There are 3 translations of own in Spanish:

own1

Pronunciation: /əʊn/

vt

  • 1 (possess) [property] tener* , ser* dueño de, poseer* [formal] they own all the surrounding land son dueños de todas las tierras de alrededor she owns several houses in the area es dueña de or [formal] posee varias casas en la zona do you own the house? ¿la casa es tuya? she acts as if she owns the place se comporta como si fuera la dueña y señora del lugar the boat is partly owned by the school el barco pertenece en parte a la escuela I own six pairs of shoes tengo seis pares de zapatos

vi

  • [formal] to own to sth reconocer* algo I'm willing to own to my mistakes estoy dispuesto a reconocer mis errores

Phrasal verbs

own up

v + adv
no one owned up nadie reconoció or admitió tener la culpa come on, own up anda, reconócelo or confiésaloto own up to sth/-ing no one would own up to having left the window open nadie quiso reconocer or admitir que había sido quien dejó la ventana abierta

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saliva …
Cultural fact of the day

The name of the autonomous governments of Catalonia and Valencia is generalitat. A great deal of power has now been transferred to them from central government. The medieval term generalitat was revived in 1932, when Catalonia voted for its own devolved government. After the Civil War, it was abolished by Franco but was restored in 1978, with the establishment of comunidades autónomascomunidad autónoma. The Valencian Generalitat is keen to preserve the traditions of the region from Catalan influence.

There are 3 translations of own in Spanish:

own2

adj

  • my/her/your etc own she's started her own business ha montado un negocio propio in our own house en nuestra propia casa I saw it with my (very) own eyes lo vi con mis propios ojos I'd like to have my own room me gustaría tener una habitación para mí sola she makes her own clothes se hace la ropa ella misma it's all my own work lo hice todo yo I'll find my own way out no hace falta que me acompañe hasta la salida

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Word of the day saliva
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saliva …
Cultural fact of the day

The name of the autonomous governments of Catalonia and Valencia is generalitat. A great deal of power has now been transferred to them from central government. The medieval term generalitat was revived in 1932, when Catalonia voted for its own devolved government. After the Civil War, it was abolished by Franco but was restored in 1978, with the establishment of comunidades autónomascomunidad autónoma. The Valencian Generalitat is keen to preserve the traditions of the region from Catalan influence.

There are 3 translations of own in Spanish:

own3

pronoun

  • my/her/your etc own it isn't a company car: it's her own no es un coche de la empresa, es suyo (propio) they looked after the baby as if he was their own cuidaron del niño como si fuera suyo I want to keep it for my (very) own lo quiero para mí solo she wanted a room of her (very) own quería una habitación para ella sola she has enough work of her own without helping you too tiene bastante trabajo propio como para estar ayudándote a ti for reasons of her own por razones particulares Florence has a charm all (of) its own Florencia tiene un encanto muy particular on one's own solo don't leave the children on their own no dejes a los niños solos he can't climb the stairs on his own no puede subir las escaleras (por sí) solo she runs the office on her own lleva la oficina ella sola I can't handle three kids on my own yo sola no puedo con tres niños you're on your own from now on de ahora en adelante te las arreglarás por tu cuenta to call sth one's own I can't call my house my own these days me tienen invadida la casa últimamente I don't have a moment to call my own no tengo ni un minuto para mí to come into one's own a washing machine comes into its own when you have children cuando tienes niños te das cuenta de lo que vale una lavadora she really comes into her own in the final act en el último acto es cuando verdaderamente se luce to get one's own back [colloquial/familiar] desquitarse I can't wait to get my own back on him no veo el momento de desquitarme or de hacérselas pagar to hold one's own saber* defenderse

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Word of the day saliva
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saliva …
Cultural fact of the day

The name of the autonomous governments of Catalonia and Valencia is generalitat. A great deal of power has now been transferred to them from central government. The medieval term generalitat was revived in 1932, when Catalonia voted for its own devolved government. After the Civil War, it was abolished by Franco but was restored in 1978, with the establishment of comunidades autónomascomunidad autónoma. The Valencian Generalitat is keen to preserve the traditions of the region from Catalan influence.