que tú los guíes 1.2 (attend to) [literary/literario] mirar por, cuidar

look up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 1.1 (try to find) [word] buscar* ([ en el diccionario ]) 1.2 (visit) [person] ir* a ver look me up next time you're in Houston ven a verme la próxima vez que estés en Houston 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio (improve) mejorar things are/business is looking up las cosas/los negocios van mejorando

look upon

look on 2

look up to

verb + adverb + preposition + object/verbo + adverbio + preposición + complemento
admirar, respetar I've always looked up to my uncle siempre he admirado or respetado a mi tío

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