There are 3 translations of pin in Spanish:

pin1

Pronunciation: /pɪn/

n

  • 1 (for cloth, paper) alfiler (m) it was so quiet you could have heard a pin drop había tanto silencio que se podía oír el vuelo de una mosca as clean as a (new) pin limpio como un jaspe or como los chorros del oro for two pins [colloquial/familiar] for two pins I'd tell her what I think of her tengo muchas ganas de decirle lo que pienso de ella not to care o give two pins [colloquial/familiar] I don't care two pins what they think me importa un bledo or un comino or un pepino lo que piensen
  • 5
    (pins pl)
    (legs) [colloquial/familiar] patas (fpl) [familiar/colloquial]

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f
orbit …
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The LOE (Ley Orgánica de Educación) is a Spanish reform of 2006 which established four stages of pre-university education: non-compulsory educación infantil, from birth to six years; compulsory primary education, Primaria, from six to twelve; compulsory secondary education, ESO - Educación Secundaria Obligatoria, from twelve to sixteen; and either two years of Bachillerato, leading to university entrance, or two years of Formación Profesional Específica de Grado Medio, vocational training that can lead to Formación Profesional Específica de Grado Superior. The LOE superseded the LOGSE Ley Orgánica de Ordenación General del Sistema Educativo of 1990. The major change was a reduction in humanities subjects in the curriculum, while citizenship classes Educación para la Ciudadanía were introduced. The latter have been controversial in some quarters.

There are 3 translations of pin in Spanish:

pin2

(-nn-)

vt

  • 1 (fasten, attach) [dress/seam] prender con alfileres I pinned the papers together sujeté los papeles con un alfiler she wore her hair pinned up llevaba el pelo recogido (con horquillas or (Méx) prendedores) pin the list (up) on the board pon la lista en el tablero de anuncios she had a flower pinned on o to her dress llevaba una flor prendida en el vestido I pinned the clothes on the line (AmE) colgué or tendí la ropa she had pinned her hopes on him/on getting a scholarship había cifrado sus esperanzas en él/en conseguir la beca they tried to pin the blame on him trataron de hacerle cargar con la culpa
  • 2 (hold motionless) they pinned him against the wall lo inmovilizaron contra la pared she pinned my arms to my sides me sujetó los brazos a ambos lados

Phrasal verbs

pin back

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
sujetar, fijar to have one's ears pinned back operarse de las orejas (para aplastarlas)

pin down

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
(prevent from moving) he was pinned down by a fallen beam quedó inmovilizado bajo una viga they pinned him down (se echaron sobre él y) lo inmovilizaron 1.1 2.1 (define) [cause/identity] definir, precisar something's wrong with me, but I can't pin it down algo tengo, pero no sabría decir exactamente qué ideologically, he is hard to pin down es difícil encasillarlo en una ideología 2.2 (force to state position) it's useless trying to pin politicians down es inútil intentar que los políticos se definanto pin sb down to/on sth I managed to pin him down to a definite date conseguí que se comprometiera para una fecha concreta we couldn't pin him down on the details of the plan no logramos que precisara or que concretara los pormenores del plan

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Word of the day órbita
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orbit …
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The LOE (Ley Orgánica de Educación) is a Spanish reform of 2006 which established four stages of pre-university education: non-compulsory educación infantil, from birth to six years; compulsory primary education, Primaria, from six to twelve; compulsory secondary education, ESO - Educación Secundaria Obligatoria, from twelve to sixteen; and either two years of Bachillerato, leading to university entrance, or two years of Formación Profesional Específica de Grado Medio, vocational training that can lead to Formación Profesional Específica de Grado Superior. The LOE superseded the LOGSE Ley Orgánica de Ordenación General del Sistema Educativo of 1990. The major change was a reduction in humanities subjects in the curriculum, while citizenship classes Educación para la Ciudadanía were introduced. The latter have been controversial in some quarters.

There are 3 translations of pin in Spanish:

PIN

Pronunciation: /pɪn/

n

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Word of the day órbita
f
orbit …
Cultural fact of the day

The LOE (Ley Orgánica de Educación) is a Spanish reform of 2006 which established four stages of pre-university education: non-compulsory educación infantil, from birth to six years; compulsory primary education, Primaria, from six to twelve; compulsory secondary education, ESO - Educación Secundaria Obligatoria, from twelve to sixteen; and either two years of Bachillerato, leading to university entrance, or two years of Formación Profesional Específica de Grado Medio, vocational training that can lead to Formación Profesional Específica de Grado Superior. The LOE superseded the LOGSE Ley Orgánica de Ordenación General del Sistema Educativo of 1990. The major change was a reduction in humanities subjects in the curriculum, while citizenship classes Educación para la Ciudadanía were introduced. The latter have been controversial in some quarters.