Translation of motto in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈmɑːtəʊ; ˈmɒtəʊ/

n (plural -toes)

  • 1.1 (of family, organization, school) lema (m), divisa (f) live for the moment, that's my motto vive el momento, ese es mi lema
    More example sentences
    • His family motto epitomises the Giffards' traditional love of hunting.
    • Mark and I have also developed many skills over the years so make do and mend is a bit of a family motto.
    • Above a door he spots a shield with the Montgomerie family motto - ‘Guard Yourself Well’.
    1.2 (British English/inglés británico) (in cracker — wise sentence) máxima (f); (— riddle) adivinanza (f); (— joke) chiste (m)

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Cultural fact of the day

The Basque autonomous police force is called Ertzaintza. Its members, called ertzainas, wear a uniform of red sweaters and berets, and white jackets. Despite the Ertzaintza's wide range of responsibilities, the Guardia Civil and Policía Nacional still operate in the Basque Country.