There are 5 translations of pat in Spanish:

pat1

Pronunciation: /pæt/

vt (-tt-)

  • [dog/horse] darle* palmaditas a he patted her on the shoulder le dio unas palmaditas en el hombro pat the earth firm around the plant apisone bien la tierra alrededor de la planta con las manos to pat a ball botar or (Chi) darle* botes a or (RPl) hacer* picar la pelota she patted down her hair se atusó el pelo to pat sb on the back (congratulate) felicitar a algn (lit) darle* una palmadita en la espalda a algn I patted myself on the back for remembering me congratulé de haberlo recordado, me felicité por haberlo recordado
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    • I quickly patted down my pockets and, finding nothing, I frantically checked the pavement around me.
    • If the baby stops breathing, a nurse will stimulate the baby to start breathing by patting him or touching the soles of his feet.
    • He patted me quickly on the back then scuttled off down the far end of the cat walk.

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Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.

There are 5 translations of pat in Spanish:

pat2

n

  • 1 (tap) palmadita (f), golpecito (m); (touch) toque (m) to give sb a pat on the back (congratulate) felicitar a algn (lit) darle* una palmadita en la espalda a algn you deserve a pat on the back for that mereces que te feliciten por eso
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    • He gave her a quick kiss and a quick pat on my shoulder before he left, leaving Crystal and I staring across the table at each other.
    • Desa gave him a friendly pat on the arm, then rejoined her ‘friend’ in the back of the group.
    • Scotty gives Johnny a friendly pat on the arm before leaving the room.
  • 2 [Culin] (of butter) porción (f)
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    • A pat of butter was melted in the pan, sufficient in quantity to thoroughly lubricate the whole of its surface, and leave a coating of moisture about an eighth of an inch deep over all.
    • Put a pat of butter on each slice of bread (one slice per person).
    • We were bought a complimentary plate of various breads to share, with a pat of butter and a little bowl of the most beautiful looking, vibrant orange marmalade.

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Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.

There are 5 translations of pat in Spanish:

pat3

adj

  • [pejorative/peyorativo] [answer] fácil he always has some pat excuse siempre tiene una excusa preparada
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    • All you have are pat answers and glib retorts that turn out, on ten seconds' worth of thought, to be mindless platitudes.
    • There are no glib, pat answers that will provide comfort to people of faith in the face of such an overwhelming, needless tragedy, says Christian.
    • The reason this makes me want to wash my hands of humanity forever, even though I'm sure the person that says it means no harm by spouting this kind of pat answer.

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Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.

There are 5 translations of pat in Spanish:

pat4

adv

  • 1.1 (by heart) to have o know sth down o (BrE) off pat saberse* algo al dedillo or de memoria to get o learn sth down (AmE) o (BrE) off pat aprender algo de memoria the answer came pat respondió inmediatamente or automáticamente 1.2 (AmE) to stand pat mantenerse* en sus ( or mis etc) trece (in poker) no querer* cambiar ninguna carta

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Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.

There are 5 translations of pat in Spanish:

pat5

  • patent
    Pat. pat pending Pat. solicitada or en trámite pat no 57143 nº de Pat. 57143

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Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.