There are 2 translations of see in Spanish:

see1

Pronunciation: /siː/

vt (past tense of/pasado de saw past participle of/participio pasado de, seen)

  • 1 1.1 ver* I can't see a thing! ¡no veo nada! you can see the whole city from here desde aquí se ve or se puede ver toda la ciudad we haven't seen her for a while hace un tiempo que no la vemos there wasn't a policeman to be seen no había ningún policíato see sb/sth + infinitive/infinitivo I didn't see her arrive no la vi llegar we'll be sorry to see her go nos va a dar pena que se vayato see sb/sth -ing I can see somebody coming this way veo venir a alguien I saw them walking hand in hand los vi pasear or paseando tomados de la mano now see what you've done! ¡mira lo que has hecho! I thought I was seeing things pensé que estaba viendo visiones when you've seen one Greek temple, you've seen them all! [humorous/humorístico] con ver un templo griego ya es suficiente I'll believe it when I see it hasta que no lo vea no lo creo to be glad to see the back of sb alegrarse de que algn se vaya 1.2 (witness) ver* I saw the accident vi or [formal] presencié el accidente, fui testigo del accidente justice must be seen to be done es necesario que la gente vea que se ha hecho justicia they're going to close it down — I'd like to see them try! lo van a cerrar — ¡que lo intenten si se atreven! I won't stand by and see you insulted no pienso permitir que te insulten I'll see you damned o dead o hanged o in hell first! ¡ni muerto!
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    • The event may have seen changes in its history, but the prestigious trophy is still as sought after as ever.
    • As an Irishman living abroad I've seen the changes in Ireland happening stage by stage.
    • We support change and want to see a situation that is fast, efficient and safe.
    1.3 [film/play] ver* do you want to come and see the game? ¿quieres venir a ver el partido?
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    • However, if you want a real game of the people, go and see some Rugby League.
    • Doors will open an hour before race time so spectators can see some live entertainment.
    • Sure, I jumped a little watching Scream, but I've never seen a film that has cost me a night's sleep.
    1.4 (look at, inspect) ver* I want to see what you've written quiero ver qué has escrito see over/page 20 ver al dorso/ver página 20 may I see your ticket? ¿me permite su entrada ( or boleto etc)?
  • 2 2.1 (perceive, notice) ver* I can see you want to get rid of me ya veo que quieres librarte de mí she's so in love, she can't see his faults está tan enamorada que no le ve los defectos I don't know what she sees in him no sé qué es lo que le ve or qué es lo que ve en él you can hardly see the join apenas se nota la unión anyone can see she's upset cualquiera se da cuenta de que está disgustada 2.2 (learn from reading, hearing) I see Mrs Baker's retiring así que se jubila la señora Baker I see from your application form that … he leído en su solicitud que …
  • 3 3.1 (meet) ver* I'm seeing him on Tuesday lo voy a ver el martes when can I see you again? ¿cuándo nos podemos volver a ver? do you see a lot of them? ¿los ves a menudo? 3.2 (go out with) [colloquial/familiar] salir* con they've been seeing each other for two months hace dos meses que salen juntos 3.3 (saying goodbye) [colloquial/familiar] see you! ¡hasta luego!, ¡hasta la vista! see you around! ¡nos vemos! see you later/tonight/soon/on Saturday! ¡hasta luego/esta noche/pronto/el sábado! (I'll) be seeing you! ¡hasta pronto!
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    • It may be their last chance to see each other, as Mr Spence feels he will be unable to undertake such a long journey again.
    • Never mind playing together, they've hardly had the chance to see each other.
    • Working together is a happy experience, she says, and is often the only chance they get to see each other.
  • 4 (visit) 4.1 (socially) ver* 4.2 (for consultation) ver* you should see a specialist deberías ver a or ir a un especialista I want to see the manager quisiera ver al gerente or hablar con el gerenteto see sb about sth you should see a doctor about that nail deberías hacerte ver esa uña por un médico can I see you about something privately? ¿podría hablar con usted de un asunto privado? I went to see her about the loan fui a hablar con ella por lo del préstamo see your travel agent consulte a su agente de viajes
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    • He only realised that he had dyscalculia when he went to see Professor Butterworth.
    • He sees a specialist this week but it is thought the crack is already healing and it is hoped he will be fit for the start of the season next month.
    • Another injury victim, Andy Heald, sees a specialist this week over his sciatica, but former skipper Davey Luker is unlikely to feature again this season due to work commitments.
  • 5 (receive) ver*, atender* the doctor will see you now el doctor lo verá or lo atenderá ahora
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    • The average waiting time to be seen for a consultation is three years and that time is also getting longer.
    • But the GTC report says that not all teachers with voice problems will be seen by a specialist.
    • It is understood the child will be undergoing surgery later today after being seen by a specialist.
  • 6 (understand) ver* I don't see any point in going no veo qué sentido tiene ir he didn't see the joke no entendió el chiste he's taking winter clothes, but I can't see the point va a llevar ropa de invierno, pero no veo para qué I can see no reason to worry yo no veo que haya ningún motivo para preocuparse do you see what I mean? ¿entiendes?, ¿te das cuenta? I fail to see what's so funny yo no le veo la gracia or no veo qué tiene de gracioso you'll have to apologize — I don't see why I should vas a tener que pedir perdón — no veo por qué I can see (that) you're in a difficult position, but … me doy cuenta de or comprendo que estás en una situación difícil, pero …
  • 7 (consider, regard) ver* try to see things from my point of view trata de ver las cosas desde mi punto de vista the way I see it, as I see it a mi modo de ver, tal como yo lo veo, a mi entender I see her more as a friend than a teacher la veo más como amiga que como maestra I see nothing wrong in it yo no le encuentro nada de malo
  • 8 8.1 (visualize) me, a writer? I can't see it, somehow! ¿un autor, yo? ¡me cuesta imaginármelo! can you see him as a teacher? ¿te lo imaginas de profesor? I can still see her face when she heard the news es como si estuviera viendo la cara que puso cuando se enteró 8.2 (envisage, foresee) I can see there'll be problems veo que va a haber problemasto see sth/sb -ing I can't see it working no creo que vaya a funcionar I can't see him being able to persuade her no creo que la vaya a poder convencer I saw it coming me lo vi venir 8.3 (accept) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar] we could move Johnson over to Sales — OK, I can see that podríamos pasar a Johnson a Ventas — bueno, eso me parece bien
  • 9 9.1 (find out, determine) ver* I went to see what was happening/what she wanted fui a ver qué pasaba/qué quería I'll have to see what I can do tendré que ver qué puedo hacer we'll have to (wait and) see habrá que esperar y ver that remains to be seen eso está por verse 9.2 (ensure)to see that the umpire's job is to see (that) there's fair play la tarea del árbitro es asegurarse de que el juego sea limpio see (that) you're there on time no vayas a llegar tarde see that it doesn't happen again que no vuelva a suceder
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    • I have had them checked to see that they are sound, and they are no danger to any structure.
    • Trust and verify is drill jargon for reminding yourself to check the gun and see that it is not loaded.
    • As I was getting off the train, I checked to see that my wallet was stuck in the top of my bag.
  • 10 10.1 (experience, undergo) I doubt if I'll live to see it no creo que yo llegue a verlo or que yo llegue a ver el día she won't see 40 again ya no vuelve a cumplir los 40 I don't think he'll see 60 no creo que llegue a cumplir 60 I want to travel and see (a bit of) life quiero viajar y ver mundo his hair looks like it's never seen a brush! [colloquial, humorous/familiar, humorístico] parece que se hubiera peleado con el peine [humorous/humorístico] 10.2 (be the occasion of) [journalese/lenguaje periodístico] in a week which has seen the start of … en una semana que ha visto el inicio de … after 24 hours of violence which saw several people dead después de 24 horas de violencia que arrojó un saldo de varios muertos next Thursday sees the launch of the new model el próximo jueves es la fecha señalada para el lanzamiento del nuevo modelo
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    • The last few days of this election campaign will now see a bitter fight over the most hated man in America.
    • Next May sees full council elections across England and Wales, and the BNP is aiming to pick up seats in target areas such as West Yorkshire and Barking, east London.
    • The series of television debates in the American presidential elections has seen ratings soar.
  • 11 11.1 (escort, accompany) acompañar to see sb to the door acompañar a algn a la puerta to see sb home acompañar a algn a su casa 11.2 (bring, last) [colloquial/familiar] $500 should see you to the end of the month con 500 dólares debería alcanzarte or te deberías poder arreglar hasta fin de mes that's enough to see me till tomorrow con eso me alcanza hasta mañana
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    • They had a summer of champagne, discreet suppers and walks by the Seine, but after that they saw each other less regularly.
    • She accepts, and before long they are seeing each other regularly and falling in love.
    • While we saw each other regularly, our lives changed and we grew apart.
  • 12 (in poker) I'll see your five, and raise five more voy tus cinco y subo otros cinco I'll see you te veo

vi

  • 1 1.1 ver* I can see better from here desde aquí veo mejor can you see inside? ¿ves algo adentro? to see into the future ver* el futuro seeing is believing ver para creer 1.2 (look, inspect) ver* let me see! ¡déjame ver!, ¿a ver? see for yourself! ¡compruébalo tú mismo!
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    • I laughed and pushed him away as I saw the familiar blue pick up truck coming down the road.
    • He was last seen wearing a blue jacket, white T-shirt, black tracksuit trousers and trainers.
    • Its windows were shuttered, so that no one could see into the court from outside.
  • 2 (understand, realize) ver* can't you see he loves you? ¿no te das cuenta de or no ves que te quiere? as far as I can see por lo que yo veo I see (expressing realization) ya veo (accepting explanation) entiendo he's deaf, you see es que es sordo ¿sabes? it works like this, you see? funciona así ¿ves? now see here, I'm not going to let you get away with that [colloquial/familiar] mira, eso no te lo voy a permitir
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    • She saw that he had written the word Love before his name, but cancelled it out messily.
    • He sees that some were written in a different style so he has this whole list of names of people who are writing in his box and he's trying to collate them.
    • His sleeves are turned under to fit - and he sees that I've noticed.
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    • It may be understandable to see how a young man, fresh from a life of crime could paint such violent pictures.
    • In considering citizenship, we saw that it entailed more than simply a formal badge of membership in a national community.
    • When you stop to consider, you see that it has a lot of the elements that make up a good line.
  • 3 (consider, think) ver* let's see vamos a ver, veamos will you let me go? — we'll see ¿me vas a dejar ir? — veremos or vamos a ver I'll see, but I can't promise anything voy a ver, pero no te puedo prometer nada
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    • What if everyone sees everything differently?
    • Taking a step back for a moment, a vertically integrated business sees itself quite differently to a functional or divisionalized organization.
    • Speed, daring, and deep penetrations without regard to flank security came to be seen as essential.
  • 4 (find out) ver* will the car start? — I'll see ¿arrancará el coche? — vamos a ver will it work? — try it and see ¿funcionará? — prueba a ver what's going on? — you'll soon see ¿qué pasa? — ya lo verás
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    • It will be interesting to see whether the BBC will consider them for an audio medium.
    • I then considered both points to see whether their placing in the chart was appropriate.
    • It will be interesting to see whether the Ministers will have the courage to embrace this emotive issue.

Phrasal verbs

see about

verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento [colloquial/familiar]
1.1 (deal with) a man came to see about the leaking roof vino un hombre por lo de la gotera don't worry, I'll see about it no te preocupes, yo me encargaré del asunto so you refuse to do it: well, we'll soon see about that! con que te niegas a hacerlo: ya lo veremos … 1.2 (consider, decide) may I borrow the car? — I'll have to see about that ¿me prestas el coche? — tendré que pensarlo

see around

(in British English also/en inglés británico también) see round verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento
[exhibition/palace] recorrer

see in

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
we stayed up to see the New Year in nos quedamos levantados para recibir or esperar el Año Nuevo I don't suppose I'll live to see in the next century no creo que llegue a ver el nuevo siglo

see into

verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento

see off

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
(say goodbye to) despedir*, despedirse* de I'll come and see you off vendré a despedirte or a despedirme de ti 1.1 2.1 (get rid of) deshacerse* de the dog saw them off el perro los ahuyentó 2.2 (defeat) (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar], derrotar

see out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
(show out) [person] acompañar (hasta la puerta) I'll see you out te acompaño hasta la puerta I can see myself out no hace falta que me acompañes 1.1 [old year] despedir* 1.2 (last, survive) I don't think the roof will see out the winter no creo que el techo aguante hasta el fin del invierno I reckon she'll see us all out creo que nos va a enterrar a todos

see over

verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento
[property/house] visitar, recorrer

see round

verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento (British English/inglés británico)
see around

see through

verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento (not be deceived by) anyone could see through that story ese cuento no se lo creía nadie I can see through your little game te conozco el juego I saw through him from the start lo calé desde el primer momento [colloquial/familiar] 1.1verb + object + adverb/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verb + object + preposition + object/verbo + complemento + preposición + complemento 2.1 (support) his support saw me through su apoyo me mantuvo a flote his optimism saw him through the crisis su optimismo lo ayudó a sobrellevar la crisis 2.2 (last) $20 won't see me through the week 20 dólares no me van a alcanzar hasta el fin de semana make sure this sees you through con esto te tiene que alcanzar 1.2verb + object + adverb/verbo + complemento + adverbio (carry to completion) terminar he saw the term through terminó el semestre I'll see this thing through if it kills me! ¡voy a llevar esto buen a término aunque me mate!

see to

verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento
ocuparse de I'm too busy to see to everything myself estoy muy atareada y no puedo ocuparme de or encargarme de todo there's a customer out there: could you see to him for me? hay un cliente allí ¿podrías ocuparte de él or podrías atenderlo? at his age, he ought to be able to see to his own breakfast a su edad debería ser capaz de hacerse el desayuno to see to it (that) you must see to it that the doors are locked debes asegurarte de que cierren las puertas con llave I'll finish by Friday — see to it that you do para el viernes lo termino — asegúrate de que así sea are you sure she'll come? — I'll see to it myself ¿estás seguro de que vendrá? — yo me encargo de ello we didn't get a moment's peace, the children saw to that! no tuvimos un momento de paz ¡de eso se encargaron los niños!

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There are 2 translations of see in Spanish:

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n

  • 1 countable/numerable (diocese) sede (feminine) the Holy See la Santa Sede
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    • The title of archbishop ceased to be used for these two sees of the episcopal church in Scotland after the revolution of 1688.
    • The sees of Edinburgh and Saint Andrews in the east, and of Glasgow in the west have been co-equals since the Middle Ages.
    • In ecclesiastical affairs, the see of Canterbury claimed a comparable hegemony.
  • 2 (look) [colloquial/familiar] (no plural/sin plural) let's have a see! ¡déjame ver!, ¿a ver?

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The Lotería Nacional is a Spanish state-run lottery founded in 1812. There is an